Mr. Francis has nearly three decades of experience in virtually all facets of the finance and economics industry. As a professional investor and multiple business owner, he is passionate about helping individuals, financial professionals, and institutions achieve their goals.
During his pre-med undergraduate program, Mr. Francis discovered his true direction in life. He elected to pursue those interests in the world of finance and the investment industry, including virtually all markets and sectors such as real estate, private equity, hybrid strategies, investment-grade bonds, traditional and alternative investments, commodities, and more.
As an award-winning co-host of the long-running radio show, Financial Fortitude, he took pride in remaining unbiased and objective when it came to helping investors and financial professionals alike. His passion for helping people became evident through his humorous yet focused approach. This show has since transitioned into the popular podcast Trends With Benefits: Real Estate Investing.
Outside the studio, Mr. Francis is the Co-founder & Managing Partner of Minneapolis-based Vincent Companies, a privately held firm with multiple specialized divisions guided by a simple philosophy: Identify opportunity, manage risk, and create exceptional value. Vincent Companies has built its strong reputation on providing modern-day investment vehicles. Vincent Real Estate, Vincent Development, and Vincent Data Centers are fully integrated divisions of Vincent Companies, involved in the acquisition and development of senior living communities, multi-family apartment buildings, and data centers. He is also the Co-founder of a Chicago-based hedge fund, and via private equity investments, he holds ownership in a multitude of businesses in various industries.
In addition to his traditional business interests, Mr. Francis is a public speaker and author. His book, Preventative Wealth Care® – got protection?, has been extremely popular with investors and financial professionals alike. It’s available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.
Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends at his country home, where he likes to grill and give tours around the lake.