Michael J. Hudock Jr. provides comprehensive wealth management services to high net worth individuals and families. As President of HCG, he is responsible for strategic development initiatives while focusing on advising families and individuals on their trust and estate planning needs, wealth transfer strategies and generational asset management. He has been with HCG or its predecessor firm since 2003.
Michael is a Certified Portfolio Manager ( CPM ) having received his certification through Columbia University and the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers.
Michael is a graduate of the Institute for Preparing Heirs. The Institute for Preparing Heirs was created by founding directors Roy Williams and Vic Preisser and is dedicated to increasing the success rates of wealth transitions from one generation to the next. Data collected during their field work indicated that in spite of excellent tax and estate planning by professional advisors, most wealth transfers fail over 1 to 3 generations; “failure” is defined as “loss of control of family assets and harmony.” The main contributors to this loss were in the realm of family dynamics, most notably in a lack of trust and communication, lack of preparation of heirs and lack of a unified vision regarding the wealth.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Financial Planning and Consumer Economics from the University of Alabama in 2001. He is committed to creating client partnerships based upon trust and synergy. He embraces the life goals and financial objectives of his clients and develops them into real-life action plans uniquely designed to align with their lifestyle and long-term dreams.
A driving force behind Hudock Capital Group’s commitment to help make our community a better place to live, Michael maintains and continues to build the firm’s philanthropic efforts on many fronts. He is passionate about music and has served multiple terms on the Board of Trustees for the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Penn College Foundation and The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.
In 2018, Michael had the honor of being selected as a keynote speaker for the Crenshaw Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama. The Crenshaw Leadership Academy was established in 2005 to provide leadership development opportunities to upper level CHES students. Each year, faculty-selected fellows work with faculty mentors on activities to help them think creatively, communicate effectively, motivate and influence others, act ethically, use competent business and social etiquette skills and make constructive community-oriented decisions. In Hudock’s presentation, Self-Innovation / The Separation Factor, he urged each student to find their passion, then formulate and commit to an action plan to help them steadily progress towards their goal in life. The focus of the presentation was an understanding that small incremental growth is the key to the building blocks of monumental achievements.
Michael was also named a 2020 Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award Winner by the University of Alabama. The Jack Davis awards are presented to outstanding CHES alumni for their professional accomplishments.
When he’s away from the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Lyneah, and sons MJ and Benner. He enjoys golf, skiing, and all sports, especially University of Alabama Athletics.
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
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