Paul Byron Hill, MBA, MFP, MSFS, ChFC®, RICP®, CFP® is a nationally recognized Wealth Management Certified Professional™ and Certified Financial Planner™ professional.
Paul founded Professional Financial Strategies, Inc. as one of the first fiduciary advisory firms in 1993 that now specializes in retirement and wealth planning 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 making informed decisions for scientifically-structured investing, secure income, mitigating taxes, protecting assets, and preserving wealth for family and causes that make an enduring impact.
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 designations, and then 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 in 2018 and featured him with other recipients in The Wall Street Journal.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
- MBA University of Rochester – Simon Graduate School of Business
- MS Financial Planning, University of Phoenix
- MS Financial Services, American College
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), University of Phoenix
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), American College
- Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), American College
- Accredited Tax Advisor, Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation Inc.
- Retirement Income Certified Professional™
- Wealth Management Certified Professional™
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
- Financial Planning Association
- National Society of Accountants
- Adjunct faculty member, College for Financial Planning
- CFP® course instructor, St. John Fisher College
- Recipient of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who
Paul and his wife Katherine Hill, a Vice President at Professional Financial Strategies, provide education and health services for the Christian Hmars and Hindus of northeastern India. They also serve as financial parents for nearly 150 poor and orphaned children education through high school and provide matching funds to construct the first junior college in Muolhoi (North Cachar Hills), India. (Scheduled to open in 2021).
Kam-Lin “Katherine” Hill, CFP®
Kam-Lin K. Hill is Vice President and a Relationship Manager for Professional Financial, has been an employee since 2001, and is a member of the investment committee.
Kam-Lin Hill’s rigorous academic and professional background, global perspective and years of experience enable her to develop highly customized wealth management strategies for our clients. She is fluent in four languages and dialects: English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Malay.
As Vice President of Professional Financial Strategies, Inc., Kam-Lin works with successful professionals, widows and retirees from many walks of life, acting as their personal chief financial officer and financial planner.
Using a consultative process, she helps families make informed decisions about preserving wealth, mitigating taxes, taking care of heirs, protecting assets from unjust loss, and making a difference through charitable giving. Kam-Lin is also Managing Director of Professional Financial Solutions, LLC, a business accounting consulting firm.
Prior to Professional Financial, Kam-Lin’s served as financial controller for Dindings Consolidated Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. During her 12 year tenure at Dindings, Kam-Lin worked her way up through management to senior manager and then to director and financial controller for the Group. Her varied responsibilities included management of group operations, including finance, treasury, accounting, taxation, and oversight over its property development projects.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
- MBA University of Hull, United Kingdom
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), College for Financial Planning
- Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA)®, College for Financial Planning
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), The American College
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
- Registered Tax Preparer
Katherine and her husband, Paul Byron Hill, Professional Financial Strategies’ founder and President, actively support Bibles for the World (BFTW) as well as other charities. BFTW serves poor peoples, mostly Hmar, in northern India and surrounding countries with Christian education and free medical services for anyone, as well as Bibles in native languages. Kam-Lin and Paul match half of all construction costs for the first junior college in Muolhoi (North Cachar Hills District, Assam) in northeastern India—the first in a series of junior colleges in that area that are open to those of all religions. She is a financial parent for about 100 poor and orphan Christian Hmar children from grade school through high school and soon, junior college.
Peter C. Van Der Voorn, CFP®
Peter C. Van Der Voorn is a Relationship Manager for Professional Financial Strategies, employed since 2000.
Dr. Van Der Voorn is a Certified Financial Planner (since 2001), and is admitted to the Registry of CFP Licensed Practitioners. He holds a BA from Wichita State University (1961) and a PhD from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1964). He has practiced financial planning since 2000, and is employed by H&R Block for personal income tax preparation and accounting.