Joseph P. Young Jr. - Founding Partner

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Jody Young is a founding partner of ACG Wealth and heads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions. Under Jody’s leadership, the firm has grown from $80 million in total assets under management to $1.7 billion with offices in New York, Raleigh, and St. Simons in addition to its Atlanta headquarters.

He started his career with Morgan Keegan & Co., a regional brokerage firm in Atlanta, where he became one of the firm’s top performers. Wachovia Bank NA recruited him away to open and run a branch office. In 2002, he launched ACG Wealth with Jeff Shaver and David Millican. Jody has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, and Atlanta Business Chronicle for his thought leadership on investing and wealth management. Forbes Magazine named ACG Wealth an “Emerging RIA” and the firm has been honored by Investment News and Advisor Magazine.

A native of Atlanta, Jody is a consumer finance advocate for several advisory boards and a major supporter of multiple charities both locally and internationally. He has been honored as an Outstanding Young Alumni of the University of Georgia. He serves on the Corporate Leadership Committee for Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Board of Directors, Concorde Fire Soccer Club; and Board of Directors, Capital City Club.

Jody and his wife Kara are the doting parents of three children: Hadley, Harris, and Harlow Jean. The family attends Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where Jody serves as an usher. He also enjoys golf and just about any outdoor activity.

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Professional Affiliations

  • General Securities Representative

  • Uniform Combined State Law Examination

  • Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination

  • Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination

  • Life, Accident and Sickness, Health, Variable Products


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia

  • Certified Financial Planning Studies, Oglethorpe University