Roger Shawn

Senior Vice President, Managing Director

2021 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, one of the most respected financial planning credentials among consumers and the recognized standard of excellence 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 certifications 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, which requires coursework on all aspects of financial planning from The American College, as well as adherence to strict ethical standards and extensive experience requirements.

Ever since he can remember, Roger has enjoyed solving problems and finding solutions – making the wealth management profession a natural fit for him. He began his career at Morgan Stanley and later transitioned to Anderson & Strudwick in 2005, followed by Capitol Securities where he held the position of senior wealth advisor and senior vice president. He and his team joined Raymond James in 2017. Roger earned his bachelor's degree with honors in economics and criminal justice from the University of Richmond.

When he’s not in the office, Roger enjoys hiking with his family, participating in social athletic leagues, and traveling to see our country’s national parks and landmarks. He is also a proud supporter of the Byrd Theatre Foundation. Originally from Rhode Island, Roger lives in Richmond with his wife, Christina, and their children, Madelyn Lily, Lucas James and Aubrey Rose.

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.

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’ 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. Out of approximately 32,725 nominations received, based on thresholds, more than 5,000 advisors received the award. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither 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. Further information is available at: