J. David Ashby
Dr. David Ashby graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He completed his master's in business administration degree at Ole Miss in 1978. For years, David worked as an accountant and taught accounting classes as an adjunct professor for night classes at the University of Ozarks in Fort Smith. In 1996, he earned his doctorate in finance from Louisiana Tech University. One year later he became a Certified Financial Planner™ professional (CFP®) and launched the first financial planning curriculum in Arkansas at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. During his time at SAU he was honored with the Peoples Bank Professor of Finance endowment, SAU Faculty Excellence Award for Research and awarded the 2012 Honor Professor designation by his peers. In 2002, he collaborated with Darla Williams, a former student, and opened Mustard Seed Wealth Management. David balanced his teaching career and wealth management career for years but after 23 year of teaching at Southern Arkansas University David retired in 2015 and is focusing solely on Mustard Seed. He has previously served on numerous committees of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in Washington. He has published papers in several professional journals. Give David a call and let him help you reach your goals.
David and wife Judy have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.