WM Eric Bishoff, CFP®

President and CEO

Not all financial advisers are born with a fondness of numbers, dividends, and returns. In fact, Eric's first love is quite different. In 1994, he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Education and Sports Management, and hoped to use his education to pursue his first love: baseball. He didn't dream of being a big hitter or playing first base, but working full-time in the back office of a major league team.

Unfortunately, the 1994 Baseball Strike threw a curve-ball at Eric's plans, and he soon found himself without a career aspiration. Eric's solution: why not try out the banking industry? So on a July day, Eric walked into Huntington National Bank and asked for a job - and got one - marking the beginning of his finance career.

In 1997, Eric narrowed his financial industry focus to planning and joined a brokerage firm as a registered representative. After three years of valuable insight and training, he felt compelled to branch out on his own and begin his own financial services firm.

So on June 9th, 2000, with the desire to provide clients with the highest level of service, Eric founded The BFG. Eric faced the challenge of establishing a client base by working diligently to build his credibility with various professionals in the area. He hoped those relationships would result in potential client introductions.

Eric and his wife Heather are parents to their four grown children, Sammi, Harry, Emma and Jack.  In the last few years their daughter Sammi welcomed her two children Lincoln and Lucy Mokma in to the fold.  When not being a father or grandfather Eric enjoys playing a round of golf from time to time and watching his hometown sports teams from Chicago. They also have three Havanese dogs named Lulu, Rocky and Rosie.  Not to be left out the entire Bishoff clan are avid movie goers.  So, give them a line from a movie and see if they can name it for you!

In 2017, Eric and Heather relocated their personal residence to San Clemente, CA in a move to be close to where they want to retire in the future.  While they aren't ready to retire just yet, this move was done in anticipation of their children starting families and putting down roots in another state.  They maintain a residence in Gahanna, Ohio in order to stay connected to the local community.

Today, The Bishoff Financial Group serves more than 600 client households across the country.


  • CFP®: Certified Financial Planner professional
  • ChFC®: Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance Licensed
  • Series 7 Securities Registered Representative
  • Series 24 Securities Registered Principal
  • Series 63 Securities Registered Representative
Phone 614-471-2211