Co-Chief Investment Officer
As founding partner and president of Kelman-Lazarov, Inc., Ron conveys the confidence of someone who for decades has adroitly managed money for clients through all market conditions and who has hedged risks, optimized gains and facilitated the well-planned transfer of wealth across generations.
Ron was one of the first Certified Financial Planners® in Tennessee, a title he previously held until 2021, and he is a member of the Financial Planning Association. With a B.B.A. from Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University, he also founded and led with others for more than three decades a multi-state business records and information management company (Vital Records Control), which was sold in 2018.
Ron serves on the board of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis and the Board of Ballet Memphis. Previously, he served as board president of Bornblum Jewish Community School and on the board of directors of the Memphis Zoological Society.
He and his wife, Debbie, have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. When he is not managing assets, pondering strategy or with family, you will probably find him planning a trip or painting in oil or acrylics.Contact Ron