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Gray Pendleton, CFP®, PPC®, AIFA®

Gray Pendleton, CFP®, PPC®, AIFA®

Certified Financial Planner

Gray's focus is on clients' needs through the five core areas of financial planning: Estate Planning, Tax-efficient Planning, Retirement Income Planning, Protection, and Investment Planning. 

For our clients, Gray utilizes a mix of stocks, bonds, private fund managers, mutual funds, alternative products, and exchange traded funds in the investment portfolios 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. 


  • Caroline Geiger Pendleton
  • Gray Ellis Pendleton, JR 
  • Gordon Vaughn 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
  • Intern for ProEquities, Inc. as an investment analyst
  • Intern for 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

  • Sunday School Teacher, White Memorial Presbyterian Church 
  • Past President, Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation
  • Past President, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors' Homeowner Recovery Fund
  • Member, Raleigh Kiwanis Club
  • Member, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (term ended in 2019)
  • 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 four-time award winner


  • Family Time
  • Yard Work 
  • Boating / Foiling
  • Astronomy 
  • Beach
  • Skiing
  • Golf