About Us

OUR FOCUS

As a successful business owner, your business presents priorities on a daily basis that require focus and dedication that most other individuals are not able to sustain. However, it’s this same focus and dedication to your business that can prevent you from allocating resources to fully realizing the financial opportunities available to you by integrating your personal and business planning.

That’s why many entrepreneurs turn to Scott Jones Financial. We focus all of our planning around your largest asset, your business, and we use strategies available to your business to help you achieve your personal financial goals. This distinction in our approach from the standard advisor can provide many benefits to you.

Scott Jones Financial is independently owned and is not bound to any one company, product or provider. As your planning advocate, we bring together the necessary resources based on your unique needs and deliver them with objectivity and superior personal service.

We provide specialized planning for business owners, with our typical clients being owners of privately- held enterprises with $5 million–$250 million in revenue. These small- to mid-sized businesses may not realize it, but they have access to many beneficial tax and financial strategies that are typically thought to be reserved for larger corporations. Our job is to help you understand what is available. The next step is to strategize, implement and integrate the most beneficial strategies for your particular situation.

OUR PLANNING PROCESS

While you may see your destination, the steps for getting there are often less obvious. At Scott Jones Financial, we believe that successfully reaching your goals requires knowledgeable advice and a customized plan that manages not only the opportunities, but also the risks that you may encounter.

To help facilitate the effective integration of business and personal planning, we use our flagship Business of Life™ planning process, as well as numerous tactical processes.

Together, these approaches provide an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial, estate, and tax planning, as well as investment and insurance advisory services designed to help you maximize your financial potential during your lifetime and through an ongoing legacy you can leave behind.

KNOWN FOR OUR EXPERTISE.

CHOSEN FOR OUR CARE.

OUR PEOPLE MAKE US WHO WE ARE

Our team is made up of skilled and experienced professionals from a variety of financial disciplines working together to provide seamless, tax-efficient solutions for optimizing your business and personal financial affairs. We have team members onsite at our main office in Charlotte, NC, as well as an external support network of specialists in business, tax, financial and insurance planning

Scott M Jones

CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

MANAGING PARTNER
Scott@SJonesfin.com

Jonathan Padgett

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED PLANNING
Jonathan@SJonesfin.com

Krista Rockwell

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Krista@SJonesfin.com

OUR BACK OFFICE TEAM

As a Member Firm of ValMark Financial Group, we work closely with an experienced support team with credentials spanning multiple financial disciplines—from legal, accounting, tax and financial advisory expertise to life insurance and retirement planning. This team of over 100 professionals serves as our back-office support staff and includes:

PLANNING SPECIALISTS AND ADVANCED CASE ADVISORS, including a team of attorneys, accountants, MBAs, Certified Financial Planners, Chartered Life Underwriters, and Chartered Financial Consultants, many of whom are FINRA Registered Principals who provide independent assessment and analysis of recommended product sets.

AN UNDERWRITING ADVOCACY TEAM with several former insurance company underwriting vice presidents, directors and medical directors, a licensed physician, and a staff of case management, business processing and policy service specialists.

KEY BACK-OFFICE TEAM MEMBERS

TOM LOVE, CLU®, FLMI

LIFE INSURANCE ANALYST

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ERIC JOHNSON

SENIOR UNDERWRITER

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CHRIS FINEFROCK, MBA, CFP®

FINANCIAL/RETIREMENT PLANNING SPECIALIST

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JAMIE HOCHMUTH

CASE MANAGER

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KEITH MILLER, MBA, CLU®, ChFC®

PLANNING SPECIALIST

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MICHAEL MICHLITSCH, MBA, CRPC®

VP OF IN FORCE INSURANCE SOLUTIONS

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VALMARK: OUR STRATEGIC PARTNER

Scott Jones Financial maintains independent relationships with some of the industry’s top echelon of global financial resources. By combining these resources with our high level of personal service and expertise, we offer the best of both worlds – institutional quality and selection with concierge-level service and advocacy.

We are a Member Firm of Valmark Financial Group, a 56-year-old, invitation-only group of independent wealth and insurance advisory firms. Valmark employs over 100 professionals who provide a concierge level of support to each Member Firm. This enables us to leverage the knowledge and experience of these professionals to help us deliver innovative thinking and recommendations when helping our clients strategically plan for their futures.

As a collective group, Valmark Member Firms have over $43 billion of life insurance in force and an estimated $12 billion of assets under management. This combined buying power gives us access to some of the nation’s top companies, products, and services, enabling us to advocate on behalf of our clients while maintaining independence.

Valmark Securities, Inc., our broker dealer, is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is licensed in all 50 states for securities and insurance. The company has 115 independently-owned Member Firms throughout the United States. Its affiliate, Valmark Advisers, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. www.valmarkfg.com

Securities offered through Valmark Securities, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory services offered through Valmark Advisers, Inc., a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. 130 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333. (800) 765- 5201. Scott Jones Financial is a separate entity from Valmark Securities, Inc. and Valmark Advisers, Inc.

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