Who We Are

Buckley Financial Planning, LLC began when our founder, Fred Buckley, set out to establish his own independent financial planning business in 1996.

Fred started the company in the Cincinnati area with the initial goal, which still stands today, to partner with executives to establish and reach their financial goals, no matter if they are days or decades away from retirement.

As business continued to grow, Sean Buckley joined Fred in 2011. This resulted in further expansion of the company and they established our main office in the Columbus area. The Buckley Financial Planning, LLC team continues to grow steadily today and is currently serving clients nationwide.

Who We Are

Fred Buckley, CHFC®


Fred began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 and has spent his life providing sound financial advice to clients. Fred earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Tulane University and has shown his dedication to staying on top of today’s economic issues, strategies, and trends. Fred earned the prestigious CHFC designation from the American College of Bryn Mawr in 1986.

Sean Buckley, CFP®


Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in 2006 from The Ohio State University. He went on to complete his Master of Education at Antioch McGregor University. Sean also completed the CFP program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2014. This wealth of educational experience, when combined with his heart for people, makes him an ideal guide for clients looking to get the most out of their financial future. Sean also leads our team of professionals with an emphasis on client servicing, education and professional development.

Michael Wessel, CFA®

Associate Advisor

Earning his degree in finance from the University of Dayton, and before joining the Buckley team, Michael worked for Fidelity Investments in New England for five years. Combining strong customer service abilities with domestic and international financial experience, Michael is committed to helping our clients maximize the impact of their wealth, for now and into the future. As of 2021, Michael is a CFA® charterholder.

Tera Myers

Director of Operations

Tera earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from The Ohio State University. She began her position as the Service Specialist at Buckley Financial Planning, LLC in 2014 after three years of office administrative experience. Tera currently holds her Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses. As the Director of Operations, she supports our team of professionals in a variety of ways and is passionate about helping our clients reach their financial goals.

Anthony Belvedere

Client Service Specialist

After attending The Ohio State University, Anthony has served as the right-hand man to a local business. As our clients’ first point of contact, he brings with him 10 years of experience as a chief of staff, professionalism and excellent work ethic.

Our Process

Financial markets are inherently complicated. Fortunately, our process is not.
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