Shomari D. Hearn, CFP®, EA, holds the title of managing vice president, the first in the history of our firm. Though based in Palisades Hudson’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters, he regularly meets with clients across the United States and abroad.
As managing vice president, Shomari holds executive responsibility for all of the firm’s operations. His main focus is strategic initiatives, such as the Entertainment and Sports Team, which he oversees along with Vice President Eric Meermann. Shomari also continues to provide a wide range of services to our clients, including asset allocation programs, investment analyses, cash flow projections, retirement plans, tax strategies, income tax return preparation, accounting and estate administration.
Since moving to Florida more than a decade ago, Shomari has become an active and integral part of the city’s business community. He is active in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, where he previously served on the Small Business Committee and the committee for the Chamber and the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Business First Initiative. Shomari is a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Fort Lauderdale program (Class XIII), and served as the curriculum chair for the program’s Class XVII.
Shomari established the firm’s first branch office in Fort Lauderdale in 2005, but he began his Palisades Hudson career in New York. He joined the staff as an associate in 1998, and became a client service manager in 2003. Shomari joined the executive team as a vice president in 2012 and was a longstanding member of the firm’s investment committee. He also formerly served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the firm’s investment advisor affiliate, Palisades Hudson Asset Management, L.P.
Shomari is a regular contributor to Sentinel, the firm’s newsletter on personal finance. Recent articles include:
- “New Music Law Is An Instant Hit” (November 2018, online edition)
- “Off The Grid: Preparing For Power Loss” (June 2018)
- “‘Permanent’ Life Insurance May Not Last A Lifetime” (February 2018, online edition)
- “Serving On A Nonprofit Board” (July 2017, online edition) and
- “How Much Liability Insurance Do You Need?” (September 2016, online edition).
Readers of our firm’s book, Looking Ahead: Life, Family, Wealth and Business After 55, will find Shomari’s work in Chapter 2, “Relationships with Adult Children” (co-authored with Rebecca Pavese); Chapter 9, “Life Insurance” (co-authored with Anthony Criscuolo); and Chapter 17, “Retiring Abroad” (co-authored with Melinda Kibler). He has been quoted by financial columnists for The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Forbes Magazine, Barron’s, Sun Sentinel and many other local and national publications.
A New York City native, Shomari is a 1997 graduate of Duke University, where he obtained a B.A. in economics and a certificate in markets and management study. Prior to joining Palisades Hudson’s team, he held a position at Metropolitan Life.
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