Dr. James Irwin, PhD

How I got here:

“My interest in financial planning grew from assisting friends and coworkers with their retirement plans. Over time, I developed a knack for simplifying overly complex financial topics. Helping people with their personal finances is my professional calling. I feel extremely fortunate to have joined NorthStar with its fee-only advisory model and remarkable team approach to financial planning.”

Favorite part of the job:

“I really enjoy helping people simplify their financial lives. I am always amazed at the number of different accounts that can accumulate over time.”


University of Virginia, M.S. (Astronomy; 1995) and Ph.D. (Astronomy; 1997)
Indiana University, B.S. Summa Cum Laude (Astronomy; 1992)

Beneath the surface:

Jimmy lives with his wife Hyesung and son. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various outdoor activities.

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