Our Team

Jeff Hudson

Co-Founder and Principal

With over 18 years of experience of financial and retirement income planning as Co-founder and Principal of Hudson Pendleton Financial Group, I find that most people have both a passion as well as a dream for something, but they don’t really believe in their mind that it is achievable, the reason usually boiling down to a lack of financial resources or fear of running out of money. Well, think again….with some time and proper planning, your dreams can become a reality! I have a tremendous passion helping successful individuals create a plan to help ensure that they can reach their lifelong goals and make these dreams become reality.

The financial planning landscape has now changed. The days of just handing your money over to adviser to have them try to "beat the market" are over. It goes far beyond just trying to get superior returns with investments in order to gain financial independence to meet your dreams. With life expectancy on the rise, there is a great chance that a financial nest egg will need to last until age 95 or longer. The question is....will YOUR money last that long? I am ready to help you come up with a plan.

I specialize in working with those who have complex and unique financial needs, including physicians and medical professionals, business owners and corporate executives, and those in the entertainment industry.

Prior to entering the financial services industry, I graduated with a BBA degree from the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State University, where I played collegiate golf for the Bulldogs.  I went to work right out of college and went into the golf business as a golf professional, and toyed around playing in mini-tour events.  It didn’t take me long to realize that I couldn’t compete at the level of those guys and the good Lord led me to my calling…….helping people like you find financial peace and creating a well thought out plan to prevent you from outliving your money.

When I am not in my office, I enjoy:

  • Traveling the world with my wife Libby and my three young children
  • Playing golf or fishing with family, friends, and clients
  • Laughing and watching slapstick comedy
  • Volunteering with several local charities
  • Coaching Little League baseball

Neither Hudson Pendleton Financial Group, nor New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions. Hudson Pendleton Financial Group is not owned or operated by New York Life Insurance or any of its affiliates. I am not licensed in all jurisdictions.

Nolan Pendleton, CFP®

Co-Founder and Principal

CA Insurance Lic. OM66322

A Columbus native, Nolan earned both his MBA and BBA in Finance from Columbus State University, where he also played collegiate baseball for the Cougars. He has worked in the financial services sector since 2005. In 2015, he earned his Certified Financial Planner designation and became a partner at Hudson Pendleton Financial Group.

Nolan lives in Columbus with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, Oliver and Evie. Outside the office, Nolan enjoys beating Jeff in golf, cooking out and helping coach his son’s little league team.

Karen Durham

Administrative Assistant

Karen has spent over 13 years in the insurance and financial industry and has been working with the Hudson Pendleton Financial Group as an administrative assistant since 2007. Karen and her husband Bobby live in Phenix City, Alabama and have a son, a daughter, a son in law and one grandson.


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