Founder and President
James Knapp, CRPC®, CFP®, APMA® is founder and President of Heritage Wealth Architects. He is responsible for leading all aspects of the firm, and believes in meeting clients where they are in their financial lives, then working with them to build and execute plans to achieve financial growth and freedom. Earlier in his career, as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ he led a franchise for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country. James specializes in advising executives, small business owners, and high net-worth individuals concerned with tax-planning, compensation, buying, growing or selling their businesses. James started HWA as a fee for service firm with a vision to provide clients with a personalized, flexible and thorough array of options to create and conserve wealth. At the center of his client-focused firm is the commitment to honor his fiduciary responsibilities, and really listen to each individual’s goals and dreams. James is a Business Management graduate of Luther College, and lives in St. Paul, where he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hunting, fishing, climbing mountains and playing golf.