Partners

Kevin Sweeney
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4114
Scott Benjamin CFP®, CIMA®
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4157
Jerry Rogers CFP®
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4118
Kevin Sweeney
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4114

Kevin has been in the financial services industry since 2012. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations as well as his Georgia Life, Accident & Sickness and variable product license. Kevin works with all types of individuals and families to create a tailored experience, while allocating their money among financial assets aligned with individual return and risk objectives based on each client’s time horizon and risk tolerance.

Kevin is committed to his local community and currently serves as a board member for the First Tee of Augusta, an organization focused on introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.

Scott Benjamin CFP®, CIMA®
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4157

Scott has more than 20 years of experience, beginning with Interstate Johnson-Lane (predecessor of Wachovia Securities), a Charlotte, North Carolina based investment firm. He is a Certified Financial Planner professional and a Certified Investment Management Analyst. He provides elite service and strategic guidance to clients ensuring an integrated approach to their overall financial goals.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from New Mexico State University and holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 registrations as well as his Georgia Life, Accident & Sickness and variable products license. Scott is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his wife and two young children. He is also involved with the Exchange Club of Augusta and a past board member of Child Enrichment and Ronald McDonald House charities.

Jerry Rogers CFP®
Founder & Managing Member
[email protected]
706.426.4118

Jerry has more than 20 years of experience as a Financial Advisor who serves affluent individuals, families, and their closely held entities. Jerry attended Georgia Tech where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management. Prior to beginning his career in financial services, he assisted small businesses in the acquisition and implementation of data processing systems for accounting and inventory control. He later became the owner and publisher of Augusta Magazine. After selling the magazine, he began his career in financial services. Jerry is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and holds his series 7, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as a Georgia Life, Accident & Sickness, and Variable products license.

He is a member of the Greater Augusta Estate Planning Council and Rotary Club of Augusta, where he served as president. He attends First Presbyterian Church of Augusta and serves on the board of deacons. Jerry enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and grandchildren, and is an avid golfer.

A Custom Experience

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to managing our clients’ assets. People are in different shape financially and have different goals and responsibilities. We understand this and we create a custom experience for each client. There is no other way to do it if we are, in fact, acting in the best interest of our clients.


Creatively and Intelligently Managing Risk and Reward

We operate an independent business complete with trust and full transparency

Serious Service

Firethorn is in the relationship business. That means we take great care of people, but we’re also direct and honest with our clients. We’ve got nothing to hide and our communications need to demonstrate that point. We’ll make the tough call. We will be approachable and attempt to make every interaction with our audience transparent to build trust and further our relationships. People want to do business with people they like.

Protection & Growth

There may be nothing more serious than handling other people’s money. It’s like managing their future and time rolled into one. Tolerance for failure is low, but it is an ever-present reality. Firethorn’s goal is two-fold - protecting our clients assets and growing them. We strive to find the balance of risk and reward for each client.

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Melinda McRee
Director of Operations
[email protected]
706.426.4243

Melinda has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry where she focuses on creating a concierge-level client experience by assisting clients with all questions and servicing issues. She has her series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations and her Georgia Life, Accident & Sickness and variable products license.

Melinda is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Melinda is a member of Abilene Baptist Church and is married with a son.

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Securities offered through Chalice Capital Partners, LLC (CCP), Member FINRA and SIPC. Advisory services offered through Firethorn Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisory firm. Firethorn Wealth Partners is not affiliated with CCP.