Answan Johnson, MBA, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

Bethesda, MD
Answan Johnson
Focus Areas

Tax Planning
Investment Strategies
Multi-Generational Planning
Estate Planning

Client Specialty

Business Owners


PTA member; Gaithersburg HELP, Community Volunteer

Answan’s positive and encouraging attitude is evident in all aspects of his life whether serving clients, supporting other advisors, or giving back to his community. He works directly with clients attending to their day-to-day financial needs, and works tirelessly behind the scenes to help them reach their goals. A consummate team player, Answan applies his broad planning, operations, and data management experience to support advisors delivering comprehensive solutions to help our clients meet their complex financial needs.

Answan served as a Client Service Manager with Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management prior to merging with The Colony Group in early 2018. Previously, he was a Senior Lead Analyst with a Washington area financial services firm that provided sophisticated investment analysis and portfolio development for approximately 100 of the nation’s leading wealth management firms. He is a founding member of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and considers his greatest professional achievement to have led a young team of analysts and fostered their professional growth.

Answan earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Kennesaw State University, Georgia and his MBA from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland and volunteers for Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s “Economics for Success,” a hands-on program that teaches financial responsibility to area middle-school children. Outside of work and volunteering, he is married and the very proud father of three adorable little girls.

Published Insights

Savings – A Catalyst to Creating Wealth

Saving is the catalyst to creating wealth and is imperative to one’s financial success. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning your savings journey or well on your...

Your Wealth 101: The Importance of Savings

A good savings strategy is the foundation of every financial plan. The Colony Group’s JP McBride, CFP®, Wealth Advisor and Answan Johnson, MBA, CFP®, discuss savings 101 – when...