Senior Advisor and Conversational Leadership Trainer
Rick Raiford has spent his entire career in the field of investment management. His career began as a registered financial advisor with Phillips Capital Management in Greensboro, NC. Rick transitioned to Wachovia Wealth Management (Wells Fargo Private Bank) in 2006 where he worked as an investment manager, responsible for actively managing over $200 million in assets. As an investment manager, Rick was responsible for establishing investment policy statements which outline the investment allocation and strategy for each client. Rick also was responsible for the active and ongoing management of the investment portfolios, and regularly communicated with clients about investment performance and market/economic news and outlooks. In addition to his career as an investment professional, Rick has served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations, and one for-profit corporation. The non-profits include Men Of Vision & Excellence (M.O.V.E.) (Co-Founder, Vice President), Restoration Place Ministries (Former Chairman), Cornerstone Charter Academy Athletic Committee (Former Chairman), and Daystar Church (Trustee). The for-profit corporation is the Center for Coaching Excellence, which is a leadership development organization based in Minneapolis, MN.
Rick has lived in Greensboro for the past 19 years. Rick is married to Amber Raiford, and has six children; Caleb, Camryn, Avery, Evan, Landry, and Levi. Rick enjoys watching, participating, and coaching a variety of sports, spending time with his family, and serving as Executive Pastor at Daystar Church.