About

Money is about so much more than numbers.

It’s personal. It’s emotional.

One of the biggest reasons people struggle to manage their relationship with money is that they don’t recognize it as such: a relationship.

Like any relationship, it’s nuanced, fluid, and influenced by dozens of factors even the savviest financial steward might not recognize.

At Rigby Financial Group, we take the time to get to know you and your business, on a personal level, because we know how important it is to understand the big picture.

Founder and principal Eric Rigby (Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist) personally manages a staff of seasoned professionals, each ingrained with the knowledge that the long-term goals of our valued clients require rock-solid strategies, individually tailored for a perfect fit.

With Rigby, you get one trusted financial advisor supporting you in both your personal and business financial decisions, for your entire financial life.

You get the guidance and accountability you need to make massive strides toward your financial goals.

And you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your financial security, and your legacy, are being taken care of.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

“Eric approaches the problem from the perspective of a business owner, not an outside consultant. His concurrent attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture is a skillset I am very happy to have in my corner.“ – Charles C.

Core Values

We Care
We love our clients, we love one another, and we love our work. First and foremost, that work is to help our clients – and we do that by focusing on their unique situations and goals to thoroughly understand their needs. We treat everyone with respect. We adhere to the 6-P maxim – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance – we live and work by it.

“Wow”
We want our clients to think and feel, “Wow, RFG did a great job!” And we hope they say it, too! We are good at what we do. We go above and beyond for our clients. We have a passion for what we do – which is helping you!

Creative Solutions to Your Problems
We pride ourselves on our ability to solve complex problems – and not only with our combined diligence and expertise, either – because a critical component is listening to you. We bring mindfulness and empathy and are wholly present when talking with you, because we realize that the way to help you best is only discovered by understanding where you are coming from and where you want to go.

Growth
We are an entrepreneurial, growth-oriented business and love working with like-minded, growth-oriented entrepreneurs. We constantly seek ways to improve things for you and your business because we want to help you grow.

Humility Combined with Confidence
We combine confidence in our ability to help our clients with the humility to know we can continuously improve. We do the right thing. We will always be honest with you, encourage your endeavors, and do our best to ensure they succeed.


Team

Eric Rigby
Eric Rigby
Principal, CPA/PFS
Tel: (504) 586-3051
Eric loves to work as a trusted business advisor, creatively solving complicated problems for his clients. Eric does not have his own desk, which allows him to focus on personal meetings, discovery, and strategy. He also enjoys spreading his financial knowledge through teaching and coaching.

Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic-Arranger-Command-Empathy-Individualization
Philip Murray
Philip Murray
Tax Manager, CPA
Tel: (504) 586-3491
Philip loves the way RFG allows him to work closely with clients to devise personal, holistic solutions to their needs and strategies to achieve their individual goals. He is excited to bring his expertise in tax, accounting, succession planning, real estate, and more, to serve RFG’s diverse clients. In his spare time, Philip is an avid fisherman.

Top 5 Strengths: Empathy-Strategic-Context-Individualization-Adaptability
Traci Garrity
Traci Garrity
Senior Tax Accountant
Tel: (504) 586-3489
Traci works directly with business owners and helps them with both corporate and individual tax work. Beyond her technical skills, her best strength is her intuitive sense of what clients need.

Top 5 Strengths: Includer-Achiever-Harmony-Adaptability-Analytical
Ally Hamby
Ally Hamby
Staff Accountant
Tel: (504) 586-3058
Ally comes to us with a drive to grow and improve, which she shares with the entire RFG team. She likes our focus on wholistic, year-round engagement with our clients. In her free time, Ally enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and her pets.

Top 5 Strengths: Learner-Discipline-Achiever-Intellection-Responsibility
Pier Fowler
Pier Fowler
Project Success Specialist
Tel: (504) 586-0198
Pier loves the challenge of improving systems and processes to empower her fellow team members, assuring a smoother workflow for all. In her leisure, she loves spending time in her native North Carolina mountains with her family, and eating great food.

Top 5 Strengths: Relator-Learner-Responsibility-Arranger-Strategic
Ellen Evans
Ellen Evans
Marketing Associate
Tel: (504) 586-3431
Ellen, a published novelist, contributes her writing and graphical skills to our marketing materials and documentation. She also interacts regularly with clients, who invariably admire her gracious and articulate demeanor.

Top 5 Strengths: Strategic-Intellection-Input-Ideation-Adaptability
Melissa Edwards
Melissa Edwards, FPQP™
Wealth Management Associate
Tel: (504) 586-3441
Melissa comes to Rigby Financial with vast experience within the financial industry. She is passionate about helping our clients achieve their financial goals through our comprehensive financial planning. Melissa enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her family.

Top 5 Strengths: Responsibility-Harmony-Input-Consistency-Connectedness
Tami Miller
Tami Miller
Practice Administrator
Tel: (504) 293-1758
Tami brings years of accounting and administrative experience to the Rigby team. As Practice Administrator, she oversees each client engagement, ensuring projects are completed timely, and handles RFG’s office management. Tami enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Top 5 Strengths: Responsibility-Focus-Discipline-Consistency-Harmony

Rhonda Gomes
Rhonda Gomes
Executive Assistant
Tel: (276) 451-7240
Rhonda’s vast experience and lifelong passion for helping others enables her to manage Eric’s day-to-day administrative tasks, freeing more of his time to devote to our clients’ needs. She loves the outdoors, travel and spending time with friends, family and her pups. Rhonda would save every dog in the world, if she could.

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever-Responsibility-Relator-Harmony-Developer