About the Founder

Portrait of Paul Byron HillPaul Byron Hill, MBA, MFP, MSFS, ChFC®, RICP®, CFP® is a nationally recognized Wealth Management Certified Professional™ and Certified Financial Planner™ professional, written about in Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Money. As co-author of Retire Abundantly, Paul was interviewed by James Malinchak, of ABC-TV’s hit series, Secret Millionaire. Reuters AdvisePoint recognized Mr. Hill as one of 500 “Top Advisers” in the U.S.

Paul founded Professional Financial Strategies, Inc. as one of the first fiduciary planning firms in 1993 that now specializes in retirement and wealth management for affluent and aspiring families. Paul is a personal chief financial officer who acts in the best interest of clients. He brings together a distinctive management process and a network of specialists for planning structured investing, secure income, mitigating taxes, protecting assets, and preserving wealth for family and purposeful causes.

Over nearly 40 years, he has garnered a trusted reputation for his expertise as a leader in the development of financial planning as a profession and wealth management practice. Mr. Hill was among the first practitioners with a professional financial planning credential to form an independent firm focused on best interests of clients.


Mr. Hill received a BA with distinction from the University of Rochester and later an MBA in finance from its Simon School of Business. He earned an MS in financial services from The American College along with his Chartered Financial Consultant and Retirement Income Certified Professional, Wealth Management and Retirement Income certified designations. He also received an MS in financial planning from the College for Financial Planning (now at the University of Phoenix). The College for Financial Planning appointed him as adjunct faculty, and he has taught at St. John Fisher College. Who’s Who presented Paul with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Humanitarian Award, and featured him with others in The Wall Street Journal and business publications.

The Value of an Advisor

– Paul Byron Hill, CFP® explains the value that a consultative process represents for families making informed decisions about wealth.

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– Paul Byron Hill, CFP® explains why integrity is the foundation of a sound financial planning process – from the professionals who manage the process, to the solutions they provide to the expectations they have for the clients they advise.

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An Interview with Paul Byron Hill, CFP®

– Hill shares his personal story, how it led to his passion for wealth management and the types of clients that benefit most from his carefully refined process.

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Paul Byron Hill CFP® Reuters Top Adviser Interview

– In this Reuters interview, Paul Byron Hill shares why the focus must be on a process, not a product, and why advisors must understand a client’s long term goals and how to get them there beyond simply managing their investments.

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