John Jespersen

Lead Advisor


Areas of Expertise

  • Fed macro-economic focus
  • Start-up business and Charitable planning strategies
  • Health Insurance
  • Student Loans
  • Veterans benefits
  • LGBT

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I serve my clients as a Lead Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company.  Buttonwood Financial group serves as a Family CFO – coordinating Tax, Insurance, Estate, Cash Flows and Investments – for families across the country.

I am a passionate advocate for pedestrians and cyclists as a Board member of BikeWalk KC.  I spend my free time cycling and hiking with my wife, Katherine, in spring, summer and fall, and ice skating in the winter.  I enjoy participating in my son’s school activities, as well as in a variety of local Kansas City events.  Me and my family find it wonderful to live, work and play in downtown Kansas City.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Lead Advisor, Buttonwood Financial Group: 2013 – present
  • National Association of Parliamentarians: 2008 – present
  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program Alumni: 2004 – present
  • Board of Directors, BikeWalk KC: 2017 – present
  • LPL Financial Registered Representative: 2010 – 2013
  • San Francisco Tower Condominium Board of Managers 2006 – 2011
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor: 2008 – 2010
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Senior Project Manager: 1982 – 2008
  • Bank Operations at Center Bank (Norwest/Wells Fargo): 1976 – 1980

Registrations / Licenses

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)
  • Registered Investment Adviser Representative
  • Life and Health – Insurance License (multiple states)
  • Masters of Business Administration, Benedictine College
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Journalism/Business, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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