Evan has always been an entrepreneur at heart and it was previous experience in a few different start-up business ventures that solidified his love for financial planning. His greatest passion is problem solving and planning to create a “work-optional lifestyle” for each of his clients.
Evan joined Gilhang Financial Group in 2012 as a Financial Associate and recently made Partner in January 2018 when Gilhang & Hays Financial Management Group, LLC was formed. Evan is an Investment Advisor Representative and a Registered Representative with Park Avenue Securities. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 registrations through Park Avenue Securities and is a licensed life and health insurance agent with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.
While he wears many hats, Evan’s main role at Gilhang & Hays is to oversee and run the Risk Management Division. This specific type of planning involves protecting his clients from all the “what-if’s” that happen in life and making sure they are adequately covered if the unforeseen occurs. This includes different types of insurance like life, disability, long term care, liability, and umbrella coverage to name a few. By utilizing Guardian’s cutting edge tool called the Living Balance Sheet, he is able to create a customized Protection Plan for each client and their family.
Evan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business and Marketing from Purdue University. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 2005 and currently lives with his wife Robyn, son Easton, and their dog Mia.
Evan's time outside the office typically includes playing tennis, softball or golf. He also enjoys attending sporting events, concerts and taking trips with his wife, Robyn.
Evan also serves as Secretary of the North Texas Alumni Association of my fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi.