Our story begins in 1978 as John Kriel Sr. started his career in the financial services sector as a CPA with the Texas A&M University Development Foundation. Prior to this role, John Sr. graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973 with a degree in Accounting and went on to serve in the U.S. Army’s storied 1st Calvary Division as an Armor Officer. While working at Texas A&M, John Sr. realized he could use his financial knowledge to help others and in the early 80’s he had the opportunity to become a Financial Representative.
In the Spring of 2008, John Kriel Jr. started his career in financial services and was hired by Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services division with a specific focus on the Texas A&M University ORP/TDA Retirement programs. Prior to working as a financial planner, John earned his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University in 2003. After graduation, John served four years as an officer in The United States Marine Corps completing two deployments to Iraq. John went on to become a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and has also obtained his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM or CRPC® as well as his Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist SM or CRPS® designations from the College for Financial Planning.
In the Spring of 2017 John Kriel Sr. and John Kriel Jr. officially combined their services to form Kriel Financial Services, LLC to better serve the needs of their clients.