Jack Watson is the Managing Director of Fortress Financial Partners, a comprehensive wealth planning firm based in Raleigh, NC. With over 30 years of business and financial experience, Jack is a respected advisor serving the needs of professionals, business owners, high net-worth families, non-profits, corporations, and institutions.
Jack is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC©) awarded by the IARFC to financial consultants who meet the high standards of education, experience, and ethics.
Early in his career, Jack worked for Allstate Insurance Company and then AVP of Direct Marketing for Carolina Continental Insurance Company. He has been a small business owner, entrepreneur, and innovator in the field of business and religion.
Jack received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina with a Double Major in Government and International Studies and Business Marketing. He also holds a minor in Theater and Speech. In addition, to the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations held with Fortress Ledger, he holds Life/Annuity/Health/Disability and Long Term Care Insurance licenses.
Jack and his wife Leslie reside in the Holly Springs 12 Oaks Community. They are blessed with four young adult children. Jack is also a retired pastor and holds a Doctoral Degree from Drew University, Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and continuing education from the Oxford Round Table of Oxford, England and Duke Divinity Pastoral School. He has received the D.A.R. Leadership Award, US Air Force Leadership Award, and Who’s Who in America. He is actively involved in Marketplace Ministry and continues to speak, write, and paint. He is also a published author and supportive of several charities. Jack enjoys spending time with his family and friends traveling and a wide variety of sporting events.