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Andrew Denney

CEO/FINANCIAL ADVISOR & INVESTMENT ADVISOR REPRESENTATIVE

Andrew (Andy) is the founder and CEO of Prosperity Financial Group. A finance industry veteran with more than 14 years of experience. Andy obtained his degree in Finance from Missouri State University in 2004 where he graduated with honors. Andy strives to provide his clients with the best service in areas such as retirement planning, asset protection, estate planning, and wealth management. Andy won the 2017 Springfield Business Journals Most Trusted Advisers Award. Currently, Andy holds a Series 66 securities registrations with Resources Investment Advisors in addition to a life insurance license. Andy has lived in the Springfield Metro area his entire life. Andy and his family are faithful attendants of James River Assembly. Outside of work Andy enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and their three children, Madelyn, Gwendolyn, and Breckon.

Education & Training

  • B.S., Finance from Missouri State University

Areas of Expertise

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Brady Dall

RETIREMENT PLAN ADVISOR

Brady has been fortunate to partner with his Father to build 401K Advisors Intermountain. With 10 years industry experience, Brady has helped create and maintain some of the most successful retirement plans in the country. He shares a passion along with our entire team to make a difference in the lives of Americans as they prepare for a comfortable retirement.

Graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Utah Brady has dedicated his career to the retirement plan field.

Brady has dedicated his career to retirement plan industry and has served it in many capacities over the years. He’s is a partner with 401k Advisors Intermountain who was honored as the 2017 Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year and has clients who’ve been named PLANSPONSOR of the Year. Other notable recognitions include being named as one of the Top 50 Advisers under 40 the last 4 years running. Brady manages a growing team in Salt Lake City that oversees $2.5 Billion in Retirement Assets. He got his start with National Retirement Partners where he learned for some of the brightest leaders in the industry who changed the landscape of retirement plan focused advisers forever.

Phone: 801-699-7707

Email: brady@401kaim.com

Education & Training

  • BS, Entrepreneurship, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business

Areas of Expertise

  • 401k Plans
  • Investments
  • Retirement Planning
  • Retirement
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Brett Henderson

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER, SENIOR RETIREMENT PLAN CONSULTANT

Brett Henderson, President and founder of Henderson Wealth Management, Inc., has been in the industry since 2004, embracing employee financial empowerment with a focus on sustainable and responsible investing also known as Impact Investing. Brett has earned numerous designations in the retirement plan industry, including a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) through College for Financial Planning and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) through Investments & Wealth Institutes. Brett also carries the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation through the American College. Brett works with retirement plan sponsors of various sizes in a variety of industries with the focus on one common goal – getting every employee to a 90% replacement income in retirement. Henderson has received the 2017 NAPA Young Guns award, along with being named Financial Times Top 401 Advisors in 2016 and 2017.

Phone: 310-491-7045

Email: brett@hwm90.com

Education & Training

  • Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Retirement Education
  • Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
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Brett M. Dankowski

FINANCIAL ADVISOR & DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

In November 2016 Brett M. Dankowski , C(k)P®, joined the Vertical Financial Group.  Brett will be handling client relations for qualified retirement plans and 401(k) plans. With over 10 years’ experience managing an operations team in the futures & options industry, Brett recognizes communication, innovation, and engagement are the foundation of business success. He is excited to be involved in client interaction, as well as continuing to build on the established network of Vertical Financial Group’s meaningful client relationships.

Dankowski graduated from Benedictine University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance.  He holds his Series 7 & 66 securities licenses, as well as his life and health insurance licenses.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Benedictine University
  • Certified 401(k) Professional, C(k)P®
  • Holds his Series 7 & Series 66 Licenses

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • Client Relations
  • Management
  • Investments
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Corby Dall

PRESIDENT & MANAGING PARTNER

Corby Dall has specialized in retirement plan consulting for over 25 years. He leads a well-respected team of professionals that focus solely on the success of retirement plans for the benefit of the employee and peace of mind of the employer. Providing help for employers to navigate the ever changing regulatory environment, they have a deep knowledge and understanding of the overwhelming volume of legislation to mitigate liability.

Starting in the financial services world in the 80’s, Corby quickly realized the need for honest advice and wanted to help as many people as possible. This passion led to a clear path; partnering with employers to help as many people as possible retire with confidence and dignity. Corby has helped countless companies stop thinking of “401k” as a four letter word while creating thousands of successful retirement outcomes.

Corby is a founding member of NAPA the National Association of Plan Advisors, and is currently on the Government Affairs committee. He and his team were named 2017 Retirement Plan Advisor of the Year by PLANSPONSOR Magazine. Corby also serves on several advisory boards and works closely with lead policy makers, legislators and regulators to help shape retirement policy.

Phone: 801-631-1988

Email: corby@401kaim.com

Education & Training

  • BA, Finance, Business Administration, University of Utah
  • Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • PlanSponsor Retirement Professional (PRP)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investment Management
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Dan Stewart

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

Dan Stewart specializes in helping companies and individuals pursue better financial outcomes. His focus is working with the retirement plan clients of Channel Financial and their participants. Dan’s primary role is leading Channel Financial’s client service team.

Dan has worked in the financial services industry since 2000 and with retirement plan clients since 2002.

Dan has lived in Minnesota his entire life having grown up in Faribault, attending college in Winona and now live in Chaska with his wife, two children and black lab. He enjoys many outdoor activities including camping during all four seasons, hunting, golf and traveling around the country, particularly to the western mountain states.

Phone: 763-231-7540

Email: dstewart@channelfinancial.com

 

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Winona State University
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
  • Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • CHSA®
  • Series 7 & 63 registrations with Triad Advisors and Insurance Licenses
  • NAPA Young Guns Top 50 Advisors Under 40 (2015)*

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Education
  • Client Communication and Relationships
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Retirement Plan Clients
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Daniel Casella

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING

Daniel R. Casella is Executive Director of Consulting with Strategic Retirement Group, Inc. Dan has over 17 years of experience advising plan sponsors of all types of retirement plans; including 403(b), 401(k), 457, Non-Qualified and Defined Benefit plans, with specific expertise in healthcare, not-for-profit, and industrial clients. Prior to joining SRG in 2010, Dan was part of UBS Institutional Consulting, an elite group of advisors selected on the basis of their expertise and qualifications. Previously, he also served the needs of mid- to large-size retirement plans as Senior Benefits Consultant with Gallagher Retirement Services.

