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Fee-Only Financial Planning & Fiduciary Investment Management for Individuals, Families, Businesses, and First Responders.

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Scott Johnson, CFP®, AIF®

President & CEO
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Scott Johnson, CFP®, CPFA, AIF®

President & CEO


Scott Johnson, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and a third-generation financial advisor. He started his career in the financial services industry in 1993 on Wall Street where he worked for an investment banking firm. In 1999 Scott joined Morgan Stanley and soon became a retirement plan branch coordinator for Morgan Stanley’s Mesa and Scottsdale, Arizona branches. Scott is FINRA Series 65 licensed and he is a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) with the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Scott has also earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation which sets him apart in the industry as an advisor who is legally bound to always act in the best interest of his clients and maintain the highest ethical standards under the law.

To earn the CFP® designation Mr. Johnson had to have a minimum of 3 years financial planning experience, complete a rigorous 6-month college graduate course of study in the areas of Ethics, Insurance, Investments, Retirement, Taxation, and Estate Planning, and then pass a comprehensive two day, 10 hour exam.

Scott holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and lives with his wife and children in Mesa, Arizona. Scott is an avid runner and triathlete. He counts completing the Ironman and two Boston Marathons among his many accomplishments.


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CJ Harrison, CFP®, AIF®

Vice President
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CJ Harrison, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA

Vice President


CJ Harrison, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Vice President at DecisionPoint Financial.  CJ is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring customized financial planning solutions for individuals, families, corporations, business owners, & first responders.  CJ also serves on DecisionPoint’s Investment Committee.

In 2019, CJ was recognized by InvestmentNews as part of its prestigious “40 Under 40” class of honorees doing remarkable things in the field of financial planning.**

CJ earned his B.S. in Personal Financial Planning from one of the top CFP® Board-Registered Programs in the country at Utah Valley University. CJ also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designations.  

CJ is a native of Utah and a former collegiate baseball player who loves all things sports. In his free time he enjoys golfing, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling with his wife.

                                          
**InvestmentNews is a national publication and each year, since 2014, they recognize 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including accomplishment to date, contribution to the industry, leadership, and promise. Approximately 1,000 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. Mr. Harrison did not apply for this award, nor did he pay a fee to win or be considered for this award.
After receiving this award, Mr. Harrison provided an interview to InvestmentNews supplying them with additional information about himself, and the firm.      
The award may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with DecisionPoint Financial.**
                                   
    
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Matt Daley, CFP®, AIF®

Senior Associate
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Matt Daley, CFP®, AIF®

Senior Associate


Matt Daley is a Senior Associate and Financial Planner at DecisionPoint Financial. Matt lives in Gig Harbor, Washington where he services wealth management and institutional clients. His primary responsibilities include financial analysis, portfolio management, trading and research. Matt also plays an important role in building and presenting financial plans for DecisionPoint’s clients.

Matt began his career in financial services at a private wealth management firm in 2015. He earned his Bachelors degree in Personal Financial Planning from Utah Valley University, one of the top CFP® Board-Registered Programs in the country, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Matt is FINRA Series 65 licensed, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).

Matt and his wife Anna Marie love spending time traveling, skiing, being outdoors and playing with their new baby daughter. Matt is an avid outdoorsman and he grew up in the mountains hunting, fishing, and hiking.


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Eric McGinnis, AIF®, CPFA

Senior Associate
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Eric McGinnis, AIF®, CPFA

Senior Associate


Eric McGinnis is a Senior Associate and Financial Planner at DecisionPoint Financial.  Eric brings over 18 years of employee benefits and financial services experience to the firm.   Eric began his financial services career with a large broker dealer, but he quickly realized that a commission-based, product driven model was not in the best interest of those he managed money for. Convinced there had to be a better way to serve his clients in a true fiduciary capacity, Eric joined a fee-only, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 2014. 

Eric holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation and is dedicated to providing pure, conflict free, fiduciary investment advice to the 401(k) plan sponsors, retirement plan participants, and wealth management clients that he serves.  Eric knows that if he can help his clients avoid behavioral investment mistakes and capture the true power of the capital markets, then he can help them achieve their financial goals. 

Eric earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine in 1995.  He was born and raised in a small coastal town in Maine and he considers himself a loyal Red Sox and Patriots fan.  Swapping one rocky coast for another, Eric now lives with his wife and their three children in Gig Harbor, WA.  In addition to his passion for golf, Eric also has a passion for philanthropy. Eric has worked with several non-profit organizations across the country helping to raise money and bring awareness to their respective missions: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- “CF Hero” (Gig Harbor, WA), Ally’s House (Norman, OK), Warrior Foundation (San Diego, CA), and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Portland, ME).  

