James M. Griesser, CFP®, AIF®

Managing Director

Jim joined the firm as a Managing Director and Advisor in 2020, working through the Wealthspire Annapolis and Fulton, MD offices.

With over 30 years of experience in the financial planning industry, Jim’s role as a Fiduciary advisor is to develop customized recommendations, managing each client’s particular situation in an unbiased and objective manner. Jim believes in a comprehensive approach, integrating areas such as investment management, retirement planning, risk management, and tax planning into his coordinated planning process.

Prior to joining Wealthspire, Jim was a Partner at Strategic Wealth Management Group, LLC. (StratWealth). As a Founding Partner of StratWealth since November 1991, Jim was an integral part of the Leadership Team in building a successful, independent Registered Investment Advisory practice.

Jim is an active Board Member for Friends of the Light House, an Annapolis based non-profit organization that hosts events in support of The Light House Homeless Prevention Center. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Eileen and their three children, residing near Annapolis, Maryland. Jim’s other interests include travel and a variety of outdoor activities such as running, hiking and biking.

Previous Experience

  • Founder and Partner at Strategic Wealth Management Group, LLC. (StratWealth)

Education & Credentials

  • BS, University of Maryland, Business Management
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

*Please Note: Limitations. The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, recognition by publications, media, or other organizations, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Wealthspire is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.