James D. Maher

  • JD
  • CPA
  • PFS
  • CFP®
  • CEPA®
  • C(k)P®
  • AIF®
  • CRPS®
  • CRPC®

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Jim Maher, an attorney and CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. As the CEO and founder of Archford Capital Strategies, he believes that the most important asset for the business owner is the employees themselves. Jim has brought together a team of advisors.

Jim has earned seven certifications and designations along with his advanced degree. Three are the highest certifications obtainable in the retirement-plan benefit area. These designations help him to efficiently design and implement both financial and tax-advantaged plans. He also created a consulting division to assist business owners with a wide range of solutions for business continuation or succession planning. As a Certified Exit Plan Advisor (CEPA®), he helps closely held family businesses to establish resources for business owners in transition.

Maher is a member of the Missouri Bar, The National Center for Employee Ownership, and Vistage. He is president of the St. Louis Chapter – Exit Planning Institute and serves on the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois. In 2009, Maher was named “Donor Advisor of the Year” by Leave a Legacy, Planned Giving Counsel, and The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.

Jim and Jenny have four boys who enjoy giving back to the community through philanthropy, traveling and playing soccer at a development academy and national team competitive level. Jim and Jenny are very proud of their boys for their high academic and sport achievements.