Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

The Baran James Company


James W. Zalenka is the founding principal of The Baran James CompanyJames is a Certified Financial Planner, which means that he is committed to competent and ethical behavior when providing financial planning services. CFP practitioners have taken the extra step to demonstrate their professionalism by voluntarily submitting to a rigorous ongoing certification process.  He has been successfully advising business and individual clients since 1990. James received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University in 1981.

James is associated with the following organizations: Financial Planning Association (member), Board of Directors DMI Companies, Inc. (member), Highpointe Homeowners Association (President), St. Stanislaus Kostka (Finance Council and Parishioner), and Five Star Wealth (Manager 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

about The Baran James Company

The Baran James Company is an independent financial planning firm and registered investment advisor providing objective, unbiased advice. The Baran James Company helps find solutions for investment, retirement, estate, and insurance. Additionally, the company provides attentive, personal service and creative approaches to unique situations, and emphasizes on achieving results. The company’s mission is to understand what is truly important to you, your family, and your business to help you move confidently toward your goals.

For more information, visit baranjames.com.