Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Betsy Hartman, AIF®

Financial Advisor

As founder and financial advisor of Hartman Financial, Betsy provides individuals with a range of specialized, comprehensive financial guidance for investment, retirement, and estate planning, as well as other wealth management needs. She started Hartman Financial in 2002 with the goal of offering a local, independently owned alternative to large, traditional brokerage firms. 

Betsy earned her BA from Towson University. After graduation, she spent more than 20 years in the banking industry. It was there she realized that management wasn’t her true passion, and truly wanted to work with clients face to face. That’s when she launched Hartman Financial.

Designations and registrations

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 securities registrations

Betsy and her husband, Michael, live in Fallston, Maryland. They have two adult children who also live in Maryland, and two dogs that keep them busy. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and reading murder mysteries.

Founders Seal
 

Betsy Hartman is proud to have been recognized as a Founder's Club advisor for 2017—a distinction based on annual production that places her among the top 39 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Founder's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Founder's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership.

Michele Ransome, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Michele joined Hartman Financial in January of 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge surrounding investments and retirement planning, and a fresh perspective on financial management. She quickly realized the philosophy of Hartman Financial aligned with her own values and is thrilled to be a part of the team.


Michele earned her BA from James Madison University. After graduation, she spent two years working as an analyst for Morgan Stanley. She then began working with clients as an investment specialist and counselor at T. Rowe Price for four years before joining Betsy in the independent financial advisor space.


Designations and registrations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner (CFP®)
  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations

Michele and her husband, Taylor, are residents of Owings Mills, Maryland. They have no children, but one dog who is treated like one. Michele enjoys the beach and playing board games.