Jason McGarraugh

Jason McGarraugh

Wealth Advisor

Jason McGarraugh has more than 20 years of experience guiding clients towards financial success. With a Master’s degree in Financial Planning and a CFP® certification, he is focused on developing personalized plans that align seamlessly with the financial aspirations of his clients.

Jason is a senior wealth advisor at BentOak Capital and leverages his extensive experience to provide comprehensive financial planning services to high-net-worth individuals and families. He remains dedicated to helping clients navigate complex financial landscapes, which leads to informed decisions to secure their financial futures.

Mr. McGarraugh’s outstanding contributions have earned him the Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University and a coveted spot on the InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 List*. His expertise lies in comprehensive financial planning, encompassing retirement strategies, asset management, and insurance planning, ensuring the financial well-being of clients at every stage of life.

Beyond client interactions, Jason actively contributes to the community through mentorship programs and contributions to financial planning literature. Previously serving as the Public Relations Chairperson on the Houston FPA Board of Directors and being a founding member and past President of the Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning Alumni Advisory Board reflect his passion for advancing the industry.

His insights have been featured in reputable publications such as the Houston Chronicle, Reuters, USA Today, and the New York Times. He has made significant contributions to two distinguished books in his mission to advance the industry. His insights and expertise can be found in “The Art of Practicing and the Art of Communication in Financial Planning” by Sid Mittra and “Financial Counseling” by Dr. Dorothy Durband. These collaborative endeavors have provided him with the opportunity to share valuable perspectives, contributing to the ongoing discourse within the financial planning community. Jason takes pride in being part of these publications, playing a role in advancing knowledge and understanding of effective financial practices and communication strategies.

Jason’s journey to success began in Perryton, Texas, where he graduated from Perryton High School. He holds a BBA in Finance from the Texas Tech University – Rawls College of Business. He holds a MS from the prestigious Tech University – School of Financial Planning.  In 2016, he successfully completed a 10-year succession plan, acquiring his business partner’s practice. Actively contributing to the Houston FPA NexGen and Career Development committees, he shares his expertise and insights with fellow professionals.


*InvestmentNews 40 under 40 award for 2016 is based on accomplishments to date, contribution to the industry as well as leadership and promise as defined by InvestmentNews.


I love spending time with my wife Liz and daughters Morgan and Milena.

Core Memory

When I was 4 years old my dad woke me up in the middle of the night to go help my grandfather deliver a calf.


I have a dog named Buddy the Elf and 2 Cats named Ron Burgundy and Frank the Tank. We like Will Ferrell movies…


My wife Liz and I go to Katy Asia town to try new restaurants, but Phat Eatery is our favorite. Our favorite dish is the “Feed Me” Chef’s choice option.


Competitive Dance – I am a proud Prop Dad for Republic Edge Dance where my daughters Morgan and Milena dance on the competition teams.

Favorite Quote

"It is better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." Woodrow F. Call – Lonesome Dove