About Us

About Us

Rainbow in Old Town



Handford Financial Strategies was founded in 2002 by Kevin and Jennifer Handford. After working with a nationwide investment and insurance firm for 12 years, Kevin and Jennifer wanted to branch out on their own so that they could advise clients in a truly nonproprietary, and independent manner. With a mission to provide above-board service, Kevin and Jennifer strive to improve the quality of life for each client by helping them achieve their financial goals. Handford Financial Strategies chose to partner with Commonwealth Financial Network®, a 10-time recipient of Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious Broker/Dealer of the Year award* and a truly independent broker/dealer. As Commonwealth is independent, so is Handford Financial Strategies, allowing Kevin and Jennifer to act objectively, without pressure to promote a particular product or strategy.

Kevin and Jennifer are Investment Adviser Representatives with/and offer securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Handford Financial Strategies is located at 28 Blackwell Park Lane, Ste. 202, Warrenton, Virginia 20186.

*Commonwealth was named the top broker/dealer in its division in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2005. This is based on financial advisors rating their own broker/dealers for service.



Kevin Handford


Kevin earned his economics degree from Virginia Military Institute in 1990 and has 21 years of financial industry experience. He has earned the following certifications and registrations:

  • Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®)
  • Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)

Jennifer Handford

Financial Advisor

Jennifer earned her BS and MS from Portland State University in 1993 and 1995. She holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations a registered representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA and a Registered Investment Adviser. She is a member of the Financial Services Institute. Jennifer also holds her Life and Health Insurance license.

Jennifer is knowledgeable in the area of estate planning and is routinely involved with the legal aspects of planning, as well as the probate and administration of clients' estates. She helps clients with issues regarding restricted stock, Rule 144, and the exercise of employee stock options.

Chris Granger

Junior Paraplanner

Chris joined Handford Financial Strategies in March 2015. Originally from Cedar Lake, Indiana, Chris is now happily settled with his wife, Brittany, in her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. In 2011, Chris graduated from DePauw University with a BA in East Asian studies, Chinese language, and philosophy. Chris then developed an interest in financial planning. He mostly enjoys educating clients in how to improve their financial situations. Currently enrolled at Georgetown University, Chris is pursuing a professional certificate in financial planning and plans to sit for the CFP® exam after he completes his classes. Chris enjoys traveling, having spent more than a year in China, as well as traveling to Inner Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Chris enjoys playing electric guitar, watching movies, reading, film production, traveling, learning new languages, and investing!

Susanna Walker

Financial Assistant

Susanna grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and moved to Warrenton upon graduating from college and getting married in 2008. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s in math. She subsequently earned a master's in education. She and her husband, Matt, love living in Warrenton where he is a seventh-grade civics teacher at Taylor Middle School. Susanna taught high-school math for several years before deciding on a career change. She joined Handford Financial Strategies in March 2015 and loves the financial field. She enjoys knitting, cooking, and frequenting local wineries in her free time. She even works at one! You can find her pouring wine at LaGrange winery in Haymarket on weekends.