Jonathan Benner, CFP®

Jonathan Benner, CFP®

Financial Planner

Jon joined the firm’s ownership ranks in 2020 and is the lead advisor on many of the firm’s client engagements. He splits time between our Chesterfield and Kirkwood offices and specializes in various forms of equity based compensation, working with myriad executives striving to optimize their employer-sponsored plans (while minimizing taxes). From restricted stock to performance share units to other deferred compensation arrangements like phantom stock and incentive stock options – Jon can help!

Jon is originally from Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Finance. Jon joined our firm in February of 2013 and has his CFP®, Series 7, 6, 63, and 65 securities registrations with LPL Financial, as well as his life producer insurance license in Missouri and Illinois.

Getting to know Jon

Favorite food: HOT Wings (the hotter the better)

Favorite quote: "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

Best piece of financial advice received: Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Favorite holiday: 4th of July

Favorite movie:Tommy Boy

Hidden Talents: Falconry, beekeeping, kart racing, and brewing beer

If Jon could meet anyone, past or present, it would be: Benjamin Franklin

What motivates Jon: Leaving the world a better place than he found it

Place Jon would most like to visit: The Galapagos Islands

Favorite book: Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor

Something on Jon's bucket list: Donate a million dollars to charity

Biggest accomplishment: Convincing my wife to marry me


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