Chirag Chauhan MBA, AIF®, CFP®

LPL Financial Advisor & Managing Partner
(901) 365-3447

Chirag brings a great wealth of advice and experience to clients from his many years of service in financial planning. He entered the field at a young age and made it his mission to help Memphis-area clients pursue the future they desire, no matter their financial situation.

Dedicated to his field, Chirag stays regularly involved with the Financial Planning Association of the Mid-South, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Medical Group Management Association and the Memphis Estate Planning Council. Earning a reputation of practicing with utmost integrity and transparency, Chirag has served as a dispute resolution arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 2009.

Chirag graduated from Rhodes College in 1998 and later received a Master of Business Administration at the University of Memphis in 2002. He attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he attained his Retirement Planning Specialist designation.

Chirag regularly gives back to the Mid-South community and utilizes his talents to assist local organizations. He is an active member of the Methodist Germantown Hospital Advisory Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Orpheum Theater Group. He previously served on the boards of Leadership Memphis, the American Heart Association, the Phoenix Club, Rhodes College Alumni Board, and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.

Chirag has led an exemplary career that has earned him recognition among peers and industry leaders. In 2023, he was inducted into LPL Financial’s Director’s Club, which recognizes the top producing 15% of LPL’s 21,000 advisors nationwide. Other accomplishments include graduating from Leadership Memphis in 2006, being named to the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2008 and achieving Million Dollar Roundtable membership every year since 2006. From 2011 to 2021, Chirag received the Centurion Producer award from Equitable Advisors because of his passion and dedication to clients’ financial needs throughout his many years as a professional. He was also inducted to the Equitable Hall of Fame and was recognized as a Hallmark I and II advisor.

Outside of advising Bluff City Advisory clients with professional financial and investment planning strategies, Chirag is an avid tennis and golf player, race car enthusiast, and devoted family man to his wife, Mandy, and his two sons, Cole and Blake.

Location: 7906 Players Forest Drive | Memphis, TN 38119

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AR Insurance License #:  2818555

CA Insurance License #:  0G74759

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Stephen E. Harris ChFC®, CLU®

LPL Financial Advisor
(901) 682-0903

Stephen serves as a financial consultant, bringing to the firm more than 40 years of experience in the financial field. He works closely with clients to secure their futures, makes sound financial plans and creates diverse investment strategies.

Stephen holds certifications as a Chartered Financial Consultant® and a Chartered Life Underwriter®. He also carries through LPL the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority licenses in Series 1, 7, 63 and 65. He is a proud member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Professionals.

Stephen's efforts in the financial community have not gone unnoticed. He has won many awards including three National Citation awards in management and four National Leaders Corps awards. Equitable Advisors also honored him with a Hallmark I Award for lifetime production.

A University of Memphis graduate and Memphis native, Stephen has been married to his wife of more than 50 years, Mary Beth, who has been a business owner herself for more than 20 years. They have passed down their entrepreneurial spirit to their two children, Elizabeth and Ed, who also created their own thriving businesses. When not advising clients or serving as a mentor, you can also find Stephen playing a leisurely game of golf.

Location: 494 Williamsburg Lane | Memphis, TN 38117

AR Insurance License #: 2079894

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Ben Still

LPL Financial Advisor
(901) 365-3447

Driven by his competitive spirit, Ben has a passion to build a financially secure life for his clients and their families. He works diligently in the roles of financial planning and wealth management to help individuals and families.

After serving in the industry for only three years at the ripe age of 26, Ben was inducted as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a selective group of life insurance and financial services professionals who demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge and strict ethical conduct. In 2023, Ben received the "Top of the Table" qualification from Million Dollar Roundtable, a coveted milestone achievement among top-performing professionals in the financial service industry. While previously at Equitable Advisors, Ben's talents also earned him an Emerging Leader Award and was named a Centurion-level advisor in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by Equitable.

Ben holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) licenses in Series 7 and 66 through LPL Financial. He also holds licenses for life, health, property and casualty insurance plans.

While playing football at the University of Mississippi, Ben studied business and earned his bachelor's degree in risk management and insurance with a minor in business management. A proud alumnus, he enjoys cheering for Ole Miss and serves as a board member for the university's MClub.

Ben returned to his hometown of Memphis where he has built a life with his wife and young child. When he’s not advising clients, Ben can be found golfing, hunting, or spending quality time with his wife, Courtney, and son, Nick. He’s also an active member of the Mid-South chapter of BNI Trusted Advisors.

Location: 7906 Players Forest Drive | Memphis, TN 38119

AR Insurance License #: 17960651

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Ed Barnett

Financial Professional & Founding Partner
(901) 365-3447

Ed is the founder and president of The Barnett Group, which was acquired by HUB International in 2018. Ed is responsible for leading The HUB International Group and its employees, overseeing strategic planning for the company, maximizing its growth, and leading it into the next generation.

Ed remains active in Bluff City Advisory Group LLC as an emeritus advisor.

Ed is actively involved in the Memphis community having served many years on the board of Make-A-Wish and the Methodist Healthcare Foundation. A member of the American Association of Life Underwriters, he maintains a commitment to continuing his education and knowledge in the industry. Ed is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable and has received the prestigious award of Top of the Table from the organization. Additionally, he has received the Order of Excalibur award from Equitable Advisors, the organization’s highest award, and is recognized in the Equitable Advisors Hall of Fame.

Ed spends most of his extra time on the golf course and with his family. When not with Nancy, his wife, you will find him surrounded by his children, Nicole, Wesley and Walter, and his grandchildren, Parker, Caroline, Charlie, Gracely and Wesley Kate.

Location: 7906 Players Forest Drive | Memphis, TN 38119

AR Insurance License #: 1677709

CA Insurance License #: OM44130

Sandra Purdom

Client Relations Manager
(901) 365-3447

Sandra is a licensed assistant for Bluff City Advisory, serving as the connection between the firm's partners and its clients. While supporting the firm's advisors and liaising with clients, she also manages firm operations, including client events and special project assistance.

Prior to joining the group, Sandra worked for 28 years for a Bluff City distributor. As a vice president in the company for 16 years, she ignited sales growth from $2 million to $25 million across multiple branches in the United States.

Sandra later transitioned careers to the financial world and obtained her Series 7 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority license. The Memphis, Tennessee, native received her degree in accounting and marketing from the University of Memphis.

Location: 7906 Players Forest Drive | Memphis, TN 38119