Dan received his B.A. from University at Buffalo, completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Pace University, passed the CFP® exam in 2007 and was a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional from 2008 to 2011. He also previously held Certified Pension Consultant and Qualified Pension Administrator designations by ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, member 1999-2007).

Dan holds FINRA 6, 7, 26 and 63 registrations through Triad Advisors, LLC and Series 66 through Resources Investment Advisors, LLC. He is an Investment Advisor Representative for Strategic Retirement Group, Inc.

Education & Training

  • B.A. from University at Buffalo
  • Completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Pace University
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Previously held Certified Pension Consultant and Qualified Pension Administrator designations by ASPPA
  • Holds FINRA 6, 7, 26 and 63 registrations through Triad Advisors, LLC
  • Series 66 through Resources Investment Advisors, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investments
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David Anderson

PARTNER

David Anderson, a Partner with, SHA Retirement Group has more than 25 years’ experience in the retirement plan business. He advises 401(k), 403(b), and defined benefit plans for public and private corporations and higher education institutions.

David entered the industry in 1992 with Cigna Retirement and Investment Services and later moved to Fidelity where he gained valuable experience and insight into the “provider” side of the business. He became an advisor in 2002 and later joined Raymond James where he served on their Retirement Advisory Council before joining SHA in 2007. He is now registered with Triad Advisors.

Phone: (616) 522-5575

Email: danderson@SHAretirement.com

Education & Training

  • BS, Business Administration and Financial Management, Valparaiso University
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 registrations through Triad Advisors
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional (PRP™)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Education
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David Hinderstein

PRESIDENT

David Hinderstein leads Strategic Retirement Group’s consulting practice, which assists plan sponsors and participants in responding to the many challenges in managing their retirement programs. David has extensive background and significant knowledge in helping not-for-profit, corporate, healthcare, and higher education plan sponsors meet their fiduciary responsibilities and manage and optimize their investment provider relationships. As a retirement benefit veteran, David has been recognized by several industry organizations for his leading experience and expertise. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, and an instructor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Executive Education TRAU- The Retirement Advisor University, where he instructs on the not-for-profit retirement marketplace.

Prior to starting Strategic Retirement Group, David spent almost 12 years in various management and consulting positions with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Most recently, he was President of GBS Retirement Services, Inc. (the retirement division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.), with responsibility for consulting and servicing large defined contribution and defined benefit plans and overseeing all facets of Gallagher’s regional retirement services practice.

Previously, David held multiple positions with CitiStreet (formally the Copeland Companies), where his emphasis was consulting and servicing large defined contribution plans for healthcare and not-for-profit institutions.

David earned his BS degree in Finance from The American University in Washington, D.C., and has achieved the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation. He also is an Investment Advisor Representative of Resources Investment Advisor, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisors and a Registered Representative with Triad Advisors, LLC.

Education & Training

  • BS in Finance from The American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investments
  • Practice Management
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Delphine Hunt

RETIREMENT PLAN ADVISOR

Delphine Hunt, also known as “the 401k therapist”, is the newest advisor to join the SLW team.

It is Delphine’s mission to understand each client’s unique needs and goals for their retirement plans. She believes that the best advisors are those that have a true passion for helping their clients’ by providing superior education to the employees and business owner’s, innovative plan design , and unparalleled performance. Following the SLW model, and as a specialist in her field, she serves as a fee-only professional fiduciary advisor.

Delphine received a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University. She currently holds a FINRA Series  7 and 66 securities registration. Delphine also has attained her Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) designation.

Education & Training

  • BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University
  • Currently holds a FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registration
  • Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS)

Areas of Expertise

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Douglas McCarthy

PARTNER

Douglas is one of our valued investment advisors and at Retirement Partner Advisors, he works with plan sponsors and participants in setting up and managing their retirement plan process while focusing on successful outcomes for all. He has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry and uses this experience to help his clients create, manage, and maintain retirement plans that are goal-specific. He has always lived by the lesson of doing what you enjoy until you can’t do it anymore and he echoes this mission every day at RPA.

Douglas has been married for twenty years to his wife Katie and together they have two fourteen-year old children Campbell and Palmer. Douglas is also on staff in the SportsLife Ministry of First Baptist Simpsonville. If Douglas were not an investment advisor he would be more involved in youth sports in the Simpsonville area. On the weekends, he can also be found playing golf or attending one of his children’s sporting events.

Education & Training

  • B.A. in Communications from James Madison University

Areas of Expertise

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Elaine Featherstone

VICE PRESIDENT

Elaine Featherstone is the Vice President of SHA Retirement Group. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, she is a veteran with significant knowledge and experience working with corporate defined contribution and defined benefit plans for small businesses. Managing the Emerging Markets division, she consults on retirement plans for small businesses and strives to build long-term relationships with clients.

Elaine first entered the industry in 1990 with Mutual Benefit Pension Corporation. After working with ReliaStar and Transamerica Retirement Solutions for 10 and 12 years, respectively, she joined SHA Retirement Group in early 2014.

Elaine received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Western Michigan University. She holds FINRA 65 registrations through Resources Investment Advisors and has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designations.

Outside of the office, Elaine spends time with her husband of 19 years, John, and their poodle. She enjoys the outdoors and staying active, as well as cooking.

Phone: 248-566-6538

Email: efeatherstone@sharetirement.com

Education & Training

  • BBA, Marketing and Finance, Western Michigan University
  • Holds FINRA 65 registrations through Resources Investment Advisors
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®)

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Defined Contribution
  • Defined Benefit Plans for Small Businesses
  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Education
  • Client Relationships
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Gary Hensley

DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL PLANNING

Gary Hensley, CPA, is Director of Personal Investments & Financial Planning. Gary brings broad and extensive experience to the 401k Advisors Intermountain team. He began his career in 1982 as a CPA focusing on tax and estate planning, then 15 years ago, he followed his passion to focus in the investment and retirement planning industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of tax, estate planning and retirement planning to help investors transition to retirement by developing, with them, a roadmap that can provide peace of mind. Gary graduated from the University of Utah.

