James Williams (CFP®, MBA)

James Williams focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Estate & Generational Planning Issues
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Tax Planning

Additional Information

James (JJ) Williams is chief executive officer and chief investment officer, as well as the founder of Williams Financial, LLC. He leads the firm’s team of financial planners, investment advisors, tax professionals, and small business consultants. He has more than 15 years of experience in creating personalized financial plans for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

JJ earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Vermont College and his MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Through post graduate classes at Boston University, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation and is registered with the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

JJ has been a financial services professional for more than 20 years. He started his career as a bank manager at a regional community bank with deposits of more than $100 million. He was promoted to marketing director with responsibilities such as overseeing the sales and marketing efforts for the deposits, lending, and investment divisions. In 2003 he left banking to manage an independent broker/dealer, overseeing operations, finance, and compliance as well as counseling his clients. In 2005 he opened Williams Financial, LLC – an independent, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm that provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to families, small business owners, and entrepreneurs throughout the country.

JJ has served on several boards including: (current) Bennington Museum – Trustee; (past) North Bennington Graded School (NBGS) – Vice-Chair (publicly elected position); Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union – Board Member; Southern Vermont College – Trustee; Bennington Area Dollars for Scholars – President; and Better Bennington Corporation – Secretary and Director.

NAPFA Start Date

July 09, 2018


This Office

204 Union Street Bennington, VT 05201-2465 Phone: (866) 986-4469

Other Offices

14 Monument Sq Ste 402 Leominster, MA 01453-5766 Phone: (866)-986-4469
28 Clinton St Ste 2 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Phone: (866) 986-4469