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Shawn Terrell, CExP™

Founder & Financial Advisor

Shawn began his career in financial services in 2011 when he formed Terrell Financial.

Shortly thereafter, a friend that was a D4 at the University of Iowa suggested Shawn give a presentation about disability insurance, and Shawn’s work with dentists began.

Shawn decided to build his own planning model exclusively for dentists in 2021 when he launched his independent firm, Dentist Exit Planning.

He enjoys hosting and guesting on many dental podcasts, as it’s a reminder of his first career. Shawn previously spent 10 years working as a television sports anchor and sports talk radio host throughout the Midwest.

Shawn was born and raised in Iowa. He grew up in the small town of Peterson, located in the northwest corner of the state. He received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Iowa in 2000.

Shawn and his wife Laura live in West Des Moines with their sons, Teddy and Ollie. When away from the office, Shawn enjoys following the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago sports, and riding his bike whenever possible. He’s also a music aficionado and has been to more Pearl Jam concerts than his wife would like him to admit.