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DEREK THARP, MFCS, CFP®
Derek is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Before founding Conscious Capital, Derek worked as a financial planner with several different wealth management firms. He most recently worked with a team of advisors managing over $700 million. Derek was responsible for providing investment and financial planning recommendations for some of the team’s most complex high net worth and non-profit clients.
Derek graduated magna cum laude Iowa State University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Economics. Derek also received his M.F.C.S. with emphasis in Family Financial Planning from Iowa State. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. While studying at Kansas State, Derek has been awarded the Cary M. Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics with The American College of Financial Services and the Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Derek has been quoted in several financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investment Advisor Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, and InvestmentNews. He also coauthored a chapter in the textbook Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. Derek lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Bridget, and their black lab, Eli.