Jaime Westenbarger

Jaime Westenbarger

Founder & CEO

Jaime leverages his lifelong love of finance and extensive industry experience to help his clients realize their goals and create an extensive plan to work toward achieving them.

While in high school, Jaime purchased his first stock and immediately recognized the power of the market and how it can shape the lives of those investing in it; he knew then what he wanted to do for a living. After attending the University of Michigan and serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, Jaime began working in the financial industry. In 2007, after almost a decade of experience, he decided to build a firm around his desire to always put clients first. It was then that Forest Hills Financial was born. As the leader of his firm, Jaime tirelessly works each day to personally ensure his clients receive the treatment, resources and encouragement they deserve. Jaime also uses his blue-collar background — his father worked for General Motors and his mother worked for the post office — to relate to anyone who walks through his office doors.

Jaime holds numerous securities licenses and annually spends countless hours doing continuing education and due diligence to stay on top of new industry trends and regulations.

Forest Hills Financial was ranked among the top West Michigan wealth management firms by Grand Rapids Business Journal, based on West Michigan assets under management, from 2012 to 2018.

He has also been published or quoted in Forbes and authored a chapter in Steve Forbes’ book, “Successonomics,” which made the Amazon best-seller’s list in 2014. Jaime is frequently sought out for his expert financial opinions and is a regular contributor on Fox 17, Wood TV 8 and WZZM 13 as well as numerous radio programs throughout Michigan. He also made weekly appearances on Fox 17’s “The Financial Fix," which he co-created.

Jaime is an avid golfer, outdoor enthusiast and sports fan. He enjoys Saturday afternoons in the fall watching Michigan football with his family. Jaime is passionate about making his community a better place by volunteering with organizations like Kids’ Food Basket, Forest Hills Public School Foundation, March of Dimes, Gilda’s Club, and creating the Forest Hills Charitable Foundation. He resides in Ada, with his family and their bulldog, Mo.

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