Ernie Bonnoitt graduated from LSU in 1979 with the degree in accounting. He received his CPA certificate in 1986. Upon graduating from LSU he worked in the banking industry in Baton Rouge until moving to New Orleans in 1981. At that time he took position as CFO at Universal Furniture. During this tender he developed the retirement plans for the company and started taking an interest in financial planning. In 2004 Ernie became president of Universal Furniture. He left Universal Furniture because of the desire to help people in planning for their retirement. He has is securities license 65 and is a registered investment advisor representative with Brookstone Capital Management LLC. He is also insurance licensed in the state of Louisiana and Mississippi.