Randolph “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. so that he could work independently, offering clients unbiased investment information and a wide range of financial products and services. He has offered securities exclusively through Raymond James Financial Services since 1990. Randy is a General Securities Principal (Series 24 license), Municipal Securities Representative (Series 53 license) and holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities license, in addition to life, health and variable annuity insurance licenses. 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 an expert commentator on FOX News, CNN and CNNfn and was featured as one of the "50 Most Interesting People in Cleveland" by Cleveland Magazine. Barron’s 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, Crains 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 (1973 414 Ram VI) for both business and pleasure and pursues other eclectic hobbies ranging from gourmet cooking to riding motorcycles.