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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-06-12

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Business I coming home

Wealth Of Opportunity

helped hone financial
adviser's sensibilities.

Robert A. Sklar



ver the adventurer, Jay Hack
worked as a mountaineer guide
from base camps in Alaska,
Bolivia and Ecuador while a 20-some-
thing. He led high-altitude expeditions,
teaching rock climbing, ice climbing and
cold-weather survival along the way.
"It was an amazing way to spend
my mid-20s:' said Hack, now 31 and
a financial adviser with Hack Wealth
Management of Raymond James and
Associates. The Royal Oak resident
earned a master of business administra-

tion degree from American University in
Washington, D.C., in 2006.
Hack's work with the American Alpine
Institute, based in Bellingham, Wash., gave
him the confidence to make calculated
risk/reward decisions.
"Sleeping on the side of rock walls for a
week at a time, rappelling into icy crevices
for rescues and spending months at a time
with clients on a glacier really affects your
sense of responsibility and underscores
how incredible people can be:' Hack said.
After earning a bachelor's degree from
Emory University in Atlanta in 1998, Hack
spent the next six years, first in the state of
Washington and then in South America,
teaching the fine points of mountaineer-
Washington, D.C., was Hack's home
in 2004-2006 as he studied for his MBA.
He then came back to Michigan to work
under his father, Paul, at Hack Wealth
Management. Hack returned for a lot of
reasons, but mainly to be closer to family,

including a new niece. It helped, of course,
that he had an attractive job opportunity
from his father.
Diversity in what he does at the office
keeps him engaged, sharp and upbeat.
"On any given day',' he said, "you can
find me meeting with clients and discuss-
ing their goals and needs: helping create
a financial plan, analyzing a portfolio's
performance, deciding on an appropriate
investment strategy"
He added, "I get to apply lots of the
concepts that I learned in my MBA work
to current financial planning topics. I also
get to help people organize their financial
lives — and that feels great!"
One of Hack's supervisors is Alp Onder,
first vice president-investments and assis-
tant branch manager, the Onder/Nadeau
Group of Raymond James & Associates.
"Jay is very committed to his clients' suc-
cess:' Onder said. "His dedication to keep-
ing his knowledge base and resources cur-
rent continues to serve his clients well."

Jay Hack at work at the Onder/Nadeau Group of
Raymond James & Associates.

Hack has earned the trust and respect
of his clients and colleagues, Onder added.
In the Jewish communal world, Hack
enjoys participating in activities spon-
sored by JARC, the Farmington Hills-

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