WHO WE ARE

Planning for your future financial security starts now.

You need a partner,
not just a financial planner.

That’s what makes us different.

We build relationships. We walk alongside you. We offer expertise and a life-long, focused approach. We aim to give you confidence and knowledge. That’s our unique vantage point. And that is your advantage.

Our name, Vantage Financial, reflects the trust and partnership we strive to build with each of our clients as we work together toward attaining your financial security and success.

Your priorities are our priorities. As partners, we work together with all of your financial professionals such as your accountant, attorney and other advisors so you are guaranteed a coordinated approach to your personal decision-making and long-term planning.

You need a partner,
not just a financial planner.

That’s what makes us different.

We build relationships. We walk alongside you. We offer expertise and a life-long, focused approach. We aim to give you confidence and knowledge. That’s our unique vantage point. And that is your advantage.

Our name, Vantage Financial, reflects the trust and partnership we strive to build with each of our clients as we work together toward attaining your financial security and success.

Your priorities are our priorities. As partners, we work together with all of your financial professionals such as your accountant, attorney and other advisors so you are guaranteed a coordinated approach to your personal decision-making and long-term planning.

Meet the Team

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, CRPC®, AAMS®, CLTC, AWMA®, CEP®
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, CRPC®, AAMS®, CLTC, AWMA®, CEP®Ohio Regional Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor
Chris has been a financial advisor since 2002. He is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor and is certified in Long-Term Care and Estate Planning. Passionate about providing a holistic financial planning process for his clients, Chris focuses on client goals, investments, insurance strategies, wealth preservation, and estate planning. As a 2000 graduate of Ohio University, Chris continued his involvement with his alma mater as a member of the Professional Sales Advisory Board and is Co-Founder of the Sales Centre Alumni Society. Chris continues to serve on the Executive Board for the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board. Giving back to the community is important to Chris, who has been an active member of the board for Junior Achievement from 2012 through 2020. He currently serves on the Junior Achievement Development Committee and volunteers in the school classroom and BizTown. Chris has been recognized as Forty Under 40 in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus Business First.

Chris juggles a busy family life being a father to son, Colin (15), and daughters, Kendall (12), and Elliott (7), who keep him very active with various sports and school activities. When away from the office, you will find Chris cheering on Colin and Kendall at their soccer games and supporting Elliot at gymnastics. Chris enjoys golfing with clients, working out, and mountain biking is a new hobby he is learning to love.

Alma Mater: Ohio University

MELANIE MCGRAW
MELANIE MCGRAWOperations Manager
Melanie McGraw manages the daily operations for the Columbus office and practice. She is responsible for client transactions, insurance processing, and behind-the-scenes general operations. Melanie supports Jeremy and Chris to ensure we continually provide excellent solutions and processes to achieve our clients’ goals.

Melanie regularly volunteers with Junior Achievement of Central Ohio within both the classroom and BizTown. Previously, she was with Cardinal Health for 15 years where she spent 10 years as a Pricing and Contracts Supervisor.

When Melanie is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Daryl, and son, Brady (14), rooting for the Buckeyes and the Browns (it’s tough), and taking hikes in the Metro Parks. Her older son, Jesse (28), now resides in Manhattan, so visits to NY are always exciting and entertaining. Their family enjoys taking cruises, fishing, hiking, and attending church. Melanie is determined to learn how to knit in 2023 and to read more often.

Melanie is originally from Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Hilliard Davidson.

RACHEL ALBRIGHT
RACHEL ALBRIGHTClient Relationship Specialist
Originally a Hoosier, Rachel moved to Columbus in 2020 and joined the team in January 2022 as the Client Relationship Specialist for the Columbus office. She handles scheduling, media, and client appreciation touchpoints for Chris Johnson. In addition to keeping Chris focused on helping clients, Rachel is responsible for organizing client workshops and webinars. She enjoys arranging events that add value to client’s lives. As a DiSC “C” personality, keeping the office in order is a point of pride for her.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys playing tabletop games with her fiancé, John, who she met at a board game convention. She also enjoys hiking, cooking, PC games, gardening, and time with her King Charles Cavalier, Voxi. Additionally, Rachel owns and manages several rental properties with her fiancé.

