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Leadership

Our leadership team possesses over 100 years of proven advisory experience, expertise and success in the financial industry to drive the attainment of goals for the Group and its RIAs.

John C. Goodson

President

JOHN C. GOODSON — President

John Goodson brings decades of financial management success to Eudaimonia Group from early advisory experience with Edward Jones, to his role as senior vice president for Wachovia Securities, and as the founder and principal adviser of Goodson Wealth Management based in Middle Tennessee.

 

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Goodson developed and owns the premier gated community of Myers Point located in Sewanee, TN. He is past president and member of both the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club and Sewanee Business Alliance.

 

Mr. Goodson obtained his B.S. in business management from Louisiana State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.

James A. Parrish, Jr.

Chairman

JAMES A. PARRISH, JR. — Chairman

In 2019, Jim Parrish joined Eudaimonia Group as Chairman. He is the former vice chairman of B. Riley Wealth Management (previously Wunderlich Securities) as well as former president of their Private Client Group.

 

Previously, Mr. Parrish held several positions with Morgan Keegan & Co over 23 years, serving as president of their Private Client Group, branch manager of the firm’s Nashville, Louisville and Bowling Green offices, as well as regional manager over offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, and North Carolina. He entered the investment industry with EF Hutton following success as a small business owner and commercial banker.

 

Mr. Parrish received his B.S. in economics from Western Kentucky University and earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Kentucky.

Joseph McQuaid

Chief Operating Officer

JOSEPH MCQUAID — Chief Operating Officer

Joe McQuaid’s considerable financial services experience from leadership positions in business development and operations management, along with individual and institutional portfolio management provides indispensable oversight and execution to Eudaimonia team.

 

McQuaid’s history with financial institutions Prudential, New York Life and Guggenheim along with Morgan Creek Capital, Pacer ETFs and WealthShield has generated awards for his work and provided Joe the operational experience to navigate sifting and emerging markets.

 

A graduate of New York University, McQuaid holds a Series 65 license. He resides with his family in Mount Pleasant, SC. An avid athlete, he enjoys running, mountaineering, triathlons and other endurance challenges.

Kenneth Myrick

Chief Growth Officer

KENNETH MYRICK — Chief Growth Officer

Ken Myrick began his career in financial services in 1990. He rose through a range of management positions developing financial services expertise with The Hartford for several years. In 2005 he became director of advisor services for Hays Advisory, where he directed over $2.5 billion in assets.

Ken left Hays to pursue his dream of starting his own national RIA advisory in 2015, joining John Goodson in Eudaimonia Group shortly after.

Mr. Myrick holds a B.A. in economics from East Carolina University and a CIPP certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Scott Poore

Chief Investment Officer

Scott Poore, AIF®, AWMA®, APMA® — Chief Investment Officer

Expertise in strategy and financial planning are primary skills Scott Poore brings to the table for Eudaimonia Group. Poore’s twenty-two years of client success and impressive list of industry certifications contribute to the team’s value.

 

Prior to joining Eudaimonia in 2019, Poore served as director of investment services for B. Riley Wealth Management and held similar positions with Wunderlich Securities and Morgan Keegan.

 

Scott holds a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Tennessee and earned his M.B.A. in finance from Christian Brothers University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of TEN45, Inc. and a past member of the Board of Directors of JDRF of West Tennessee.

 

AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary)
AWMA® (Accredited Wealth Management Advisor)
APMA® (Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor)