Gary began advising clients on financial matters in 1985 and started his own firm, Vawter Financial in 1990. After receiving his undergraduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University, he went on to become a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and earn a Master of Science (MS) degree in financial planning from the College for Financial Planning, as well as the Accredited Estate Planning (AEP®) designation. He also holds an advanced Estate Planning and Taxation (EPT) certificate from the American College.
Gary has been actively involved and held leadership positions within the industry, on both local and national levels. He has spoken on financial planning and business ownership topics to audiences around the country. He regularly contributes to various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, Columbus CEO, and Business First, along with appearances on 610 WTVN radio shows.
Gary lives in a golf course community with his wife and three kids. He enjoys hosting outdoor client meetings when he isn’t boating, traveling, and snow skiing with his family.