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Individual Consultant

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Charlotte , North Carolina , United States
730 3rd Ave.
New York , New York 10017
United States

Company Description: TIAA-CREF ( is a national financial services organization with $834 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2015) and is the leading...   more

Employment History

  • Leading Financial Consultant
  • Deputy District Director
    North Carolina's 8th Congressional District Financial Rep
  • Vice-Chair
    Cabarrus County School
  • Staff Member
  • Member, Concord District Office
  • Deputy District Director
  • Deputy District Director
    8th Congressional District
  • Office Manager
    Charlotte Premier Health Center
  • Deputy District Director
    Wendell Fant


  • Bachelor's Degree , Business Management
    Charleston Southern University
  • Masters , Business Administration
    Webster's University
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Web References
About CCDP | Cabarrus County Democrats, 29 Nov 2011 [cached]
Wendell Fant
Third Vice-Chair 704-990-6343
Wendell Fant is the Office Manager for Charlotte Premier Health Center. He is the former Deputy District Director for the 8th Congressional District. Wendell was a leading Financial Consultant with TIAA-CREF, where he assisted many investors through turbulent times during the 2007-2009 economic down turn. He is an accomplished financial executive with a strong financial management record. He is a Blue-chip-trained Project Management Professional with a background in personalized portfolio development and retirement portfolio management. Wendell joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1986 and has served in the Gulf War and most recently in Iraq. He loves being a part of a great team such as the Marine Corps but realized it was time to give it up. He retired this past August after 23 years of faithful service.
Wendell received his Masters in Business Administration from Webster's University and his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Charleston Southern University. Wendell believes in giving back which reflects on the various boards he currently serves which includes: Logan Daycare, The ARC of Cabarrus County, Mental Health Association (MHA) Of Central Carolinas, Inc., He is a graduate The Institute of Political Leadership, and he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.,
He is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer and they have one son, Ryan.
Wendell Fant, who until last ..., 11 June 2010 [cached]
Wendell Fant, who until last month was Kissell's deputy district director, said in an interview he did use his U.S. House e-mail account to check on his own Veterans Affairs matter and get information about a mortgage loan modification.
Fant, a Marine Corps reservist scheduled to retire in August, said he didn't seek or expect any special advantage as Kissell's staff member over treatment for an illness while he was in the military. He said the loan modification with Wells Fargo had already been completed when he contacted the company.
"I did err in using the House e-mail," Fant said, but "I certainly wasn't trying to get any gain from anything."
Fant is the focus of a union-led movement trying to get him on the ballot as an independent candidate to challenge Kissell, a first-term Democrat representing North Carolina's 8th District stretching from Charlotte east to Fort Bragg.
North Carolina Families First turned in more than 35,000 signatures before the deadline Thursday to qualify Fant. Group leaders approached him last month, a few days after he resigned from his job.
"I'm certainly flattered by that effort," said Fant, 42, of Concord.
County election boards are now reviewing the signatures. The group will know in two weeks whether it exceeded the 16,929 signatures from registered voters needed to qualify Fant as a candidate. Fant said he hasn't yet committed to taking on his former boss.
Fant said Kissell never confronted him on the accusation about his Veterans Affairs case and treated him differently from another staff member who was seeking similar help about a VA issue.
Fant, who ran unsuccessfully for the Cabarrus County commission in 2008, knocked on voters' doors with Kissell when the congressman first ran for the House seat and defeated GOP incumbent Robin Hayes.
Kissell hired Fant in January 2009.
I'm still hurt," Fant said. "I do feel betrayed."
Kissell's complaint also alleged Fant failed to report that he was working on the side as a recruiter for a mortgage marketing company. Fant said Friday he never made income as a recruiter and worked only briefly to help a cousin involved in the company.
"This is the civil rights movement of our generation and he chose to move in the opposite direction," Fant said.
Wendell Fant, who was the ..., 25 June 2010 [cached]
Wendell Fant, who was the target of the union-backed North Carolina Families First group, said he wouldn't run for the 8th Congressional District seat although at least 21,000 voter signatures had been verified by elections officials. But Fant, who resigned from Kissell's Concord district office last month, had to take the final step and file the petition information with the State Board of Elections by Friday's deadline.
"I have to put my family ahead of my own political ambitions, and for that reason I will not be a candidate for Congress this year," said Fant, 42, of Concord, who is married and has a son.
North Carolina Families First, which mounted a drive to collect nearly 17,000 signatures for an independent bid to challenge Kissell because of his opposition to the health care overhaul signed into law by President Obama, can't use the signatures now to replace Fant with another candidate.
The group, funded by the Service Employees International Union and its local, the State Employees Association of North Carolina, has warmed up to Kissell now that Fant isn't running.
"He's also heard our message ... and lately he's voted in ways that make a difference for all of us," Fant said in a news release.
Kissell filed a House ethics complaint against Fant two weeks ago accusing him in part of using his title as deputy district director and his government computer to work on his own Veterans Affairs case and to monitor his own mortgage modification.
Fant acknowledged some mistakes but denied trying to get special treatment as a congressman's aide.
They are focusing their efforts on ..., 23 May 2010 [cached]
They are focusing their efforts on Wendell Fant, a Cabarrus County resident who was Kissell's deputy district director until last week. Fant said he was asked to leave Kissell's office in a dispute about his making a personal veteran's claim.
Fant, 42, said he would wait and see whether the new party collected enough signatures to get him on the ballot as an independent candidate before deciding to run.
"I'm flattered by them asking me," Fant said.
The Democratic race is made up ..., 2 Mar 2008 [cached]
The Democratic race is made up of Archie Barnhardt and Wendell Fant.
Wendell Fant (D), 39, of Concord, is an officer with the U.S. Marine Corp.Reserves for over 20 years who served in the first Gulf War and toured Kuwait in 2005.
"I would like to see more citizens' voices be heard," said Fant, a native of Anderson, S.C., who moved to Concord in March 2007."Right now, I see that developers seem to set the agenda."
Fant, an individual consultant with TIAA-Cref, said he began to closely follow county government this summer with the intention of entering local politics, but was more recently inspired by the county-wide revaluation that he said may see residents' property taxes rise.
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