Education & Training

  • B.S., Accounting, University of Utah
  • Currently holds his Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 Securities Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Wealth Management
  • Investment Consulting
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Heidi Sidley

PRINCIPAL & MANAGING DIRECTOR

With more than 23 years in the financial services industry, Heidi has managed businesses providing domestic plan design education, administration and actuarial services as well as global equity plan consulting. Prior to joining StoneStreet Equity, Heidi managed a plan design and administration firm in Westchester, NY. She also worked in France for Shearman & Sterling, where she helped to build a successful global equity plan practice. Her prior experience includes industry players such as Towers Perrin, KPMG and the Retirement Services Division of the Bank of New York. Heidi studied actuarial science in the graduate program at Georgia State University and applied mathematics and statistics at SUNY Stony Brook.

Education & Training

  • BS, Applied Math & Statistics from Stony Brook University
  • Graduate Studies in Actuarial Science, Actuarial Science from Georgia State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Employee Benefits
  • Defined Benefit
  • ERISA
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Jason Chepenik

MANAGING PARTNER

Jason is the Managing Partner of Chepenik Financial. With over seventeen years of experience in the investment and retirement industries, Jason oversees the executive compensation and retirement plan consulting for organizations spanning a wide range of industries, including several Fortune 1000 companies. Over just the past few years, Jason has consulted on more than one billion dollars of plan assets. Jason was named one of 401kWire’s 60 Most Influential DC Advisors, one of Financial Times Top 401k Retirement Advisers (twice) and a finalist for PLANADVISER Magazine’s Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year.

Even with his extensive list of accolades and accomplishments, it’s Jason’s unbridled energy and passion that his clients and team love most. Whether he’s advocating for stronger fiduciary responsibility, lending his financial expertise to a local non-profit, or championing financial literacy for the next generation, Jason keeps a strong sense of “the why” within his work. Oh, and he serves up a mean plate of crawfish at the annual Chepenik crawfish boil too!

Phone: 407-660-1010

Email: jason@chepenikfinancial.com

Education & Training

  • BSM, Finance, Tulane University in New Orleans
  • The founding lecturer at The Retirement Advisor University at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and Executive Education
  • Certified Financial Planner®
  • Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P®)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Investment Management
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Javier Cordero

PARTNER, PRESIDENT

Javier began his financial industries career in 1999 joining Washington Square Securities. While at Washington Square Securities Javier provided the Successful Money Management Seminars educational seminar on the island. Shortly thereafter he transferred his practice to John Hancock Financial Services, where he remained until April 2009. During Javier’s years at John Hancock he began a specialized practice servicing qualified plans in Puerto Rico.

Javier joined Pension Advisor in April 2009, creating the first Pension Advisors branch office. Incorporating into his practice a strong service philosophy and model, Javier’s branch grew to over 50 corporate clients and assets of over $250 million.

In 2017 Javier partnered with three other advisors and created Retirement Partner Advisors. Geographically distributed across the south east and Puerto Rico. Retirement Partner Advisors in its first months of existence has already amassed over 500 million in assets under management.

Javier has participated as a speaker in various Puerto Rico SHRM activities and conferences, he has also been invited as a speaker by the Finance and Economy Student Association of the University of Puerto Rico.

Javier is an avid runner & golfer, in his free time he enjoys ocean sports and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Phone: (787) 957-1333

Email: javier@rpa-401k.com

Education & Training

  • Studied at LaSalle University in Philadelphia
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Sacred Heart University in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Holds FINRA Licenses Series 24, 7, 6, 63 and 65 and is insurance licensed in PR & FL
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • The National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Individual Wealth Management
  • Managed Accounts
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Jennifer Kruger

DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES

Understanding specific client needs goes hand in hand with delivering excellent service. Since joining the team in 2005, Jenny has been the go-to person for helping wealth management clients clearly identify their needs. Clients work closely with Jenny to evaluate their financial viability, establish personalized goals and develop financial plans that help them build the future they want. In addition to offering over a decade of previous experience in financial leadership and client support roles, Jenny has a true knack for getting to the heart of who a client is and why they’re investing.

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Jim M. Izett

PARTNER

Jim is a financial advisor who has been in financial services since 1980. He began focusing on 401k plans in 1990 and currently services plans in 6 southeastern states. To complement his retirement plan practice, Jim began expanding his managed account practice in 2000, with the intention of helping individual clients achieve their income goals at retirement.

As a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, Jim assists plan trustees and their committees with understanding their responsibilities and implementing appropriate plan policies under the current fiduciary regulatory environment. He especially enjoys educating individual participants through one-on-one meetings regarding the importance of saving for their retirements.

Jim is a life member of The Million Dollar Round Table and past president of Life Leaders of Georgia. He is a member of American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). He is past National Chair of AXA’s National Agent Forum.

Jim is married to his partner in business, Sue, and they have two adult children, Mary and John. He maintains offices in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.

Education & Training

  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)

Areas of Expertise

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Jim McDonald

PARTNER

Jim has worked in the financial services industry since 1985, working with retirement plans since 1990 and, is a Partner at Channel Financial. His role is to bring a pension plan service experience to a defined contribution world. He has helped build retirement programs (401k, profit sharing, pension, 403b, executive, 457, etc.) as a plan consultant to employers. Jim’s path has been to help guide employers through the fiduciary responsibilities they must navigate in offering retirement strategies to their people. Essentially, he take on role similar to a Chief Retirement Officer to help our clients create a comprehensive retirement program for their organization, while they can focus on their business operations.

Jim will also develop group and/or 1on1 retirement plan education programs for their employees which includes behavioral finance applications. This in effect helps develop personalized retirement savings goals, a direct measure for the Retirement Readiness Index at the employer level. Many employees find themselves to be ‘accidental investors’ and need assistance to pursue their financial goals.

Phone: (877) 333-7535

Email: jmcdonald@channelfinancial.com

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Dakota
  • Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from University of St. Thomas
  • holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 26 and 65 registrations through Triad Advisors, as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and DALBAR Registered Fiduciary™

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
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Joe Grobel

PARTNER

Joe Groebl began his career in the financial services industry as an intern with PaineWebber in the summer of 1991.  Two years later he moved to SmithBarney where he served for 17 years.  In 2010 Joe broke away from Wall Street to become an Independent Advisor.

In the summer of 2012 Joe earned the Professional Plan Consultant (PPC™) designation from the Financial Services Standards, which is a division of fi360.  You can learn more about Joe and GroeblBrothers services at GroeblBrothers.com

Joe and his wife Kelly have 3 young boys.  “We are a baseball family” describes Kelly as all 3 boys play ball year round.  In the past Joe and his wife have been active in Church and neighborhood associations.  Currently Joe is serving as a member to the Research Foundation.

