Our Profile

The Hedley Hoeger Group is built upon shared values of honesty, integrity, genuine concern for clients, and respect for associates. These values drew us to join Baird and remain central to our ability to earn the quality client partnerships and maintain the high standards that are Baird traditions. Find out about the client-focused service for which The Hedley Hoeger Group is so well known. Contact us today to explore a partnership with The Hedley Hoeger Group.

Jeffrey Hedley

(614) 629-6936

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Jeff has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience, with a background in banking, managing client assets and international finance. He applies this knowledge to provide clients with market strategy, investment allocation and investment selection expertise.
Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He currently is involved with Central Ohio's Lifecare Alliance as a volunteer and financial supporter. Jeff has also been a proud sponsor of Back to Back Ministries as well as helping to support the startup of an English Speaking school in Cambodia.
As a resident of central Ohio, Jeff enjoys spending time with his two adult children, international travel and adventure, as well as many outdoor pursuits.

Benjamin Hoeger, CFP®

Vice President
(614) 629-6932

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Ben started his career in 2005 with Jeff Hedley and has covered many roles as a part of the team over the years, including most recently being named a partner on the team. He focuses on helping clients establish a clear strategy to achieve their goals of college funding and retirement as well as insurance planning, efficient wealth transfer and tax planning focused on wealth preservation.
Ben is a graduate of Otterbein College with a bachelor's degree in economics and finance. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and active with the Financial Planning Association, as well as various committees supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Ben lives in Sunbury with his wife Kelly, son Harrison, and twin daughters Grace and Madelynne. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling and time with family and friends.

Susan Ault

Client Specialist

Sue brings over three decades of financial experience to Baird and has enjoyed working with the team since 2007. She enjoys the personal interaction with clients as well as the detailed work that comes with research, problem solving and administrative service. Sue holds her Series 7 and 63 securities licenses as well as an Ohio life insurance and variable annuity license. She is also involved with charitable organizations throughout Columbus.

Sue enjoys living in Powell Ohio with her husband, Jim, who have been married for 40+ years. They have two married children, two grandchildren, and one four legged child, Charlie.

Jodi Artz

Client Assistant

Jodi started her career at Baird in 1983 and has been an integral part of building our Columbus branch. After taking three years off to spend time with her daughters, she is back with Baird joining the Hedley Hoeger Group. Jodi serves as the team’s practicing manager, which includes the coordination of all client correspondence, maintenance of client contact database, client service enhancements and client events. She enjoys attending her children’s sporting events as well as volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

Jodi lives in Pataskala and where she enjoys her time with her daughters and dogs.

Devon Schwartzwalder

Client Assistant

Devon joined the Hedley Hoeger Group back in 2016. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in human ecology and a specialization in consumer and family financial services. She assists Jeff and Ben with research, financial planning and marketing, along with administrative responsibilies and technology updates. Devon brings an immense amount of energy and devotion to our team which enhances our client’s experience with both Baird and the Hedley Hoeger Group.

Currently residing in Westerville, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.