John Christianson is the Founder and CEO of Highland®, a boutique wealth advisory company located in Bellevue, Washington. For the past 25 years, John has managed the financial lives of some of the most successful wealth creators in the country, including executives at Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, and Facebook, along with other successful entrepreneurs and professionals. As a guide and steward to these high net worth individuals and families, he has acquired unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for wealth creators as they seek to have it all and live fully.
John has co-authored Hello Someday, an inspirational retirement book, and his writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and other local and national publications. His book, The Wealth Creators’ Playbook (Praeger, March 2019) guides readers to have a fully rich life, not just in terms of wealth accumulation. It is also available from Gildan Media/Recorded Books on audio.
John is also the host and creator of The Wealth Confidant Podcast which focuses on issues at the intersection of money and life through interviews with prominent wealth creators such as Howard Behar (former President of Starbucks), Whitney Johnson (author and co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund) and others.
John is married to the love of his life of 32 years, and they share a home in Woodinville, Washington with Blue, their extremely friendly rescue dog. John is a spiritual agitator, an avid and competitive rower, enjoys learning all he can about personal growth and development, and strives to model the belief that to whom much is given, much is required.
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