“The reason why I wanted to get into this industry is because I wanted to financially empower people. I wanted people to know what questions to ask and how to get started.”
After a disappointing experience with a financial professional as a young woman, Judi decided from that moment on she would use her voice for good. Now, as founder of Griffin Financial Services Group, Judi leverages her past experiences, good and bad, to not only shape her business but help her guide her clients. In this special episode of Cambridge Stronger, we’ve teamed up with our Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee to celebrate Black History Month by featuring just one of our many financial professionals making waves in the financial services industry. From breaking down barriers as a Black woman starting her own business in the independent space, to spreading awareness and sharing the importance of financial literacy with younger generations; Judi’s journey is an inspiration.
Don’t miss Episode 178: Using My Voice for Good, as Judi joins Cambridge CEO Amy Webber to discuss:
Judith “Judi” Griffin’s passion for helping others drew her to the financial services industry in 2001, where she began her career working at large brokerage firms like A.G. Edwards, Merrill Lynch, and MetLife. She founded Griffin Financial Services Group in St. Louis, MO, in 2010, and has since expanded to include a team of expert advisors and brokers with locations in Atlanta, GA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Judi is a licensed Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®), and a two-time recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award. Judi graduated from Dave Ramey’s Financial Peace University, where she later became an instructor. She formerly served as an adjunct instructor at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, for almost two decades, and has reviewed personal finance textbooks for McGraw-Hill. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide variety of investment topics. Prior to her career in finance, Judi served as a Systems Engineer for IBM and owned a children’s bookstore. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s in International Business from Saint Louis University. In her free time, Judi loves entertaining friends and family, reading, cooking, and traveling internationally.
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Integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness are at the core of Cambridge’s values and drive the Spirit of Cambridge. Join our host, Cambridge CEO Amy Webber, for each Cambridge Stronger episode as she invites independent financial professionals to offer insight on how they integrate values and purpose in their care for their investing clients; and hear their stories on how they got their start as well as why they are in the advice profession.
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