Jethro Kollie

Jethro Kollie

Financial Advisor

I’ve been a financial advisor since 2015, though I started my career in a more conventional financial firm.  What attracted me to Beck Bode is the same thing that attracts so many investors to our firm: no one does it quite like us. When you understand how we work, it’s hard to imagine having lived a lifetime not knowing about this very systematized and fully transparent way of investing.

I was born in Liberia, (West Africa) and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts when I was six years old. Growing up, my big dream was to play football professionally. I actually played all through college. When football didn’t work out for me, it was OK because for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved both empowering people and business. I chose financial advising because I believe that people (and institutions) are always going to need strong guidance with managing their money and making wise financial decisions.

I was introduced to Beck Bode through my Bentley alumni network. In my first meeting with them, they gave me a copy of a book that’s instrumental to their work. I won’t spoil if it for you if you haven’t read it. I’ll just say that reading it was a humbling experience, because I recognized so many practices that are commonplace in our industry and detrimental to the long term good of investors.

The good news is that it caught my attention.  “…Wait, there’s another way to help people,” I thought to myself. The book opened my eyes to a transparent and research-driven way of thinking about investing. I love the Beck Bode strategy. It allows for honest conversation with our clients. It has clarity and direction.  Of course, now all I want to do is get everyone I know to read this book.

Besides the investment strategy, I also appreciate the fact that many on our team are serious athletes. And if they’re not athletic, then they are disciplined about something. We’re all wired similarly here.  Football taught me about work ethic, discipline, communication, community and leadership – these are values we share here. All these qualities make Beck Bode a winning organization.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Credentials and Other Trivia

I joined Beck Bode in 2019.

I graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Finance.

I play competitive flag football outside of work.

My favorite person to hang out with is baby sister who is 22 years younger than me!