Employee Spotlight Series: Featuring Partner and President Larry Maddox

February 07, 2022

At Horizon Wealth Advisors, we are committed to helping our clients through a proactive and tailored approach. As part of our fiduciary commitment, we always put our clients first by working to gain a deep understanding of each client and their unique situation so that we can be effective as both advisors and advocates. Our team is comprised of individuals from different backgrounds with a diverse set of qualifications who all share a passion for what we do.

Though we are usually working to better understand our clients, we’ve turned the tables and given others the chance to get to know us a bit more over the past few months through our Employee Spotlight Series! To conclude the series, we’re featuring our Partner and President, Larry Maddox, who co-founded Horizon Wealth Advisors over twenty years ago in 2000. Larry has taken the time to share with us about both his professional career as well as his life outside of the office. Read on!

What are your typical job duties and responsibilities at Horizon Wealth Advisors?

I work with clients in all aspects of wealth management and financial planning. Along with the rest of the team here at Horizon, I collaborate and consult with clients and external advisors to provide comprehensive wealth management services. We focus our efforts on helping our clients get the most out of their circumstances.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I love the personal interaction I get to have with our clients and my colleagues every day. I also thoroughly enjoy finding and providing the best solutions for our clients’ issues. It’s a very rewarding process.

What 3 words would you use to best describe the culture at Horizon Wealth Advisors?

Friendly. Fiduciary. Responsive.

What has been your proudest moment as Partner and President of Horizon Wealth Advisors?

I generally try to avoid “pride” as a rule; however, I am very satisfied with the tremendous growth and success of the firm since we began in 2000.

What is the best career lesson you’ve learned thus far?

The best advice I’ve received is actually from Dan Sullivan’s “Strategic Coach” course. He outlines four guiding principles which, although fairly basic, provide the best foundation for a successful career:

  • Show up on time.
  • Do what you say you are going to do.
  • Finish what your start.
  • Say please and thank you.

Fun Facts About Larry:

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I enjoy playing golf with my wife, Donna, and our friends. We also love traveling with friends and family.

Capri, ItalyYellowstone National Park The Grand Canyon

What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?

When we are in town, I usually come into the office for a couple of hours on Saturdays to get organized and prepare for the week ahead. Sundays are usually spent playing golf, exercising, attending Mass, and cooking dinner for me and my family.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

Life is short. Don’t wait! Get started doing what you want to do!

How do you define success?

By having a happy family, good friends and a career that I truly enjoy.

Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

We took a fantastic trip to Italy in 2017. We travelled around to the Amalfi coast, Pompeii, Siena and the surrounding Chianti region, Lake Como and Milan.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hard to beat a great cheeseburger.

Any hidden talents?

I enjoy cooking and would like to say that I’m fairly good at it. I learned in my mother’s kitchen, so all credit goes to her!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Probably my wine collection!

Larry Maddox, CFP®, CPA

Larry founded Horizon Advisors, LLC in Houston, Texas in 1999 with fellow business partner Joe Thomson. He collaborates with our wealth management team and other external advisors to provide comprehensive wealth management services.