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James H. Hern, AIF®, RICP

Vice President



Jim Hern is a Vice President of Michigan Financial Companies, a financial services firm focusing on estate planning strategies, wealth accumulation, business planning and executive benefits for both publicly- and privately-held companies.

He brings over 20 years of financial, managerial and leadership experience to the firm. Jim prides himself on putting his client’s needs first, managing their portfolios using strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies that best suit their needs and objectives. 

Jim provides his clients with a comprehensive financial analysis to address every aspect of their financial future; preparing for retirement and beyond. His services include income planning for retirement, tax reduction strategies, investment analysis, education funding strategies, charitable giving strategies and more.


  • Michigan State University - Bachelor of Arts
  • Wayne State University - Masters of Business Administration

Professional Qualifications

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • Series 7, 63, 66
  • Property, Casualty, Life & Health insurance licenses
  • Completed first two levels of CFA

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Troy Baseball Boosters
  • Troy Community Coalition
  • Past Adjunct lecturer in Finance/Investments at Eastern Michigan University (2008-2009)

My Team

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Jasmine Hartzell

Client services manager


As Client Services Manager, Jasmine is responsible for leading the efforts that support the team vision and core values.  She has a deep knowledge of client needs and develops programs and processes to enhance each client relationship.  Jasmine is involved with every client and is the key point of contact for day-to-day and administrative/operational issues. 


  • University of Georgia  - Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts

Personal Data

Jasmine  resides in Livonia with her husband, Jacob, and their two adorable rescue dogs, Nutmeg and Hobbes.  

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