Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson, CFP®, CFS®, ChFC
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 Fox News, and has provided commentary for numerous media outlets, including:, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

The Hanson McClain Group of companies is comprised of Hanson McClain Advisors, a retail investment advisory firm with approximately $2 billion3 in assets under administration, and the Hanson McClain Retirement Network, an investment advisor training firm that provides marketing, administrative and operations support for a nationwide network of partners. In 2004, Scott, and his long-time business partner 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 has earned the professional designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), 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 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.