Justin Fletchall, RBC Wealth Management, The Droster Team
IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Justin Fletchall, financial advisor, RBC Wealth Management, The Droster Team.
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What are the most challenging and rewarding aspects of your job and why?
The most rewarding aspect of being a financial advisor at the RBC Wealth Management office on the square in downtown Madison is setting up a plan for clients and joining them on the journey of watching and revising the plan over many years, and then seeing the plan come to fruition and the joy they feel with being able to meet the financial goals they have set out before them. The most challenging aspect of being a financial advisor is counseling clients to stick to the long-term plan even when markets and headlines in the news are scaring them into making decisions that could get them off track.
Who do you look up to or admire in business and why?
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. They have built a very large business over many years by being shrewd investors, but even more important, they have continued to stay humble and active into their late 80s and 90s.
What has been the high point of your career so far?
Despite being in the financial management business at RBC Wealth Management for 17 years, I still feel like the high point for my career is set anew every day. I was recently promoted to partner and financial advisor on The Droster Team at RBC Wealth Management, moving up from senior financial analyst. I wake up with enthusiasm for what I do every morning! I can’t imagine a time I would feel nostalgic for some better time in the past.
Thinking back on your career, what advice would you give your 21-year-old self?
Ten two-letter words: “If it is to be, it is up to me!” In my career, and in life, very few things are given. It’s up to each of us to make our lives what we want. Many times, early on, I would wonder why things were a certain way when I thought they could be improved. Most of the time, I’ve found if I’m willing to put in the effort, things will start to change the way I want them to.