Ian G. Essling, CFP®

Ian G. Essling, CFP®

Senior Advisor

Primary Office: Indiana
Phone: (812) 337-1999, ext. 223
Fax: (812) 336-5542

Ian is a senior advisor and partner at IFS. He began his financial services career in 2002 and works with a select group of families to help them achieve their goals.

Ian is committed to the advancement of the financial services industry, having served as president of the Society of Financial Services Professionals - Central Indiana. In 2021 and 2022, he was honored as a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor^. In 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019, he was awarded the Five Star Wealth Manager Award.*

Ian graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington with a BS in business administration. He obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification in 2006.

Ian is actively involved in the community serving on the Indiana University Foundation Wells House Society Advisory board. Ian and his wife, Rachel, reside in Bloomington with their children. He enjoys live music, theater, traveling, running, and drinking wine, and is an avid Indiana University sports fan. During high school and college, Ian played drum sets and percussion professionally in rock, jazz, and steel drum bands.

^2021-2022 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor, created by SHOOK Research. Presented in April 2023 based on data gathered from June 2021 to June 2022. 22,243 were considered, 7,321 advisors were recognized. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Click here for more award information.

*2015-16, 2018-19 Five Star Wealth Manager Award, created by Five Star Professional. The 2019 award was presented in September 2019 based on data gathered within 12 months preceding the issue date. 1,659 advisors were considered, 153 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.