Colleagues and friends alike describe Omar Azeez as approachable, empowering, and down to earth. The former athlete’s path to financial services was through a sports injury that took him out of commission for months. “It was tough to hear that I could no longer pursue my dream,” he recalls. Feeling down about his prospects as a football player, a chance encounter with a financial advisor gave Omar a glimpse into other possibilities. He picked himself up, channeled his energies into his recovery, and dove into a career in financial services.
With some hindsight, Omar concludes that it was the best decision he’s ever made. Upon joining MassMutual’s Houston agency, his practice took off immediately. Not only did it allow him to achieve financial success at an early age, but it introduced him to his wife, Reva, who was an advisor at the firm at the time. Together, they launched a boutique firm called ROA2 Partners, Inc. in 2010.
As a coach, Omar has led ROA2 Partners to become one of the top-performing financial groups in Houston. People are drawn to Omar’s positive energy, and his unrelenting desire to develop winners. “We’re scrappy, we’re nimble, and one-hundred percent self-made,” he says. “Every single person here has overcome challenges to accomplish their dreams; it’s my job to help them reach their goals,” adds Omar. As the Managing Partner at the firm, Omar also takes on considerable operations responsibilities, thus freeing up other experienced professionals to dedicate more time to clients.
Omar loves the opportunity to share with new financial professionals how rewarding this career can be. ROA2 Partners is a living business environment that allows him to showcase best practices in financial services both to the firm’s clients, and to its recruits. “We have developed a road map that’s been tested and validated; as long as you can follow a process, you won’t have to reinvent the wheel to be an entrepreneur,” he explains. “We provide the support and infrastructure, all you need is the desire to succeed,” he says, citing his wife as a model of success.
Though the practice keeps him extremely busy, Omar still finds time to enthusiastically follow any form of football, to introduce the sport to his two sons, and to occasionally play a few rounds of golf. Omar studied Finance at the University of Houston. He resides with his family in the Greater Houston area.
Omar Azeez is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC. OSJ 3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1800 Houston TX 77046 (713) 402-3800. ROA2 Partners, Inc. is not a subsidiary of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.