Henry Bragg, Director

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Henry leads Hill Investment Group’s client service and development efforts in Texas. Based in Houston, Henry’s primary focus is extending the reach of the firm's high-touch service.

Henry graduated with an MBA from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and a Bachelor’s in Finance with Honors from Arizona State University. Henry also has his CPA and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.

Henry began his career at Ernst & Young, working in audit, fraud & forensic consulting, and business process mapping. Prior to joining Hill, Henry was a partner and Director of Planning at a successful wealth management firm in Houston.

Leveraging his experiences and entrepreneurial spirit, Henry has pioneered and perfected wealth visualization techniques to help wealthy individuals see opportunity and make better financial decisions in context of their current situation.

FAMILY MATTERS

My wife Laurence and I met in 1999 and married nine months later. While it seemed crazy at the time, looking back, it was the best decision I ever made. We have three children- Kathryn, Julia, and Henry, Jr. Our dog’s name is Libby. She’s a feisty Tibetan Terrier.

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BEST PRESENTATION HE’S HEARD IN PERSON

Caroline Gaynor from Dimensional Fund Advisors on leading blind triathletes.

MOST LIKELY TO SPEND A SPARE HOUR

Fixing something or playing with my kids.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

Swimming the Pensacola Bay (in 74 minutes), building a treasure box for my son (thanks to Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids), passing the CPA and CFP exams.

MOST MEMORABLE TRIP

Israel, March 2013 with my wife and children.

IDEAL WEEKEND

Spending the weekend at our family’s “ranch” outside Round Top, Texas. The best part of the day is just before sundown with the sun setting over a “Frog Lake” (a small pond). The ideal day would include time alone pruning trees along the creek line, fun and games with the kids in the tree house, while the dog races around.

WHY HILL INVESTMENT GROUP MAKES SENSE FOR HIM

Being part of a team that not just strives for excellence, but delivers it.

WHAT HE FINDS UNDERRATED

Getting outside.

OVERRATED

Active management.

HOW HE STAYS SHARP

The wealth visualization work that I do helps me to see new things (assets, planning techniques, family dynamics), which makes me a better advisor.

INTERESTING FACT

I grew up on a grain farm outside of Memphis, Tennessee. The farm has been in my family since 1853.

FAVORITE QUOTE

Don’t ask what the world needs, but ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman.