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Our Services

Wealth Management

We provide risk-adjusted asset management to individuals from all walks of life. We coordinate with multiple CFA's to help ensure you feel comfortable with your portfolio.

Financial Planning

Get hands-on advice and assistance with your financial life, allowing you to focus on what is most important to you while we handle the long term financial goals. If you prefer a more hands-on experience, we offer a more collaborative approach as well.

Business Consultation

From succession planning and exit planning to executive retirement support and sale of business strategy, our strategists are well-equipped to assist. Our team is available to provide assistance whenever you need it.

Our Philosophy

“Our mission is to create clear financial plans, produce sustainable retirement income, and manage investment risk so every-day folks can sleep better at night.”

Beginning in 1999. Our advisors have been providing professional wealth management to individuals and families for over twenty years collectively. We are independent, product-neutral and primarily fee-based in our compensation model (fee is a fixed % of the dollars we manage). We add value to our clients through our experience, education and our processed approach to wealth management.

Accomplishing the Mission. Combining the most important elements of three distinct jobs in the world of finance.

  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Advisor
  • Insurance Agent

Three Jobs, Different People. Each has a role in your financial well-being. Unfortunately, it is expensive, time consuming and often confusing to hire one of each. No one is managing a “Master Plan”. What if you were to combine the core competencies of these three jobs and apply that collective body of knowledge to an individual or family? That is exactly what we have done.

Our Team

Richard Hitchcock, CFP®

Richard began his career working in banking in 1971 where he first developed a desire to help people in their financial lives. In 1999, Richard returned to the financial industry, creating the foundation for what is now Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners, an independent financial planning and wealth management practice.

After several years with a boutique brokerage firm which was ultimately acquired by UBS, in 2003, Richard chose to move into independent wealth management, culminating in 2019’s partnership with IFP Securities. Having lived in Trussville for nearly 30 years, Richard is committed to his community and providing its citizens with professional financial planning as a Certified Financial Planner® advisor.

Office: 205-201-1401
Email: richard@hmfp.us

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Ian M. Maddox, CRPS®

Ian began his career working in the outdoor and experiential education field, building and facilitating a wide range of programs for corporate, public and non-profit organizations. In the early 2000’s, Ian’s focus shifted to business when he took on increasing responsibility with several Fortune 500 corporations. Since 2007, he has worked as a partner of Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners, combining his passion for helping people in the practical fields of financial planning with the knowledge and abilities of a true wealth manager.

Office: 205-201-1401
Email: ian@hmfp.us

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Bonnie E. Smith

Bonnie previously worked for a small home improvement company in lead generation where she acted as an initial contact for the company, interacting with potential clients. At Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners, Ms. Smith acts as the Office and Operations Manager, creating an engaging experience for clients, resolving common issues, and improving the office environment. In addition, she assists with back office compliance and coordinating appointments with our valued clients.

Office: 205-201-1401
Email: bonnie@hmfp.us

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A Network of Support

Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners is a member of the Independent Financial Partners (IFP) network of financial advisors. This alliance with IFP gives our firm access to the tools and resources necessary to provide the level of service that private investors, their families and small businesses deserve.

Independent Financial Partners (IFP) is a full-service financial advisor support firm. Financial advisors are their clients, and they provide solutions and services for their business needs, allowing them to focus on their clients.

Independent Financial Partners Support Staff

Aaron Gilman

Chief Investment Officer, IFP

Aaron Gilman serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Independent Financial Partners and the President of IFP Asset Management. He conducts analytical research and due diligence for all investment types, portfolio analyses and construction, portfolio management, and directs all activities in IFP’s asset management group. Mr. Gilman also serves as the head of the IFP Investment Advisory Committee.

Mr. Gilman is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

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Pete Nunley

Director, Asset Management, IFP

Pete Nunley conducts due diligence for investments, helps advisors with investment-related tasks, forecasts market returns by running regression analyses using economic variables, assists in the surveillance of LPL, Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade accounts, and much more. He also serves on IFP’s Investment Advisory Committee.

Mr. Nunley is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

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Hessum Zangenehpour

Director, Trading, IFP

Hessum is responsible for processing advisory fees and serves as a liaison to advisors with regards to various billing needs with external and internal contacts. He previously has worked on a variety of quantitative trading projects with privately held firms and individual clients and was an early investor in Bitcoin.

Mr. Zangenehpour is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

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Jakub Novak

Manager, Client Services, IFP

Jakub started his finance career in 2013 as a liaison helping key individuals get the necessary assistance. Mr. Novak currently assists to onboard and transition qualified financial advisors into IFP’s ecosystem. He also provides guidance and support to Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners’s clients, upholding the level of service their clients deserve.

Mr. Novak is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

Khala Watson

Associate, Client Services, IFP

Khala has over 9 years of financial industry experience. She began her career as a licensed assistant and has moved into a relationship manager role at Independent Financial Partners.

Ms. Watson is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

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Alisa Knafelc

Associate, Client Services, IFP

Alisa has been in the financial industry for over 5 years helping streamline processes to aim to improve the client experience.

Ms. Knafelc is an employee of Independent Financial Partners and not alliliated with Hitchcock Maddox Financial Partners.

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