I am the Branch Manager and RJFS Registered Principal at Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors, which I founded in 2005. With over 20 years of experience, my goal is to help clients make wise financial decisions and serve as their financial advocate. Prior to founding Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors, I served as Branch Manager for a large investment bank.
Opening my own firm gave me the freedom to offer a different and better client experience. Traditionally, many financial advisors have focused ONLY on numbers: how much you’ll need and when you’ll need it. But that approach ignores one important truth: we don’t live our lives by numbers, and money itself does not make us happy. In other words, this approach sometimes fails because it largely ignores the emotions that are often involved in making financial decisions, especially during life transitions.
My team and I take a more comprehensive approach…it’s what they call True Wealth. We understand that life transitions are inevitable, so it is our mission to help clients make wise financial decisions BEFORE they face transition and WHILE they are in transition. We help you think clearly, analyze all your options, and avoid making decisions you may later regret.
Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, but I savor the time I get to spend at home with my wife Kerry, my son Parker, new baby daughter, Avery, and our dog Murphy. I also enjoys activities such as golf, soccer, and tennis, and of course rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
I’ve always wanted to take a self-guided sailboat tour from island to island. No agenda, no deadlines - just a boat and a map.
Shark Tank. I enjoy hearing about the business ideas that everyday Americans have. Some are completely off the wall, while others are brilliant, which always makes me ask myself “why didn’t I come up with that?” It is also interesting to hear the feedback and banter from the successful investors who are featured as “sharks” on the show.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell
I have never been able to choose a favorite food. It is the hardest question for me, right behind “what is the meaning of life?” Just kidding, but truthfully, there are too many delicious foods to choose from. Cuisine-wise, I enjoy Thai, Indian and Latin American the most, probably because many of the dishes are hot and spicy.
Jim Hyre Was Recognized As #44 on the 2021 Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisor” List
After a 16 year career with Merck, I made the decision to change my profession. While venturing into the unknown is somewhat unnerving, I knew I had to follow my deep rooted desire to make a difference in people’s lives.
When I had the opportunity to join Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors as a Wealth Advisor, I knew right away that this would allow me to pursue my passion for helping others. I truly enjoy what I do and I find fulfillment in being able to develop and implement appropriate plans that help my clients achieve their financial goals. As it turns out, my venture into a new career has been better than I could have imagined.
Outside the office - my wife and I have 3 adult children who all keep us happily engaged in their pursuits, and in March 2013 we became first time grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter. We can hardly contain our excitement. We remain very involved in our local church, and especially enjoy singing in the choir.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanksgiving. This is the one holiday when we are able to be all together with our families, without the craziness that surrounds the Christmas holiday.
My children. My wife and I are truly blessed to have three remarkable children. Each has found their passion in life and are actively engaged in pursuing their dreams.
“Always pay yourself first”. I remember my parents telling me this from the earliest memories. Usually, it was tied to whenever I earned some money or received monetary gifts. It truly is amazing what a regular, systematic savings plan can grow to over a lifetime.
Australia and New Zealand. My wife and I have a good friend who has traveled to Australia on business several times. Based on his descriptions of the country I would love to take a month to fully explore these two countries.
Helping people better their lives is what motivates me, and I’m fortunate to have over 20 years of progressive experience in roles in the IT and healthcare services industries that have allowed me to do just that. My focus has been on customer success and satisfaction, developing leaders and teams into high performing groups that ultimately exceed expectations and delivery premium quality.
My role at Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors revolves around optimizing our day to day operations, innovating, and implementing culture and strategy that positively impacts our clients and our team members.
Outside of the office, I cherish time with family and friends, enjoying traveling, dining experiences, attending sporting and arts events - and you will almost always find me outdoors - on a walk, hike, on a patio or at the pool. I have 2 amazing teenage sons, Cameron and Parker, and a goofy, lovable rescue dog named Simba.
Bachelor of Arts, English – The College of Wooster
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
July 4 - Independence Day. It reminds me to celebrate our freedom and the wonderful country I am grateful to live in and to be a part of our democracy and shaping a brighter world for future generations.
For 20 years I’ve been helping individuals and business owners plan for their retirement. My role as a Retirement Income Specialist at MetLife gave me a great sense of accomplishment, especially when clients told me they had more confidence and certainty about their future. However, I wanted to do even more to serve them.
My association with Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors allows me to bring an approach to financial planning that’s inclusive and accepting. All are deserving of a comprehensive approach to creating a financial plan that will enable them to reach all of their goals.
Outside of the office, my wife is a dentist and owns her own practice. She has provided me a great deal of insight into the issues dentists and physicians face having a dual role as a medical professional and business owner. With proper planning, we’ve been able to help prioritize and implement practice management, wealth accumulation and asset protection strategies.
We’ve had the pleasure to live in downtown Columbus for the last 13 years and have been thrilled with how much this city has grown. There’s so much more vibrancy and energy now than ever before. We love the festival season, and it’s all within walking distance for us - what a great city!
Growing up in Hawaii, I was introduced to many Pan Asian dishes that I still love. I have to admit, when properly cooked, Spam can be awesome!
I want to see the majesty of our planet from space.
I left Huntington Beach, CA and drove to Ohio with most of my belongings in my SUV for an opportunity with MetLife in 2002. It changed my life and ultimately led me to where I am today.
“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be.” - Marsha Petrie Sue
I discovered my passion for financial planning when looking to switch my major sophomore year. I had always had an interest in finance but less so the corporate world and more how I could help individuals maximize their finances. With the combination of my interest in finance and desire to help others, I quickly fell in love with financial planning. I recently graduated from Ohio State with my bachelor’s degree in consumer and family financial services with a minor in Spanish. I am currently studying and plan to earn my CFP® designation.
When I found Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors I knew it was the place that I wanted to be. I believe the most important part of financial planning is the client relationship. I love how the planning process here takes into consideration the life transitions that every person faces and creates a plan that prepares your finances for when those do come along. I am overly excited to be here learning from and working along with this amazing team.
Outside of the office, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, swimming, exercising, cooking, finding new restaurants and fun places around Columbus, and spending time with friends and family.
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others” – Mandy Hale
Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland