Griffin Black

Jane Beule


San Francisco, California


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.

Jane Beule
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

  • 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
  • NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor