About Our Team

We’re Different… We’re Retirement Professionals

Utilizing our comprehensive team approach gives you the benefit of specialists in all areas of income planning, investment management, asset protection, estate planning, tax planning, and more, wrapped up in one choreographed process.

People are tired of having multiple advisors and professionals who do not communicate. With this in mind, you have access to our team of professionals (attorneys, accountants, etc.). After your complimentary consultation, we can help as a liaison and save you time by bringing a complete team to the table at our office. We also can act as your personal CFO, discussing if or when other professionals are needed to help save time and money. We are committed to bringing value to you from day one.

John Wingo
Co-Founder / Partner

John Wingo is a comprehensive retirement planner and counselor with a focus on retirement planning and asset preservation for families, business owners, and retirees.  He is an accomplished business owner and consultant, a Certified Retirement Coach, a Preferred Counselor for, and the Founder/Director of Retirement by Design. With over 25 years of active experience in the financial and estate planning industry, John is committed to assisting families, business owners, and retirees with their financial, retirement and estate planning goals.


John has built a reputation with his colleagues and clients as a personally engaged problem solver while providing exceptional customer service.  Using an education-based approach to planning, John is a frequent, sought-after public speaker and has been invited to be the keynote speaker with many groups focused on retirement, estate, and long-term care concerns facing families and retirees today. He can often be heard on talk radio discussing the importance of planning for a successful retirement.

John is a member of the Shreveport Club and the National Ethics Association, as well as several other professional, charitable, and golfing organizations. He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren, playing golf, and working on his upcoming book about retirement planning.  He and his wife, Catherine, live in Shreveport. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Craig Watts
Co-Founder / Partner

As a fifteen year veteran of the industry, Craig Watts has helped hundreds of families and retirees reach their financial goals and develop their post-retirement financial strategies. As a trusted advisor, Craig takes a practical and personal approach with his clients and assists them with their financial goals by focusing on the fundamentals. He thoroughly educates his clients about the advantages and disadvantages of every financial decision they make and helps them create and execute material financial plans custom tailored to meet the financial goals and objectives that are unique and specific to them. Craig’s honesty, openness, attention to detail, and client-focused approach instill confidence and have resulted in great, long-lasting personal relationships with clients, as well as earning him the respect and friendship of fellow industry professionals.


Craig is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC©), affiliated with Center Street Securities, a registered broker/dealer, a member of FINRA/SIPC, a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, and an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR©) affiliated with Center Street Advisors, Inc. (CSA©).

Craig and his wife, Suzy, are the proud parents of two children, Anna Lake and Alan. Craig is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. He is a member of the National Ethics Assoc., Downtown Shreveport Lion’s Club, National Rifle Assoc., and several other wildlife conservation organizations. He and his family are members of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shreveport, LA.


Catch John and Craig on their radio show, Time to Talk Money, Saturday mornings at 7:30 am and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am on KEEL Radio.

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Charitable Giving

We are proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project and Music & Memory, which helps elders in care facilities suffering from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music.