How and why did you get into this business?
My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all in the finance industry, and I have to keep the family tradition alive for my generation.
What do you think makes Balentine different from other wealth management organizations?
Balentine is more willing to buck the norm and avoid the “that’s how things are done” mentality, particularly if those norms don’t help our clients meet their goals.
What inspires you to come to work each day?
I like coming to work every day knowing there’s a 100% chance that I’m going to learn something new.
If you weren’t in this business, what would you be doing?
One career assessment I completed in college told me my number one occupational match was fish farming.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what single creature comfort would you desire most?
I think sunscreen would be pretty key to my survival.
Clare Easterlin, SHRM-CP is Balentine’s Director of Business Management. In this role, she is responsible for hiring, new employee onboarding, and other human resource and training needs. She is also expanding the internship program she founded at Balentine in 2014, partnering with local universities to expose students to careers in the wealth management industry. In addition to focusing on several strategic firm-wide initiatives, Clare works with associates on the Investment Strategy and Client Service teams to streamline processes and create redundancies across the firm. Clare began her career at Balentine as a reporting associate. An avid animal lover, Clare volunteers with the Humane Society. She is a graduate of The University of the South and received her MBA from Kennesaw State University.
– BA, The University of the South (Sewanee)
– MBA, Kennesaw State University
– Hands on Atlanta, Volunteer
– Humane Society, Volunteer
– The Tool Bank, Volunteer