John Nguyen, CFP®, CIMA®

John Nguyen, CFP®, CIMA®

Managing Partner

For almost a quarter century, John Nguyen has built a solid reputation helping local families, executives, and small businesses plan for a better tomorrow. Armed with the formidable resources of Commonwealth Financial Network® and an impressive background in business and financial planning, he's guided his clients through the most challenging economic environment in generations.

The son of Vietnamese refugees, he was raised with a keen appreciation of the opportunities the American system of free enterprise affords.

A father himself, he's focused on helping local families achieve their dreams.

And as a grateful and respected member of our community, he's determined to help make it an even better place to live and work.

A devoted family man, John and his wife, Kaci, are the proud parents of three wonderful blessings, Lilly, Hadley, and Reagan.

John Nguyen didn't learn to appreciate our free enterprise system from the pages of a book. It was ingrained in him by parents who'd seen firsthand that with hard work and integrity, every American can achieve a better future.

John's mother, Ngoc Anh Tran, and father, Nguyen Van Thoi (a South Vietnamese soldier and translator for the American military), awaited John's birth while Thoi was imprisoned at a brutal “Re-Education” camp in Communist Vietnam in the difficult days following the fall of Saigon.

Determined to give their children a better future, the Nguyen family ultimately managed to escape Communist Vietnam, resettling in Northern Virginia. His parents went on to open several well-known local restaurants including the nationally acclaimed “Nam-Viet” in Arlington and Washington, DC.

The Nguyen family imbued their children with their own love of free enterprise, hard work, thrift, and integrity—principles that guide Clarendon Wealth Management today.

Upon graduating from Mary Washington College with a major in business administration, John launched his financial career with American Express Financial Advisors.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, John continued his studies at the Wharton School in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Investment and Wealth Institute, becoming a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) with advanced proficiency in portfolio management and financial planning.

He is an active member of both the Financial Planning Association and the Investment and Wealth Institute.

John is especially proud of his service to VHC Health, where he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee. John and his wife, Kaci, are active contributors to Hospital Foundations, which helps the hospital continue its delivery of quality healthcare to all Northern Virginians, regardless of their ability to pay.

An avid sportsman and fly-fisherman, he supports the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Coastal Conversation Association and Bonefish Tarpon and Trust.