Our Difference

Customized solutions and high touch personal relationships

We believe Wall Street is more focused on products and scale, which leads to under-serving the needs of investors. We strive to differentiate ourselves by providing customized solutions along with high touch personal relationships.

Our History

Buckhorn Investment Advisors was created in 2017 based on the principles and investment process utilized by Julian's mentor. Julian's mentor founded and ran his firm for well over 20 years. Buckhorn saw the need for an investment advisor with transparent fees, a mantra of doing their best to leave a client or prospect in a better place than before they met them, and a clients interest first mentality.

Our Team

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Julian F. Patton, Jr., CFA, CFP®, CAIA

President, CIO, CCO

Julian has over 14 years of investment management and financial planning experience. Julian's background in security selection, asset allocation, and portfolio construction, as well as his financial planning experience, enable him to effectively construct portfolios to match each client's specific financial goals. He performs ongoing due diligence on the investments, analyzing investment and portfolio results.

Julian graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Consumer Economics with special emphasis in Family Financial Management. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and has been awarded the CFA designation by the CFA Institute. He is a regular member of the CFA Institute and North Carolina Society of Financial Analysts. He also has the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Julian enjoys hunting and fishing as well as other outdoor activities. Julian also enjoys playing and watching various sports, but is especially fond of his Georgia Bulldogs. Julian is married to his wonderful wife Mollie. Julian and Mollie live in Charlotte with their daughters Margaret, Katherine, and Chocolate Lab (Cramer).

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Tricia Tauzin

Operations & Administration

Tricia Tauzin joined Buckhorn in early 2019. Tricia is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has worked in many capacities of back office Operations at various Investment Advisors for almost 20 years.

In 2001, Tricia began working for Akre Capital Management, originally located in Washington, DC and then Middleburg, VA as Operations Manager. In 2003, Tricia and her husband relocated to Charlotte and she worked in Operations and as Controller for Sterling Capital Management. She moved to WestEnd Advisors in 2006 and was there for over 10 years in different positions ranging from Operations Analyst to Director of Operations. She specialized in streamlining and automating procedures for data management to gain efficiencies and improve accuracy in reporting. Before starting at Buckhorn, Tricia worked for 2 years as bookkeeper at The Palmetto School at The Children's Attention Home, which serves abandoned, abused, and neglected children.

Tricia is married to John and they live in Fort Mill, SC with their 2 sons.