Scott Hanson is a senior partner and founding principal of Allworth Financial. A nationally recognized financial expert, he’s been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors2 six times and has been listed as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry nationwide✢.
Under Scott’s direction, through a combination of both organic expansion and acquisition, Allworth Financial has grown to over $8 billion in assets under administration.3 Over the past two years, Scott and his business partner have introduced Allworth into over 17 markets, growing the company’s service offerings to now include tax planning, accounting, and estate planning guidance. Empowered by a belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to receive financial advice that is in their best interest, Scott’s vision for Allworth is to become a national brand where clients receive the same high level of financial advice in all 50 states.
For over 20 years, Scott has co-hosted Money Matters, a call-in, financial topic radio program that airs on flagship AM radio stations and is available via podcast at AllworthFinancial.com. Money Matters is one of the longest-running financial topic radio programs in America.
A frequent guest columnist for several national financial publications, Scott is the author of Personal Decision Points: 7 Steps to Your Ideal Retirement Transition (2016), Money Matters: Essential Tips & Tools for Building Financial Peace of Mind (2006), and the co-author of Investment Advisor Marketing: A Pathway to Growing Your Firm and Building Your Brand (2013).
In 2004, Scott and Pat McClain founded Liberty Reverse Mortgage, which was later acquired by Fortune 500 Company Genworth Financial and is now one of the largest reverse mortgage company in the country.
In 2010, he was recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Capital Chapter, and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, California State University, Chico.
A running and cycling enthusiast, Scott has completed the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the Iron Man triathlon, and numerous mountain bike races. Scott Hanson resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Valerie and four children.