Email: joe@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • BA, American History, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Professional Plan Consultant (PPC™)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Individual Wealth Management
  • Retirement Income Education
  • Investment Management
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Joe Thaman

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Joe Thaman is a financial and retirement plan advisor, working with individuals and businesses to meet and exceed their financial goals and objectives. He assists clients in every stage of life, providing exceptional service and creative solutions for their personal and business needs.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Joe began his career in 2005 as an employee benefits consultant, helping hundreds of companies across the country from all industries. Those experiences and relationships have helped shape what is most important to Joe and his practice – hard work, transparency, personal engagement and compassion. Joe holds his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with his life and health license.

Joe resides in University City in Saint Louis County. He is an avid Cardinals’ fan, a Notre Dame fan, and enjoys golf, music and traveling.

Education & Training

  • University of Notre Dame

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Client Relations
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John Kapek

SOLE OWNER

John Kapek is the owner of Pension Investment Services, LLC (PINS). He provides fee-based financial and fiduciary investment advisory services to individuals and qualified plans.

John is a graduate of the University Of Washington School Of Business. During his career he earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and the degree of Chartered Financial Consultant, (ChFC). He also holds the Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He is licensed as a Series 6 & 63. He is a past president of his local NAIFA Chapter, Spokane Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers, and the Society of Financial Service Professional and is a member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council.

 

Phone: 509-455-3787

Email: JohnK@Pins-Inc.com

Education & Training

  • BA, Business Administration, University of Washington
  • Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant, (ChFC®)
  • Past president of his local NAIFA Chapter, Spokane Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers, and the Society of Financial Service Professional
  • A member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Adviser (CPFA)
  • 10 years affiliation with a local Pension TPA firm

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial and Investment Fiduciary Services
  • Life/Health Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Retirement Advisor for Pensions and 401k Plans
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Josh Yost

MANAGING PARTNER

Josh joined Oakeson Steiner Wealth & Retirement, an advisory based, financial services firm serving individual and institutional clients in Hastings, Nebraska, in 2008 as an investment consultant working with corporate retirement plans and individuals. He leads the team which manages over 50 corporate retirement plans.

He has completed training a retirement plan consultants program & fi360’s Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation to offer co-fiduciary service to plan sponsors. In 2014, Josh earned his CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANS SPECIALIST™ (CRPS©) certification from the College of Financial Planning.

Phone: 402-461-3000

Email: josh@oakesonsteiner.com

Education & Training

  • BA, Business Administration, Hastings College
  • University of Kansas
  • Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM or CRPS®
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Retirement Education
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Keith Guertin

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Keith Guertin is a financial advisor bringing more than 10 years of industry experience to Bukaty Companies Financial Services. In his role, Guertin provides financial planning as an investment advisor representative developing financial plans for retirees, professionals and affluent individuals utilizing skills in tax management, strategic portfolio wealth management, estate planning and risk management.

Prior to joining Bukaty Companies Financial Services, Guertin gained substantial experience successfully developing customized financial strategies to manage the needs of clients while working for recognized financial services companies including J.P. Turner & Co., OneAmerica, MassMutual and New England Financial.

Guertin received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Kansas School of Business.

Education & Training

  • B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from The University of Kansas School of Business

Areas of Expertise

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Kelley Snook

PARTNER

Kelley is the founding partner of SHA Retirement Group based in Auburn Hills, MI. Kelley and the SHA team provide a full array of retirement plan consulting services including fiduciary education, investment selection and monitoring, plan design, fee benchmarking, employee education, plan compliance, and overall strategy. Their clients are 401(k), 403(b) and Defined Benefit plans for public and private corporations, non-profits, and municipalities.

In 1993, Kelley began his financial services career as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch helping individuals invest. By the middle of 1994, Kelley had transitioned to working with small businesses to help them manage their 401k plans. Since then, he has focused on the retirement plan business broadening his experience to large companies and institutions including 403(b) and defined benefit plans while managing the retirement plan department for Seger Financial. When the founder, Dr. Martha Seger decided to retire, Kelley started his own firm. Since 2001, Kelley has managed his retirement plan consulting business, now known as SHA Retirement Group, which now includes a team of specialists in the retirement plan business.

Kelley is very involved in his community, several non-profit organizations, and coaching youth sports. He is married with three children, and enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing, and just about anything that involves the outdoors.

Phone: 248-566-4008

Email: ksnook@SHAretirement.com

Education & Training

  • BBA, Finance , Western Michigan University
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses with Triad Advisor
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Retirement Education
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Keri Spanier

VICE PRESIDENT

Keri Spanier, President of Oakridge Retirement Plan Advisors, has merged her long standing retirement plan business with SLW. Keri began her business in 2003 with a work-life balance goal and $5 million in plan assets. Oakridge has since grown to approximately $110 million in plan assets and has a group of long standing clients representing over 2000 employees. Keri began her career in the Retirement Plan field in 1996 with Great-West Life and finished her “corporate” career with Great West (Empower) specializing in 401(k) plans.

Education & Training

  • B.S., Business Administration, Marketing Communications from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  • Professional Plan Consultant (PPC™)

Areas of Expertise

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Laura Scobee

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Laura Scobee joined Vertical Financial Group in the spring of 2018, adding over 35 years of experience working with retirement plan sponsors and individual investors.  Laura has provided services to retirement plans throughout her career, including a period when she was the CEO of a large, third-party retirement plan administration firm in St. Louis that provided services to hundreds of plans and thousands of participants.  However, her passion has always been working directly with plan sponsors and their participants as their investment adviser.  Her practice continues to grow as many of those business owners and participants have become personal wealth management clients she has helped achieve a financially secure retirement through personalized financial plans based upon their unique situation and goals for retirement.

Scobee earned her BS from The University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.  In addition, she is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®), Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA).  She holds her Series 7 & 63 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses.  She is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Scobee resides in St. Louis with her husband, David.  She is active with several charities and enjoys travel, tennis, Cardinals baseball and all things Fighting Irish.

