2020 Millennial on the Move: Andy Rivenbark
34, Financial Advisor with Towne Investment Group, Suffolk
Business and Civic Involvement:
TowneBank Foundation; Tidewater Youth Services Foundation; St. Mary’s Foundation Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament
What is something that makes you stand out professionally?
I want my clients to know that they can contact me at any time with something that is on their mind. I am always available to listen and help my clients. I want them to know that I am accessible and responsive to their needs.
Who or what keeps you motivated or inspires you?
My family motivates me every day. Their love and support allow me to be able to be at my best, and I hope to make them proud.
Tell us about an accomplishment that you’re proud of.
Completing the Certified Financial Planner courses through Old Dominion University and successfully passing the exam was a major professional accomplishment. It was a learning experience for me to balance work, family and school. I am so thankful that the hard work paid off.
How do you feel your industry can best respond to the effects of COVID-19?
From a financial perspective, financial advisors can help their clients navigate through uncertain times. Having a financial plan can help people make better decisions during uncertain times.
What new idea or development are you excited about in Coastal Virginia?
I am excited for the growth of North Suffolk. Our area has seen a lot of new construction and development in housing, retail, medical and business offices. North Suffolk is a central location for all of Coastal Virginia.
What’s the most important aspect you look for in a workplace?
Support and opportunity are an important aspect to make a work environment successful. I have been so fortunate to work for the same company since graduating in 2008 from Virginia Tech.
What would you be doing if you weren’t in your current position?
It is unimaginable and I can’t even see myself in another profession. I love my job.
What’s your favorite spot to relax in Coastal Virginia?
The Noland Trail in Newport News. While training for a race I would go to the Noland Trail regularly for the change in terrain and atmosphere. It is a great place to walk, run or hike.