Biography

Jennifer Pcholinksy

Jen Pcholinsky, CFP®, MBA is an Associate Relationship Manager in Balentine’s Raleigh office. Prior to joining Balentine in 2021, Jen worked at Truist Wealth for five years, most recently as Trust Advisor. Jen is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Marshall University, where she earned an MBA. Additionally, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and earned a CFA Insitute Investment Foundations certificate. Jen lives in Clayton with her husband and two children.

Education

MBA, Marshall University
BS, North Carolina State University (Accounting)

Professional Experience

  • Truist Wealth, Assistant Vice President, Trust Advisor
  • BB&T Wealth, Trust Administrator
  • BB&T Wealth, Wealth Client Specialist
  • Energy Corporation of America, Treasury Analyst

Professional Affiliations & Awards

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • BB&T Wealth, Annual Olympian Award 2019, Quarterly Olympian Award 2019 Q3

Community Involvement

  • SK5K Race of Hope for CJD, Founder
  • United Way of Wilson County, Champion
  • West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club
    • Corresponding Secretary 2016
    • Treasurer 2014-2015
    • Region I Meeting Finance Chair 2015
  • Education Alliance, Education Elevator

Q&A

How and why did you get into this business? 

I’ve always had a math/finance brain, but estate planning and personal finance became a real passion for me after experiencing the death of my mother. She was diagnosed with a rare terminal illness and passed away within a matter of weeks when I was a junior in college. At the age of twenty-one I was mourning her loss and handling her estate. I made several decisions in regards to my inheritance that I’d do a little differently now if I were able to change things. With two young children of my own, it’s also very important to both my husband and me that we have a plan in place in the event something should happen to provide for them and protect them. It’s not a fun topic to discuss and unfortunately, lots of people put off the discussion because of it.

Why did you choose to come work at Balentine?

The main reason I chose to come to work at Balentine was the people and the culture. The motivation and focus the employees have within the organization excites me! I’m thrilled to come work for a company full of such driven people with a team-based approach. I’m also extremely excited to learn and grow in my career from such talented and experienced professionals.

What do you like to do in your down time away from work? 

Spend time with family and friends, anything outdoors, gardening (although almost everything I’ve tried in our terrible clay soil just dies), family walks in the neighborhood and indoor cycling.

What keeps you awake at night? 

My to-do list!

What is the most exotic place you have ever been? 

Roatán Island, an Island in Honduras. It was one of the four stops on a seven-day Carnival cruise and the beach was absolutely breathtaking.

 

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