Meet the Team

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, CRPC®, AAMS®, CLTC, AWMA®, CEP®
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, CRPC®, AAMS®, CLTC, AWMA®, CEP®Chief Executive Officer / Managing Partner
Chris has been a financial advisor since 2002. He is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor and is certified in Long-Term Care and Estate Planning. Passionate about providing a holistic financial planning process for his clients, Chris focuses on client goals, investments, insurance strategies, wealth preservation, and estate planning. As a 2000 graduate of Ohio University, Chris continued his involvement with his alma mater as a member of the Professional Sales Advisory Board and is Co-Founder of the Sales Centre Alumni Society. Chris continues to serve on the Executive Board for the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board. Giving back to the community is important to Chris, who has been an active member of the board for Junior Achievement from 2012 through 2020. He currently serves on the Junior Achievement Development Committee and volunteers in the school classroom and BizTown. Chris has been recognized as Forty Under 40 in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus Business First.

Chris juggles a busy family life being a father to son, Colin (15), and daughters, Kendall (12), and Elliott (7), who keep him very active with various sports and school activities. When away from the office, you will find Chris cheering on Colin and Kendall at their soccer games and supporting Elliot at gymnastics. Chris enjoys golfing with clients, working out, and mountain biking is a new hobby he is learning to love.

Alma Mater: Ohio University?

MELANIE MCGRAW
MELANIE MCGRAWOperations Manager
Melanie McGraw manages the daily operations for the Columbus office and practice. She is responsible for client transactions, insurance processing, and behind-the-scenes general operations. Melanie supports Jeremy and Chris to ensure we continually provide excellent solutions and processes to achieve our clients’ goals.

Melanie regularly volunteers with Junior Achievement of Central Ohio within both the classroom and BizTown. Previously, she was with Cardinal Health for 15 years where she spent 10 years as a Pricing and Contracts Supervisor.

When Melanie is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Daryl, and son, Brady (14), rooting for the Buckeyes and the Browns (it’s tough), and taking hikes in the Metro Parks. Her older son, Jesse (28), now resides in Manhattan, so visits to NY are always exciting and entertaining. Their family enjoys taking cruises, fishing, hiking, and attending church. Melanie is determined to learn how to knit in 2023 and to read more often.

Melanie is originally from Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Hilliard Davidson.

RACHEL ALBRIGHT
RACHEL ALBRIGHTClient Relationship Specialist
Originally a Hoosier, Rachel moved to Columbus in 2020 and joined the team in January 2022 as the Client Relationship Specialist for the Columbus office. She handles scheduling, media, and client appreciation touchpoints for Chris Johnson. In addition to keeping Chris focused on helping clients, Rachel is responsible for organizing client workshops and webinars. She enjoys arranging events that add value to client’s lives. As a DiSC “C” personality, keeping the office in order is a point of pride for her.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys playing tabletop games with her fiancé, John, who she met at a board game convention. She also enjoys hiking, cooking, PC games, gardening, and time with her King Charles Cavalier, Voxi. Additionally, Rachel owns and manages several rental properties with her fiancé.

At Vantage Financial, we get to know you and your family, your background, goals and vision. We want to know what makes you tick. We want to build a true partnership, so we are able to help build your plan for the future.

At Vantage Financial, we get to know you and your family, your background, goals and vision. We want to know what makes you tick. We want to build a true partnership, so we are able to help build your plan for the future.

IT ALL STARTS WITH
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    IT ALL STARTS WITH
    A SIMPLE CONVERSATION.

    We are ready when you are. We’d love to meet, talk about your financial goals, and share a cup of coffee. Leave us a note. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

      FIRST NAME *

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