Financial Strategist

Harry Reaves II

Florida • Georgia • MI, DE, NY, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS, LA, OK, TX, AZ, CA

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Harry Reaves II's Bio

Harry was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. He graduated from Walter Hines Page High School and attended Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, on a basketball scholarship. Harry graduated from FMU with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. After working in a laboratory for 2 years, he received his first professional basketball contract to play in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada where Darryl Dawkins was the Head Coach. This would be the start of his professional basketball career, which lasted for several years. Harry was fortunate to live and play in Winnipeg, Canada; Amsterdam, Holland; Bilbao, Spain; Cornella, Spain; Wonju, S. Korea; Aveiro, Portugal; Tijuana, Mexico; Doha, Qatar; and Wilmington, NC. Playing abroad for several years in various countries has been instrumental in Harry’s intellectual development. He gained invaluable experience learning to live with so many different people in various cultures and communities around the world.

After his professional basketball career, Harry transitioned to retail management. During this time, he obtained his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Kaplan University. When his internship with Cone Health Systems ended abruptly after 3 months, Harry began his career in financial services. From the knowledge he has gained over the years in the financial services industry, he has established a mandate to build long-term trust with clients by giving them the best advice, educating them in financial literacy, & client-first customer service. Harry has a reputation built on the philosophies of integrity, relationship nurturing, and dedication to the community. To add more value to the services he provides, Harry obtained his certification to become an Accredited Trust Fiduciary Advisor in June 2023.

Harry has specialized in working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, & professionals in the greater Greensboro area. Since the pandemic sparked a huge movement of people meeting virtually, this has allowed Harry the opportunity to reach the same spectrum of clients across the country from California to Texas, Florida to New York, and several states in between. He is passionate about working with his clients to better understand their goals & financial situations. Harry believes by uncovering their goals & identifying the potential challenges they may face, he is able to map out the best route to assist his clients to their financial destination.  As a result of his dedication, Harry is able to get his clients to a season of their lives where work is optional.

Harry’s dedication and pursuit of excellence has allowed him the opportunity to assist several actors, professional writers, & professional athletes.  Having the experience of being a professional athlete, he is fully aware of the financial fears that occur in each of these occupations during the lean times.  By helping his clients navigate through their lean periods, they are more confident today about their financial futures of tomorrow.


Basketball, Working Out, Reading, Traveling, Meeting New People

Work History

Financial Strategist  –   Drive Planning  –   (May 2024 – Present)

President – A Better Life Financial Group – (Mar. 2022 – Present)