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Meet Bernard C. Akomas, MBA of K&Q Financial Group in Grand Prairie

Today we’d like to introduce you to the CEO of K&Q Financial Group: Bernard C. Akomas, MBA.

Bernard, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always desired to become wealthy since I was a child and eventually became fascinated with business, finance and investing. One reason I wanted to become wealthy is to have the ability to help others and teach them how to become and stay wealthy. Growing up on the south side of Dallas, Texas. I did not see many wealthy people and as I got older, I would think to myself “how do the wealthy, become and stay wealthy?” After wasting two years and not really having a plan on what I wanted to do with my life, at the age of 20, I decided to take my mom’s advice and enroll in community college. Six years later, I graduated with my MBA and excelled professionally in the supply chain industry. Considering myself very blessed with a good job, a nice salary, married to my middle school sweetheart and three beautiful children, something was still missing….I desired financial freedom. I wanted to be in total control of my income and earning potential which Corporate America didn’t provide. I prayed for guidance to change my direction and to obtain what I truly desired, and a month later, I started my own business. Continuing to work my normal 9-5 and working part-time on my business, I used my main income source to fund my business. After many long nights and weekends, my business became profitable.

Has it been a smooth road?
Overcoming poverty, having my first child at 16, obtaining my GED, and in and out of the judicial system as a teen is anything but experiencing a “smooth road” in life. I have had my share of trials and tribulations throughout my life but with faith on my side, I knew I would have a successful life and career. My mother played a huge roll in my success. She always saw greatness in me even when I didn’t see in myself. She is honestly one of my biggest supporters and my hero. She planted the seed within me to work hard and my own business and I am forever grateful and appreciative. At the age of 27, I begin to read, study and execute my abilities which later gave me the courage to start my own business. I guess you can say, I began to water the seed my mother planted, developed a plan and stuck to it…Now three years later, I am here and flourishing.

Please tell us about business.
K&Q Financial Group is a financial services company specializing in all aspects of Life Insurance and Commercial Real Estate Investing throughout the State of Texas. As a company, we are most proud of the commitment we uphold daily to properly protect our client’s assets by providing intelligent financial solutions through exceptional customer service, trusted financial products, and by acquiring superior real estate that offers value and long-term growth. We believe that putting the financial well-being of our clients first ultimately serves the best interests of our shareholders, our communities and the K&Q Financial Group. Our consistent community engagement is what sets us apart from others. Through direct communication and honest value, we serve the community by improving the condition and circumstances of investing, planning and saving. We seek to provide the best customer service and financial products available in the marketplace today, and we always will.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I like that there is access to resources that small businesses need to thrive, an abundance of job opportunities, lots of activities to do the community, and mostly warm weather year-round. No dislikes, Texas is home!!

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