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Integrated Financial Group Wealth Management

Welcome to Integrated Financial Group Wealth Management where our main job is doing what is in the client’s best interest. Sounds simple and actually sort of cliché, right? Being in the business as long as we have we would argue it is not as common as you may think. We believe wealth is an expedition during life whether you are accumulating it, conserving it, or distributing it. We help you visualize financial goals, determine risk tolerance, and educate you on your different paths to pursue your goals, so that you not only have financial confidence, but also the ability to personally evaluate if we are doing a good job of helping you work toward your financial goals. We want you to understand your situation, we don’t want you to just trust we are doing a good job.

Backed by the Brain Trust of Independent Registered Investment Advisor Integrated Financial Group, where advisors share their professional wisdom and perspectives within the group, as well as the size and scope of National Broker Dealer LPL, our resources are both vast and collaborative.

Our cost structures can vary depending on the situation of the clients and their needs, but we prefer a fiduciary role with a fee-based structure in our asset management where if you make more we make more and if you make less so do we. We believe in incentivizing the manager of your money to grow it, not just get a commission and ignore it.

Our capabilities are as unique as your situation. We offer personalized planning solutions that include :

So sit down with us at Integrated Financial Group Wealth Management and let us help you in whatever part of the trek you are in whether it’s accumulation, conservation, or distributing your wealth.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Hood

Wealth Manager

Ryan Hood started his career in financial services in 1997 after graduating from the University of North Georgia with a Finance degree. Prior to joining Integrated Financial Group, Ryan spent 18 years at a Fortune 250 financial services firm. He continues today to provide comprehensive financial planning services and wealth management services to individuals as well as businesses. Ryan works with his clients to provide assistance in the areas of wealth management, retirement planning, retirement distribution planning, business owner planning, employee benefits planning, risk management, and estate planning. Ryan has a Series 7 as well as a Series 66, making him a fiduciary to his advisory clients.

Ryan is married to Carrie Hood, an actress who you may have seen on screen from time to time. They have a son, Porter, and a daughter, Waverly. And the kids would be quick to point out the other two family members, a golden retriever named Gray and a cat named Roxy. Family is top priority for Ryan along with his faith. The family are active members of Village Church in Hayesville, North Carolina. When the family is not on a ball field, the track, or the gym cheering one another on, Ryan likes to spend time on the golf course, on the lake, or in the woods. He’s also an avid foodie and loves good wine and good music.

“I really do want to live a life that puts others first, which you cannot do without Grace. Grace, the most important concept perhaps of all time.”

-Ryan Hood

Carrie Walrond


As the administrator for Ryan Hood at Integrated Financial Group Wealth Management Carrie specializes in making the client experience seamless and then rewarding.  Carrie works with clients through the account opening process and beyond into service.  Carrie is a pro at taking care of those around her.

Brice Silver

Director of Trading & Investment Operations

Brice’s attention to detail and passion for numbers and processes make him the perfect Trading Associate. He is responsible for handling IFG’s daily trading operations, and managing the efficiencies of the IFG trading platform. He works hand-in-hand with our Executive Team to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Brice enjoys the outdoors; camping, kayaking, hiking and sports, but on Saturdays you’ll find him cheering on the UGA Bulldogs. When alone, a good movie or book will entertain Brice for hours, but he prefers the company of his friends and loved ones no matter the occasion.

Ron Wrenn, CPA

Compliance Principal

Ron brings decades of experience as a CPA and CFO to his position of Chief Compliance Officer. His primary responsibility is to supervise the activities of the LPL Financial Advisors that are a part of the Integrated Financial Group consortium.

Ron lives with his wife, Angie in Kennesaw, Georgia. They enjoy snow skiing, roller blading and surfing.

Crystal Epstein, AIF®, IACCP®

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

As Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Crystal oversees the department, including advisory operations, trading, processes and procedures, client support, and ensuring IFG complies with all ERISA, FINRA and SEC rules and regulations.

Crystal loves spending time with her son Miles, daughter Mila, and dog Abby outside, playing or going on family hikes. When she does have time to herself, she enjoys hanging out with friends and exploring Georgia or working in her yard.

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Office: (404) 312-8998

195 North Main Street
Suite A
Hiawassee GA 30546