Raines Welden joined the firm in 2018 after spending five years as a financial advisor with Raymond James in Birmingham. He provides investment advice for high net worth individuals and also focuses on employee-sponsored retirement plans, actively working with business owners and decision makers to advise on the investment choices for their plans. A component of his retirement plan practice is in the area of employee education, ensuring awareness and understanding of the benefits and features associated with retirement savings and planning. A Birmingham native, Raines is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. in finance with a minor in economics. He also holds the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) issued by the College for Financial Planning and he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2021. Active in his community, he is currently a member of the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club and Church of the Highlands (Grants Mill Campus).