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Eric Van Ness, CFP®

Eric Van Ness, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Eric Van Ness, CFP® has been helping clients pursue their financial goals as a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc. since 2004. Eric received his Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in Albion, Michigan where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Economics and Business Development. Furthering his education, he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ mark in 2009.

Prior to Waddell & Reed, Eric served in the United States Army, earning the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal in 2003 for his work as a Civil Affairs Economic Development Team Sergeant in Kosovo. His military training has paved the way for his professional experience as his most significant skills are his laser focus on the long-term results, his ongoing diligence to reach these results, and the value he places on the client partnerships forged through this continuing process.

The majority of Eric’s time is engaged in client meetings, case development for retirement income planning, and investment planning issues, where his focus is on the long-term results and the necessary requirements to pursue these results. Constantly keeping abreast of the changes in the industry, he is able to adjust in order to help his clients stay on track.  

In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, reading, theatre, oil painting, home brewing beer, and scuba diving with his wife Dana. He is also an avid Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and a very excited Cubs fan as of November of 2016!


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