Education & Training

  • B.S. University of Notre Dame
  • M.B.A. Washington University in St. Louis
  • Certified Pension Consultant by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner by the CFP Board
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA)
  • Series 7 & 63 NASD
  • Licensed Life & Health Insurance

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Advisor & Consultant specializing in Qualified Plans since 1982
  • Retirement Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Risk Management
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Leneen Strickfaden

RETIREMENT PLAN CONSULTANT

Leneen serves as a Retirement Plan Consultant for Bukaty Companies Financial Services. Leneen primarily works with qualified retirement plans and their participants. However, she also assists companies with non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

Leneen previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Elrick & Associates and as a registered representative of Carey, Thomas, Hoover & Breault.

Leneen attended the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Education & Training

  • University of Missouri, Columbia

Areas of Expertise

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Liz Martinis

RETIREMENT PLAN CONSULTANT

Liz Martinis is a Retirement Plan Consultant for iMPACT Benefits and Retirement, where her jobs is to figure out what her clients want and need to make their retirement plans successful. She strives to help employees understand their benefits in a way that makes them want to participate in making their retirement what it should be.

Liz has a Master’s Degree in International Policy and Development with a focus in Human Security from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in International Studies with a focus in Latin America and a minor in Business. Her work at Impact Benefits & Retirement encompasses her skills in financial inclusion and works to help mend the retirement crisis we have in the United States.

She has a dedicated history of working in community development both abroad and in the United States. Her passion for serving others led her to Costa Rica as a Peace Corps volunteer working in community economic development. In the time she was there she worked with local entrepreneurs, schools, community groups, and three microfinance institutions. It was here that her belief was solidified that change must come from individuals and communities to support full human potential which must be integrated into a system of organizations and governments that act collectively to ensure human dignity and equitable inclusion in development.

This development philosophy led Liz to pursue a Master’s Degree at MIIS, where she was part of a team which conducted primary research on connectivity, in its various dimensions, and poverty in the Andes region of Peru called the Sacred Valley. Returning to the Sacred Valley, she participated in the prestigious program, International Professional Service Semester, conducting a more focused study on financial culture and financial inclusion. Liz hopes that her research leads to a program that will provide wider access to governmental social benefits, savings, micro-loans, and knowledge about responsible financial practices in the highlands of Peru.

Education & Training

  • B.A. in International Studies and Business from Portland State University
  • M.A. in International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Defined Benefit
  • Investment Consulting
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Mary Caballero

MANAGING PARTNER

Through 14 years of working with companies and their employees, Mary is aware of the uniqueness of each person and organization. She is here to guide you through the complexities, whether it’s corporate structure of retirement plans and benefits or individual retirement and wealth planning. While she knows her stuff, it’s her way of making the work a little more fun, creative, and exciting that people mention most.

In 2016, along with her business partner, Candy Dietz, she purchased Heestand Company & Gahlsdorf Insurance to create iMPACT Benefits & Retirement.  Both companies have been in Portland, OR for well over 30 years.  As Managing Partner, Mary is committed and focused on leading and evolving iMPACT from its roots and history to meet the new demands for innovation in financial services and insurance.

Mary has been acknowledged by her peers in the field of retirement benefits, most recently as part of the team who received the 2014 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors in the country by PlanAdvisor Magazine and the 2014 Top 50 Plan Advisors under 40 by the National Association of Plan Advisors, as well as the Top Women Advisors in the Country 2015 – 2017.

Mary is among the dwindling population of Portland natives. She received her BA in Economics from Portland State University. She is married to a merchant marine, together they juggle the social calendar of a teenage girl and the ever curious life of a toddler boy. Outside of work, her life revolves around them and their big Italian and Central American family. You can find them in a loud kitchen where the only thing you can hear over the chatter is the sound of the cocktail shaker.

Education & Training

  • BA in Economics from Portland State University

Areas of Expertise

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Matt Gulseth

PARTNER

Matt has been serving retirement plan clients since 1998 and is a Partner at Channel Financial. His primary role is to help organizations working towards improving employee outcomes in their retirement plans with less effort and less cost while managing risk. Matt helps companies apply powerful behavioral finance strategies and has been recognized as a behavioral finance innovator by the Center for Behavioral Finance*. Matt is frequently asked to speak at national industry conferences and has served on a number of advisory boards in the industry.

Matt grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota and is very familiar with techniques to stay warm in cold windy weather. He prefers to transport himself on motorcycles as much as possible. Yes, Matt has been to Sturgis and 30 other states in the US on a moto.

*2014 ALLIANZ BEHAVIORAL FINANCE INNOVATOR AWARD PRESENTED TO ADVISORS AND/OR PLAN SPONSORS WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP IN APPLYING BEHAVIORAL FINANCIAL STRATEGIES TO WORK TOWARD IMPROVING RETIREMENT OUTCOMES FOR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

Phone: (877) 333-7535

Email: mgulseth@channelfinancial.com

Education & Training

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Minnesota Law School
  • BS, Technical University of North Dakota
  • Licensed Patent Attorney before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Lecturer for the Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) Designation
  • Lecturer for the Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) Designation

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Behavioral Finance Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Education
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Nate White

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Nate serves as lead consultant and advisor, developing the firm’s strategic plans for plan health/retirement readiness, plan benchmarking, investment analysis, and fiduciary governance. With over 17 years of experience in retirement plan consulting, organizations have counted on his knowledge & innovation in creating the most effective ways to drive employees towards retirement readiness while managing the employer’s fiduciary responsibilities in doing so.

Nate was recently named to the Top Retirement Plan Advisors list by The Financial Times for the third year in a row and was also selected by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) as one of its advisor delegates on Capitol Hill. He holds his Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFATM) through the NAPA, the Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P®) Designation through The Retirement Advisor University in collaboration with UCLA Anderson School of Management and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He also is an active member of the American Retirement Association (ARA) and a Member Firm Partner of NAPA.

Outside of work, Nate is married and is trying to convince his 8-year old daughter to love soccer, skiing and golf as much as they do. They currently reside in Alamo, California.

Phone: (925) 282-2266

Education & Training

  • MBA, Finance, Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California
  • BS, Finance, Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFATM) through the NAPA
  • Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P®) Designation through The Retirement Advisor University in collaboration with UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies
  • Active member of the American Retirement Association (ARA)
  • Member Firm Partner of NAPA

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Retirement Education
  • Individual Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
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Parker Christiansen

WEALTH ADVISOR

Parker Christiansen is the founder of Presidio Wealth Management with nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry. With a passion for providing impeccable service and proactive wealth management, he leads the Presidio Wealth Management team and works closely with medical professionals, business owners, and families.

