MEET THE FOUNDER
With a commitment to relationships, Josh McWhorter, Founder and President of McWhorter Capital Partners, has emerged as a leader in the investment industry and built a business largely on client referrals. He has earned a strong reputation as an expert in his field who cares for his clients and for those around him.
After graduating from Furman University, Josh spent several successful years in the financial services industry with Capstone Financial Partners in Atlanta, GA where he went on to earn “Rising Leaders” status in his first four months; a feat no one had accomplished prior. In 2009, he founded Black Oak Asset Management, a financial advising firm focused primarily on individuals nearing or in retirement and the 401(k) Market. Black Oak’s growth under McWhorter’s guidance was unprecedented.
By basing his business on integrity and implementing the same principles that had brought him success in previous years, McWhorter’s firm stretched beyond the main location in Georgia to serve clients in twelve other states. He saw his business double from 2010 to 2011 and again from 2011 to 2012. This exponential growth enabled McWhorter to sell Black Oak Asset Management and transition to private real estate.
Always striving for more, Josh founded McWhorter Capital Partners, LLC (MCP) in July of 2013 with the mindset of "Purpose Driven Investments." MCP now holds and manages private equity, multiple sectors of real estate and a large stake in the outdoor marketing space. Also under the McWhorter Capital Partners umbrella, Josh occasionally provides financial, sales and management consulting to local businesses.
Josh has appeared on CBS 46 and has been quoted in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money, US News and World Report, and Market Watch on topics from retirement to policies set forth by then President Obama. He was the keynote speaker at the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference at Georgia Southwestern State University and is often called upon for public speaking engagements centered on motivation, charitable giving and personal testimony. In 2012, McWhorter was featured in the USA Today as one of “America’s Game Changers” within the finance community. He was the featured guest on the television program “Leading Experts” in Orlando, FL. McWhorter also co-authored “Outfront” which hit the “Best Sellers” list in 2012. Outfront addresses successful strategies on how to accumulate money as well as looking at Wall Street methodology and how it influences the psychology of personal investing. Most recently, he was featured on “Live with Studio 6B” and interviewed by Spotlight Television featuring products and people who are making a difference. The interview aired on Fox Business where McWhorter talked about life, business & his faith.
Josh and his wife, Vanessa, reside in Cartersville. They have two children: Lily, age 12 and Bear, age 10. Josh and Vanessa also serve as foster parents in the state system of Georgia. Outside of work, Josh is a deacon at Cartersville First Baptist Church, coaches his son’s sports teams, and enjoys playing golf when he has the opportunity.