Eileen M. Sharkey, CFP®, Co-founder and principal of Sharkey, Howes & Javer, retired on December 31, 2020.
Eileen began her career as an Actuary designing corporate pension and profit sharing plans. She discovered that advocating the necessity of lifelong planning was her passion and in 1978 she earned her CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, and began helping individuals and small businesses create personalized investment and retirement plans.
In 1990, Eileen formed the firm Sharkey, Howes & Javer with partners, Lawrence E. Howes, MBA, CFP® and Joel B. Javer, CLU, CFP®. The firm has grown to a staff of fourteen including eight CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals who serve over 1,200 clients.
As a financial educator and expert, Ms. Sharkey has been quoted in local and national publications including The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine.
Throughout her career, she presented numerous speeches and workshops to audiences of all ages that appreciated her ability to make complex financial information practical and easy to understand.
Eileen Chaired the Board of the College for Financial Planning, and she is Chairman Emeritus of the Denver Ballet Guild Endowment Trust. Eileen was an active member of several professional organizations including the Women’s Estate Planning Council of Colorado, the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the American Association of Individual Investors.
Eileen obtained degrees from London University, England and from Newman University, Kansas. Originally from England, Eileen resides in Evergreen, Colorado with her family.