“We make a living by what we make, but we make a life by what we give” ---Winston Churchill

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Shannon Armstrong

Director of Operations
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Shannon Armstrong

Director of Operations


Shannon Armstrong brings over 26 years of financial services experience to the DecisionPoint team.  Her career began in 1988 at Dean Witter.  Over the last two decades Shannon has spent time at Morgan Stanley, UBS Financial Services and Baird where her responsibilities have included Client Relations Specialist, Executive Assistant, and Financial Advisor Associate.  Shannon has held a variety of securities licenses including the Series 7, 63, and 66.  As DecisionPoint’s Director of Operations, Shannon is primarily responsible for ensuring that our clients always have a very positive experience.

Shannon is a native of Arizona and lives in Gilbert where she enjoys spending time with her two children, grandchildren, and three dogs. In her free time, Shannon can be found hiking the local trails, traveling with family & friends, SCUBA diving, attending concerts and volunteering her time with various humanitarian organizations including Welcome Home Haiti, Paz de Christo, Feed My Starving Children, and Midwest Food Bank. She recently returned from Haiti for the second time where she and her team built a home for a family in need. 

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Brett Adams, AIF®, CPFA

Director of Retirement Plan Services
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Brett Adams, AIF®, CPFA, MPA

Director of Retirement Plan Services


In his capacity as the Director of Retirement Plan Services for DecisionPoint Financial, Brett Adams has responsibility over all of the Firm’s Institutional client relationships.   Brett’s boundless energy, his passion for helping people, and his unique problem-solving skills makes him ideally suited to work with both plan sponsors and plan participants in ensuring a successful retirement plan experience. 

Brett holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) & Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designations and is dedicated to providing pure, fiduciary investment advice to the 401(k) plan sponsors, and retirement plan participants. 

As the Firm’s primary point of contact for Plan Sponsor fiduciaries, including plan trustees, plan administrators, and HR personnel, Brett oversees ERISA compliance, conducts regular Plan review meetings, coordinates participant education and enrollment meetings, and serves as the quarterback for all client communications with Third Party Administrators (TPA’s) and Recordkeepers. 

For every participant in a retirement plan, Brett’s goal is to remove the mystery out of saving for retirement through education and empowerment. Brett works hands-on with participants to ensure they understand how to best prepare for their individual retirement goals.

Brett began his career in finance as a financial analyst for Utah’s largest Healthcare provider - Intermountain Healthcare. As a financial analyst he managed physicians’ financial contracts and retirement plan options. Brett went on to manage several healthcare clinics within Intermountain overseeing employee relations, clinical budgets, and budget analysis. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Dixie State University where he played both college baseball and basketball. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. 

Brett is fluent in Spanish and he spends a great deal of his free time serving in his church and community.  He enjoys staying active in sports including golf, basketball, softball, and flag football.  Brett loves listening to classic rock, eating spicy foods, and hanging out with his wife and their young daughter.

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Anita Spackman

Client Services Specialist
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Anita Spackman

Client Services Specialist


Anita Spackman can best be described as a genuine people person.  Her goal is to provide every client with a positive and uplifting experience when she interacts with you.

Anita is a wife and proud mother of four children.  Outside of work she stays busy attending her kids’ basketball, football, and tumbling events.  When she and her husband are not working or parenting, they love to travel and hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.  Anita is passionate about helping those in need and she actively serves in her church and volunteers in her local community.

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Devin Miller

Associate
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Devin Miller

Associate


Devin Miller is the newest member of DecisionPoint's financial planning team.  After completing a very successful internship for the firm during the summer of 2020, Devin’s skills as a talented financial planner impressed us so much that we offered him a full-time Associate position.  Devin has enjoyed working with people and numbers from a young age and he is excited to do both in his career as a financial planner.

Devin is completing his degree in Personal Financial Planning with a minor in Business Management at Utah Valley University (UVU) where he is on track to graduate with honors in December 2020.  At UVU Devin has been active in the PFP Student Association (PFPSA), the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and he was selected to be a member of UVU’s highly prestigious, 2020 FPA competition team which will compete against teams from the top 8 financial planning schools in the Country this fall.

