Who We Are

Jill Gianola , MS, MBA, CFP®
Jill is the owner of Gianola Financial Planning, LLC, a firm with offices in Columbus and Springfield, Ohio, providing comprehensive fee-only financial advice to middle-income clients.

In addition to holding a master's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Jill is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and is an Investment Adviser Representative with the State of Ohio.

Jill has been quoted in several publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron's, Money Magazine, Kiplinger's, Mutual Funds Magazine, Working Woman, and the Columbus Dispatch.  Television appearances include CNNfn, and CNBC and she was interviewed on NPR's Marketplace Money.  Jill was named one of the 100 great financial planners in the U.S. by Mutual Funds Magazine.

Jill is the author of The Young Couple's Guide to Growing Rich Together, published by McGraw-Hill.  She has written monthly columns on personal finance for the Moneylife section of the iVillage website (www.ivillage.com) and writes the "Your money questions answered" column for All*You magazine.

Jill is a member of the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (www.acplanners.org), a national group of fee-only financial advisors providing comprehensive planning and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the fee-only planners' association.  She  has taught Economics at Wittenberg University as an Adjunct Instructor.

Jill lives in Springfield, Ohio and has two children.


Sana Haque, MBA, CFP®
Sana is a fee-only Financial Planner at Gianola Financial Planning, LLC and works in the Columbus office. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional and has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from The Ohio State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Toronto. She is also an Investment Advisor Representative registered with the State of Ohio.
Sana has worked as a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Inc., as an Internal Auditor at Nationwide Financial Services Inc. and as a Research Analyst at Cambridge Connection Inc., a comprehensive financial planning firm.  





Melanie Cochran

Melanie is a Financial Planning Analyst with Gianola Financial Planning, LLC.  She works in the Springfield office and assists in the preparation for client meetings.
Melanie is a graduate of Miami University with a bachelor's degree in Accountancy.  She also works part-time as the Fiscal Officer of Bethel Township in Clark County.
Melanie is currently studying to obtain her Certified Financial Planner designation.  She lives in New Carlisle with her husband and her dog Sophie.



Mindy Westfall


Mindy is a Financial Planning Assistant with Gianola Financial Planning, LLC.  She works in the Columbus office, scheduling client appointments and managing the office.

Mindy graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in business.  She lives in Upper Arlington with her husband and two sons.




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