Scott Ford is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity strategies, and SBA financing. It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life.
Scott is a registered principal at Cetera Advisor Network and a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC). He was previously ranked in the top one percent of all LPL Registered financial advisors based on annual production. He was recognized as one of the 20 Rising Stars of Wealth Management by Private Asset Management Magazine in 2008 based upon assets managed of $1 million or more per client. Since 2005, Scott has been an active financial technical analyst and is currently a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) candidate.
Clients often choose to work with Scott because of his experience with the challenges business owners and executives face as well as his firm’s disciplined wealth management process. His personal and proactive approach is designed to bring clarity and simplicity to the complex issues of financial management. For over 20 years, he has been helping his clients define and pursue their own unique version of “True Wealth.”
Scott is the author of three books: Financial Jiu-Jitsu: A Fighter’s Guide to Conquering Your Finances, The Widow’s Wealth Map: Six Steps to Beginning Again, and the New York Times Bestseller, The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life. He and his wife, Angie, reside in Hagerstown and have two wonderful children as well as a dog and a cat. In addition to spending time with his family, Scott is a voracious reader and enjoys woodworking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, golf, hunting, permaculture and beekeeping; basically anything outdoors.
Getting to know Scott
Passions: Church Involvement, Hunting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Best piece of financial advice ever received: “Tithe/Give, make savings automatic and you won’t miss it.”
What motivates Scott: Serving
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hidden Talent/Skills: Magic
Favorite Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt