Discover the importance of the “empower, don’t control” tip shared by Jeff Thomas, CEO of Arkos. In addition, Jeff reveals when he discovered his leadership blind spot, and he shares practical insights regarding how to build a high performance hybrid team (14 minute podcast).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Jeff Thomas, Founder/CEO of Arkos Global Advisors and author of Trading Up: Moving from Success to Significance on Wall Street.
After a stint in public accounting, Jeff started in the wealth management business in 1992. In 2008, he was named to Morgan Stanley’s Chairman’s Club (top 2% of Advisors) and joined the Advisory Board for Morgan Stanley’s bank when it was formed during the financial crisis. From 2009 to 2013, Barron’s magazine recognized him as “One of Texas’ Top Financial Advisors”. In 2013, the Financial Times named Jeff to their inaugural list of “America’s Top 400 Advisors”. Jeff Thomas is a five-year Five Star Wealth Manager award winner (2012-2016). Jeff is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas and a Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA).
Jeff founded the Christian Focus Group at Morgan Stanley and led the group to 600 members. However, after 25 years of working for the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff and his team concluded that they could only pursue their God-honoring vision by starting their own firm. So, in 2017, they opened Arkos Global Advisors to provide a next-generation, fiduciary platform where advisors and clients can flourish.
For more information about Jeff and his company; https://www.arkosglobal.com/about
CEO Blindspots® Podcast Host: Birgit Kamps.
Birgit was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots® Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%;https://www.ceoblindspots.com/