Jason A. Stroede (CDFA)

Founder / Investment Advisor Representative

Jason is the President and Founder of Clarus Wealth Management. Having spent over 18 years in the financial services industry, he discovered what was a disappointing and yet common theme. More often than not, people did not understand the financial products they had, or why they had them. Nor did they understand the magnitude of the decisions they were facing as they entered retirement. Jason's mission is to continue to provide Clarity to those he serves so they can continue their journey with confidence knowing what they have and more importantly why they have it.

Jason lives in Shiloh, IL just outside of St. Louis, MO. He has four beautiful children and one granddaughter. Outside of the office you'll find him at a baseball, softball, wrestling, band, cheerleading, or track event for one (or more) of the kids. He enjoys golfing, Cardinal & Blues games, diving and being out in nature as much as possible.

Jason has achieved numerous awards since entering the industry in 2003. He was Founder and President for Yellow-Tie International's MetroEast Chapter. Served on the Board of Directors for Safe Connections, a St Louis area domestic violence non-profit; And Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern IL, a vital organization that served underprivileged youth in the local community. Jason was nominated and accepted into St. Louis' inaugural 'New Leaders Council Leadership Institute'. NLC has more than 20 Chapters Nationwide. Jason is also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), one of the industries most elite associations. In 2021 Jason acquired the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), designation. This designation allows his clients going thru the unfortunate process of divorce to have the confidence that they are in very capable hands as they navigate that landscape.


Affiliate Partner, Property & Casualty Lines

JR has been in the insurance industry since 2008 and has had the privilege of representing some of the best carriers in the state.  He has earned the designation CLCS, which stands for Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist.  What this means for our clients is that he has the knowledge and understanding to explain policy language in a way that makes sense, so they know exactly what they are buying.

Bell Insurance Solutions is a great partner with Clarus Wealth Management in working with locally owned business owners to help them find the right products and solutions to meet their ever changing needs.  Whether it is with their property and causality insurance, group health plans, or retirement plan benefits programs, our partnership with Bell Insurance Services ensures a holistic approach with solutions that are customized to fit each businesses unique situation.

You can learn more about Bell Insurance Solutions online at www.getbellinsurance.com

Michele M. Laws

Affiliated Partner

Since 2000, she has been helping individuals make sense of their financial changes that impact their lives. She has a degree in Business with a focus on finance. She received a certification as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, a Certified Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS) from the Financial Divorce Association which is now merged with the Institute for Divorce (CDFA), and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) with a specialized focus in matrimonial litigation and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. She continues to take additional continuing education classes for family law, tax and financial matters. Michele and Jason work hand in hand guiding clients through complex divorce strategies.