Who I Am

Harvey L. Gardner encourages and inspires by speaking and writing, helping people learn from their successes as well as from their mistakes and failures.

All of us have achieved successes and suffered failures and humiliation. Our life experiences can be leveraged to thrive in the good times and survive the hard times with equanimity.

Harvey will help you do more of what you want to do, and do it better.  Expect excellence!

After a brief career as a newspaper editor and publisher, he founded companies engaged in investments, insurance, financial planning, real estate syndication, business ownership and management, and investment advisory services.

He applies his diverse experiences to analyze situations and to solve problems, maximize opportunities, and spur growth personal growth. A writer of note, he blogs on many subjects vital to personal improvement and career growth.

Earlier in his career, Harvey was an award-winning news editor of The Gatlinburg Press, The Mountain Visitor,  The Sevier County News Record, and editor and publisher of The Weakley County Press, before entering the investment business.

He was Divisional Sales Manager for Investors Diversified Services of Minneapolis (Now Ameriprise Financial) before forming Harvey L. Gardner & Associates, Inc., a fee-based financial planning company.

Harvey subsequently formed The Gardner Companies:

  • Harvey L. Gardner & Associates, Inc. (Asset Management, Financial Planning, Investment Advice).
  • Gardner Securities, Inc. (Real Estate Partnerships, Mutual Funds, Investment Research).
  • HLG Corporation (Employee Benefit Plans, Life and Health Insurance, Tax Planning)
  • Gardner Managed Asset Trust (a mutual fund)
  • HLG Management, Inc.(Property Management, Investment Property Analysis, Property acquisition)

Harvey is a Certified Professional Consultant and a Certified Financial Planner.

He has authored three books: Thought: An Awesome Creative Force, How To Buy A Business With Little or No Cash Down! and How To Evaluate Business Opportunities.

Harvey earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and business administration at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and continued his education at The College for Financial Planning, University of Notre Dame Law School, Purdue University Graduate School of Business, and Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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