Mission: to financially enable the lives of first generation success stories who silently suffer from imposter syndrome.


We strive towards our mission daily thorough humor, empathy, motivation, education, access and sometimes a little Gen X nostalgia.   

Jason J. Howell, CFP®, CPWA®, CSRIC® and Douglas W. Tees, MBA, CFP®, CAP  (see below) are both married to patient wives and are dedicated to their kids. The picture in the header above is a few years old but that's them with their families! They have built a firm with a great reputation. The firm is based in Northern Virginia but serves clients (virtually) all throughout the United States.  



Our client relationships begin with identifying professional success stories and engaging those individuals (or couples) in a conversation. If there's a fit, we offer them access to our long-term wealth strategies. 

These strategies include our alternative and sustainable Investment Strategy and equip our clients with three (3) tools for creating/growing meaningful wealth: 

  1. Your Family ROADMAP (FR) which identifies 40 to 60 recommendations to form your financial plan (the "what")
  2. Your Family Implementation Guide (FIG) which priorities (by month) the implement those recommendations (the "when")
  3. Your Family Constitution (FC) which clarifies how those recommendations connect to your values (the "why")

We call this process Family Governance. It goes beyond traditional wealth management by adding a "values" component. Whose values? Your values

These relationships eventually grow into us becoming confidants, cheerleaders and consistent, objective, professionals enabling our clients to be their best selves. .



The Jason Howell Company family wealth management firm began as an idea. When it's namesake learned you could start what is known as a "registered investment advisory (RIA)" company, he had only 9 months prior gotten started working at New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC) as an agent. Less than a year earlier he had just lost an election to become Virginia's 8th Congressional District's first Independent U.S. Congressman. After the election he was invited to breakfast by a 3rd generation NYLIC agent. That agent suggested "meeting his boss." Jason figured that if he couldn't write the financial laws to protect all families at once, he could at least help individual families, one at a time as a financial advisor. 

After two and a half years of learning how the insurance brokerage business worked and studying other service models, he decided to start an RIA. Yes, instead of just joining an established one, he started his own. In November of 2015, the fee-only, fiduciary Jason Howell Company (JHCo.) was founded. The goal of JHCo. was and is to help families make informed decisions (without commission sales of financial products). Keeping the interests of clients above the advisor was the premise for the 2016 Department of Labor "Fiduciary Rule." Not long after the JHCo. launch, Jason was invited to speak about the "Fiduciary Rule" by ABC network's News Channel 8

In 2017 Jason took on an employee and by 2019, a partner: Doug Tees. Since joining the firm Doug has become an important part of what is now an ensemble practice. This means that all JHCo. clients receive the attention of both advisors . The partners also lead the team of other wealth professionals - estate planners, tax accountants, insurance agents, etc. - to protect and serve client families. 

Since 2019 the firm has experienced and survived the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the historical Federal Funds rate increases of 2022. In between both Jason and Doug have earned multiple letters after their names, calmed clients during violent market swings and created dozens of Financial Roadmaps, Financial Implementation Guides and Family Constitutions. We've also earned some good press.

With a longtime focus on being comprehensive, Jason Howell Company is positioned to compete with the largest RIAs and private banking entities. 

To learn more about our history and to consider joining our future, book a meeting below for an introductory call.

Jason J. Howell CFP®, CPWA®, CSRIC®

President | Family Wealth Adviser

One of Jason's great passions is his alma mater, George Mason University and its School of Business. There he teaches the next generation of financial advisers in Mason's Introduction to Financial Planning and Wealth Management course. Jason is the founding Council Chair for Mason's Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board and he has spent many years serving on Mason's School of Business Alumni Board. 

"George Mason University is where my sister attended, where for a brief stint, my father taught and where they wanted me to attend. Now that they've passed on, I keep their memory going by staying connected to the university, " says Jason.

Before founding Jason Howell Company, Jason enjoyed a wide-ranging career that included years in banking, accounting, music, academia and politics; which have all informed his financial advice. 

"The pandemic, social unrest and political distress of 2020 have pushed our clients to focus on the environmental, social and governance impacts of their investing; and become more proactive with their philanthropy. I have always believed in the American Dream: that your last name is more important than your first name. With our clients we can go bigger. Our stockholders have become stakeholders in the wider community. It's exciting!" 

For more about Jason's career and to read his full biography, see his Linkedin Profile



Douglas W. Tees MBA, CFP®, CAP®

COO | Family Wealth Adviser

One of Doug's great passions is service to the developmentally disabled. His career began as a case manager and continued on that trajectory for over 4 years until earning his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

"Service has always been important to me; whether as a professional, family member or volunteer. I see how important volunteering and philanthropy is to our clients and it is just inspiring." says Doug.

Doug has maintained his interest in social service in particular. Over the years he has devoted time to several volunteer experiences, serving the special needs community. Locally he's been a graduate of Leadership Fairfax and continues to participate on the board for Langley Residential Support Services where he has served for over a decade.

For Jason Howell Company, Doug serves clients by getting into the important details of their financials in a way that many financial advisers find too tedious. And when it comes to the compliance, cybersecurity, client privacy and operations of the firm writ large; well, anyone who knows anything about those areas of our business, understands that he earns a medal for his work every week.

For more about Doug's career and to read his full biography, see his Linkedin Profile.


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