For more than 33 years, Laurus founder R. Hays Englehart, ChFC, has honed his expertise in the financial services industry, specializing in non-profit pension programs and individual retirement plans.
In 2002, he founded Laurus Financial Group to provide individuals, key executives and non-profits with the most objective and personalized strategies possible to help meet their individual goals and needs. His wealth of knowledge and experience touches all facets of financial planning, including retirement planning; insurance and investment analysis; estate and tax planning; individual and non-profit financial services; and non-profit employees and group benefits.
Hays helps clients work toward financial freedom and independence through establishing clear goals and financial discipline. He earned his B.S. from California State University at Sacramento and holds both the Chartered Financial Consultant and the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designations. He holds the FINRA series 6, 7, 24, 63 registrations, through the independent broker/dealer LPL Financial, and FINRA series 65, through Strategic Wealth Advisors Group, LLC. He is licensed in many states for insurance.
He lives in Moraga, California with his wife Regina. His eldest daughter Erin is a successful art director; his son-in-law writes and directs for PIXAR Animation Studios; and his youngest daughter Ashley is a marine mammal trainer. He invests in his community as a member of the Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise and serves on the boards of both the Moraga Community Foundation and the Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation.
Hays is an acknowledged "gear head" and enjoys classic cars and motorcycles. He’s an avid boater, fisherman and golfer (and regularly beats Craig on the links).