Forrest entered the financial services field in 2004 as a Vice President with John Hancock’s Variable Annuity Division following his service as an officer in the US Army. Forrest was recruited to Lincoln Financials Retirement Division as a marketing director with expanded reach and responsibilities. Between Lincoln and John Hancock, Forrest turned two undeveloped territories into over $200 million in retirement assets.
Forrest was introduced to the Life General Agency business by longtime friend and business associate, Ray Bailey. He left Lincoln in 2008 to begin his role as an independent general agency manager. Forrest is a member partner with Advantage Insurance Network, one of the nation’s largest life insurance marketing firms. He made the transition from a corporate Vice President and has now built Buckhead Brokerage Group from scratch.
Forrest received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Having played all four years, he lettered in Football and was an active member of various clubs. Upon graduation, Forrest was commissioned as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery branch. His last assignment was Air Defense Coordination officer to Fort Stewart. Forrest was responsible for the deployment and tactical plans to the joint forces committee, the army’s primary deployment force.
Forrest is a native of San Antonio, Texas and now lives in Atlanta. He is married to Melissa and has two children. Forrest loves the outdoors and is a fan of most sports. He enjoys spending time with his family and bow hunting on his middle Georgia farm.