Emile retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1995, as a Colonel, last serving Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, Marine Force Reserve. Upon retirement, he worked as an American Express Financial Advisor, later moving to the Shilla Corporation, a regional third party administrator for employee benefits.
In 1998, Emile started the first chapter of Business Network International in Louisiana. He moved to Atlanta in January of 2002 as the Managing Area Director, BNI, Atlanta. The aggressive growth of his region included an extensive educational program for BNI members.
Emile is the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors and is a franchise owner of the Referral Institute. He has been a Referral Institute Master Trainer and has developed a number of referral training programs that are taught nationally. He is also certified as a DISC Practitioner by Personality Insights, Inc. and has conducted DISC training for businesses both large and small. Emile is known for his fast-paced, results oriented training style. His dynamic presentations provide on-the-ground, useful information, mixed with action items and a little fun.
Emile is the Executive Director for Fast Forward Restart, a nonprofit organization working with small businesses and nonprofits in their recovery from major disasters. Current project areas include New Orleans, LA, Livonia, MI, and Rumford, ME.
His initial career spanned 25 years with Mercedes-Benz in client service.His career in the Real Estate industry spans 18 years here in Atlanta.Clax is a Member of the Atlanta Executive Forum, World Trade Center Atlanta, National and Georgia Association of Realtors.Clax, with Partners, John Damiano, Karen B. Eberson joined to form Provident Professionals, Inc., DBA, The Providence Group. The focus of their business is Residential Real Estate, Relocation and Commercial Real Estate.
Clax enjoys time with family and friends, reading, and early morning walks, activities through his church and works with Habitat for Humanity.
Paxton is a CFP® and joined Capital Research Advisors, LLC during 2010. Prior to his affiliation with CRA, Mr. DeMent was Senior Portfolio Manager with Varn Investment Counsel, Inc for the previous nine years. Mr. DeMent has also worked as a financial planner with Ameriprise.
He graduated in 1988 from Millsaps College with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Paxton obtained his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2007. He is a member of the National Association of Active Investment Manager, NAAIM. Paxton has lived in the Atlanta Area for more than 20 years. Paxton and his wife, Paige, have two elementary aged children and live in Cobb County. His interests include golf and through the years has had consistent charitable/community service activity and has been especially keen on donating blood/platelets to the Red Cross. My interest is still golf and more golf.