When our founder, Donald R. Raber, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he served most of his years aboard the USS Aldebaran AF-10, a supply ship that took part in the Cuban Missile Crisis blockade. After he left the Navy, he exchanged battles on the open sea for ones in the finance industry, starting as an options trader on Wall Street and working his way up through the ranks.
His career took him from NYC to being the Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer of the National Bank of Commerce in Charleston, WV. His ongoing success had him recruited for the same positions at First American Bank in Kingsport, TN, and then as Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Officer of Home Federal Bank in Johnson City, TN. When Home Federal was bought out, Don was inspired to continue serving as an investment guide for his clients, managing their money and helping them achieve their financial goals.
Aldebaran Financial was created in direct response to this dream. Since its founding, it has grown to be the largest Registered Investment Advisor firm in the Kingsport, Johnson City & Bristol.
The story doesn’t end there, though! Aldebaran Financial continues to grow every day, guiding more clients to positive financial futures.
Learn more about Don and our other investment managers on the Staff Page!