Joe Pistole

Joe Pistole, Managing Director

After graduation from Ark Tech in 1966, Joe entered the Army as a Finance Officer and then returned to work on the Tech staff in 1968. After three years he joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a field agent.  

During his 26 years with ABCBS he obtained the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and qualified for early retirement in 1997.  

He then obtained his Series 7, 63, and 65 and worked as an advisor for a large National Broker Dealer specializing in retirement plans bringing in over 25 plans with some $125 million in Assets Under Management.  

In 2013 he made the choice to retire from the Corporate world and became an independent financial advisor working with his son, Brad Pistole. Brad’s office is in Ozark, MO and is described at They both continue to be licensed in AR and MO and together serve over 500 clients and over $100 million in assets under management.  

He is convinced that taxes are going to rise, so Joe's focus in 2020 and going forward is helping individuals and small business owners in advanced tax savings strategies and converting assets from pre-tax to a tax-free status.  

So when Joe met Scott Fedyshyn - The Tax Reduction CPA® - he recognized the value Scott and his Ivy-League team could deliver for his clients was unparalleled. A network of specialists working for you can uncover solutions one advisor may miss. So he partnered with Scott as a Managing Director at Redwood Tax Specialists and together they are changing lives one tax plan at a time.  

Joe is married to Peggy Pistole and they have three sons, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. They enjoy traveling with family and clients and fishing, golfing, and hiking.  

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