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Ryan Ledden | President

Ryan is originally from Lilburn, Georgia in Gwinnett County and currently resides in Bold Springs, Georgia. He graduated from Parkview High School where he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Ryan played three years for the Tampa Bay Rays organization as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for three years.

After a six year professional baseball career, Ryan attended and graduated from the University of Georgia where he received his degree in Social Science Education. He then coached baseball and taught Economics at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia for eight years. Ryan also has a Master's degree from the University of Alabama.

Ryan decided on a career change and entered the financial services industry in 2012. He joined Black Oak in September of 2013. Ryan takes his life experiences as a former professional baseball player and educator/coach and applies it to his practical approach in serving and building relationships with his clients. Ryan loves the personal approach that Black Oak takes with each and every client they serve. Ryan assists all age groups with their investments and retirement planning.  Ryan loves being an educator and coach to his clients.

Ryan is married to Dr. Stephanie Ledden DVM who practices small animal medicine in Loganville, Georgia. They have two children (Lindy Grace and Lucas Ryan). In his spare time, Ryan enjoys keeping up with Georgia football, Atlanta Braves, playing golf, volunteering at his church, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Parnick Jennings

Parnick Jennings joined Black Oak in May of 2011 as a financial advisor.

As a Financial Advisor, Parnick works with individual investors to help identify, plan and meet their investment objectives. He does this by developing customized investment solutions based on the unique goals, preferences, and characteristics of each investor. More specifically, he works with the client in identifying specific financial goals, developing a strategy to reach those goals, and then encouraging the client to stay the course over the long term.

As a former small business owner, Parnick understands the needs of a business owner and is uniquely qualified to assist both owners and employees in preparation for a comfortable retirement. Parnick has used his extensive experience in both financial planning and coaching to arm investors with the truth so that they can make educated choices about their financial future.

In 1977, Parnick founded the Parnick Jennings Funeral Home in Cartersville, Georgia. The firm came to be nationally recognized for outstanding customer service, and in 1995 was sold to Service Corporation International. For the next 5 years, under Parnick’s leadership, the firm was ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction among the top 1500 funeral homes in the United States.

Parnick is 2008 Past President of the Cartersville‐Bartow County Chamber of Commerce where he has received numerous awards including “Friend of the Chamber “in 1995, the “Small Businessman of the Year” in 2005, and the Chamber “Servant hood” Award in 2013. While too numerous to mention individually, he has served over 50 terms on various Community and Charitable Boards. In honor of those activities, he received the “Hometown Hero” recognition in 2008 presented by the Cartersville Daily‐Tribune News.

Congressman Phil Gingrey, delivered remarks presented by the Congressman during September 10, 2014 House session honoring Parnick. The Congressman spoke of Parnick’s commitment, dedication and leadership to our community. At the end of each day’s session in Washington D.C. the Extensions of Remarks are read and placed into the Congressional Record. Parnick was also presented with a United States flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C. in his honor.

A native of Rome Georgia, Parnick attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Gupton‐Jones College. Parnick and his wife, Tina are active members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia.

Eddie Overdyke

Eddie Overdyke is the President of Black Oak Asset Management. He has over 12 years experience in the industry. Solving client problems is what Eddie really does.

He’s been featured in America’s Top Hometown Financial Advisors and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and he has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary ® (AIF®) designation from Fiduciary 360 (fi360).

Eddie was a guest on the television program “Leading Experts”, a regular contributor to the radio show “Money for Lunch” and was recently featured in USA Today as one of “America’s Game Changers” in his industry. He has also co-authored a best selling book, “Out Front.”

With all of the economic turmoil in the markets, the country and around the world, Eddie believes it’s more important than ever to prudently handle your money.

Eddie grew up outside of Atlanta in Lilburn, GA. He went on to attend Furman University where he played football, was active in FCA, and the investment club. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and is now active in the alumni association and a member of the Young Benefactors.

Eddie is the father to son, Carter, and daughter, Carmen. He and his wife Holly recently celebrated 8 years of marriage.

When he’s not working, Eddie coaches baseball at Northside Youth Organization in Atlanta, enjoys the outdoors while hunting and fishing, and participates in the occasional short triathlon, duathlon or road race. 

Most importantly, Eddie’s mission is to help you leverage your time, money and other resources to create positive change in your life and in your community. Whatever your financial situation, Eddie wants to help you get on the path to retirement success. 

To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of insurance or investments in your financial strategy, contact us at or call us at 770-382-5792 today!

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