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Jeff KernodleManaging Director
Ben KatonManaging Director
Kendra McKuinDirector of Operations
Jeff is a Central Arkansan through and through. He was born and raised in Searcy, Ark., and graduated from Harding University with a degree in accounting. He then ventured out of state to attend Kansas State University where he studied financial planning.
Peace of mind is the number one goal for Jeff when working with clients. Our team helps lift a massive financial weight off their client’s shoulders when they take over budgeting and management of all things financial for families. They want clients to walk out knowing that their finances are being taken care of in capable hands.
Jeff now lives in Little Rock with his wife, son and three daughters. Out of the office, you can find him spending time with his family, playing tennis, running or at a Razorback or Cardinals baseball game.
Giving back to his community and charitable organizations has always been a passion of Jeff’s. He has served on the board of Searcy Children’s Homes and Crosspointe Preparatory School, has been a member of the Lions Club and is actively involved in his church. In the future, he plans to continue working with organizations that support children with troubled backgrounds, adults struggling with financial literacy and youth sports.
Though originally from New Braunfels, Tex., Ben is definitely an Arkansan at heart. He starts every morning with the Razorbacks by catching up on the latest recruitment updates, and has been actively involved in his local community since his graduation from Harding University with an economics degree.
Ben began work in the finance industry over twenty years ago before breaking out with Jeff to launch Kernodle & Katon in 2009, now a Division of United Capital. Their goal was to do more for their clients by taking the financial anxiety from them and into their hands.
When he’s not working with clients or keeping up with the Razorbacks, Ben enjoys golfing as a member of the “Double Digits Club,” a club started by Ben for bad golfers, or participating in his three sons’ various activities including quiz bowl and robotics.
In the past, Ben has been involved with Rotary, the Lions Club, served on the board of CASA of White County and, with Kernodle & Katon, worked to raise funds for Jacob’s Place, the Sunshine School, CASA and Good Samaritan Center of White County. Ben and his wife look forward to working with food banks, the local theater and children’s disabilities programs in the near future.
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12511 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
We are also located in Searcy, AR at:
515 S. Main St.
Searcy, AR 72143
Securities offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC (“Cetera”), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), an investment adviser registered with the SEC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck.