About Us

About Us

Welcome to FinancialAdvisors.com, where you can meet qualified independent financial advisors. Advisors on our platform are interested in assisting you with your financial planning needs. Our financial professionals have shared helpful information regarding who they are and whom they seek to advise. 

Our overall mission is to provide consumers with timely financial information and an extensive registry of experienced and knowledgeable financial professionals to assist them on their journey to financial security. 

Jim Eckel – CEO – FinancialAdvisors.com

Hello and welcome to FinancialAdvisors.com. I am one of our platform’s founding members, which serves consumers seeking a trusted advisor and financial advisors offering their services to consumers needing their help. 

I graduated with a Business Administration degree from CSUH in Hayward, California. I earned a law degree from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California, and hold the CFP and CLU designations. My past employers include Merrill Lynch, New York Life, and Transamerica. I have authored several books and industry publications and given numerous presentations on charitable, estate, and financial planning. 

I hope to connect consumers needing a professional advisor with a qualified advisor who can serve their needs. If you have any suggestions, please let me know how I can better accomplish this task. Thank you  – Jim Eckel

Joshua Cogar – CTO – FinancialAdvisors.com

Joshua Cogar is the founder of Advisors SEO & Marketing, a digital marketing agency in California, and is presently the CTO for FinancialAdvisors.com. 

Josh has also been involved with many startups throughout his career,  including Fathom Travel – a new cruise line from Carnival Corp focused on social impact. While at Carnival/Fathom, he served as the Director of Systems & Technology and was part of the team that garnered 40 billion media impressions in less than 12 months. The product also achieved the highest NPS score (85.8) of any ship in the history of Carnival Cruise Line.

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from George Fox University – one of the top-ranked liberal arts Universities on the West Coast. His career has spanned a wide breadth of roles, including Registered Representative (financial services), non-profit Executive Director, team building consultant, & various director roles. He has consulted for some of the world’s top brands, including; Nike, Intel, Carnival Corp, & Doc Martens.  

Josh loves the outdoors and was a wilderness & whitewater raft guide in his early years, and he still enjoys getting outside. He’s recently become an avid wake surfer and is doing his best to master the game of golf – he feels he has a ways to go! 

Josh resides in Redding, California, a NorCal town recently breaking into those “best places” lists. He loves hanging out with his three teenagers, who he is super proud of, and one English Cream Golden Retriever named “Ollie.”