Tim Cantrell, CFP®
Principal Financial Advisor
40 Music Square East, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37203
Originally from Texas, Tim Cantrell, wife Ashley, and three kids have lived in Nashville for over ten years. Tim graduated in 1991 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He received his Master of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1993. In addition to MBA coursework, Tim studied International Management and Finance at the graduate level.
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and 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 is Series 65 investment licensed as well as licensed in Life and Health insurance. 100% of Tim’s client accounts meet the Department of Labor Fiduciary standard. Tim's practice currently includes Jack Hudson, an experienced Financial Advisor and MBA 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:
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. Their 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 a former scout leader and the proud father of an Eagle Scout. His son is in the honors program at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. His oldest daughter is currently number one in her class at Nashville Christian School. His youngest is enrolled at Hillsboro High School. Both are regular recipients of 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.