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Käri McGuire

Käri McGuire

Senior Client Service Associate

Special Strength: Connecting with people and building trust and rapport with ease. She loves to work with people.

Goal: Käri aims for mastery behind the scenes because she knows that preparation lays the foundation for the best client experience throughout the financial and divorce planning process.She strives for continual improvement and growth for herself and our team.

Focus: As our Renaissance Woman (i.e. utility player), what doesn’t Käri do? Being a divorce case facilitator, daily tech overseer, project manager and leader, plus keeping Amy in-check, it keeps her on her toes.  She will even jump in with a power tool if necessary to get the job done.   

Interests: Outside of her AJW family, she loves to spend time with her husband, three kids, and their 2 kitties. She enjoys watching local real estate trends and home design/improvement shows, then tackles challenging home improvement projects just for fun. Käri likes to cook fancy meals and decorate cakes. She’s a bit obsessed with cool cars, especially classic VW’s & Porsche’s. She shares this fun obsession with her teenage son, taking him to numerous car meets during the summer.    

Her Colleagues Say: "She is always ready and willing to jump right in and help wherever and whenever needed.  It is not an exaggeration to say that our divorce team would be lost without Käri. We call her our Swiss Army knife because she has so many skills, and there is not a day that we do not rely on her tech expertise. "

Käri joined AJW Financial in 2017 to pursue her desire to guide divorcing couples through important financial decisions. She previously spent a combined 17 years at Northwest Airlines and United Healthcare.  She developed a strong background in sales, customer relations, and information technology.  She also spent three years volunteering for the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) for the City of Shakopee, MN and served time on a local school board committee.  In 2013, Käri decided to make a complete career change into the financial services industry after she was inspired by financial planning that was done for her. In February of 2017, she earned the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® designation.  She has continued to immerse herself in education ever since and is expected to wrap up 2 ½ years of studying advanced financial planning at the American College of Financial Professionals in the Spring of 2024 by obtaining her Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation. Käri’s technology background and knowledge has proven valuable in supporting our internal technology needs. She loves being at AJW Financial and continues to be inspired by the work we do every day. 

Education and Designations:

  • Series 7 and Series 66 registrations
  • Family Mediation Training - Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
  • The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, 2017, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) Administrative Assistant