About Us

At Gulf Coast Financial Strategies we are committed to helping you achieve your financial goals. Whether it is maximizing current income, accumulating assets for retirement or preserving existing capital, we help you develop the most cost effective, tax efficient plan to attain your objectives. Whether your financial objectives center on a resolution of a few issues or require comprehensive financial planning analysis with the creation of a complete financial plan, you can be assured that you will receive dedicated, professional handling and the highest quality service possible.

Gulf Coast Financial Strategies is affiliated with Kovack Securities, Inc., one of the fastest growing and most prestigious independent broker / dealers in the United States. The resources available through our affiliation are extensive and unparalleled. Through Kovack Securities Inc. we offer stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and many other investment products to help you attain your financial goals. These products are offered under a fee based or commission based plan, whichever is better suited to your individual situation.

John E. Scott, President of Gulf Coast Financial Strategies, has helped numerous individual and business clients attain their financial goals. He has worked extensively in the finance industry, included nine years in banking involved in portfolio management, risk assessment and profit projections. John also spent four years in financial management with a health care company where he helped prepare documents that were used by Wall Street analysts to estimate the company’s earnings. Because of his knowledge and experience, John can take complicated financial matters and discuss them in an easy to understand manner.

John is also very active in the community. He recently served as President of the Zephyrhills, FL Chamber of Commerce and currently remains on the Board of Directors. He also takes an active role in the East Pasco Medical Center Foundation where he serves on the Foundations Board of Directors as well as its Finance Committee.