Our Financial Advisors

Craig M. McDaniel is a senior financial and investment counselor who specializes in the areas of Retirement Planning, Retirement Distribution Planning, reducing taxes, investments and insurance. He utilizes his experience and educational background to now practice strictly as a Certified Financial Planner. Craig is also licensed in securities, fixed and variable annuities, and life, disability and long term care insurance. Craig is interested in building long term relationships.

He has been working in Columbia for over 30 years and now lives in Chapin. Certainly his roots are here in Columbia. He went to A.C. Moore Elementary and then went on to Hand Jr. High School and then to Dreher High School. He graduated from the USC Business Administration School with a major in economics and insurance in 1977. Craig's father, Shelton McDaniel, owned McDaniel's Drugstore in West Columbia for over 49 years. Craig has a daughter, Ginny, grandson, Coleman, son, Craig Jr., and grandson Caden.   He is a member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church. 











Craig McDaniel Jr. is a Financial Advisor with the McDaniel Corporation. He was born, raised, and still lives in Chapin, SC with his wife Brittney and his son Caden, where he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his two dogs Hootie & Lola.  Craig Jr. has strong moral and Christian values. 

He graduated from The University of South Carolina School of Business in 2011 double majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Craig Jr. is an independent Financial Advisor and is fully licensed in securities as well as life, health, disability, & long-term care insurance. He specializes in retirement and insurance planning as well as investment analysis. Craig Jr. uses his knowledge to help his clients build plans to save and invest for retirement, secure their savings in retirement, and protect the financial future of clients and their families.  He is passionate about helping those achieve their financial goals.