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Randy Deaton

Wealth Management & Legacy Planner



Randy Deaton is a wealth management and legacy planner and also the owner of the Louisville office of Everest Retirement Planners. He has 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years in the banking industry and became independent in 2003.

His practice is focused on helping clients fully prepare for retirement, which includes preparing comprehensive financial plans unique to their situation and acting as a financial coach to educate them on how to make beneficial choices during their retirement years so they can continue to remain confident about their finances.

Randy follows a fiduciary standard when working with clients, which means he will act in only the best interest of his clients and ensure that all retirement advice given is suitable to the client’s objectives, needs and circumstances. Because he is an independent financial planner, he is free to draw on the wide variety of financial options available from a full range of investment and insurance companies. He is not restricted to working with limited products. His approach to working with clients is more like a financial coach where he helps people understand their range of options and educates them on what he considers the best strategies and products available in the industry today for retirement financial planning. He strongly believes in the motto: Plan First, Invest Second.®

Randy has spoken to employees of organizations both in the public and private sector throughout Louisville, including the Louisville AARP membership on retirement planning and the Kentucky Teacher’s Council on Economic Education. He also speaks to groups on retirement planning, Social Security, income planning in retirement, Medicare, long-term care planning, legacy planning and getting “fiscally fit.”

Randy has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton, Ohio. He has obtained FINRA securities licenses Series 6, 63 and 65, and is registered to do business in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Texas and Colorado. He is also licensed to offer clients life, health, and long-term care insurance. Randy is the Louisville Chapter President for the Society of Financial Awareness (SOFA).

Originally from Cincinnati, Randy has lived in Louisville since 1994. He is married to Nadine, who was born and raised in Germany. They are the proud parents of Tilly, a tuxedo cat, and Addie, a lab/terrier mix. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking and travelling.

Karen Nance



Karen has worked with Randy since 2006. She plays a key roll in coordinating and administrating client services. Karen is intimately involved in client onboarding, ongoing administrative assistance, client communication, and event coordination.

Originally from Wisconsin, Karen has been a Louisville resident for over 30-years. When not working she enjoys traveling to Texas and New York to visit her two beautiful daughters and grandson."


Emma Conder

First Impressions Coordinator



Emma is the newest member of our team and most likely the first person to greet you on the phone or in the office. She has taken on the role of Administrative Assistant in the Office and supports Maria and Bill daily. She is a vital part in maintaining client relationships and keeping a healthy workflow in the office. 

Outside of Everest, Emma is the Music Minister for her church, St. Francis UMC. There, she works with parishioners ages 4-85 across 5 different ensembles to provide music to her church congregation. 

When not working, Emma enjoys spending time with her cat, Rea, her mom and brother, and exploring the outdoors with her friends. One of her favorite pass times is completing jigsaw puzzles, while listening to her favorite artists or watching her favorite shows. 

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