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Kevin A. McCormick

CCO, Wealth Management Advisor

Kevin A. McCormick

CCO, Wealth Management Advisor

Phone: 601-336-4265

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: kevin@mysimplifiedwealth.com


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Kevin’s focus is comprehensive planning, and being able to combine his inner nerd and love of helping people is the reason that he entered the financial industry. He believes that an Advisor's job does not begin and end with investing, but also includes risk management, behavioral counseling, tax strategies and estate planning. His ultimate goal is to be the last Financial Advisor that your family will ever need.

Kevin’s career as a Financial Advisor began in 2008, after failing to learn to putt well enough to be a golf professional. He has been Dave Ramsey's ELP for investing since 2012 (now the Smartvestor Pro Program), and was the 2017 winner of Signature Magazine's Best Financial Advisor.  Seeking a platform that enabled him to better serve his clients, he and Andy started Simplified Wealth Management as a comprehensive platform to help address the entirety of their client's financial lives.

Kevin’s life revolves around his beautiful wife, Lindy, and their three sons, Kane,  Halden, and Mack. He is an active member of Crosspoint Community Church and its Men’s Ministry. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, is an avid sports fan, and enjoys all aspects of being a Dad to three energetic boys.

*The SmartVestor program is a directory of investment professionals. Neither Dave Ramsey nor SmartVestor are affiliates of Simplified Wealth Management or TD Ameritrade Institutional.

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Andy Ricks

Wealth Management Advisor

Andy Ricks

Wealth Management Advisor

Phone: 601-336-4265

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: andy@mysimplifiedwealth.com


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Andy’s focus is helping business owners balance their financial lives while still growing a thriving business. As a former business owner, he knows the challenges of being able to prepare for the future while being bogged down in the decisions that hold your attention day-to-day.

After graduation from USM, Andy began a career as a business owner in Hattiesburg. After finishing that chapter of his life, he decided to pursue a career as a Financial Advisor and joined the Wealth Management Division at Raymond James. In 2018, he and Kevin began Simplified Wealth Management as a comprehensive financial planning firm seeking to address the entirety of their client's financial lives.

Andy spends his days with his wife, Annie, and their 3 beautiful kids, Maddie, Abby, and Drew. Having three kids utilizes much of his time, but he is also an active Member of St. Fabian Catholic Church and dedicates much of his time to the Youth Ministry.

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Jimmy Carpenter

Wealth Management Advisor

Jimmy Carpenter

Wealth Management Advisor

Phone: 601-336-4265

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: jimmy@mysimplifiedwealth.com

Jimmy has never met a stranger. His focus begins with discerning each client’s risk tolerance to establish parameters for investments. This cornerstone approach has been his hallmark. Jimmy believes in offering quality investment ideas to achieve each client’s goals. He has extensive experience in giving practical advice to assist clients with every facet of their financial plan. His goal is to gain trust and to help provide an enjoyable atmosphere in an arena that is extremely personal and of utmost importance.

Jimmy spent his first career as a PGA Golf Professional at USM’s Van Hook Golf Course. At age 42 he determined that a change of careers into the financial world was the right path. He started with Edward Jones, then transferred to LPL Financial. After 15 years with LPL, he moved in with Kevin and Andy at Simplified Wealth Management in the fall of 2020.

Jimmy’s personal life begins with his family. Felecia Lott became his bride in 1983 and they have two children together. His son, Jace, died at the age of 23. His daughter, Susannah, is a Chiropractor in Dallas.  Jimmy is extremely involved at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He is actively involved in the community with the Hub City Parrotheads, a local Bourbon Tasting Society, and also gives occasional golf lessons.


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Paul Roller

Financial Advisor

Paul Roller

Financial Advisor

Phone: 601-336-4265

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: paul@mysimplifiedwealth.com



Paul earned a B.A. in History and is fluent in French. After college, he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity in 2007 and was then ordained, along with his wife Amy, in 2011.  As a United Methodist pastor, he spent 12 years working with churches and laypeople in non-profit settings.

Paul comes from a family of public-school teachers which helped him develop a passion for teaching others about investing, planning for Retirement, and funding children’s and grandchildren’s college. It was that passion that led him to the financial industry and eventually to joining Simplified Wealth Management.  

Paul is married to Rev. Amy Roller, who currently serves Oak Grove United Methodist Church. They have two daughters, Sophia, and Kara. Paul looks forward to vacationing with family and playing card games.  He also enjoys teaching classes in ballroom dance and gun safety. 

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Joseph Parker

Business Solutions Coordinator

Joseph Parker

Business Solutions Coordinator

Phone: (601) 336-4265

Mobile: (985) 705-6963

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: joseph@mysimplifiedwealth.com


As the firm’s business consultant, Joseph enjoys helping people prepare for the unexpected. A natural collaborator, Joseph regularly partners with clients to answer their questions and assist them with claims. Joseph also works closely with new team members to help train them.

Joseph brings over two decades of experience in the insurance industry and holds his Life, Health and Accident license. He also has a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a member of the ADP. 

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Ashley Bass

Administrative Backbone

Ashley Bass

Administrative Backbone

Phone: (601) 336-4265

Fax: (888) 918-4102

Email: admin@mysimplifiedwealth.com


After receiving her BSBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi, Ashley worked as the office manager and financial coordinator for a small poultry brokerage firm.  During this time, she and her husband moved away from Hatttiesburg and had two children.  She became a stay-at-home mom however, as the children grew, she longed to return to the world of finance.  This led her to begin working at their church as their Generosity Coordinator.

In 2018, Ashley and her husband moved their family back to Hattiesburg.  Her love of the financial industry prompted her to accept a position as Jimmy Carpenter's assistant at LPL Financial.  Ashley was excited to follow Jimmy as he moved his business to Simplified Wealth Management and continue working with the new firm.  

She loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, Paul, and their two boys.  The family loves to camp, kayak, fish, and spend time on the water whenever possible.  They are actively involved at Temple Baptist Church and also stay busy homeschooling their boys. 

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Natasha Baughman

Director of First Impressions