Jim Woods, Certified Financial Fiduciary CFF®

Partner/Senior Investment Advisor

Kevin Beahan

Investment Advisor

Sharon Brazeal

Administrative Assistant

Jim Woods, Certified Financial Fiduciary CFF®

Partner/Senior Investment Advisor

Jim joined Southport Capital in 2008 and serves as the Senior Portfolio Manager at Southport Capital. His primary focus is helping small to medium sized business more effectively manage their retirement benefit accounts.

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jim came to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he played varsity football for four years and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.

The first four years of his business career was spent in the insurance industry with Moye Financial Associates. He started his Wall Street career at Merrill Lynch in 1981. Jim has had an extensive career of money management at Bear Stearns, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and Robinson-Humphrey Co., with his last nineteen years being spent at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, before joining Southport in 2008.

Jim and his wife Terri are now empty nesters in Marietta, Georgia, having successfully raised an attorney and two USMC officers.

Kevin Beahan

Investment Advisor

As a Registered Investment Advisor, Kevin takes pride in learning his clients’ individual goals and building out a personalized investment strategy to get there. Based on more than 15 years of financial experience, Kevin educates his clients on the risks and the rewards of each financial choice to, together, create the best portfolio to achieve their long-term aspirations.

Originally from New York, Kevin brings expertise from some of the nation’s top financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones, and Credit Suisse to his portfolio of clients at Southport Capital. He understands that each client is unique with individual goals and draws on his knowledge to craft integrated wealth management plans to help them reach their financial targets.

Kevin and his wife Stephanie live in Smyrna, Georgia with their two dogs Kirra and Lucy. He enjoys travel, cooking, exploring new cultures and is an avid road biker. Through The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, Kevin has raised more than $10,000 for blood cancer research and has participated in 3 century (100-mile) road bike races.

Sharon Brazeal

Administrative Assistant

Sharon Brazeal comes to Southport Capital with over 30 years of Executive Administration and Office Management experience. She has worked with such companies as Turner Broadcasting and Nortel Network. She spent 9 years at Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE) in roles such as supporting the CEO and project coordinator on an 85 million building renovation project.

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