Ellen Harty

Operations Associate

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  • What path led you to wealth management?

I’ve always had an interest in finance. As a little girl, my father would let me pick stocks in my college savings account, so I was constantly following the market. In college, I studied business and finance.  After I graduated I wanted to work in the industry I have been following all these years.

  • Why did you join TFO Phoenix?

I joined TFO Phoenix because of the firm’s core values. I admire a company that puts such strong value on both their clients and employees.

  • What has been your most rewarding career experience

Growing and evolving in the financial industry.  I began my career at a discount brokerage firm, placing trades over the phone but not making any sort of connection with clients.  I am now working for a firm that truly values their client relationships, which is truly rewarding.

  • What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

In college, I took a leap of faith and decided to study abroad in China.  I spent four months in a country where I barely spoke the language and everything was completely different from what I’d known for 19 years.  Looking back, it was one of the best experiences of my life so far.

  • Education and accreditations 

Series 7 and Series 63 License, August 2012
University of Arizona, B.S., Business Management with a specialization in Global Business

  • What do you like to do outside of work? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

I love to run, bike, and enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather.  I also enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

  • What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu