Robby is a principal and serves as President, Chief Compliance Officer, portfolio manager and financial advisor. Robby began his own investment management practice in 1993 operating as a sole proprietorship until 2007 when he formed Harfst and Associates, Inc. Robby grew the firm through four acquisitions of established investment advisory firms. The first acquisition was in 1997 and the most recent was the 2013 acquisition of an institutional asset manager, Cascade Investment Counsel, LLC. Cascade Investment Counsel is now the institutional asset management division of the firm.
Robby has successfully guided and advised clients for over 20 years. He has been recognized by his peers for his commitment to clients, personal service and professional integrity.
Robby is a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL with a BA in Economics. Robby grew up on a grain and livestock farm in central Illinois. He is leader in the Ashland community where he is an active member of the Ashland Rotary Club and he currently serves on the board of directors of the Ashland Family YMCA. Robby enjoys spending time with his two boys, contributing to the Ashland community and spending time on his ranch in the Applegate.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.