A financial professional with more than 25 years of experience, John Howells creates value for clients by providing them with the professional knowledge and experience necessary to help them achieve their financial goals, offering ongoing service, individual attention, and personalized advice as their needs change.
John works closely with clients to create financial strategies with the help of our Wealth Management system designed to help them meet their particular financial goals. Using a combination of financial protection and asset accumulation products such as life insurance, annuities, and investments, as well as business, estate* and retirement planning strategies, he can help clients set a course for financial security for themselves, their families, and their businesses.
Active in the industry, John is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals. He has also earned membership in the industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), recognized as the standard of excellence in the financial services industry.
John graduated from Excelsior College with a Bachelor’s degree in business. Committed to professional education as a means to better serve his clients, John has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations, as well as his Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College. He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification. He spends thousands of dollars and several weeks each year on continuing education to stay current in a constantly changing environment. John is also a proponent of education for his clients and conducts regular public seminars on personal finance as well as Continuing Education courses for CPAs through Cal State San Marcos, Mira Costa College, and Palomar College in the Northern San Diego area.
Active in his community, John has served on city commissions for the City of Vista for over a decade. He is a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America, he is an active member of his church and loves the outdoors. John lives with his wife in Vista, California and has six children and three grandchildren.
*Funded through the use of life insurance and other financial products.
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CFP®; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™; AND CFP (with flame logo)® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.