Martavius Jones started his career in financial services in 1990 in Hartford, Connecticut, as a Pathways Associate in the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of Aetna Life & Casualty Company. EBD was responsible for the sales and service of group pensions, group health and group life plans. Mr. Jones transferred to the Nashville, Tennessee office of Aetna (Health Plans) in 1993 where he recruited physicians and other healthcare providers for participation in managed healthcare plans, HMOs, PPOs, etc.
In 1994, he began his investment career with A.G. Edwards & Sons, in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1998, he joined the investment department of First American Bank, and in 1999 transferred to the Memphis office of First American, which was subsequently acquired by AmSouth Bank. Since 2001, Mr. Jones has been an independent (contractor) financial advisor.
Mr. Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and currently holds the Series 7, 24, 63, 65, and 66 licenses and has a Tennessee Insurance License (resident) and non-resident licenses in several states. He is an avid football fan who has served as a NFL Players Association Registered Financial Advisor and is a recreational golfer, who likes to read and help clients meet their financial goals. Mr. Jones is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Additionally, Mr. Jones is a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant℠. A Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant℠ is a financial planning professional who has been specially trained on the complexities associated with the retirement and other benefits offered to the employees of the federal government.
From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Jones appeared weekly on WHBQ-TV, Fox 13, on Tuesdays at 7:45am providing financial commentary for the "Money Matters" segment of Good Morning Memphis.
Mr. Jones served on the City of Memphis Alcohol Commission from November 2003 until December 2013. In January 2006, he was appointed to the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of a vacated seat and subsequently elected to a full, four-year term in November 2006, re-elected in 2010, and served until 2013. In November 2007, Mr. Jones was selected as one of the Memphis Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 and was a member of the 2008 Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
His additional community service present and past has included board member of Methodist Extended Care Hospital, Memphis Police Foundation, Memphis in May International Festival, Playhouse on the Square, and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
In January 2016, Mr. Jones was sworn in as a member of the Memphis City Council serving Super District 8, Position 3, after winning the seat in October 2015.
Martavius D. Jones
Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant
Not certified by the Federal Government