Jane B. Smith, CFP® has been in the business of comprehensive financial planning and investments for over 28 years. Jane brings to clients her extensive education, experience and decades-long history of teaching financial education for retirement at local universities, corporations and continuing education credit coursework for CPA's and other financial advisors.
Ms. Smith holds numerous securities licenses, insurance licenses, and completes many hours of continuing education on an ongoing basis
The Staff Members, Pat and Cindy, are professionals in their respective areas of expertise; Pat is an administrative representative and Operations Manager who deals with clients’ ongoing service of investments and advisory services while Cindy manages the office and helps implement the educational workshops and client events we host throughout the year.
Jane built her business on her passion to help people preserve what they have worked so hard to save and assist them in the pursuit of having the retirement years they desire while providing for their family.
Our clients are not just “clients” to us; they are part of our Smith & Associates family. We believe our clients find our service far surpasses their expectations. Without them we would not exist and we appreciate the opportunity to serve them in this most crucial area of their lives.
A true professional, Jane is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional and has been in the financial advisory business since 1989.
Jane brings to clients her extensive education, experience and decades-long history of teaching financial education for retirement at local universities, corporations and continuing education credit coursework for CPAs and other financial advisors.
Ms. Smith holds numerous securities licenses; insurance licenses and completes many hours of continuing education on an ongoing basis.
Her financial planning practice is concentrated in the area of individual retirement income planning.
Jane’s professionalism has brought her many industry honors. The greatest tribute to her is her loyal, growing clientele.
After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance in 1999 from the University of Kentucky, Brian began his career in the financial services industry. He spent the next 16 years at a small firm in Lexington, starting as one of five investment professionals focusing on trading stocks, bonds, options and mutual funds and rose to the COO and VP role by the end of his time at the firm.
The next 6 years of his career were spent as an OSJ for Lincoln Financial Securities regional office, managing and supporting a nationwide network of over 60 financial professionals. Currently, he is managing his own practice as an investment advisor and financial planner.
Brian holds his FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations. He also has his state life and health insurance licenses. Brian obtained his CFP® certification from Northwestern University which he earned online over nights and weekends. Along with the fiduciary responsibility required by the certification, it illustrates Brian's proficiency in investment planning, tax planning, insurance planning, estate planning and retirement planning.
Brian's strength is investment planning, creating appropriate allocations for investment and retirement accounts. But he's not just an investment advisor and takes a very holistic approach before any investing occurs by looking at your insurance coverages, estate plans, tax returns, employee benefits and most importantly...your goals.
Brian Hartman, CFP® is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. Investments and advisory services offered through Lincoln Financial Securities, a broker-dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. Jane B. Smith, CFP® & Associates is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies.
Kristen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.
While attending the University of Kentucky, she was on the swim team and served as captain her senior year. In the summers of 2012 and 2016 she competed at the Olympic Trials.
Kristen has incorporated the work ethic and dedication that she learned from swimming into her financial planning practices. She focuses on providing her clients with comprehensive financial planning tailored to their individual needs.
Kristen is an advisory representative with Lincoln Financial Securities and holds her Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and Life and Health Insurance license.
Kristen VanHook, MBA is a registered representative offering investments to residents of KY, IN, AL, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, MO, NC, OH, TN, TX, VA, and WV and offers advisory services to residents of KY through Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. Member SIPC. Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. and Jane B. Smith, CFP® & Associates, Inc. are not affiliated. Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. is a member of the Lincoln Financial Group, which is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates.
Pat is a Louisville native who grew up in Pleasure Ridge Park. She has lived in Atlanta and Boston and travelled extensively during her professional life. She returned to Louisville in 1993 and joined Jane Smith’s organization in 1997.
Pat has worked for organizations such as National Industries, Inc. in Louisville, Fuqua Industries, Inc. in Atlanta and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in Atlanta and Boston. She was a member of the initial Malcolm Baldrige Team that initiated Total Quality Management at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. They won the award in 1992 for their service initiatives.
Pat holds the following FINRA licenses: Series 6, Series 63, Series 65, Series 7, Series 24, Life and Health Insurance and Variable Annuities.
Pat’s philosophy of service and her talent for organization adds to the overall goal of taking care of the client. Her main focus is on the clients’ day-to-day needs, processing new business and day-to-day involvement with the investments under management.
Cindy is an Oldham County, Kentucky native and moved to Louisville 23 years ago. She joined Jane B. Smith, CFP® and Associates, Inc. in August 2013 as Office Manager. Previously she was the Office Manager for a local design firm. She has two sons, a high schooler at St. X, and a college student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Cindy is our client concierge. She is the first point of contact and her friendly and helpful personality puts people at ease immediately.
While Cindy’s major function is to manage the day-to-day business and administrative matters of Smith & Associates, she also helps implement the educational workshops and client events we host throughout the year.
Every financial/investment professional must clear investments through an accredited Broker/Dealer. Our Broker/Dealer is Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation.
Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation (LFS) is an independent broker dealer affiliate of a nationally recognized group of financial services and insurance firms known as Lincoln Financial Group. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates.
Lincoln Financial Group is a highly focused competitor in today`s challenging marketplace. Its company’s excellent financial position and strong capacity to meet policyholder obligations earn high ratings from the industry’s premier rating agencies.
It is upon this foundation that Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation has grown to become a broker dealer of choice for the financial services professional seeking an independent platform to distribute the highest quality financial products available.
Go to www.lfsecurities.com to find out more.