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Jim Hyre, CAP®, CFP®

Registered Principal, RJFS
Jim Hyre

Jim Hyre, CAP®, CFP®

Registered Principal, RJFS

614-225-9400

jhyre@hpwealth.com

I am the Branch Manager and RJFS Registered Principal at Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors, which I founded in 2005. With nearly 30 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 also savor the time I get to spend at home with my wife Kerry, my son Parker, and daughter Avery. I also enjoy activities such as golf, soccer, and tennis, and of course rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!  

Licenses, Education and Certifications:

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®)
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®)
  • Series 7, Series 9, Series 10, and Series 31, Series 63, and Series 65 licensed
  • B.S. in Management/Finance from The Ohio State University
  • Active member of the Financial Planners Association (FPA), Upper Arlington Chamber Upper Arlington Rotary, and has worked on the board of the Columbus Zoo
  • Instructor for Retirement Planning classes held at Ohio Dominican University

Bucket List

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.

Favorite TV Show

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.

Favorite Quote

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell

Favorite Food

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 on the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisor” List  

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Phil Constans

Wealth Advisor

Phil Constans

Phil Constans

Wealth Advisor

614-225-9400

pconstans@hpwealth.com

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.

Licenses, Education and Certifications:

  • Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 securities licensed
  • Life and Health Insurance licensed
  • B.S in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Former Instructor for Retirement Planning classes held at Ohio Dominican University

Favorite Quote

“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

Favorite Holiday

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.

Biggest Accomplishment

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.

Best Piece of Financial Advice Ever Received

“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.

Place You Would Most Like To Visit

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.

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Doug Ramsey, CFP®

Wealth Advisor
Doug Ramsey

Doug Ramsey, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

614-225-9400

dramsey@hpwealth.com

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!

Licenses, Education and Certifications

  • Series 7, 66, Ohio Variable Life and Health
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Favorite Food

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!

Bucket list

I want to see the majesty of our planet from space.

Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

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.

Favorite Quote

“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


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Jennifer Ludowise

Director of Client Services
Jennifer Ludowise

Jennifer Ludowise

Director of Client Services

614-225-9400

jludowise@hpwealth.com

Helping people better their lives is what motivates me, and I’m fortunate to have many 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 deliver 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 sons, Cameron and Parker, and a goofy, lovable rescue dog named Simba.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, English – The College of Wooster

Favorite Food

Mexican

Favorite Quote

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Bucket List

Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

Favorite Holiday

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.

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Ajay Garlapati

Wealth Advisor

Ajay Garlapati

WEALtH ADVISOR

614-225-9400
AGARLAPATI@hpwealth.com

With experience in the industry since 2014, I have spent my career helping my clients achieve their true wealth goals. I have come to realize this is all about getting to know you, building a strong relationship with you, understanding your family’s true wealth goals and then utilizing my team, tools, resources and experience to put together a plan to help you achieve all.

I  worked in banking many years as a Relationship Manager. It is here I realized that clients are more than just sales goals. In order to help, I must understand what is most important to you and why. This is why I became a part of Hyre Personal Wealth.

Outside of the office, my wife Melissa and I have 4 rescue dogs. Snickers (chihuahua), Little Mama (chihuahua), Teddy (German Shepherd) and Jax (German Shepherd/Irish Wolfhound). We love being a part of our church, St. Catherine in Bexley, and love to travel around the world. We have both been to numerous countries, Antigua, Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and many others.

Licenses, education and certifications:

  • Series 6, 63 and 65
  • Life & Health insurance licenses
  • B.A. in Business Administration from Franklin University

Favorite Quote

“Thus says the lord who created you, and he formed you: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine”

Isaiah 43:1

Favorite Food

Steak. I prefer ribeye, usually rare to medium rare. My favorite steakhouse is Peter Lugers in Brooklyn, however my preference is always to make it on a charcoal grill.


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Steven Poletti

Financial Services Intern
Steven Poletti

Steven Poletti

Financial Services Intern

(614) 225-9400

spoletti@hpwealth.com



I am grateful and honored to hold the Financial Services Intern position here at Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors. My objective is to contribute to tasks relating to financial services, to shadow our proudly licensed and qualified advisors, and to provide assistance in any capacity. Each day in the office has been greatly beneficial to my ever-increasing interest in financial wealth and advising, and I am proud to be a part of such an established team.

