Adrian Eddleman was born on December 4, 1969, in southern Georgia. In October 1977, his family moved to Jackson, Tennessee, which is where he has called home for most of his life. The son of two career teachers, one in public schools, he comes from humble beginnings. His paternal grandparents were sharecroppers until they finally bought the family farm in the 1950s. His maternal grandmother ran her own real estate firm that she started from nothing in the 1960s and eventually sold in 2008. From an early age, Adrian was raised in the church and taught to value hard work, a good education, and respect for others.
As a young teen, he mentored other children in the neighborhood and worked mowing yards and saving money to help pay for improvements to a used family car for his sixteenth birthday. He demonstrated responsibility from an early age often working three jobs in the summers and working full-time during the school year while keeping his grades in good order. He managed swimming pools, worked in a factory and construction, was a radio air personality, waited tables and more. His senior year in high school, he led over 100 members of his high school marching band to national rankings. In 1988 at only 18, he started his first personal investments and shortly thereafter also initiated his first business venture while attending college. In 1990, Mr. Eddleman started a second company, which in turn delayed his undergraduate degree. Eventually both ventures were ended and he committed to finish his education. Working full time with his first child on the way, he completed nearly sixty hours needed for his degree in just a year and a half while making the two hour daily commute to attend classes. In 1996 after completing his degree, he was recruited to manage malls throughout the country. He spent short stints in Ohio and Texas as well as managing Jackson’s own Old Hickory Mall to its highest level of profitability in the late 1990s.
After being transferred from Tennessee again in the late 1990s, he became determined to get back to his home, friends and family while making a difference. In 2001, Mr. Eddleman returned to self-employment in the investment and financial services industry with a goal of using his knowledge about finance and economics to help educate and advise others. In 2005, he opened his own completely independent financial planning and investment advisory firm in Jackson.
Adrian Eddleman is an avid seeker of the truth, developing his interest in politics as an outgrowth of his affinity for finance and economics. He found the importance of freedom paramount to the success of free market capitalism and thus the success of the nation. He has formally studied finance, economics, and statistics and though not an attorney has also formally studied both business and Constitutional law. He has obtained both his BBA and MBA and is a Registered Investment Advisor. Extremely knowledgeable regarding the inner workings of the monetary system, he provides unique insight regarding how global economic events impact individual Americans, their freedoms, and their liberties. He serves clients throughout the country in advising them on finance and economics through his company Eddleman and Eddleman, LLC.
Adrian Eddleman has been quoted by many publications including Jane Bryant Quinn and Investment News as well as had clients featured in Kiplinger’s Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2008, his company received a Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Pinnacle Award. Currently the Vice-Chair for Madison County Young Republicans, he is also Council Chair of the Tennesseans for Liberty. He is or has been a volunteer or member with numerous charitable, business, and civic organizations including the Exchange Club, Junior Achievement, Rotary, Regional Inter-Faith Association, Room at the Inn, the Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, Tennessee Firearms Association, as well as serving on the advisory board for Youth Town. Adrian is a member of Skyline Church in Jackson where he lives with his wife and three children in Threeway, Tennessee.