Our Team

We’re a close-knit group of people with a shared love for helping people. Our interests range from travel, to pets, food, sports, and of course, all things financial – but together, our most important interest is helping our clients succeed. We love getting to know you and your family, celebrating your milestones, being there for you when you need us, and cheering you on as you accept new challenges.


Read on to learn more about our team members.

Together, our most important interest is helping our clients succeed.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

About Raymond James

About Raymond James

M.J. Smith & Associates clears securities transactions through Raymond James Financial Services. Its parent company, Raymond James, is one of the country’s leading financial planning and investment services firms.


Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983 (NYSE: RJF), Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management. Through its three broker/dealers – Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd. – its more than 7,100 financial advisors serve 2.9 million accounts in 2,900 locations throughout the world.1


While we remain independent of Raymond James, with the complete freedom to act only in the best interests of the individuals and families we serve, we believe this relationship ensures that our clients enjoy the best of both worlds – all the resources of working with a large securities firm and all the advantages of working with our dedicated team.


 To learn more, visit raymondjames.com.


1. Data as of 12/31/2016.

Team News

Team News

Spring 2018

- We’re pleased to announce that Financial Consultant Alexa Kane, CFP®, expanded her professional knowledge even further by completing the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, or CDFA™, certification. Candidates for the certification must have a minimum of three years of professional experience in finance or divorce, plus a bachelor’s degree. Advisors with the CDFA™ certification are skilled at assisting clients in understanding how the decisions they make today regarding divorce can impact their financial future.  Congratulations, Alexa!




- Chief Operating Officer, Tom Jacobsen, MBA, Operation Manager, RJFS, appeared in two February articles by ESPN reporter Paul Lukas, who took special interest in Tom’s Denver Broncos memorabilia collection.  In 2014, Tom acquired some files belonging to former Broncos general manager Jim Burris, who ran the team in 1965 and 1966. “The files are like a time capsule,” says Tom. “It’s amazing that Burris kept all of this stuff.”  One article (found here) shared the files' notes about race relations of the time, including a warning to teams that releasing a black player who had been outspoken on civil rights issues could spark major protests - something the article notes as similar to the recent “taking a knee” controversy involving football player-turned activist Colin Kaepernick.  The second article regarding the Burris files (found here) highlights the seemingly simplistic way Broncos fans used to score tickets to the Super Bowl.  Thanks for sharing this incredible find, Tom!




- Financial Consultant Hannah Near, CPA, and her boyfriend, Jeff Stimson, recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for their close friend’s destination wedding in Punta Cana. In addition to the wedding, Hannah enjoyed relaxing on Punta Cana’s white, sandy beaches!

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CFP® | Certified Financial Planner™  |  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., owns the certification marks above, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.  Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks "CIMA®", "CPWA®", "Certified Investment Management Analyst®" and "Certified Private Wealth Advisor®".  Use signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for certification.

*The Forbes ranking of America's Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of July 2016): 11,235 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,000 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 2,500 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 425 Advisors were interviewed in person at the Advisors' location. Final list of the top 200 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of future investment 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.  Barron's Top 1200 Advisors - Winner's Circle, a Barron's research organization, produced the rankings based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms. Advisor data is confirmed via regulatory databases, cross-checks with securities firms and conversations with individual advisors. Among the factors considered for the rankings are assets under management, revenue that the advisors generate for their firms and the quality of their practices. Data points that relate to quality of practice include length of service, designations held, and services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record etc. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron's is not affiliated with Raymond James.   Financial Times Top 400 - The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM). The FT then invited a list of just under 1,000 advisors to complete a survey used to obtain more information on the advisors’ practices. 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant's score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

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