President & Founder
The Principal & Founder of Securus Financial, John Iammarino prides himself on being the total advisor to his clients, providing life-centered planning and working to manage assets in a way that improves clients’ lives and provides peace of mind and confidence in their future. To accomplish this, he utilizes the latest estate planning and investment techniques to design and implement personalized strategies that can help reduce financial risk, lower taxes, avoid probate and protect assets from nursing home costs.
A skilled financial professional, John honors a fiduciary responsibility, helping protect clients’ hard-earned life savings with the same commitment he protects his own. He holds himself to the highest standards when it comes to service, loyalty and integrity for his clients and is a member of the National Ethics Association and his firm is accredited with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
While there are many things beyond our control, John identified the best outcomes always result from having a well-constructed plan and contingency plan. He has carried this mentality into his practice today helping retirees and pre-retirees in building financial plans to anticipate and fit their evolving needs.
John believes knowledge is the key to providing his clients with the absolute best advice for managing their portfolios. He has attended the Institute of Business and Finance and the Wealth Preservation Institute to attain a specialized understanding in advanced planning topics, including tax planning, asset protection, estate planning, income and estate tax reduction, financial planning and business practice management/succession planning. He also attends several conferences throughout the year to stay on top of market trends and has completed advanced IRA advisor courses taught by Ed Slott, a renowned CPA recognized by The Wall Street Journal as “America’s IRA Expert.”
In addition to continually investing in his professional education, John provides educational opportunities to his client and the community through financial classes for pre-retirees and retirees; he teaches comprehensive retirement planning, tax planning and Social Security classes to residents and businesses throughout San Diego County.
John has also contributed to a book called, "Diffuse: Seven Steps to Saving Your 401K from the IRS." He is the co-host of the the Retire Happy Podcast, and has been interviewed and published in several national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Barron’s, and Investor's Business Daily.
A native of San Diego, John lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife and 2 young children. They are active volunteers and supporters of the community with organizations including the Semper Fi Fund, St. Jude’s Hospital and Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine.
John is an avid sports fan, enjoys traveling, cooking and country music.