Randy Harless, RICP

Financial Advisor

Randy grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and attended Lake Charles High School and McNeese State University.  After graduating from McNeese in 1974 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics, he accepted a position with Gulf States Utilities (GSU) in Beaumont, Texas as the first Computer Science graduate in their Information and Data Systems Department.

After the acquisition of GSU by Entergy, Randy move to New Orleans with Entergy in 1995.  In 1997, after working for two different Fortune 500 companies in various management positions, Randy accepted a position with a small start-up company in Baton Rouge – TPS Holdings.  Under Randy's guidance, the influence of technology grew at TPS (now named EdgenMurray) from a single server supporting 30 users in Baton Rouge and St. Louis, Missouri to a multi-million dollar system supporting more than 300 users in over 20 locations around the world.  In 2007, Randy retired as CIO of EdgenMurray to move back to Lake Charles.

Randy began his career in financial services in 2009 by taking the Life and Health, Series 66, and Series 7 licensing exams.  Randy is licensed in both Louisiana and Texas and can provide a full range of services to his clients.

Since moving back to Lake Charles, Randy has become a part of several local organizations. He is a member of the Profit and Loss Club, a non-profit organization that sponsors the local National Day of Prayer.  Randy is President of the local Sideliners chapter, an organization comprised of retirees who worked with Gulf States Utilities and/or Entergy.

Randy and his wife, Ellen, have 2 children - both of whom are married and living in the Houston area.  Randy and Ellen are blessed to have 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 9 to 23, and one great-grandchild.  Randy is a member of Trinity Baptist Church. When not traveling with his wife or visiting with the grandchildren, Randy likes to read, hunt, fish, and play golf in his spare time. 

Phone 337-474-4025