Robert A. Hand

Co-founder and Financial Advisor

Robert co-founded Azalea Wealth Partners with Kevin Carswell and aims to offer clients the best-in-class resources and investment selection of LPL Financial, the country’s largest independent broker-dealer. Robert developed a passion for investments, market research, and guiding families through their financial lifecycles after working in several adjacent industries. He first became a Wealth Management Associate with LPL, where he then became a fully licensed Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager.

Robert brings extensive experience and unique perspective to the work of wealth management from the fields of small business ownership, insurance, research, project management, and higher education. A natural coach and educator, Robert regularly teaches and gives lectures at Baylor University, LeTourneau University, and the University of Texas at Tyler. He enjoys combining all these areas of experience in educating and advising clients how to navigate the financial markets and investment strategies.

Robert is also a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. He lives in Tyler with his wife of over twenty years and two teenage daughters. They are active at Whitehouse ISD and in the Tyler and Whitehouse communities. They are members at Marvin Methodist Church, where Robert is an elder and popular teacher.