John D. 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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John serves his clients as a Lead Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $350 million in investment assets under direct management. Buttonwood Financial Group serves as a Family CFO™ – coordinating Tax, Insurance, Estate, Cash Flows and Investments – for families across the country. John spends his free time cycling and hiking with his wife Katherine in spring, summer and fall, and ice skating in the winter. He enjoys participating in his son’s school activities, as well as in a variety of local Kansas City events. John and his 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
  • 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

Mission: Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC

Our mission as a Family CFO is to positively impact each of our clients by providing ongoing consultative assistance, allowing them to organize and take control of their financial lives. Buttonwood accomplishes this by simplifying, organizing, and executing holistic financial strategies in harmony with our multigenerational clients’ financial lives. We coach, teach, mentor, and guide with genuine authenticity in our client’s best interest. We care about serving our community and our clients with passion and integrity.