The Aventus Advisors Team

Jeffrey Hare, CFA | Financial Advisor

Jeff Hare is a Financial Advisor and the Managing Director of Aventus Investment Advisors Inc., a financial advisory firm he founded in 2009 in Cornelius, North Carolina. Aventus Advisors provides investment management, retirement planning, and business advisory services to individuals, families, and business owners.

Prior to Aventus Advisors, Jeff Hare spent twenty years in investment management and investment banking starting as an investment analyst with a family owned real estate investment company. Following real estate investment, he worked for a South American based private equity firm analyzing strategic investments and new business ventures. Following private equity, Jeff Hare worked for Citicorp as an equity analyst and portfolio analyst in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. While at Citibank, his investment research on Latin American companies and markets was published and distributed globally. Following Citicorp, Jeff Hare moved to Charlotte, NC in 1995 to work for Banc of America Securities where he focused on capital raising for foreign companies in both emerging and developed markets completing over $10 billion in transactions from the UK, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, India, Germany and Australia. He transitioned to a senior banker role for the US market in 2002 working with US companies in a number of industries. While at Banc of America Securities, Jeff Hare’s team managed several multibillion dollar portfolios of investments for the bank and its clients. In 2007, he moved to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where his role as Managing Director involved providing advisory and capital raising services to financial institutions, specialty finance companies, financial sponsors, and consumer/retail companies.

Jeff Hare holds a BA in Economics from Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and a MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management which he attended on a Kraft Foods scholarship. Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst (1996) and is an active member of the CFA Institute and the North Carolina Society of the CFA Institute. Jeff was a Commissioner for the Town of Cornelius, NC from 2011-2013 where he focused on economic development and responsible growth.

Jeff Hare lives in Cornelius, NC with his wife Jackie and three children. The Hares have lived in the Charlotte area since 1995 and Cornelius since 2001. The family enjoys traveling, bicycling, sailing, tennis, basketball and lacrosse.

 

Carolyn Weaver, CFP® | Certified Financial Planner

Carolyn Weaver has over 20 years of financial services industry experience, beginning her career in the pension department of a large insurance company in Atlanta, GA. In 1994, she moved to Charlotte, NC and joined Bank of America, initially working as an Operations Analyst in the retail investments division, now known as Banc of America Merrill Lynch. She spent several years as a Marketing Manager, spearheading the development of the “mutual fund supermarket” for the bank’s discount brokerage division. She was also appointed the division’s liaison to the bank-wide privacy initiative. Upon moving into the compliance department, Carolyn obtained her Series 7 and 24 securities licenses, continuing to deepen her knowledge of investments and financial products.

In 2010, Carolyn joined Integrated Investments, a North Carolina registered investment advisory firm. While there, her responsibilities included portfolio reporting, para-planning, project management, research, and compliance-related activities.  Integrated Investments merged into Aventus Advisors in March 2015, when Carolyn joined our team. Her responsibilities include, among other things, financial planning, portfolio analysis and research, compliance and reporting.

Carolyn holds a BA in Mathematics from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and an MBA, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, from Emory University. She obtained her CFP® designation in December 2017.

Carolyn lives in Huntersville, NC with her two children. She enjoys running, hiking, and travel.

 

Alexandra Bella | Client Service Associate

Alexandra joined the Aventus Team in 2017 as a client service associate. She moved to Cornelius from the Chicagoland area in 2016 upon graduation. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with a BA in Elementary Education.  Alexandra taught 4th grade at a STEM school in Charlotte NC for the 2016-2017 school year.

Following in Carolyn’s foots steps, Alexandra has started working towards her CFP designation. She is currently enrolled in Bryant University’s CFP® Program.

Alexandra resides in Cornelius, NC. She enjoys cooking, fitness, travel, and exploring the beautiful Lake Norman area.