Eric Pettus is the president/founder of the Pettus & Dawkins Financial Group (PDFG). Prior to establishing PDFG, Pettus was the owner of an Ameriprise Financial franchise. He was with the company, formerly known as American Express Financial Advisors, for seven years. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Pettus enjoyed a career in retail. He supervised loss prevention departments at Wackenhut Corporation, Caldor Inc., Eckerd Drug, Visionworks, CarMax, First North American National Bank, and Circuit City.
In 1997, Pettus started a consulting firm that specialized in small business development and quickly learned of the financial divide between small and minority businesses and their mainstream and larger counterparts. It was at this point that he shifted his focus to spreading an attainable financial message throughout South Florida. Recognizing his contributions to the South Florida community, in 2007, Pettus was included in the Inaugural Edition of Who’s Who In Black South Florida.
As founder/owner of PDFG, he does financial planning, specializing in the areas of: debt reduction, cash management planning, protection planning through insurance, investment planning, education planning, tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, and small business planning.
Eric Pettus is a graduate of Towson University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. Pettus has two daughters, Cierra and Ciana.