Randy Carver

President, Carver Financial Services Inc.
RJFS Registered Principal


Randy Carver was born in New York City, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and spent his teen years in Toronto, Canada. As a teenager, Randy started and ran several successful businesses, including a catering firm and two home renovation companies. He attended Oberlin College where he earned his degree in economics. Upon graduating in 1987, Randy opened a branch office for a regional brokerage firm in Mentor, Ohio. The office became one of the company’s most successful within three years.

In 1990, Randy founded Carver Financial Services Inc. to provide Personal Vision Planning™ by offering clients unbiased investment information and a wide range of financial products and services through an international firm. He has offered securities through Raymond James Financial Services since 1990.

Randy is a General Securities Principal (Series 24 license), Municipal Securities Principal (Series 53 license) and holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses, in addition to a life, health and annuity insurance license. Randy has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselors designation from the College for Financial Planning®.

Randy has taught accountancy board-approved continuing education courses for certified public accountants, as well as Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education-approved courses for attorneys since 1989. Randy has appeared as a commentator on Fox News, CNN and CNNfn.  Barron’s has named Randy Carver one of the top 1000 advisors in the United States and one of the top 10 in Ohio each year since 2010. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.

Randy has been featured in Forbes, The News Herald, Crain’s Cleveland, the New York Times and Toledo Blade. He lives in Kirtland Hills, Ohio, with his significant other, Christine, and their three dogs, Zeus, Olympia and Athena. His daughter Cid is now living in Tel Aviv, Israel. Randy is a licensed private pilot, flying a twin engine Cessna for both business and pleasure and pursues other eclectic hobbies ranging from gourmet cooking to riding motorcycles.

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