Scott Hanson, CFP®, CFS®, ChFC

Scott Hanson
Financial Advisor

Scott Hanson is a senior partner and founding principal of the Hanson McClain Group of companies. A nationally recognized financial expert, he has been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors1 in America for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and has been listed as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry nationwide.2 Scott has been a guest on both Fox News and Fox Business, and has provided commentary for numerous print and digital outlets, including:, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Under Scott’s direction, Hanson McClain has grown to approximately $2 billion3in assets under administration. In 1998, Scott, and his long-time business partner, Pat McClain, created the Hanson McClain Retirement Network, which provides marketing, administrative and operations support for a nationwide network of some 200 partners. In 2004, Scott and Pat McClain founded Liberty Reverse Mortgage, which they developed into the third-largest reverse mortgage company in the nation. Acquired by Fortune 500 Company Genworth Financial in 2007, it is currently the largest reverse mortgage company in America.

Scott is the author of Money Matters: Essential Tips & Tools for Building Financial Peace of Mind (2006), and the co-author of Investment Advisor Marketing: A Pathway to Growing Your Firm and Building Your Brand (2013). For more than 18 years, he has co-hosted Money Matters, a weekly, hour long, call-in talk radio program that airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Sacramento’s largest AM station, Newsradio 1530 KFBK.

Scott serves on the boards of both the Pride Industries Foundation and the Luis Palau Association.  In 2010, he was recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Capital Chapter, and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, California State University, Chico. In 2011, Scott received the Salvation Army’s Spirit of Caring award.

Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, and has also earned the professional designations of Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). An extreme endurance athlete, in 2012 he completed the Western States 100 Mile Run.

Scott Hanson resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Valerie and their two children.

1 Published in August, 2011, 2012 & 2013: Barron’s: Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors 2011. Rankings reflect the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. Barron’s© magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P.

2 Investment Advisor 2005, 25 most influential people in the financial services industry.

3 As of 04/14, Hanson McClain Advisors, an SEC registered investment adviser and Hanson McClain Securities, a registered broker/dealer have approximately $2 billion in total assets under management and administration.