SageSpring Advisors Recognized on Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2024 List

Ten SageSpring Advisors Rank on Forbes 2024 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 22, 2024 – SageSpring Wealth Partners is thrilled to announce ten of its financial advisors have been recognized on the prestigious Forbes Best-in-State list for 2024. These advisors have showcased their exceptional expertise and dedication to their clients, securing their places among the top financial advisors in their respective states.

For SageSpring, this accomplishment marks yet another year of consistent excellence, with its advisors maintaining a strong presence on the Forbes list for five consecutive years. This ongoing recognition reflects SageSpring’s steadfast commitment to delivering personalized financial solutions and industry-leading service.

Jeffrey Dobyns, President of SageSpring, expressed his thoughts on the continued success of the firm’s advisors, stating, “It is truly an honor to see our advisors being acknowledged on the Forbes Best-in-State list once again.” He continued, “This recognition is a testament to their devotion to serving clients with the highest level of expertise and integrity.” 

Looking ahead, Dobyns remarks, ”As a firm, we will remain committed to upholding the highest standards of service, and we are honored to be acknowledged by Forbes for this.” The Forbes Best-in-State ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is a highly respected industry benchmark that evaluates advisors based on a rigorous set of criteria. Through interviews and in-depth analysis of each advisor’s practices, Forbes ensures that only the most qualified financial advisors are included in its rankings.

Congratulations to the following SageSpring advisors for their “Best-in-State” ranking:


  • Jeff Dobyns, CFP®, CLU, CHFC | President, SageSpring
  • Mark Deering, CFP® | Senior Executive Vice President, SageSpring
  • Michael Purifoy, CPA, CFP® | Senior Executive Vice President, SageSpring
  • Brad Barnes, CFP® | Executive Vice President, SageSpring
  • Cash Tunstall, CFP® | Executive Vice President, SageSpring
  • John Nail, CFP®, CHFC®, CASL®, CPA | Senior Executive Vice President, SageSpring
  • Zach Hurd, CFP® | Partner & Senior Executive Vice President, SageSpring


  • Jesse Scroggins, AAMS® | Executive Vice President, SageSpring


  • Matt Atchison | Senior Executive Vice President, SageSpring


  • Brandon Kew, CFP® | Vice President, SageSpring

About SageSpring

From its humble beginnings in 2002 to today, SageSpring Wealth Partners has continuously taken a holistic approach to financial advice. By prioritizing clients’ well-being, SageSpring gets to know what matters to clients to tailor counsel, helping clients reach their financial goals. SageSpring’s comprehensive money-management strategies are designed to help clients build a life of wealth and long-lasting financial independence.

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Investment advisory services offered through SageSpring Wealth Partners, an independent registered investment adviser. SageSpring Wealth Partners is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states. 

The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors 2024 ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2023 and was released on 4/3/2024. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 42,108 nominations, roughly 8,500 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info. 


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Jeffrey T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Beyond crunching numbers and investment strategies, at SageSpring, we’re about building relationships. When you encounter Founder & President of SageSpring, Jeff Dobyns, it’s easy to understand why this is at the very heart of who we are as a firm. You won’t find stuffy formalities with Jeff; instead, you can expect to find him sharing a warm smile, communicating a compelling vision, or patiently untangling life’s complex challenges with clients. He believes in truly getting to know clients, understanding their aspirations and priorities, and navigating their financial plans with a tailored, comprehensive approach. Our team members have often been caught taking notes on Jeff’s effortless relationship skills from a distance, and we admire them for striving to learn from one of the best. 

Jeff’s financial expertise and wisdom are the perfect match to his innate people skills. Jeff holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChLU®) designations, and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. 

His dedication extends beyond the office to the boardroom and the local community, where Jeff is passionate about giving back. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. Jeff also serves on the board of Send Musicians to Prison, which shares hope, healing and restoration with the imprisoned through musicians & artists. Jeff actively supports other initiatives in the community by sitting on the board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee and the Halftime Institute of Nashville. 

Witnessing his four children, Gracyn, Hunter, Tanner, and Logan, excel on the field is almost just as rewarding, if not more, than celebrating the victories of seeing his clients overcome obstacles and build wealth. Spending weekends boating on the lake, hiking mountain trails, and fishing with his family are the moments Jeff cherishes most. It’s this grounded perspective that reveals the true meaning of wealth for Jeff: not just numbers on a page, but the freedom to create experiences that enrich your life and the lives of those you love. When you choose the Dobyns McMillin Wealth Team, you choose more than financial expertise. You choose a partner who champions your dreams, celebrates your victories, and walks besides you on the path to achieving your unique goals.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.