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Welcome to Climb Financial Group

Located in the Denver Tech Center
4582 S. Ulster Street Suite 103
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: 303-626-2446
Fax: 303-770-6104

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This 12-person committee is reflective of Waddell & Reed’s varied advisor force hailing from locations across the country; representing a wonderful cross-section of experience, practice model and client demographics. 

"I am honored to represent on this council and advocate for all of the other Financial Advisors at Waddell & Reed. I have a positive outlook for 2019 and an excited to share my ideas with the firm. I am proud of what I have accomplished during my career at Waddell & Reed and the relationships I have built with my associates as well as my clients. I do want to thank our clients which are our most valuable assets". -- Craig Johlfs

The President's Council award is presented annually by Waddell & Reed and is based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor.

Awards and Associations


Clays for Kids, a sporting clays tournament, will be hosted at the beautiful Colorado Clays Shooting Park. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, this event is designed to bring sporting enthusiasts together to spread awareness about our mission to serve child victims of abuse, neglect, and violence.

This year, we are hosting Clays for Kids three days after April to avoid the risk of snowstorms and take advantage of the warmer weather! It will include a 15-station clayshooting tournament and a fully catered BBQ lunch.


Do you know your 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits?

IRS Contribution Limits have been increased for 2019. Click the link below to download our NEW Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Chart. 



*Source: Internal Revenue Service. Notice 2018-83. The information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal advisor for more information about your particular situation.

2018 Tax Forms Announcement

Forms 1099-R and 1099-Q must be mailed to shareholders by Jan. 31 of each year. The mailing of these forms will be completed by Jan. 31.

Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B must be mailed to shareholders by Feb. 15. The mailing of these forms will be completed by Jan. 31, except for Ivy Securian Real Estate Securities, Ivy Apollo Multi-Asset Income, Ivy LaSalle Global Real Estate and Ivy LaSalle Global Risk-Managed Real Estate Funds (see below).  

As mentioned above, the 1099-DIV and 1099-B tax forms for holders of Ivy Securian Real Estate Securities, Ivy Apollo Multi-Asset Income, Ivy LaSalle Global Real Estate and Ivy LaSalle Global Risk-Managed Real Estate Funds will not be mailed with the other forms, which is consistent with prior years. At this point, we anticipate mailing forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B for these Funds in late February.

2018 Year in Review

Click the button below to see photos from our past events in 2018


Our Mission

Adding value, every step of the way. As Financial Advisors with Waddell & Reed, we constantly look to identify ways to improve and optimize your financial and investment planning situation. We emphasize strategy over product and truly believe in the financial / investment planning process. Each and every one of us has a genuine interest in your unique situation. We approach situations holistically and provide individualized recommendations in a product-agnostic environment.

Our intentions are clear and concise:

  • Deliver a genuine interest in helping you pursue your financial goals
  • Take a holistic approach to various situations
  • Use individualized recommendations in a product-agnostic environment

Learn about our Financial Planning Process

Meet the Climb Financial Group Team

We believe a high performance team is the most valuable asset to the client and it has many advantages. Effective collaboration to help clients pursue their goals, multi-faceted skill sets, and providing consistent and effective communication from our team to you. 

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Download Our Tax Reform Ebook!

There's a lot of confusion around the new Tax Reform and Jobs Act. Luckily, we're here to help. This Ebook will tell you everything you need to know about the biggest tax overhaul in 30 years.

Community Involvement

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center was founded in 1995 after over 300 professionals in Denver came together to report that child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence were “falling through the cracks” in a system that was supposed to save them.

Learn more about DCAC

Congratulations to Craig Johlfs, Winner of Denver Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award!

This award recognizes 40 local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions.  With nearly 500 nominations submitted for 259 individuals, the 2018 award highlights 40 winners chosen by the 2017 winners. 

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Circle of Champions 

June 2018 | San Diego, CA

"This year's Circle of Champions meeting was an incredible experience. I am proud to be associated with a company that is supportive of its advisors. During my time in San Diego, I was surrounded by industry experts and knowledgeable home office staff. The majority of our time was spent learning about the latest technology and ways to improve my practice".     - Craig Johlfs

Awards are presented annually by Waddell & Reed and are based on an analysis of investments, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor.

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July 2018 | Montage Deer Valley | Park City, UT

This past July, I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Park City, Utah with some of my fellow advisors.  The Waddell & Reed Crest Award, is among the highest honors for financial advisors affiliated with the company. Symbolizing performance excellence, the award is bestowed to the most productive financial advisors affiliated with Waddell & Reed based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales.

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Interest rates. Trade Talks. Inflation Fears. Political Events. International Developments. During the past year, every one of these events have influenced stock prices. So when you hear that the financial markets are reacting to the news once again, it should come as no surprise.

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Become a Client

Taking the first step is sometimes the hardest. You will find our team of professionals will make your transition easy. Starting with an honest and straight-forward conversation with your licensed advisor, leading to a streamlined on-boarding process, followed up by a long-lasting relationship. 

Let's chat, its that easy!

Meet Our Firm: Waddell & Reed

Waddell & Reed has been serving the financial needs of families, individuals and businesses for more than 80 years. Waddell and Reed's mission today is based on our founders’ philosophy that those who participate consistently in the equity markets through a personalized financial plan can work toward life goals and weather a variety of market changes.

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Business Planning

Continuity planning is key to your business’s future. Call me to discuss a plan for passing the torch.
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A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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Our mission: Adding value, every step of the way. We would love to meet with you and discuss your financial goals and strategies to pursue them. Contact my team today: 

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