Cavanaugh Financial Group was started by Joseph Cavanaugh in 1966 and has been owned and operated by his son, John Cavanaugh, since 2012. Being a second-generation family business, we know the importance of taking care of your loved ones. We understand that financial planning is more than just looking out for you as an individual, and we strive to help you and those people and organizations that matter to you most. Together, we create value in early and thoughtful planning.
John Cavanaugh, CFP®, CRPC®
John is an Independent Financial Advisor and holds himself to a fiduciary standard. He offers transparent and holistic advice in the best interest of his clients and their families.
John began with Cavanaugh Financial Group after graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. After joining his dad and sisters in the family business, John took an interest in helping others plan for retirement. In 2011, he earned and currently still holds two professional designations specializing in retirement planning, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®). He took over the business in 2012 and loves being able to help other families in the community.
John grew up in Plymouth near his family's financial planning business. Investments, retirement plans, and life insurance were often topics at the family dinner table; therefore, discussing finances with other families has been a natural fit for John. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His hobbies include chasing another hole-in-one on the golf course, dreaming about his next marathon, and drinking coffee at all hours.