Geordie M. Hrdlicka
J.D. | LL.M. | CFP®
Geordie M. Hrdlicka is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Principal Advisor of Verde Wealth Group, LLC in Houston, Texas. In addition to holding the FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 Registrations, and General Lines — Life, Accident, Health, and HMO Insurance license, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional as well as a formerly practicing Attorney. With impeccable timing, Geordie transitioned from practicing law to the financial planning field in 1997 giving her a unique perspective after experiencing the “Dot Com” Crash of 2000 and the “Great Recession” of 2008.
Growing up, Geordie’s passions included animals, creative writing and music. Though she initially set her sights on vet school, her liberal arts side dominated and she headed to Trinity University where she earned a B.A. in French and International Studies including one year of study abroad at the University of Nice in France. Soon thereafter, she decided to pursue her other passion, helping people, and attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center where she met her future husband, Jim Corbett. They both graduated in 1992 starting careers in separate civil litigation firms.
Geordie wasn’t satisfied with her career and sought a more direct means to improving people’s lives. Earning an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Houston, Geordie developed her methodology for guiding others toward their definition of financial freedom. Early in her planning career, she dedicated herself to learning her field by volunteer leading and teaching. She served as an adjunct instructor for the Rice University CFP Program and spent two years moderating for Texas Life in Leadership Institute (LILI). She led the Board of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Houston Chapter) as President in 2009–2010. Geordie also received the Paul S. Mills Scholarship from the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals in 2007 in recognition of her commitment to ethical practice, lifelong education and volunteerism within the field of financial services.
Geordie believes in a strong connection with her community and the people in it. She is a graduate of the Leadership Houston Class XXV where she made meaningful connections that helped her identify organizations aligned with her core values and beliefs. She volunteered at the Women’s Resource, an organization committed to financial literacy and as a Zoo Friend for the Houston Zoo. Most recently, Geordie served as the President of the University of Houston‘s Friends of Women’s Studies. She is also active in the realm of education serving on the Finance Committee for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart where she graduated and volunteering in the classroom at School of the Woods Montessori where her daughter, Katja, currently attends.
When Geordie is not helping clients reach their financial goals and supporting her community, she enjoys traveling with her family, languages, yoga, dancing and animals. She also enjoys watching the creative side in Katja evolve. And wherever Katja’s talents lead her, she is sure to be financially savvy.