Tim Cantrell, MBA
Principal Financial Advisor
Toll Free: 800.775.8124
40 Music Square East, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37203
Tim Cantrell is originally from Texas where he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and in 1993 with a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. In addition to MBA coursework, Tim studied International Management and Finance at the graduate level.
After working for 15 years as a corporate business executive for a large, rapidly-growing regional distribution company, Tim purchased a chemical compounding and direct sales company. Over a period of 5 years, Tim successfully rebuilt and sold the business to a publicly traded company.
As the Principal Financial Advisor of Applied Capital's Nashville office, an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm, Tim is responsible for the growth of his practice as well as managing the support staff and Financial Advisors in Nashville. He has the Series 65 investment license as well as the Life and Health insurance license. 100% of Tim’s client accounts meet the Department of Labor Fiduciary standard. Tim's practice currently includes Jack Hudson, an experienced Financial Advisor who has worked with Tim since 2014.
Tim is recognized as a SmartVestor Pro by the Dave Ramsey organization. To be designated as a SmartVestor Pro, an Advisor must already possess and maintain a defined code of conduct as well as agree philosophically with the financial planning principles espoused by Dave Ramsey and his Ramsey Solutions program. Principles include, but are not limited to:
- Investor Education
- Eliminating Debt
- Maintaining Emergency Funds
- Not using Insurance as an Investment Vehicle
- Not using Proprietary Investment Products
Also in 2016, Tim was recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional, a service research firm that conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada. There team “applies a vigorous research and evaluation process to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients.”
Tim lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife of 20 years, Ashley Hodde Cantrell, and their three children, Sawyer, Sydney, and Grace. Tim is an active adult leader in BSA Troop 1914 and proud father of the first Eagle Scout in his troop and his family, Sawyer Cantrell. All three children attend Nashville Christian School and regular recipients of both academic and character achievement awards.
As Treasurer on the board of the Sertoma Club of Nashville, Tim has served the Nashville community. Sertoma, which stands for Service to Mankind, is a civic organization devoted to serving the local needs of children and adults with hearing health and communicative disorders. Tim served four years as softball coach of his daughters’ softball teams. He has also spent many hours as a fund-raising volunteer with service projects for both Sertoma and the Boy Scouts of America.