Parker started his career as an Assistant Broker with Merrill Lynch, before becoming a financial advisor with Fidelity Brokerage Services. As he built up his experience, he desired to work more closely with clients and provide a higher level of service without quotas or restrictions. With the vision of a service-oriented firm that served the unique needs of affluent professionals and business owners, he formed Presidio Wealth Management.

Parker holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations through Triad Advisors. He is a Professional Plan Consultant™ and is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

For more than four decades, Parker has resided in Utah. He and his wife, Connie, have two beautiful daughters, Alexa and Abby. Outside of the office, he enjoys staying active in the beautiful Utah outdoors, including cycling, skiing, snowmobiling, and participating in triathlons. He is an Eagle Scout and is actively involved in his church and community.

Education & Training

  • B.A., Finance, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations through Triad Advisor
  • Professional Plan Consultant™
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Areas of Expertise

  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Investments
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Pat J. McCandless

SENIOR RETIREMENT PLAN CONSULTANT

Pat McCandless joined Bukaty Companies Financial Services with more than 20 years experience and is well-known for her consultative and advisory services. Her breadth of knowledge comes from years spent working in a privately held, financial services firm in the Midwest, a retirement plan third-party administration firm, then collaborating with a well- respected full-service financial and wealth management firm on the East coast. Her personal and professional philosophy is to naturally align herself with the clients’ needs first and foremost. These qualities are exemplified in her sense of stewardship, exceptional service and highly ethical business conduct.

Over the past decade, Pat has provided a roadmap to business owners sponsoring retirement plan benefits. Her objective approach helps them to determine if their plan addresses stringent ERISA fiduciary mandates and DOL requirements. She recognizes that many business owners are simply too busy running their own companies and have neither time nor the inclination to develop the necessary knowledge or experience to properly assess or manage their retirement plan benefit.

Pat offers unbiased and conflict-free advice, all of which is based on solid research, leading edge analytics and decision making tools. She provides consulting and advisory services in the capacity of investment co-fiduciary. She provides tools and resources to assist the plan sponsor with plan oversight responsibilities.

Pat earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Certificate in Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Pat is a registered representative and holds her FIRNA Series 6, 63, and 65 securities registrations. She also was awarded the prestigious designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™ in 2009. The AIF® or Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Certificate in Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Holds FIRNA Series 6, 63, and 65 securities registrations
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)

Areas of Expertise

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Rich Bartow

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Rich is a friendly, optimistic, and caring financial consultant in Peculiar, Missouri. Rich is deeply rooted in family and community values. He strives to see people smile and feel energized for tomorrow and the opportunity to live their dreams. It brings Rich great joy to witness his clients live their dreams by doing good things for the future of their families and the communities that resonate with their values.

Rich and his wife, Kara, have four boys. Kara is a former teacher at Raymore Elementary. They enjoy spending time with family, especially coaching the boys in sports. In his free time, Rich enjoys attending Broadway shows as well as Sporting KC and Mizzou basketball games.

Education & Training

  • B.A. History, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas
  • J.D. Washburn University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Wealth Management
  • Trust Management
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Estate Planning
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Richard Webdell

VICE PRESIDENT, WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Richard Webdell currently serves as a financial advisor for Bukaty Companies Financial Services. In this role his responsibilities include providing wealth management, financial planning and investment advice to clients. Specifically, he focuses on providing retirement income planning and wealth transfer strategies to individuals, families and small business owners. Richard has 13 years of experience in the field and prides himself on providing well-rounded and comprehensive financial plans, as well as unbiased and objective investment advice.

Prior to joining Bukaty Companies, Richard served as the owner and President of his own individual financial services office, Webdell Financial. Prior to that, he served as Director of local Retirement Benefits Group at AXA Advisors.

Richard received his B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics from Kansas State University.

Richard holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.

Education & Training

  • B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics from Kansas State University
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Areas of Expertise

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Robert Goldstein

PRINCIPAL

Bob has owned and managed businesses providing investment and retirement planning services for more than 30 years. He formed his own firm, Avenir Equity, and subsequently merged with Barbara Delaney’s FFOA in 2008 to form StoneStreet Equity. Previously, Bob was principal owner of Stanwich Benefits Group, an investment management and retirement plan services firm serving plans with over 250,000 participants. After Stanwich was sold to Bank of New York, Bob served as president of the Employee Investment Plan Division.

Education & Training

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Financial Advisory
  • Investments
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Ruth Rivera

VICE PRESIDENT, RETIREMENT PLAN SERVICES

Ruth manages the Austin, Texas Division for Bukaty Companies Financial Services.

Ruth has worked in the financial services industry for over a decade with a focus on serving the needs of retirement plan sponsors and their participants. Throughout her career, Ruth’s primary objective has always been to deliver quality retirement plan services that help companies manage fiduciary obligations.

Education & Training

Areas of Expertise

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Scott Dooley

VICE PRESIDENT, WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Scott Dooley currently serves as Vice President of Wealth Management for Bukaty Companies Financial Services. In his role, Scott works with families in the areas of investment, retirement and estate planning. He spends time consulting directly with plan participants, helping them create plans that aim to fund their retirement dreams. Scott also serves as a member of Bukaty Companies Financial Services’ Investment Policy Committee.

Scott brings more than 20 years of experience working with both individual and institutional investors. Prior to joining Bukaty Companies, he served as Vice President for Manning & Napier Advisors, where he consulted to plan sponsors and institutional clients around life cycle and target date investment strategies. Scott also brings a deep bench of experience working with structured products as First Vice President of Advisors Asset Management. In addition, he has worked with several institutional asset management firms as Vice President of the Managed Account Consulting groups.

Scott received his B.A. in History from California State University, Bakersfield.

Scott earned his CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANS SPECIALIST designation from the College for Financial Planning. The CRPS designation indicates expertise in designing, implementing and servicing qualified and non-qualified plans.

