Meet Ron


Ron is an Investment Advisory Representative of Barnes Wealth Management Group and has over 25 years in the financial services industry and since 2000 has focused on retirement plans for businesses. In 2011, Ron started Ironwood Retirement Plan Consultants to better serve his growing retirement plan business and has functioned as a fiduciary advisor ever since. Ron is also a registered representative with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, and a member of the Retirement Plan Advisory Group. Ron works primarily as an independent, fee based, retirement plan specialist focused on retirement plan investment analysis; plan design and improvement; and plan benchmarking.

In January 2015, Ironwood Retirement Plan Consultants joined forces with Barnes Wealth Management Group, a fee based Financial Planning firm in Bakersfield, California. Together they help over 1,500 individuals and businesses with their personal financial planning and company retirement plans.

Ron earned Qualified Plan Fiduciary Advisor from the National Association of Plan Advisors and has earned his Chartered Financial Consultant from the American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

He also holds a Masters degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University. He is a past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Estate Planning Council, both of Bakersfield, CA. He is an active member of the National Association of Plan Advisors and the South Bakersfield Kiwanis Club.

Ron and Mary have been married since 1977 and have 3 children.