Loran is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, licensed CPA, and Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®). Loran also holds the following FINRA securities registrations with LPL Financial: General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63), and Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65).
Loran is passionate about helping others, and views his professional practice as a marketplace ministry and calling. In 2022, Loran celebrated 15 years of professional practice as an independent financial advisor.
Loran is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Faith-Based Investing, having specialized his practice exclusively in Faith-Based Investing (also known as Biblically Responsible Investing) for over a decade. Loran was honored to be a guest speaker at the Kingdom Advisors national conference (2014 and 2021), and in 2020 was invited to be a contributing teacher for Kingdom Advisor’s Faith-Driven Investing core curriculum training video. More recently, Loran was interviewed in 2022 by the Eventide Institute of Faith & Investing (“A Conversation on Living God’s Story in Wealth Management with Loran Graham”). In 2019, Loran was invited to be a contributing author in the book “Investing and Faith: The Impact of Faith-Based Investing” by Steve French (The Signatry © 2019). Locally, Loran has guest lectured at Whitworth University to graduating seniors on the topic of biblical stewardship and faith-based investing on several occasions. Loran has also been recognized by LPL Financial as a leader in the movement of faith-based investing, having served as the founding chair of the advisor-led LPL-Kingdom Advisors Community Group from 2016-2018.
Loran is also a published author. His book “Investing with Integrity: How Investment Choices Can Be an Act of Worship” is currently in its second printing and has received endorsements from Randy Alcorn, Ron Blue, and Howard Dayton (Kingdom Life Publishers © 2019).
Before establishing his practice in 2008, Loran served for five years as First Vice-President of an institutional money management firm in Santa Monica, California, where he gained valuable experience in investment research and management. Loran’s first introduction to the investment business was in 1999 while working as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, and later Ernst & Young LLP, where he planned and supervised audits of investment management firms and banks in the Los Angeles area.
Loran received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Political Science with a Specialization in Business Administration. Additionally, Loran met the rigorous accounting and business educational requirements to earn the CPA license and CFP® certification.
Loran has also been active in his local community, having served on many non-profit boards over the years. Most recently, Loran served as the video host of the online talk show Spokane Talks: Community Connections (2020-2021), where Loran interviewed the leaders of many faith-based nonprofit organizations in the community seeking to make a difference during the pandemic.
Loran lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife Ashley, three teenagers, one pre-teen, and their three cats. Loran and Ashley are newly married in 2023 and grateful for new beginnings. In his free time, Loran enjoys the great outdoors and flying as a licensed Private Pilot.