Dru Holmquist is Principal and Head of Client Facing and Wealth Management Consulting Practices at Cutter Associates. Now based in San Diego, Dru is also the founder of Out in Finance, an industry affiliate group for LGBTQ+ professionals in finance.
Our conversation starts with Dru’s upbringing in Minnesota, his early married life and how he approached coming out in stages – first in his personal life and then at work. He charts the mentors that he had in his professional life, many of whom had a personal interest in Dru, being akin to family. These mentors celebrated his coming out and enabled him upon the journey to become his authentic self.
We move then to talk about the industry affinity group Out in Finance which Dru founded so that other finance professionals from the LGBTQ+ community could meet role models, share experiences and gain the confidence to grow their own visibility. We talk about the growth of that organization, its impact and the corporate partners who support it. We end with a note of optimism for the future, about how far we have come.
You can find Dru’s podcast on the Podomatic Link here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/caoimheechow/episodes/2023-06-05T03_31_37-07_00
The 2023 Pride Series is kindly sponsored by members of our Rainbow Network including Laura J. LaTourette, who is a financial planner who describes her practice as one designed to enable LGBTQ+ folx make a plan to simplify their lives to enable them to live authentically and leave a legacy of love. Based in Dahlonega Georgia but with a national client base Laura has a particular interest in working with LGBTQ+ elders. You can find out more about Laura’s practice by following her on: