Jon T. Upham, MA
President / Head of Institutional Retirement
Jon Upham is SageView’s President and leads the firm’s Institutional Retirement business unit across more than 30 nationwide offices, setting and executing on the firm’s strategic vision, operations and growth. Jon is an experienced leader with an extensive background in the retirement industry. He has been with SageView since 1999, when the firm had less than $1 billion in AUA and 75 clients. The company has since grown to one of the leading retirement advisory organizations in the United States with over $150 billion in assets under advisement.
Jon oversees SageView’s advisory practices across the country, which serve plan sponsors of corporate and not-for-profit retirement plans on designing, implementing, and managing their retirement plan solutions, with a specific focus on ERISA fiduciary duties.
As a key member of the executive team, Jon takes a leading role in mergers and acquisitions, fostering collaborative relationships and negotiations with prospective firms and advisors. Additionally, he is actively involved in the finance, legal, compliance, technology, operations, and human resources initiatives at SageView.
Jon is a highly sought thought leader, regularly speaking at industry events across the institutional retirement and wealth management industries.
Jon’s professional memberships/affiliations include:
- Founding Lecturer of UCLA’s The Retirement Advisor University (TRAU)
- Involvement with Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA)
- Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
He is passionate about financial education and championing local causes. Jon finds great joy in counseling, advising, and collaborating with others. He is active in his community and civic organizations.
Jon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a master’s from Concordia University. He has attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Registered Representative of Cetera (Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.) with multiple securities registrations.