Company: Professional Financial Strategies, Inc.
Location: Pittsford, New York, United States
Paul Byron Hill, CEO of Professional Financial Strategies, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and finance.
An acclaimed figure in his field, Mr. Hill has accrued more than 35 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. The founder and CEO/president of Professional Financial Strategies, Inc. since 1993, he offers wealth management for professionals, executives, and families of business owners across the U.S. Professional Financial offers an integrative approach to wealth management through personalized financial planning, including investment management, mitigating taxes, protecting assets and passing a legacy. Prior to starting his firm, Mr. Hill served as principal of Hill Financial Advisors from 1984 to 1993.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Hill has served as an adjunct faculty member of the College for Financial Planning, teaching at St. John Fisher College. He has been a consultant and financial supporter with The Partnership Foundation since 2012, and he was a former chapter president of The Gideons International.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Hill sought a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature, with distinction, from the University of Rochester in 1974, which he attended on scholarship. He went on to complete a Master of Science in financial services from American College in 1988, as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance and management from the prestigious William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester in 1989. He completed his professional education with a Master of Science in financial planning from the University of Phoenix in 1997.
A longstanding member of the Financial Planning Association and the National Society of Accountants, Mr. Hill has been a licensed Certified Financial PlannerTM professional since 1983, a Chartered Financial Consultant since 1983, and an Accredited Tax Advisor since 1998. In an effort to share his knowledge with his professional community, he publishes and edits “Planning Perspectives,” a quarterly commentary on wealth management, academic market research, and applied behavioral finance, and is on the editorial panel for WealthManagement.com. In addition, he and his firm have been written about in such publications as Money, Fortune, and Forbes. Mr. Hill himself has been included in Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, Bloomberg Business, and New York Business Journal.
In addition to his roles as an editor and spokesperson, Mr. Hill served as coauthor of “Retire Abundantly,” a book showing middle-class millionaires how to manage their wealth over and beyond conventional financial and estate planning methods, and how wealth may be effectively planned, protected and passed on through a multidisciplinary retirement strategy working with a professional specialist. He has been interviewed by businessman James Malinchak, featured on ABC-TV hit series, Secret Millionaire. Reuters honored him as one of 500 top advisors nationally in 2007. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Hill’s firm has been ranked multiple times as a Top Wealth Manager in Wealth Manager magazine. In addition, he was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
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