Shane M. Johnson joined J.R. Burke in January 2011 after eight years with two regional insurance and annuity brokerage firms 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. In his current role, Shane works closely on all new and existing client situations and is an ideal candidate to be a successor owner. Shane’s 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) who named him a “Top Leader Under 40” in 2012-2017 (this distinction is given to members of the Society who have been nominated by fellow members of the chapter).
A resident of Malvern, on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Shane enjoys the quiet suburban lifestyle and quick access to the many parks and trails he frequents. In addition to spending time with his partner Olivia and their young son, Gabriel, 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 currently serves as part of their Ambassador Program.
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.