JOHN B. CLAIR, CFP ®
NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) and Magna Cum Laude graduate in Finance from Virginia Tech. He earned his Certificate in Financial Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
John serves as a personal finance expert for local TV news including NBC, CBS and ABC and has been quoted in the Washington Times and Forbes.
John excelled in the study of finance earning the Finance Student of the Year award from Virginia Tech, the Outstanding College Service Award and serving as CEO of the student-run endowment for the Virginia Tech Foundation. John started his career with GE Capital graduating from their Financial Management Program (FMP), a highly acclaimed financial and leadership training program which recently celebrated its 100th year. He gained valuable experience on assignments in locales ranging from Salt Lake City, Utah to Stockholm, Sweden working in many diverse GE businesses.
After many years at GE Financial Assurance in several Financial Planning & Analysis roles, John co-founded Clair Financial Management, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisory and Financial Planning firm. In 2016, John co-founded Evolution Advisers – a continuation of the Clair Financial Management legacy. He also serves as Board President of The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to cancer patients, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of James River.
John helps clients articulate and develop a realistic vision and plan for their family’s financial wellness. While investments often play a large role in the process, there are many other unique aspects to each client which blends well with John’s honest and truly personalized model of providing advice.
Despite being a planner by nature, his twin five-year-old boys and three-year-old daughter give John and his wife, Jen, a crash course in how to be spontaneous on a daily basis. They reside in Midlothian but also spend time at the family cottage on the water in White Stone, Virginia.