Education & Training

  • B.A. in History from California State University, Bakersfield
  • CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANS SPECIALIST designation from the College for Financial Planning

Areas of Expertise

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Sean Orick

PARTNER

Sean is a Partner at Retirement Partner Advisors and as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, he assists plan trustees with the design, implementation and communication of retirement programs, including defined contribution, defined benefit and non-qualified plans. Over the last 20 years, he has developed and refined a procedural due diligence process that assists 401(k), 403(b) and defined benefit plan sponsor’s in managing their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA. At the firm today, he consults with clients in all business sectors and of every size.

Sean’s past experience has led him to where he is today and throughout the years, he has learned how to offer his clients’ the superior service found at the firm. Prior to RPA, he was the Florida Branch President for Pension Advisors, a specialty firm focusing primarily on retirement plan consulting. For over 9 years, he was the Senior VP of Retirement Plan Service for Asset Advisors of America, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm focused on retirement plan consulting. And finally, he started his career in 1994 with Saunders Advisory Group, which formed the foundation for the services provided today as an investment steward to his clients. Other than dreaming of being a Charter Fishing Captain, Sean wouldn’t want to do anything else than what he does at RPA! He greatly enjoys helping employers develop a successful retirement plan that effectively engages participants so they can reach retirement readiness.

As much as Sean loves retirement planning, he does have a life outside of work, most of which includes time on the water whenever possible. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, Dewars and Wesley, traveling, fishing, camping, or doing anything outdoors or on the ocean. He is a die-hard Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies soccer fan and volunteers at local dog rescues and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Education & Training

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)

Areas of Expertise

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Shawn G. O’Keefe

MANAGING DIRECTOR/FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Shawn has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a financial advisor and has held several Sr. Leadership positions with some of the largest financial companies in America. In February 2014, Shawn founded Summit Wealth Strategies of Colorado, a financial firm with offices located in The Forum at Cherry Creek. ..

Summit Wealth Strategies of Colorado, has access to best of class investment offerings, advisory services, insurance products and annuities from over 60 industry leading financial companies. Summit is a boutique financial firm that has no ties to any proprietary life Insurance or investment company product offerings. Being independent, allows us to provide complete objectivity and transparency for our individual and business clients.

Shawn G. O’Keefe is a CO licensed Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and SEC-registered investment Advisor. CRD# 2494631.

Education & Training

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Areas of Expertise

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Spencer Goldstein

PRINCIPAL & CIO

Spencer has over 6 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining StoneStreet Equity, he was an analyst, trader, and portfolio manager, specializing in energy equities and commodities. He has also worked as an independent consultant providing due diligence and investment commentary/attribution for mutual fund managers. He holds FINRA Series 65 registrations with Independent Financial Partners and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).

Spencer earned his Master of Finance and BS in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in New Orleans, LA.

Education & Training

  • Master of Finance and BS in Management from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Equities
  • Investments
  • Portfolio Management
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Taylor Dance

DIRECTOR OF RETIREMENT PLAN SERVICES

Taylor Dance is the Director of Retirement Plan Services with a leading Retirement Plan Advisory Practice. With nearly a decade of experience in the financial services industry, he specializes in retirement plan management. Working closely with plan sponsors and individuals, he strives to help his clients pursue their goals and bring their financial plans full circle.

Taylor decided to get into the Financial Advisory world after the passing of his father, who was a Financial Advisor. His fathers’ clients and friends came up to Taylor and his siblings at the funeral and said that without the help of their father, and grandfather previously they wouldn’t have the financial freedom that they enjoy today. They made a difference for each and every one of the thousands of clients that they helped over the years and Taylor wanted to make a large impact of his own.

As a third generation wealth advisor, Taylor grew up in the world of investments and has a lifelong passion for finance. He is a Professional Plan Consultant™ and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Utah State University. He is a board member of the Western Pension & Benefits Council and in 2016, and 2017 was nominated as one of the Top Plan Advisors Under 40 in the country. In 2018 he was named as one of the Top Plan Advisors Under 40 in the country.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Utah State University
  • Professional Plan Consultant™

Areas of Expertise

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Thomas H. Parker

FINANCIAL ADVISOR & FOUNDING PARTNER

Thomas H. Parker, C(k)P®, has been a qualified retirement plan specialist for nearly forty years. He is known for his high degree of knowledge and experience for helping businesses implement and optimize group retirement plans, as well as helping improve plan outcomes for participants.

Graduating from Western Illinois University with a double major in finance and psychology, Parker has always enjoyed exploring people’s financial goals and helping create solutions to improve their long-term outcomes for financial success. First entering the financial services industry in the insurance division, he quickly felt limited in his ability to serve clients by a restricted group of products. His passion led him to creating his own firm dedicated to group benefits in 1980. Over the next twenty years, he grew his firm to serve more then 300 corporate accounts, finding the amount of activity and impact he could help create through group planning efforts to be greatly rewarding. In 2000, he further refined his specialty within the group benefits arena, selling the health and voluntary benefits divisions and dedicating exclusively to 401(k)s and group retirement plans. In addition to his Certified 401(k) Professional designation, C(k)P®, Parker holds his Series 6, 63, and 65 securities licenses, as well as life, health and variable annuity insurance licenses in multiple states.

Parker is a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), a professional society and advocacy group with the mission to enhance retirement security in America. He also belongs to the Retirement Plan Advisory Group (RPAG), one of the largest professional consulting networks dedicated to improving investment opportunities through investment analysis, plan design, fee benchmarking and employee communications.

Parker resides in the Chicago area, and when not in the office, enjoys art, music and cooking.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Western University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Western University
  • Certified 401(k) Professional, C(k)P®
  • Member of NAPA
  • Holds his Series 6, 63, & 65 Licenses

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • Client Relations
  • Management
  • Investments
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Tristan Talley

VICE PRESIDENT, WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Tristan Talley is Vice President, of Wealth Management at Bukaty Companies Financial Services, bringing more than 17 years of experience to the firm. In this role, Tristan’s primary responsibilities involve helping clients connect their money to the lives they want. As a wealth management advisor, Tristan specializes in retirement income planning, estate planning and tax planning, working with all aspects of a client’s financial life to assist them in accomplishing their goals and dreams. He also provides financial education to retirement plan participants.

Tristan received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Kansas.

