Chief Investment Officer
Johann A. Klaassen, PhD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, where he develops asset allocation strategies and oversees investment policy for Horizons’ individual and institutional clients.
Johann is a Certified Financial Planner™. He was among the first in the nation to embrace the now-standard certification of Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ and holds the 70th such accreditation ever issued. He holds a B.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis/Santa Fe, and Masters and PhD degrees from the Philosophy Department of Washington University, St. Louis, where he specialized in Ethics and Social Philosophy. He served on the faculties of Washington University, Webster University, Millikin University, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the University of Central Arkansas, and the University of Idaho. He has published and lectured on many topics, including areas of environmental ethics, business ethics, and social bias in finance.
Johann spent his youth in Western Washington, Hawaii, and Japan. He enjoys baseball, chess, and outdoor activities across the Rocky Mountains. He continues to write and publish, for both academic and popular press outlets. He is a frequent guest lecturer in philosophy departments and business schools, and at business and social justice conferences.