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Gray E. Pendleton, CFP®, AIFA®, AIF®, PPC®, LUTCF

Gray E. Pendleton, CFP®, AIFA®, AIF®, PPC®, LUTCF

Certified Financial Planner

Gray's focus is on tax-efficient estate planning and wealth management. He utilizes a mix of stocks, bonds, private fund managers, mutual funds, alternative products, and ETFs in the investment portfolios he manages for clients. As part of a comprehensive and holistic wealth management process, he integrates financial planning to focus on client goals.  In his work, he also looks at risk due to premature death or disability and often includes life insurance, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance to his client's plans.

Gray brings four years of experience working for Bank of America in Charlotte, handling credit trading operations, credit analysis, accounting, treasury management and employee benefits.  He operated at the heart of America’s financial system during one of the most tumultuous times in its history. 


  • Gray Ellis Pendleton, Raleigh, NC
  • Caroline Geiger Pendleton, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Gray Ellis Pendleton, JR 
  • Gordon Vaughan Pendleton
  • Black Labrador Retriever, Sir "Walter" Raleigh Pendleton

Education and Work History

  • 2015 Graduate of Duke University’s Executive Program for Financial Planning
  • 2011 - Current - Work with Pendleton Financial as an Investment Manager, Financial Planner, and 401k Consultant/Fiduciary
  • 2009-2010 - Worked for Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch Commercial Bank as a credit and treasury analyst
  • 2007-2009 - Worked for Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch Investment Bank as a credit trading analyst & accountant for trading operations
  • Graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2007 with a BA in Economics
  • College Intern for ProEquities, Inc. as an investment analyst and the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor as an external auditor
  • Graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in 2003


  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
  • Professional Plan Consultant®
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow

Community Accolades

  • Triangle Business Journal's 40 Under 40
  • Graduate of Leadership Raleigh
  • Appointed by Governor of NC to serve on the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Eagle Scout

Community Involvement

  • President, Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation
  • President, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors' Homeowner Recovery Fund
  • Member, Raleigh Kiwanis Club
  • Member, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Fundraiser and Event Chair for Triangle Family Services
  • Fundraiser and Volunteer for Healing Transitions (formerly The Healing Place of Wake County)
  • Fundraiser for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Annual Campaign, and two-time award trip winner


  • Time spent with wife and kids
  • Golf
  • Beach & Lake