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President & CEO

James T. Reding

  • AIF®
  • CTFA®
  • JD
I act as your legal fiduciary.


Jim is President and CEO of Paradigm Financial Advisors, LLC. and he has over twenty-five years of experience in investment management and comprehensive wealth planning.  Jim attended Rockhurst University on a soccer scholarship, and he graduated with honors (B.S.B.A. in Finance and Economics).  Jim received his Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Louis University School of Law and he graduated cum laude.  Jim worked as a financial analyst at Monsanto for six years prior to starting a comprehensive wealth planning firm in 1996.

Jim is a member of the Missouri Bar, the National Association of Professional Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and he has earned the following professional certifications: Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and Missouri Bar Association.

Jim has written numerous articles and white papers on investment and financial planning, including the article “Millionaires in the Making” which was published by Money Magazine and he wrote an article on 401(k) plan fees that was published by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Jim has volunteered for several charities, including serving on the investment board for the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood and the endowment committee for St. Alban Roe Catholic Church.