I am a current student at The Ohio State University, pursing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance from the Fisher College of Business. Continuing my studies while also working at Hyre has been quite rewarding, as I have been able to apply my learnings from a great institution towards the everyday life of real-world business practices. 

The reason I choose to work at Hyre derives from the commendable company values, as well as the comfort and support that results from being in a smaller office. To be able to work, connect with, and learn from established and qualified superiors in such close proximity is a rare opportunity, and I feel that I am extremely lucky for this benefit. It is truly an enjoyable work setting that clearly illustrates its desire to support and build lasting relationships with its clients.

I am originally from California, specifically the greater Los Angeles area. Although I miss the warm-weather, I have particularly enjoyed the changing of seasons. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, discovering new music, and supporting Chelsea Football Club!

Education

Currently pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Bucket List

Attending the World Cup! The passion and intensity of the World Cup is simply fascinating, and to experience that in-person is a dream of mine.

Favorite TV Show

Breaking Bad. The character development, storyline, and drama of the show is amazing. As I drove my car from California to Ohio, I stopped in Albuquerque and visited all the famous film-sites of the show!

Favorite Food

This is quite the difficult question, but I can easily narrow it down to Italian food. Being Italian myself, I’m always up for Risotto, Lasagna, Pasta Bolognese, and Pizza of course!

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Nick Relli-Dempsey

Financial Services Intern

Nick Relli-Dempsey

Financial Services Intern

614-225-9400
NRELLIDEMPSEY@HPWEALTH.COM

I am appreciative to hold the Financial Services Intern role here at Hyre Personal Wealth Advisors. My goal is to be able to contribute to the family here at Hyre by assisting others with client and operational support, comprehending what the other team members are teaching me, and learning from such proficient and knowledgeable team members. I look forward to my years here at Hyre because this is where my career and path to becoming a financial advisor starts.

Currently, I am a freshman at The Ohio State University. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in BSBA with hopes of specializing in finance at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. I picked Ohio State because I wanted to stay in state for college as I was raised in a Buckeye household. Also, Fisher is one of the best schools for business in the nation!

I was taught at a young age to have dreams and aspirations of where I see my future self and that it takes determination to get there. I apply this in my day-to-day life, constantly focusing on self-improvement. It starts with applying those to my academics and work. Outside of those two, you will find me fishing, or doing a workout, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

First Year Student at The Ohio State University

Favorite Food

Italian

Favorite Show

Formula 1

Favorite Movie

The Irishman

Bucket List

Go to a Formula 1 Grand Prix here in the U.S., Travel to Ireland and Italy

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Caitlin Chaffin

Client Services Associate
Caitlin Chaffin

Caitlin Chaffin

CLIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE

(614) 225-9400

cchaffin@hpwealth.com


As a team, we at Hyre Personal Wealth, are always thinking about our clients and how we can best serve them. We want you to worry less and enjoy life more. I have worked previously in health care and the event industry always with a client first mentality. My goal is to assist my clients and allow them peace of mind. It just made sense to join the team here with likeminded colleagues. I am looking forward to getting to know our clients and help our team nurture each relationship.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University

Outside of the Office, when I am not at work you can find me keeping up with my three young kids. They are all in elementary school and their extracurricular sports and social lives keep me on my toes. As a family we enjoy being outdoors, whether that be hiking, kayaking or just taking our dog, Scout, on a walk at a metro park. We also love to travel and explore new places. It sounds cliché but our favorite trip recently as a family was to Disney World, seeing my kids enjoy the magic of Walt Disney was awesome.

Favorite Food

I really love food, and desserts especially. But if there is one item I cannot go a day without it’s good coffee. I love coffee not only for the taste and pick me up it provides but also the routine it brings. It’s a chance to take a moment for myself, to sit and savor.

Bucket List

I traveled to the Grand Canyon recently and did a small amount of hiking. I would love to get back one day and make it from rim to rim. It not only is a great feat physically but also an incredible journey; from seeing the canyon as a whole at the top and then actually becoming a part of it to travel to the other side.

Favorite Holiday

I love holidays, getting together with family, cooking, spending time enjoying the day. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Thanksgiving. There is no pressure for gifts, no expectations, and getting to eat your weight in comfort food makes it my top pick.