Josh focuses on financial planning and investment management. He began his career in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2008 at a large multinational investment advisory firm. Josh moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2011 to take on a new role at the same firm on a wealth management team that managed $1 billion in assets under management. His responsibilities as Senior Investment Analyst included financial planning, portfolio proposals, investment manager due diligence, portfolio construction, alternative investments, private investments, over the counter derivatives and swaps, and performance analysis for families who had at least $10 million in assets under management. After earning the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter in 2012, Josh began to pivot his career towards becoming Fee-Only and Fiduciary. He wanted to work with all types of clients, not just the super-rich. He realized that goal in 2015 with the launch of Cochran Wealth.
Josh earned his B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During his time in college, Josh led the Future Financial Professionals group as President and was awarded an Achievement and Leadership award upon graduation. He was asked to be the Finance Department’s key speaker for the UNC Greensboro Accounting and Finance Graduating Banquet.
Josh resides near Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward/ Poncey Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. He likes books, good coffee, trail running, hiking, and the outdoors.
Chief Client Advocate
Before joining Cochran Wealth, Andrew was our first client and first Advisory Board member. His background in advertising and marketing combined with his mission to “right the wrongs” of Wall Street made him the perfect choice for Chief Client Advocate.
Andrew started his career at J. Walter Thompson and later worked for TWA/Chiat/Day, D’Arcy (now Leo Burnett), and DDBNeedham. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and Executive MBA from Georgia State University. He was the founding President of Live Thrive Atlanta (creator of CHaRM), serves on the board of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center as past President and is the Assistant Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 101, based in Inman Park.
Andrew lives in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife, Judy, three children, two dogs, five chickens, one parrot and too many gold fish to count. He is an avid fly fisherman and painter.
Cochran Wealth is a Fee-Only Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). We have a Fiduciary duty to act in our clients’ best interest.
Our expertise is in personal financial planning and investment management. Planning focuses on retirement planning, education planning, estate planning, risk management and investment management through personal consultation. This is a comprehensive wealth management approach designed to help you and your family meet your life goals. We want to be there with you as your personal guide.
Cochran Wealth’s mission is to help you reach your life goals by working closely with you to develop a financial plan that is dynamic as your life changes, saving you money on your investing costs, simplifying your financial life, and bringing clarity to your financial future.
Cochran Wealth has joined a growing group of “Fee-Only” Investment Advisors who have formally taken a Fiduciary Oath. We hope that by taking this oath other Financial Advisors will be encouraged to join us in our commitment to always act in our clients’ best interest.
Our Philosophy is embedded in our Values:
1. You chose us to help YOU.
2. We are Fee-Only. We do not take commissions.
3. Information Security – We believe your information should be safeguarded.
4. Integrity – We want to do the right thing all the time.