Roger J. Shawn III

Senior Vice President, Managing Director

2022 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor

Roger is 3E's founder and began his career in the financial services industry in 2001. He created 3E with the mission of helping his clients achieve their vision of what financial independence means to them and their families. He works with multiple generations who often live around the country and he has the full support of Raymond James' technology platforms and back office.

Roger has expertise in comprehensive financial planning and investment management services, and strives to establish the open, trustworthy relationships that allow clients to feel at ease throughout the financial planning process.

Highly knowledgeable in his field, Roger is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP), one of the most respected financial planning credentials among consumers and the recognized standard of excel-lence in personal financial planning.

As a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), Roger passed extensive proctored examinations designed by the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) in combination with coursework at the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania. The CIMA certification is one of the most valued certifi-cations in the wealth management industry as today's investors expect a level of knowledge and care that is above and beyond what is required. As a CIMA professional, Roger applies advanced investment theory when assisting his clients with their investment decisions.

Roger also holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation (ChFC), which requires coursework on all aspects of financial planning from The American College, as well as adherence to strict ethical stand-ards and extensive experience requirements.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®” and “Certified Investment Management Analyst℠.” Use of CIMA® and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst℠ signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.

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The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 34,925 nominations, more than 6,550 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Nei-ther Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info.