Granville Financial Group (GFG) is a boutique consulting firm specializing in executive compensation solutions for financial institutions and corporate clientele. As a trusted advisor, GFG provides expert guidance and innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients.
What makes GFG unique is our values-based culture, our client-focused approach to doing business, and our unwavering commitment to excellence.
As a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), GFG continues to meet the growing demand for Vendor Diversity in the Banking sector.
William Granville III, CLU, ChFCWilliam “Billy” Granville III is the CEO & Managing Member of Granville Financial Group. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) with broad experience in the financial industry. Mr. Granville is recognized in the marketplace as a leader, author, and speaker in Executive Compensation and BOLI. He consults directly with Boards, CEOs and Presidents on Executive Compensation Solutions.Billy earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, serving as captain of the football team and earning All-ACC honors. He also played professional football in the NFL for five years.
Mr. Granville serves on the following Boards:
- Independent Bankers Association of Texas
- Rockwell Fund, Inc.
- University of Houston, Board of Visitors
Robert W. Herbster, CLU, ChFCRobert W. Herbster joined the GFG team in 2013 as a Partner and Senior Consultant. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Bob has over 20 years of experience as a Financial Consultant- with a deep concentration in the Benefits & Estate Planning arena.Prior to his work as a Financial Consultant, Bob worked has as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for 3 major financial services companies where he helped all of them successfully grow their organizations.
Mr. Herbster holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School as well as a B.A. from Elmhurst College.
Ralph Pence, FSA, CLURalph Pence also joined GFG as a Partner & Senior Consultant in 2013. Mr. Pence is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).Mr. Pence’s successful career in the financial services industry includes a 10+ year tenure with a multi-billion dollar insurance and financial services company, where he served as a Chief Actuary and as a Regional Director.
Ralph holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Ohio State University.