Scott Hanson is senior partner and founding principal of Hanson McClain and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. A nationally recognized financial expert, he has been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors1 in America for the past six years and has been listed as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry nationwide2. Scott provides commentary to numerous media outlets on a regular basis and is a regular contributor to CNBC.
Under Scott’s direction, Hanson McClain has grown to over $2 billion3 in assets under administration. In 2004, Scott and 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 Personal Decision Points: 7 Steps to Your Ideal Retirement Transition (2016), 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 over 20 years he has co-hosted Money Matters, a call-in, financial topic radio program that airs every weekend on flagship AM stations in Sacramento, San Francisco and Denver and is available via podcast at MoneyMatters.com.
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.
A running and cycling enthusiast, Scott has completed the Western States 100 mile endurance run, the Iron Man triathlon, and numerous triple century bike rides.
Scott Hanson resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Valerie and has two college-aged children.
1 Published in August, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016: Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors. 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 As of 03/16, Hanson McClain Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor and Hanson McClain Securities, a registered broker/dealer have over $2 billion in total assets under management and administration.