Our Team

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Earl Jefferson, CFP®, AIF®

President and Chief Investment Officer

7th Harvest Investments was founded in 2006 by Earl Jefferson, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and investment advisor with more than 20 years of industry experience. He started 7th Harvest Investments with one goal in mind: To simplify the investment process through time tested principles, transparency, and cost efficiency.

As a graduate of the University of Houston, Earl holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Economics and Psychology in addition to carrying the Certified Financial Planner™ and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® professional designations.

In his free time, Earl enjoys spending time with his family, coaching, reading and traveling. He has also taught an adjunct instructor at Southern Methodist University.

Howard Goodman, CPA

Advisor Partner

A graduate of the Wharton School, Howard worked for over 20 years in the world's top financial institutions before dedicating himself to working for family businesses and individuals.

A native New Yorker, Howard has lived in the Plano/Frisco area for 15 years and has never looked back (although he's still a die-hard Mets fan).

Howard speaks fluent Spanish having spent several years living in Argentina.

Howard is a licensed CPA and is a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs.  He is also a Quick Books ProAdvisor.

Chester Anderson III, CFP®

Advisor Partner

Chester has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.  As a graduate of the University of Houston, Chester holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management Information Systems (M.I.S) in addition to carrying the Certified Financial Planner™ professional designations.

In his free time, Chester enjoys spending time with his family, teaching financial stewardship classes, reading and traveling.  He is also on the board of non-profit, Real Life Ministries.

Michelle Taylor

Advisor Partner

Michelle has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years.  She has owned and operated her own Broker-Dealer and has served has an Investment Advisor since 2001.

As a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management in addition to attending The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Michelle is a fitness enthusiast, she enjoys being outdoors, reading and traveling.

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Tom Young

Advisor Partner

With over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Tom contributes to the firm's Investments Committee.

Tom is originally from Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Math from Lamar University.

In his free time, Tom enjoys activities like tennis and playing flyball with his dogs.



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Pankaj Malik, CFA

Investment Analyst

As Investment Analyst, Pankaj serves as a member of the firm's Investments Committee and oversees client portfolios as well as heading up the investors' education and communication efforts.

Prior to moving to the U.S., Pankaj received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Ferrara, in Italy. He also completed his MBA from the University of Houston. He is fluent in four languages.

Pankaj passed all three exams of the CFA Program.

Some of the activities that Pankaj enjoys in his free time are traveling, reading, playing soccer, and snowboarding.

Jasmine Bruno

Client Service Specialist

Jasmine is the firm's Client Service Specialist. She is very passionate about her job, and always goes the extra mile to provide clients with the exceptional service.

She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been living in Texas for 10 years.

Whenever she's not working, Jasmine likes to read, write, and explore the city and culture of Dallas.

Dalia Gomez

Operations Associate

As the firm's first point of contact, Dalia takes client service to a whole new level.
In her role as Operations Associate, Dalia coordinates the firm's administrative operations and client support services.

Dalia is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Business and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Most of her time away from work is spent with her family and friends.

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