Chirag Chauhan

Partner and Director of Financial Services, Certified Financial Planner

Chirag joined The Barnett Group in 2006 and now serves as a partner and director of financial services. He brings a great wealth of advice and expertise to clients by staying involved with industry organizations like the Financial Planning Association of the Mid-South, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Medical Group Management Association and the Memphis Estate Planning Council. Chirag has also served as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) dispute resolution arbitrator since 2009.

He graduated from Rhodes College in 1998, received his master’s degree in business administration at The University of Memphis in 2002 and attained his Retirement Planning Specialist designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Chirag developed a passion for financial services from the beginning of his career and continues to thrive in the industry.

Aside from his professional duties at Barnett, Chirag also utilizes his talents to assist local organizations around Memphis. He currently serves as a member of the Methodist Germantown Hospital Advisory Council, Kiwanis Club of Germantown and the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association of Memphis. Chirag also serves on the board of directors for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis in Hickory Hill, the Orpheum Theatre and Leadership Memphis.  

Chirag’s other accomplishments include graduating from Leadership Memphis in 2006, being named to the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2008 and consistently achieving Million Dollar Roundtable membership since 2006. In 2011, Chirag received the Centurion Producer award from AXA Advisors.

When Chirag isn’t advising The Barnett Group’s clients with expert financial and investment planning strategies, he’s spending time golfing, running or participating in community service projects around the Mid-South.

Q & A with Chirag

Position: Partner & Director of Financial Services

Work responsibilities:  Financial planning, investment planning, retirement planning, insurance planning and estate planning

Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College, Master of Business Administration from The University of Memphis

Personal: Wife – Mandy, Children – Cole & Blake, beta fish – Pink Foot

One thing most people don’t know about you:  I am obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Favorite book: “The Firm” by John Grisham

Favorite Memphis restaurant:  Restaurant Iris

If you could have a superpower what would it be:  I would want the ability to fly, especially in space.

Name one thing you miss about being a kid:  Summer vacation.

Have any hidden talents: I am able to read people remarkably well.

If you could live during a different time period, which one would you choose and why:  I’d go back to the very beginning because I would love to see the creation of the universe.

If money was no object, what would you do all day:  I would travel the Formula 1 Grand Prix™ series.

What should be taught in school that isn’t already:  Four years of personal finance class.

If you were to create a piece of art, what medium would you choose: The camera.