Mike Farrow, CFP®

About Mike Farrow, CFP®

I’m Mike Farrow, and I’m the founder of FlightPath Financial Planning. I started my own firm because I wanted to have more control over implementing ideas and practices that are truly best for my clients. I grew up reading books written by some of the greatest financial minds of all time. From those books I developed an ethos deeply rooted in doing what’s best for the investor. This translates today to doing what’s best for the client. I always put my clients interests first and assist them in setting themselves up for a strong financial future.

Why take your journey with FlightPath Financial Planning?

It is often said that a house is only as good as the foundation it is built on. Likewise, I built my financial planning firm from the ground up using our industry’s best technology, tools and practices. Building it myself has allowed me to keep my costs to you quite low. I charge reasonable, flat rate and fully transparent fees based on your financial complexity, and not on how much money you have. I provide advice only. This means I do not sell products or make a commission from any of my recommendations. I have built this firm around what is best for my clients, and I will continue to make those decisions that put you and your finances above all else. That is my promise.

Grant Maddox, CFP®, AWMA

About Grant Maddox, CFP®, AWMA, CSRIC

As a third-generation financial advisor, Grant has been surrounded with financial literacy his entire life. He is passionate about empowering professionals and families to discover and reach their life goals while building a stable financial future. Through industry fee-only experience and extensive education, Grant has created a unique skill set to add value to clients at any stage of their career.

After graduating from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, he proudly joined the ranks of 5.23% of all CFP® professionals under 30. Grant is now a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the XY Planning Network, and a volunteer with the Foundation for Financial Planning. He focuses on socially responsible investments (SRI/ESG), college planning, equity compensation, family planning, and those who like the outdoors. In addition, he holds designations as an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, registered Series 65, and Chartered Socially Responsible Investment Councilor. As the head of financial planning for Hampton Park Financial Planning, he has been referenced in Time, Financial Planning Magazine, Policy Genius, and NextAdvisor.

Grant enjoys rooting for his hometown Chicago teams and spending time outdoors in his free time. If he’s not furthering his financial knowledge, he is likely tying flies and preparing for the next fly fishing trip with his yellow lab Willow and girlfriend Caroline.

Christopher Steward, CFP®, CFA

About Christopher Steward, CFP®, CFA, RICP

Chris grew up working alongside his father, uncles, and cousins in their family-owned manufacturing business in Michigan. This familial proximity provided Chris with a unique perspective on hard work and sacrifice, while exposing him to the challenges and opportunities that often occur with closely-held family-owned businesses.

A self-professed financial theory geek, Chris has a strange need to prove out financial models for himself in an Excel spreadsheet before accepting them as gospel. This passion for knowledge started with an economics degree from Vassar College, followed by a Master’s in Economics from Cambridge University in England. Chris then went on to serve as an adjunct professor at the Brandeis Graduate School of International Economics and Finance.

Chris spent much of his professional career leveraging his knowledge, experience, and insight for the betterment of large institutions. He authored several chapters in “The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities,” including one that was selected for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level III curriculum. Professionally, he has served as an institutional portfolio manager with Fidelity as well as a portfolio advisor with Wellington Management, Putnam Investments, and Zurich Scudder Investments.

With Chris, our clients are receiving world class portfolio management, critical thinking, and problem-solving strategies. Through his decades of institutional investment experience, Chris has gained valuable insight that he is now bringing to his individual clients at Impact Advisors Group.

In his personal life, Chris is an avid pilot. He frequently flies for Above the Clouds, a nonprofit organization that provides flight experiences for underprivileged or sick children, and for Pilot AirLift Services, a nonprofit that provides non-emergency medical transportation. When he is not airborne, his feet are firmly planted in his wine cellar collecting single malt scotch and fine wine.

Brian O’Neill, CFP®

About Brian O’Neill, CFP®

Brian “ALF” O’Neill is a native of Overland Park, KS. After graduating from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. with a BSE in computer engineering, he attended pilot training at Vance AFB then served F-16 assignments at Shaw AFB, Eglin AFB, Kunsan AB and Nellis AFB as an F-16 Weapons School instructor. He then transitioned to the F-35 in 2012, commanding an operational test squadron at Edwards AFB, CA. He earned three masters degrees through his military career and served as the military assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy before finishing his career as an F-35 group commander at Eglin AFB, Florida.

Brian spent 23 years in the Air Force, much of it helping military families navigate personal finance challenges. He found his passion for personal finance as he facilitated Financial Peace University. He went on to complete his CFP requirements and started his own financial planning firm.

Brian is married with two beautiful, talented daughters. He is an avid reader and triathlete and dreams of soon finding time to home brew again.

Read Brian’s blog here: https://www.wingedwealth.com/insights/

Josh Flatley, CFP®, MBA

About Josh Flatley, CFP®, MBA

Josh Flatley, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, is the Managing Member of X Vector, Ltd. He has been in financial services since 1996. Over the years, he has been an insurance salesman, stockbroker, financial paraplanner, and an investment adviser representative and has held various licenses to include Nevada Life and Health licenses, FINRA (formerly NASD) Series 6, 7, 26, 66, and is currently a Series 65 licensee.

Prior to his interest in helping people with their financial planning needs, Josh was (and still is) an avid aviator. He had his first airplane ride through the Civil Air Patrol at age 13. And that was it! A lifetime passion for all things flight. He started in sailplanes and (finance permitting), progressed into single-engine powered lessons. He earned his Private Pilot license shortly after high school and went on to learn to fly with the military. Josh flew the C-130 Hercules for almost 10 years and then flew the KC-135 Stratotanker. He holds a Commercial, Multi-Engine Land license with Instrument Rating.

When not planning or flying, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and dogs, Luna & Brrrt. Hobbies include snow-skiing and reading about the Golden Age of Pirates.