Doug Horn, CFP
Founder and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
Phone: 865 / 984-3550
Fax: 865 / 984-6161
Pager: In Dallas, call 972/788-1143
James D. (Doug) Horn is the founder and the Principal of Quality Financial Concepts. His dedication to the financial services industry and his clients is apparent. Doug holds life, health, and variable annuity licenses for Tennessee and numerous other states. He also holds financial brokerage licenses Series 63 and 7 for traditional investment services and the Series 24 as a financial supervisor. In an effort to broaden his personal knowledge and the level of service to his clients, he passed numerous exams in order to obtain the Certified Financial Planner certificate. Today, with over 30 years of experience personally managing client investments, creating insurance solutions, and navigating the Federal tax code, Doug continues to lead QFC as they service clients across the nation. He is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (dually registered in Tennessee and Texas), which allows him to provide client consultations, in-depth financial plans, and advice on a fee-basis.
As a further commitment to his industry, Mr. Horn is a member of the National Financial Planning Association and served on the board of the local East Tennessee chapter including its president as well as other officer positions. Additionally, Doug is a long standing member of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council.
Doug's practice is distinguished by his immense practical knowledge of the investment markets, insurance products, and taxation issues, specifically as they impact retirement, business succession, and estate planning. He specializes in working with business owners, managers, executives and retirees who are often overwhelmed with the demands of their own schedules. The firm provides these clients with "hands-on" management of their financial assets, allowing them to steer the direction of their resources while avoiding the worry of day-to-day decision making and maintenance.
Doug is also involved in the community. Upon moving from Dallas, Texas to Maryville in 2001, he and Teresa, his wife, began their involvement in the community. Purchasing and renovating the Emery Five and Dime building located on Broadway Avenue, the building now serves as headquarters for Quality Financial Concepts. The couple was awarded The Oak Shingle for 2002 by the Blount County Historical Trust Society for the extensive renovation of the 1860's building. Doug served on the finance committee, the Joel committee, and the administrative board for Fairview United Methodist Church. He also served on the finance committee for his local property owners association and a three year term on the association's board including serving as its president. The couple was once again awarded the 2007 Oak Shingle award for the renovations he and Teresa performed on Preservation Plaza, the building once known as Blount National Bank. He has also been very involved in the area Chamber of Commerce including serving on its finance committee and the Chamber board 2007 through 2011, serving as its 2010 Chair of the Chamber Board. Beginning in 2004, Doug authored Blount Today's Money Matters column which provided information and education on a variety of financial topics to his readers in Blount County. He authored hundreds of articles until the paper ceased operations in October 2011.