James H. Parkhurst

(440) 572-3533 ext. 205

Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder of Parkhurst Financial Services, Inc., Jim started the firm in May 1971 after graduating from college and having completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. His original training program with The Travelers Insurance Company was Financial Planning before it became the buzz word it is today. Jim earned the professional designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1978 after three years of study, and in 1984, following three additional years of study, earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation. Jim is a past President of the Society for Financial Planning and was a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland and the Cleveland Association of Insurance Financial Advisors. Jim has served on the Advisory Councils of Travelers Insurance and two broker/dealers and is currently involved in two study groups that focus on changing trends in the industry and evolving topics that influence how we do business and work with our clients. Jim was inducted into the Independent Advisors Hall of Fame in early 2008 for excellent service to clients in the insurance business.