John E. Steele, CFP®, CRC®, CRPC® retired from the United States Navy on March 31st, 1985 after twenty years of service. John and his wife, Esmeralda moved to the Pace area from Missouri in June of 2008 along with their two children, Anthony and Alisson. While The Retirement Planners is based in Pace, FL, John continues to service his Missouri clients and other clients across the United States.
With over 30 years of experience in the retirement and financial planning industry, John was first licensed in October 1982. John’s certifications and licenses include but are not limited to: Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Retirement Counselor®, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠. He is also securities licensed as a General Securities Representative & Principle, Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative & Principle, Municipal Fund Securities Principal, Investment Advisor Representative, as well as Series 63 and Series 65 licensed. John is President of The Retirement Planner Professionals, Inc., a Florida Corporation, and The Retirement Planners, USA, LLC a Registered Investment Advisor. He is a member in good standing with The Financial Planning Association, the Better Business Bureau, and the Santa Rosa County Chamber. John is a 49 percent owner of The Retirement Planners.
John enjoys helping his clients realize and achieve their financial and/or retirement goals but in his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, smoking a good cigar, relaxing in his man cave, and working in his garden at home.