Hammock Wealth Management

Hammock Wealth Management


Bio for Ellis M. O’Tuel CRPC


Since entering the financial services industry in 2006, Ellis has focused on helping individuals, families and small businesses pursue their financial goals through a comprehensive planning process. Prior to this career change, he helped run the family agri-business located in Marlboro County, SC, as its general manager for fifteen years. This has given him a unique perspective in understanding the needs and issues of businesses and their employees.

Ellis lives in Pawleys Island SC with his wife Jan. They are the parents of adult twin sons. Ellis’ hobbies include fitness, golf, running, beachcombing and studying history.

He is involved in charitable endeavors primarily by recently serving as a board member for St. Christopher’s Children for almost ten years. This organization supplies clothing and orthodontic care to needy children in Georgetown County. He is also an active Rotarian with the Pawleys Island Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow and Past President. He was awarded Rotarian of the Year for 2017-18. 

Ellis' current charitable activities include serving as a board member for Friendship Place, a Christian non-profit that serves meals and life-coaching to Georgetown County disadvantaged residents. One of his main passions is serving in Kairos Prison Ministry as a volunteer team member. This non-denominational program is a vehicle to spread the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to incarcerated individuals at Lee Correctional in Bishopville SC. He was recently selected as Recruiting Coordinator for the group.

He is an active member of All Saints Church where he participates in Men's Connection, serves as an usher and helps deliver meals to the less fortunate as part of Island Grace Mobile.

He is also an avid supporter of the Harbor Historical Association and the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown SC.

He is motivated to provide honest, accurate advice in all life phases of financial planning. 

Ellis holds the Series 7 & 66 securities registrations through LPL Financial. He is securities & insurance licensed in SC, NC, GA, OH, & MD and may only discuss and/or transact business with those located in the aforementioned states. Ellis earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College of Financial Planning in December 2012.