Shane Johnson

Senior Partner

Shane M. Johnson joined J.R. Burke and Perspective Financial Group, An Alera Group Company, in January 2011. In the early part of his career, he was a regional insurance broker, where he designed and facilitated the implementation of insurance and annuity solutions for clients of the financial professionals with whom he partnered. This experience, coupled with a passion to serve the unique needs of clients, led him to join Perspective Financial Group. Shane became a partner of the firm in 2018. Clients appreciate his broad knowledge and genuine concern for their interests and goals.

Shane graduated from Shippensburg University with a BSBA, and dual major in finance and economics. He is an alumnus of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. He had the opportunity to study international business finance and economics while living abroad, at the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. Shane holds the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations from The American College. He is a member of the Chester County and Philadelphia Estate Planning Councils and is a former Board Member for the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP). He is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). In 2022, he qualified for the Top of the Table. The MDRT’s Top of the Table is an exclusive forum for the world's most successful life insurance and financial services professionals. Those who qualify demonstrate a commitment to providing exemplary client service, while displaying the highest standards of ethics and professional knowledge.

A resident of Chester Springs, Shane enjoys the quiet suburban lifestyle and quick access to the many parks and trails he frequents. In addition to spending time with his wife, Olivia, and their three children, he is actively involved in numerous non-profit organizations; one devoted to serving the needs of Veterans and others focused on Multiple Sclerosis and Autism. He, and his family, are active supporters of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts where he serves as part of their Ambassador Program, and also on their Chairman's Council. The Council is to be comprised of former board members and major donors who are willing to be ambassadors for The Mann—individuals with a passion for furthering its mission and who bring skills and knowledge that will complement those of the formal governing Board of Directors.

Where is your favorite place to eat?  At my mother’s dining room table, with - as many family members packed around it as we can fit, food everywhere, spontaneous toasts, bad jokes, lots of eye contact, and no cell phones.

If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?  Mark Wahlberg. I’ve been told he looks like me, to which I replied “minus the six pack abdominals”.

First thing you would do if you won the lottery?  Buy back all my time and spend every second of it teaching my son all the things schools can’t or won’t.

What is something that’s on your bucket list?  Learn to play an instrument well enough to perform in front of people while singing.

Favorite movie quote? Dear Jesse, as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; someplace else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.