Outside of the office Devin’s passions include cars, leather working, and sports – especially soccer.  Devin is proud to be married to a Registered Nurse. In their free time Devin and his wife love playing with their dog, hanging out with friends and family, and playing board games.  They are expecting their first child in early 2021.


Who We Serve


Individuals, Families, & Trusts


Financial Planning is not an event... It is a process!

So let’s worry less about “The Plan” and focus on being continually engaged in the process of planning.


Our Objectives

1

Help you accomplish your goals.

You are your own benchmark, with your own goals, and your own unique challenges. It is our job to personalize a solution that will help you accomplish the goals that matter most to you.

2

Help you find clarity.

Clarity is the peace of mind that comes from organizing, simplifying, and prioritizing your financial life. In all that we do, we want to eliminate confusion & chaos and replace it with clarity by engaging in an ongoing financial planning process.

3

Help you have confidence.

Sleep well, live happy, & have confidence. There is a lot of noise throughout the world and in the financial markets that can cause anxiety and doubt. Let us worry while you enjoy life.


The Planning Process Components

Cash Flow Planning

Investment Management

Retirement Planning

Social Security Optimization

Charitable Giving

Risk Management

Tax Planning

Trust & Estate Planning

Real Estate

Retirement Plans

Ensuring a successful retirement outcome for every participant in a retirement plan can often be a Plan Sponsor’s greatest challenge… We can help!

Our mission is to provide your employees with the behavioral knowledge, investment options, and financial planning resources that will help each of them to prepare for a successful retirement.

Employer Benefits

  1. ERISA 3(38) Fiduciary Liability Mitigation & Relief
  2. Investment Selection & Monitoring
  3. On Site Education & Enrollment Meetings
  4. Semi-Annual Fiduciary Plan Reviews
  5. Help Organize & Maintain all ERISA Documentation
  6. Ongoing Fee Analysis & Benchmarking

Employee Benefits

  1. Coaching & Advice from a CFP® Professional
  2. Proactive, Timely, and Relevant Communication
  3. Semi-Annual Reviews of Each Participant Account
  4. Complementary Financial Planning
  5. Professionally Managed Low Cost Investment Portfolios
  6. Behavioral Finance Coaching & Education


In the current environment of increased ERISA regulation, DOL plan audits, and retirement plan litigation, Plan Sponsors are looking for ways to decrease their fiduciary liability while at the same time enhancing the retirement plan experience for their employees. To meet these objectives DecisionPoint Financial serves as an ERISA 3(38) Investment Manager and assumes the fiduciary liability for the selection, monitoring, and performance of the investments in your Plan. We also take full responsibility for providing your employees with critical education and regular account reviews. This helps prevent plan participants from making behavioral mistakes that can cost them dearly at retirement. Every plan participant has direct access to a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with extensive experience in advising retirement plan participants.

Washington State First Responders

We are true financial planning experts dedicated to meeting the unique financial challenges faced by members of the fire service and law enforcement communities in the State of Washington. 

Over the past decade we have developed a comprehensive financial planning process specifically designed for Fire Fighters, Medics, Dispatchers, Administrators  and their families.  Our Fee-Only fiduciary approach to managing 457(b) deferred compensation plans for the public sector offers non-conflicted investment advice and comprehensive financial planning to our community heroes. 

During the financial planning process we evaluate your debt ratio, savings rate, cash flow, household investment allocation, education savings goals, life insurance coverage, estate planning needs, DRS Penison benefit options, and retirement goals & readiness.  We believe that financial planning is not an event, but instead a life long process.  Once we develop your financial plan we work with you to, and through retirement to ensure that you are meeting your financial goals and objectives.  On behalf of Washington State First Responders we have negotiated deep fee discounts for legal estate planning services and we provide our clients with low cost options for 529 Education accounts. 


Public Employer & Local Union Benefits

  1. Fiduciary Liability Mitigation & Relief
  2. Investment Selection & Monitoring
  3. On Site Education & Enrollment Meetings
  4. Semi-Annual Fiduciary Plan Reviews
  5. Ongoing Fee Analysis & Benchmarking
  6. Plan Design Analysis

First Responder & Employee Benefits

  1. In-Home Financial Planning from a CFP® Professional
  2. Experts in WA State Public Pensions (LEOFF 2, PERS, & TRS)
  3. Professionally Managed Low Cost Investment Portfolios
  4. Semi-Annual 457(b) Account Reviews
  5. Behavioral Finance Coaching and Education
  6. Discounted Fees on Outside IRA’s and Taxable Accounts

   

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