Kirk Hobart is a Wealth Advisor in Hickory, NC. He has lived in Hickory since 2005 after relocating with his wife and 3 children from Tampa, FL. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ and holds a BS degree in Accounting from Florida Southern College. He is also an MBA graduate of the University of Tampa. His career highlights include senior leadership roles at 2 private family investment offices as well as corporate finance and accounting roles in private industry and the nonprofit sector.
In 2009, Kirk passed the Series 65 exam and founded Higher Ground Financial, LLC, a registered investment advisor firm in the State of North Carolina providing fee only investment and financial planning services to people from all walks of life. During a break from the wealth management industry to serve on the leadership team of a start-up hospitality company, he missed the satisfaction and purpose he found in helping others plan and make wise financial decisions.
After a significant life event in early 2022, Kirk began to search for a Wealth Advisor that could provide biblically based financial counsel and advice. He was fortunate to become acquainted with Beacon Wealth Consultants and was personally impacted by their caring service and was impressed with the firm’s commitment to and excellence in Biblically Responsible Investing. When the opportunity came to be a part of the team at Beacon, Kirk was eager to join and begin serving clients again and help them be good stewards.
Kirk is an active member of Corinth Reformed Church and currently serves on the Board of Deacons. He has also served in his community as Board Treasurer for both Safe Harbor Rescue Mission and Exodus Homes. He likes being outdoors and enjoys hiking, pickleball and golf. Most of all he loves spending time with his kids, their spouses and 2 granddaughters.