The Ford Group

Brian T Ford, AWM, CFP®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Brian is the lead advisor for the Ford Group, with a focus on adding value to all client relationships by becoming a trusted, valuable consultant to you, your family and your business. In 2000, he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) certification and in 2006, he earned RBC Wealth Management’s internal designation of Accredited Wealth Manager (AWM).

   
Brian is a regular radio contributor to the “Virginia Stock Report”, as well as the Monday Morning Business Report on VPM 88.9 FM (Richmond). He is active in the community and has leadership roles on the boards of the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation and the Estate Planning Council at the University of Richmond. Brian is also an adult Sunday school teacher at Trinity United Methodist Church. 


Brian is a 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Brian is a lifelong resident of Richmond, Virginia, and is married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie, and they have two children. Outside of the office, he enjoys travel, golf and reading.

Andy Foldenauer, AAMS®, AIF®, AWM

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Andy plays a critical role in investment manager oversight and individual portfolio construction. His compassion for individual client attention and his professional demeanor make him a valuable advisor. Andy recently earned RBC Wealth Management’s internal designation of Accredited Wealth Manager (AWM). In 2011, he earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation and in 2004, Andy earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designation.


Andy is a regular radio contributor to the “Virginia Stock Report” as well as the Monday Morning Business Report on VPM 88.9 FM (Richmond). He is active in the community and has had leadership roles on several organization boards, including the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Virginia Mentoring Partnership, Midlothian Rotary Club and Southside Church of the Nazarene.


Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a business minor from James Madison University. Andy, a native of Richmond, Virginia lives in Midlothian with his wife, Janet, and their three daughters. Outside of the office, he enjoys golf, basketball and most outdoor recreation activities.

Genie Samford

Senior Investment Associate

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Genie has been with RBC Wealth Management since 1999, and has over 30 years of experience serving private clients. She holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is a past recipient of multiple RBC Wealth Management Awards of Excellence. She is the operations manager overseeing all client account services, compliance, regulatory projects, as well as receipts and disbursements from client accounts.

Prior to working at RBC Wealth Management, she worked for a financial planning firm in New York as well as an insurance company in Boston.

A native of Richmond, Genie enjoys music, reading and traveling.

Susan Hulcher, AAMS®

Investment Associate

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Susan has been with RBC Wealth Management since June, 2016. She has passed the Series 7 and 66 exams, and assists with wealth management plans, product research and monitoring, portfolio analysis and various technology related initiatives. Susan earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designation in 2019. Susan is also a regular radio contributor to the "Virginia Stock Report" on VPM 88.9 FM (Richmond).

Prior to working with RBC Wealth Management, she worked for a Richmond public relations firm, was a small business owner and an officer in the United States Army. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

A native of Pennsylvania, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, Shell and her 4 adult children exploring the rich history of Richmond and outdoor activities such as biking and running.

Carrie Brown

Client Associate

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Carrie joined RBC Wealth Management in April, 2019. She is the marketing and project coordinator for The Ford Group, organizing events and special projects that enable the team to serve our clients with the utmost personal attention.

Prior to working with RBC Wealth Management, she worked for a financial group in Michigan as a private banker. She earned a Bachelor of Science in public relations from Eastern Michigan University.

A native of Michigan, Carrie enjoys going on vacation, finding the perfect chai latte and spending time with her friends and family.

Our team

At The Ford Group, we understand that investments are a means to an end-- and what truly matters is how they bring you, your family and your business closer to your goals. Keeping your objectives uppermost in our minds is just one of the many ways we build lasting relationships founded on trust with all of our clients. 

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