Deborah L. Danielson, CFP®, MSFS
Deborah L. Danielson is owner and President of Danielson Financial Group. As a Las Vegas native, she has been an investment professional since 1981. Ms. Danielson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has a Master’s of Science in Financial Services. In addition to being the author of “Why Me?” Ms. Danielson is also a co-author of several books including, “The Expert’s Guide to Financial Planning” and “Big Vision, Small Business…The Four Keys to Finding Success and Satisfaction as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur.” She also has been published in Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Wire, Bloomberg, and has appeared on local and national news and radio shows. She served as the Financial Editor for Nevada Woman magazine July 1995 and its replacement magazine, LV Woman, until 2008. Ms. Danielson has been a guest on FOX Business, CNBC Squawk on the Street and Power Lunch and BNN. She has appeared on newscasts live from the floor of the NASDAQ and an opening bell ceremony on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Ms. Danielson employs a comprehensive, client-focused approach to financial planning that encompasses each client’s financial goals, time frames and risk tolerance. In recognition of her extraordinary efforts, Ms. Danielson was named one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors¹ nationwide by Barron’s Magazine February 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. She was also honored as one of the Top 1000 Financial Advisors nationwide by Barron’s Magazine February 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013; named one of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors by Barron’s Magazine, June 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016; and Deborah was also listed as one of the Top 200 Wealth Advisors by Forbes in 2016 & named by Forbes as one of the Top 200 Women Advisors in 2017.
Ms. Danielson is actively involved in the professional association, International Women’s Forum (IWF), and has been acknowledged for her leadership contribution. She is a founding member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Southern Nevada Chapter; the past President and former board member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; and the past President of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Las Vegas
She obtained her WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Advanced Certificate, level three in pursuit of the Masters of Wine designation. Ms. Danielson and her husband (deceased) have raised three children and are now the proud grandparents of four wonderful grandchildren. Ms. Danielson is an avid traveler, 88 countries and counting, and enjoys collecting wine for her 3000 bottle wine cellar.
¹Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors, Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors and Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors are based on assets under management,
revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.
²Registered Rep Magazine Award based on assets under management.
³The 2016 & 2017 Forbes Top 200 Wealth Advisors is based on minimum of 7 years as an advisor, one year with current firm, must be recommended or nominated by firm, quantities data such as revenue, assets under management and qualitative data such as compliance records, credentials, service model as well as other factors.