A respected financial executive, Monte Holm has engaged as president of the South Carolina Columbia Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since mid 2011. With his three-year volunteer commitment lasting until mid-2014, he has plans of transitioning back to the financial industry in the near future. The former president and CEO of World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG), Monte Holm maintains responsibilities as a consultant with the Atlanta based company.
Mr. Holm experienced personal adversity in his teens when his father died and the family farm was lost. The impact of his early struggles gave him determination to build a strong financial foundation for him and his family. Initially exposed to the financial services sector while participating in a two-year church mission, and then again while pursuing studies at Dixie State College in Utah, Monte Holm proceeded to immerse himself in the business. After some early difficulty, he steadily expanded his business starting in the early 1980's and into the next three decades, during which time he successfully managed sales associates throughout Canada and the United States. In recognition of his success, Monte Holm was named chairman of the company's Financial Division in 2003 and president of the firm in 2005.