Warren McIntyre, CFP®, is the founder and principal of VisionQuest Financial Planning LLC in Troy, Michigan.
With over 35 years as a finance professional, Warren brings a depth of experience and expertise to the financial planning process. “There are some common goals that people have, such as securing a comfortable retirement or helping children receive a quality college education", Warren says, "but I believe that many people also have a unique vision of what they want out of their lives. They may want to travel, volunteer, change careers, start a business, or just enjoy time with grandchildren – and proper financial planning can help them reach these important life goals.”
Before launching VisionQuest Financial Planning LLC, Warren consulted with individuals as an advisor with a prominent investment advisory firm in the Detroit area. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Financial Services for a major transportation company. During his career, he has worked on behalf of individuals and corporations, providing expertise in the areas of financial planning and analysis, accounting, business management and strategic planning.
Warren has earned two business degrees – an MBA from Wayne State University, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He has also completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional education program offered by Oakland University, passed the comprehensive certification examination and earned the right to use the CFP® marks of distinction. He has also taught financial planning to graduate, undergraduate and CFP® candidate students through the Finance and Economics Department at Walsh College.
Warren has provided financial commentary to various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, MSN Money, SmartMoney.com, Fidelity.com, TheStreet.com, Morningstar.com, The Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun, Advising Boomers Magazine, Fidelity Investor's Weekly, Financial Advisor Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine, WXYZ TV and WXYT Radio.
He is a contributor to Just Give Me the Answer$: Expert Advisors Address Your Most Pressing Financial Questions (Dearborn Trade Publishing – June, 2004) and Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc. – 2008) both ollaborative efforts by members of the Garrett Planning Network.
He is active in the profession as a member of The Garrett Planning Network and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the leading national organizations of comprehensive fee-only financial advisors.
Warren is a native of the Detroit area, and currently resides in Troy, Michigan with his wife Jan and their college-student sons, Ryan and Kevin.