Kyle McDonald is CEO of Argent Financial Group, Inc., a Ruston domiciled regional wealth management firm. Kyle founded Argent, originally as The Trust Company of Louisiana, in May 1990 and has served as Argent’s only CEO.
Argent provides a broad array of wealth management services through its corporate structure, including trust administration, investment management, family office services, oil and gas rights management, retirement plan services, securities brokerage, and other related financial services.
Kyle is an honor graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He holds a law degree from Louisiana State University. Kyle is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School.
He practiced law with Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips in Baton Rouge prior to joining Ruston State Bank. Kyle served Vice President & Trust Officer and Chairman of the Management Committee at Ruston State Bank prior to founding Argent with $48 million in client assets. Argent is now responsible for over $11 billion in client assets.
Kyle has served in several leadership roles in civic, industry, economic development and charitable organizations in his community and region. He and his wife Tisdale are parents of four adult children and are Louisiana natives.