Jim McKay moved to Raleigh NC in 1973 as a teenager from Atlanta and has watched the growth of this relatively small town explode into a major metropolitan area. While attending North Carolina State University, Jim stumbled on an opportunity to purchase an ongoing dry-cleaning business. Knowing his dream was to become an entrepreneur, he jumped at the chance to own and operate what became McKay’s Dry Cleaners from 1978 until he sold the enterprise in May of 1995.
In his quest to discover his next entrepreneurial opportunity, he was introduced to the financial services industry. Being attracted to the idea of helping others, coupled with complete flexibility and potential, McKay joined Equitable Life which soon became AXA Advisors. His years at AXA developed and grew his knowledge and experience as a financial advisor. Jim left AXA to join ProEquities in 2005, practicing solo until 2016 when he joined MassMutual. “This industry offers the ability to serve clients in a very intimate and trusted relationship,” says McKay.
As one of the founding members of Mainmast Financial Group, McKay believes the team is well positioned to excel through the next generation of change and growth in our industry.