Meet Fred M. Quattlebaum

Managing Partner/Financial Advisor

I respect that it is your money, you and your family will be the ones affected by the decisions we make. We can’t control the markets but we can seek to avoid the land mines. If we communicate, plan and stay in touch we can be successful.

Background & Experience

Fred began his career in the financial services industry in 1984. He received his securities training with Dean Witter Reynolds, then part of the Sears Financial Network, and later attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, ultimately graduating from The Investment Managements Consultants Association’s Certified Investment Management Analyst Program. Fred additionally earned the title of Wealth Advisory Specialist after completing extensive and in-depth courses on wealth strategies both at Legg Mason and CITI Smith Barney. As his career progressed and advanced, he left DWR and joined Thomson McKinnon Securities. A series of strategic mergers and acquisitions has allowed Fred to work with Prudential Securities, Legg Mason and Citi Smith Barney as well as Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors) to work on the bank side for eight years.

Memberships & Associations

Fred is a former Board member of the Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services of South Carolina, Inc. and a founding member of AIDs Benefit Foundation of South Carolina as well as the SC Gay and Lesbian Business Guild. As a member of the Columbia Action Council, he served as Chairman of the Vista Beautification committee. He was past President of the South Carolina Emu Association and a member of the Georgia Commercial Flower Growers Association where he represented the Geo. W Park Seed Company. Fred has a beautiful special needs nephew, Hunter—therefore, he is very supportive of Family Connections of SC and The Special Olympics.

Home & Hobbies

Fred’s hobbies include politics, travel, historic preservation, American furniture and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th century, especially Chinese Export Porcelains of the 18th century. His passion for antiquities and historic preservation led him to purchase Grovewood Plantation in Lower Richland County, SC circa 1765 and do an extensive restoration. He called Grovewood his home for 21 years before moving back into the Capital City of Columbia, SC, where he now resides in Senate Plaza with a penthouse view of the city.

Family Life

Fred is the son of SC High School League Hall of Fame member Coach Mac Quattlebaum and Eileen McDowell Quattlebaum. Fred’s father, Mac Quattlebaum, coached both girl’s and boys’ basketball and baseball while teaching at Hollywood High School in Saluda County for 44 years. Fred’s mother, wife of Mac and best friend of 58 years, survives him and is still a very integral part of Fred’s life. She gives Fred her insight and wisdom from her 90 years of life experiences.