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John Hagensen, MSFS, CFP®, CFS, CTS, CIS, CES

Managing Director, Partner

John serves as a Managing Director, overseeing offices in Arizona and North Dakota, and works directly with his clients to create and maintain a customized financial plan addressing all aspects of a healthy financial life, including tax planning, retirement, employee benefits and estate planning. John also hosts “Rethink Your Money,” a weekly radio show and podcast, and has authored two books, including his most recent, “The Retirement Flight Plan.”
John brings to his clients more than 13 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Creative Planning, he was the founder and Managing Partner of a national registered independent advisory firm. John was an airline pilot prior to entering the financial industry, and he applies the precision, detail and quality judgment he used as an aviator to his wealth management approach.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biblical studies from Corban University. He also has a Master of Science degree in financial services from the Institute of Business & Finance and obtained a professional certification in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University. John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, as designated by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. He is also a CERTIFIED FUND SPECIALIST™, CERTIFIED ESTATE AND TRUST SPECIALIST™, CERTIFIED TAX SPECIALIST™ and CERTIFIED INCOME SPECIALIST™, as designated by the Institute of Business & Finance.

John and his wife, Brittany, have seven children: Bek, Sha, Cruz, Zaya, Jude, Aria and Luna. In his spare time, John enjoys playing the occasional round of golf, surfing and spending time with his family.

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