Jania Stout

CEO and practice leader, Fiduciary Plan Advisors of High Tower Advisors

For Jania Stout, flying around the country to speak about financial wellness is just part of pursuing her passion.

For Jania Stout, flying around the country to speak about financial wellness is just part of pursuing her passion.

More than two decades ago, after shifting from selling payroll systems to selling 401(k) plans, she noticed that retirement savings often ranked low on employees' priority lists.

"Instead of talking about what mutual funds they should be invested in, they wanted to talk about the stress in their lives because they couldn't even make ends meet, or they had credit card or student loan debt," Ms. Stout said.

After about a decade, she switched to the retirement plan advisory side. Fast-forward to the present, and Ms. Stout's firm offers one-on-one financial advice to the employees of its advisory clients.

"We've taken the approach that it's our responsibility as an adviser to help the employees," she said. "We approach it as a partnership."

Ms. Stout also is president-elect of the National Association of Plan Advisors.

— Sarah O'Brien

2018 Winners
X

Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at InvestmentNews. But what we do is expensive and is funded in part by our sponsors. So won't you show our sponsors a little love by whitelisting investmentnews.com? It'll help us continue to serve you.

Yes, show me how to whitelist investmentnews.com

Ad blocker detected. Please whitelist us or give premium a try.