President and CEO
Jesse founded Impel Wealth Management out of a desire to help individuals and families “move life forward” through meaningful conversations, comprehensive planning and sound financial advice.
With more than 30 years experience in the financial planning industry, he leverages his deep knowledge and expertise to help our clients in the areas of investment portfolio management, retirement income planning and estate planning.
As both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Jesse focuses on building meaningful relationships with his clients – getting to know their goals, desires and financial history. Then, he creates a custom roadmap designed to help them reach their ideal financial future.
After majoring in finance at The University of Akron, Jesse began his career as a financial advisor in 1987. He became a founding partner of Millennial Group in 1997, focused on helping people successfully pursue their retirement goals. After founding Impel in 2017, Jesse developed a partnership with Horizon Advisor Network, a national enterprise group providing regulatory and operational support to over 50 advisors in 16 offices across the country. He also leads the network’s investment management committee.
Since 2018, Jesse has been honored to be named a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for the State of Ohio by Forbes Magazine.1 In 2021, he was also named a Notable Wealth Manager2 by Crain’s Cleveland Business for providing ethical, honest and productive financial management and financial planning. Additionally, Jesse has served as president of the Financial Planning Association’s Northeast Ohio Chapter, and has served on Cetera Advisors’ President's Advisory Council since 2004.
Jesse is also deeply involved in community service. His previous positions include president of the board of Heart to Heart Communications; president of the board of Open M Ministries; president of the board of Weathervane Community Playhouse; treasurer of the board of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy; president of the board of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce; and president of the board of Cornerstone Community School. Jesse was also the president for Class 22 of Leadership Akron. He currently serves on the professional advisory councils of both the Akron Community Foundation and the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the United Way of Summit and Medina Counties and the Soap Box Derby.
Jesse and his wife Rachel reside in Stow. They have three children, Shane, Zach and Sedona.
For the fourth year in a row, Jesse Hurst has been recognized by Forbes and SHOOK Research as a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor.
Jesse Hurst is honored to be recognized as one of the Notable Wealth Managers for 2021 by the editors of Crain's Cleveland Business.
* The 2021 ranking of the Forbes’ Best–in–State Wealth Advisors1 list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in–person and telephone due–diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, approximately 32,725 advisors were considered, and 5,000 (approximately 15.3 percent of candidates) were recognized. The full methodology2 that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available at www.forbes.com.
1 This recognition and the due–diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. Winners are organized and ranked by state. Some states may have more advisors than others. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you.
2 Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.