Amy Hubbleage 31
Principal investment adviser, Radix Financial
- Began career as an international oil and gas marketing intern
- Has a charity that pays salary of an English teacher in Ghana
- Is a Crossfit Level 1 trainer
Amy Hubble is often up in the air – quite literally. Radix Financial, which she founded in January 2015, is in Oklahoma City. But Ms. Hubble’s also pursuing a doctorate in consumer economics at the University of Georgia.
Starting her own practice wasn’t as difficult as she had imagined, Ms. Hubble said. But teaching and getting a Ph.D. at the same time “made it even more crazy,” she said. Currently, Radix – the name comes from a mathematical term meaning “beginning” – has $25 million in assets.
Ms. Hubble’s interest in charity and charitable giving are fueling her University of Georgia studies. She and a friend started Heartbeat for Hope, which works to help impoverished African women. The charity provides small amounts of capital, often in the form of microloans, and also maintains education centers to help women learn craft skills. “After graduating, they have the skills to provide for their children to attend school,” Ms. Hubble said.
Overcoming cultural differences is a challenge: In Ghana, it’s considered morally wrong to save money if anyone in your extended family is in need. And the weather conspires against technology, she says. “Computers, cars, all break down immediately. The climate is horrible for technology.”
Ms. Hubble’s clients are comfortable with her frequent travel; she tries to spend a few days a month during the school year in Oklahoma City to meet with clients.
And while the oil meltdown has been trying, it’s all part of living in Oklahoma, she said.
“Energy stock performance has been horrible, but Oklahomans are also personally affected by company layoffs and budget shortfalls, so they understand,” Ms. Hubble said. “It’s the cyclical nature of oil and gas."
– John Waggoner