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Edward P. Mahaffy, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®

Edward P. Mahaffy, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®

President and Senior Portfolio Manager

Ed founded ClientFirst Wealth Management, LLC. in 2007, after more than 23 years in the wealth management industry. Prior to launching ClientFirst, he spent 6 years as a Portfolio Manager and independent Branch Manager with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., 6 years as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch, and over 11 years as a financial advisor and fixed income Portfolio Manager with Stephens, Inc. Designated as a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, Ed holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel and earned his MBA from the University of Arkansas. He has had articles published in numerous publications, including Barron's magazine.  In 2020, Ed was recognized by Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine as one of "2020's Best Financial Advisors".  Also in 2020, ClientFirst made's 2020 Top Financial Advisors Firms List.

Ed is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) as well as the Financial Planning Assosication (FPA).
At ClientFirst, Ed is president and senior portfolio manager.