Shawn D. Pacanowski, CIMA®
Consultant | Partner
West Michigan has always been home for me and over the years I have come to realize what a privilege it is to live and participate in a community like ours. I am grateful for the opportunity to work here and to serve so many wonderful individuals and organizations that contribute to our area’s success.
At the age of twelve I made my first stock purchase through a school project and was immediately captivated by investing. From sixth grade through my studies at Calvin College and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, my passion for and understanding of investment finance was furthered. At Wharton, I began to focus on working with families and closely held business owners to develop and deliver solutions for their unique financial circumstances.
And now with over a decade consulting families and business leaders I’ve gained broad experience only time and exposure can provide. With this expertise, today I recognize and can recommend solutions for clients which achieve results that improve their quality of life. My service is to inform and empower clients along the way, creating simplicity for them and reducing risks that impede their goals.
I enjoy joining clients on their journey in life—listening to their stories of setbacks and success. Learning their values and what motivates them is intriguing and integral in developing an excellent plan for their future.
Families create some of our strongest and most important bonds and my family is no exception. Together with my wife we are raising three energetic children. As a family we love hiking national parks and exploring northern Michigan lakes. A personal favorite pastime of mine is fly fishing. Days on a trout stream are some of the most memorable for me.