Scott Hanson is a senior partner and founding principal of Hanson McClain. He is a nationally recognized financial expert identified by Barron's Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors1 and was one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry nationwide.2 He has been a guest on Fox News and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and and numerous other publications. Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
Hanson McClain assists in the advisement of more than $1 billion for clients.3 In addition, Hanson McClain has teamed with other advisors across the country to provide marketing, administration and operations advice. This program has served hundreds of independent investment advisors and has helped many advisors make dramatic improvements in their practices.
Scott is the author of Money Matters: Essential Tips & Tools for Building Financial Peace of Mind. This book serves as a comprehensive guide for managing financial issues and features practical and imaginative ideas for investing, spending and saving. He and his business partner also host a weekly call-in talk radio show covering investment and financial topics. The show is aired Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sacramento’s largest AM station, NewsTalk 1530 KFBK.
In 2004, Scott, along with his business partner Pat McClain, formed Liberty Reverse Mortgage, Inc., to serve the growing number of seniors taking advantage of reverse mortgages. In just a short time, Liberty Reverse Mortgage grew to be the third-largest reverse mortgage company in the country prior to being acquired by Genworth Financial in 2007.
Scott serves on the board of the Pride Industries Foundation and The Salvation Army Advisory Council. In 2010, Scott was recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Capital Chapter and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State University Chico.
Scott lives in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Valerie and their two children.
1 Published in August, 2011: Barrons's: Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors 2011
2 Investment Advisor 2005, 25 most influential people in the financial services industry.
3 $1 billion is the approximate amount of client assets under advisement by Hanson McClain Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, and Hanson McClain, a Registered Broker/Dealer.