MBA with Distinction, Harvard University
MLA, Stanford University
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, Golden Gate University
BA with Honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fulbright Fellow, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Germany
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor
We work for you, the client.
At Griffin Black we're not just experts in financial subjects; we strive to be true advocates for you, our client. We don't sell any products because we want to be able to focus on our clients' needs first, rather than on product commissions. In industry parlance, we are "fee only" advisors. From a regulatory perspective, Griffin Black is a Registered Investment Advisor and operates under rules that hold us to a fiduciary standard of care for our clients. Simply put, our clients come first. We wouldn't have it any other way.
President & Founder
Armed with a liberal arts degree and an intense interest in business, Jane began her career in finance as an industry analyst with JP Morgan in New York. After attending Harvard Business School, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband and worked in both corporate environments and start-up ventures before leaving to follow her passion to serve individual clients. She founded Griffin Black in 2001 in order to create the kind of firm she wanted to hire herself. Jane and her husband have two grown children and live in Redwood City, CA.
Professional Degrees & Credentials