Boyd Financial Group was founded by Thomas Boyd in Selma, AL in 1984.
A native of Greenville, AL, Tommy had moved to Selma to go to work for his father-in-law, Joe Ford, following college at the University of Alabama and marriage to Rita Ford Boyd in the late 1970s. Joe was a specialty contractor working throughout the South with national steel fabrication companies. But Tommy’s eventual future lay in the financial world.
In 1981, he founded Thomas Boyd Investment Securities, a real estate investment company, and it was as a principal in that enterprise that Tommy realized he liked working with clients more than he liked managing real estate. The Boyd Group was born of the strong sense of purpose Tommy derived from helping people of means manage their finances. More than an interest for him, it was a passion.
Not a single person, but a coordinated team
Today, The Boyd Group has more than $300 million in assets under management and deep, long-standing relationships with multiple generations of clients not only in Alabama and the South, but throughout the United States and abroad.
Tommy remains at the helm of the company and has been named one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal’s weekly financial magazine*. But the team now goes well beyond him. In the Fairhope office, it includes Mitzi Rollins, a 26-year Boyd Financial Group veteran who serves as the team’s Senior Client Service Manager, and Tommy’s daughter Margaret, a Financial Advisor and business developer. In the Selma office, Chris Griffin, who has been with the team for 12 years, manages operations and trading. Also in Selma, Tommy’s son Beau is a financial advisor and manages business development.
*2009, 2010 and 2011; Barron’s rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the country’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings include assets under management, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and performance figures are often influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance that by an advisor’s investment selection capabilities. This award may not be representative of individual clients’ experience nor is it indicative of future performance.