General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 3, 2003

James Mcclendon – Pacific Financial Group Inc

JAMES C. McCLENDON is the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager and strategist of The Pacific Financial Group, Inc. He began his professional career in 1962. His many years of investment advisory and management experience have led to an investment philosophy that combines Fundamental and Technical Analysis with Econometric Studies that blend into a methodology which he calls "Rational Analysis". Mr. McClendon and his team of professionals attempt to take the best of these disciplines and integrate them into a system of understanding, evaluating and judging investment opportunities. This "Rational Analytical" approach focuses not only on premium returns but also reducing risk to its lowest level. The Pacific Financial Group, Inc.'s specialized software and computer systems are an integral part of the analysis used in these processes. Mr. McClendons knowledge of the financial industry and his extensive experience in economic and financial analysis ensures that The Pacific Financial Group, Inc. will always be managed with professional expertise and integrity. Mr. McClendon has held various corporate positions, with his key areas of responsibility including Mergers and Aquisitions, Capital Asset Management, Corporate Financial Planning, Labor Negotiations, and New Product Developement and Analysis. He brought this valuable expertise in asset and liability management and investment experience with large national firms to his own business, and the beginnings of The Pacific Financial Group, Inc. were formed. In 1984, the firm was incorporated. Mr. McClendon holds a degree from Evergreen State College. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of The Pacific Financial Group

and your responsibilities there?

Mr. McClendon: The Pacific Financial Group is a registered investment

advisor, and we