Grant Mooreage 31
Adviser, Savant Capital Management
- Wanted to be a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls growing up
- Dream dinner party guests: Jesus Christ, Michael Jordan and Warren Buffett
- As a kid, toured the U.S. and Europe in a singing group
At 18, Grant Moore convinced Savant Capital Management to hire him as its first intern ever, and he’s now personally overseeing roughly what the firm had in total assets at the time.
His parents had been longtime clients of the firm, and as a freshman at Marquette University he had the lucky chance of meeting the chief executive during one of Savant’s annual dinners. He inquired about an internship, but the firm was small then and the CEO told Mr. Moore that he really had no use for one. That didn’t stop him. He kept calling and emailing, asking the CEO for the opportunity to “shadow” him and to work for no pay.
His persistence was worth it. He landed a paid internship, setting in motion a conscientious career as registered investment adviser.
Today, Mr. Moore is responsible for about $295 million of Rockford, Ill.-based Savant’s $4.5 billion in assets. He describes himself as a “hard worker” and has shown himself willing to go above and beyond for clients.
One client had a family member who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, leading to questions about medical expenses and other financial planning concerns. “If you have someone who’s important to you, than they’re important to us,” Mr. Moore told his client, and offered pro bono advice.
Designated a “Good Citizen” by the personality test, he also sits on the Midwest board of directors for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, participating in meetings centered around best practices.
– Christine Idzelis