Education & Training

  • B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise

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Vince Morris

PRESIDENT

Vince Morris is a founder of Bukaty Companies Financial Services, bringing more than 22 years of industry experience and a lifetime passion for investments and helping people with financial literacy to the firm. In his role, Vince is tasked with the overall growth strategy and vision of the company. Vince oversees multiple divisions under the financial services umbrella including the firm’s Resources Investment Advisors, Inc., its third party administration firm, Retirement Plan Administration, Inc. and its affiliate services program. As a nationally recognized leader in the field of retirement plans for companies and their executives, Vince has been a valuable resource for other successful entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in asset management and fiduciary duties pertaining to offering retirement plans. Additionally, he serves on the NAPA Government Affairs Committee and supports the industry PAC.

Phone: 913-647-3968
Email: vmorris@bukaty.com

 

Education & Training

  • B.A., Economics, University of Kansas
  • Currently holds his PRP and AIF® designations

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Investments
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Hannah Northway

CLIENT EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Hannah serves as the Client Experience Associate for Resources. Hannah is responsible for assisting advisers in servicing their clients, including new account set-up and account maintenance. She also provides back office support for Resources’ firms including quarterly reporting, billing and daily data management.

Prior to Resources Hannah held the position of Financial Operations Analyst at DST where she was responsible for the process management and verification of distribution events and projects. Hannah was also responsible for the oversight of execution and risk management controls and validation.

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising from Northwest Missouri State University.

Education & Training

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Merchandising from Northwest Missouri State University

Areas of Expertise

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Vince Morris

PRESIDENT

Vince Morris is a founder of Bukaty Companies Financial Services, bringing more than 22 years of industry experience and a lifetime passion for investments and helping people with financial literacy to the firm. In his role, Vince is tasked with the overall growth strategy and vision of the company. Vince oversees multiple divisions under the financial services umbrella including the firm’s Resources Investment Advisors, Inc., its third party administration firm, Retirement Plan Administration, Inc. and its affiliate services program. As a nationally recognized leader in the field of retirement plans for companies and their executives, Vince has been a valuable resource for other successful entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in asset management and fiduciary duties pertaining to offering retirement plans. Additionally, he serves on the NAPA Government Affairs Committee and supports the industry PAC.

Phone: 913-647-3968
Email: vmorris@bukaty.com

 

Education & Training

  • B.A., Economics, University of Kansas
  • Currently holds his PRP and AIF® designations

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Investments
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Phil Troyer

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Phil Troyer serves as Resources’ Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for the firm’s overall compliance with federal and state investment laws. Phil has been a licensed attorney for over 20 years​​. H​is prior experience includes serving as General Counsel for NRP Financial and NRP Advisors, a broker-dealer and investment adviser owned by National Retirement Partners​, as well as managing his own national ERISA practice​, which have made him a ​recognized thought leader in the retirement plan industry.​

​In addition, Phil is able to draw upon his past experience in insurance, litigation, contract interpretation, and corporate law to assist the firm and its practice leaders with managing the risks associated with their businesses.

Phone: 913-647-3985

Email: ptroyer@bukaty.com

Education & Training

  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • BS, Political Science, DePauw University
  • Series 7, 24, 63 licenses through Triad Advisors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Compliance
  • ERISA
  • Investment Advisors Act
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Ashley Barb

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Ashley Barb serves as Resources’ Vice President of Client Experience bringing more than 12 years of industry experience to the firm. In her role, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, playing an important role in navigating through the complexity of serving advisors needs, advisory retirement plan clients, wealth management clients, and building out infrastructure and tool suites.

Ashley is able to draw upon her past experience in project management and relationship management to oversee organizational enhancements, implementation, reporting and provide oversight of the firm’s day-to-day back-office support, customer service, training, tools, processes, and systems.

Education & Training

  • BS, Finance, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 licenses through Triad Advisor
  • Life & Health Insurance

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Development
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Chelsey Ryerson

CONTROLLER

Chelsey Ryerson serves as Controller for Resources Investment Advisors. In this role, Chelsey is responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting functions for the Company. This includes working closely with other members of leadership to budget and forecast for the Company’s growth.

Chelsey has been a licensed CPA since 2011 and spent several years as an audit manager at a large public accounting firm, prior to joining Bukaty Companies Financial Services in 2017.

 

Email: cryerson@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • Baker University, Accounting and Business Management
  • CPA in Kansas and Missouri and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting
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James Battmer

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

James Battmer currently serves as Chief Investment Officer for Resources Investment Advisors. In his role, James is responsible for providing executive oversight of the firm’s investment strategy and execution, in addition to overseeing all institutional and high-net-worth client accounts. James has 17 years of experience in the industry, his expertise lies in macroeconomic policy, fixed income management and equity selection.

Prior to joining Resources Investment Advisors, James served as Vice President at UMB Bank.

Phone: 913-338-5300

Email: jbattmer@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • University of Montana
  • London School of Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Client Communications
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Kristen Meyer

OPERATIONS MANAGER, WEALTH MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Kristen Meyer serves as the operations manager for the wealth management division at Resources Investment Advisors, Inc., bringing more than 15 years of industry experience to the firm. In her role, Kristen oversees the design, enhancement, implementation, reporting, billing and oversight of the firm’s day-to-day back office processes and systems. She also assists with advisor and firm on boarding to help ensure a smooth transition for clients, as well as advisors.

Prior to joining Resources Investment Advisors, Inc., Kristen served as a mutual fund accountant at State Street and as an assistant branch manager at Bank Midwest.

Phone: 913-653-8362
Email: kmeyer@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • B.B.A., Finance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Areas of Expertise

  • Tamarac Advisor View
  • Wealth Management
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Danielle Tyrrel

CLIENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Prior to joining Resources, Danielle worked as Client Services Associate at Bukaty Companies Financial Services where she assisted advisers in servicing clients, including new account paperwork, withdrawals, meeting preparation, and account maintenance. She provided back office support for Resources’ member firms, including quarterly reporting and billing and daily data management.

Danielle enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two kids. She is the Treasurer of the Women’s Ministry, sings in the choir, and serves on the Worship Committee for her church.

Phone: 913-396-0867

Email: dtyrrel@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • BA, Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MBA, Finance Concentration, Rockhurst University

Areas of Expertise

  • Tamarac Advisor View
  • PortfolioCenter
  • Orion
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Rebecca Schrader

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR

Rebecca manages Resources’ instance of Salesforce.com,​ along with several connected tools. She trains new users and provides continuing education, along with making updates to the system and assisting users as needed. Rebecca previously worked in the construction equipment rental industry, spending a majority of her time working with the region’s branch managers to compile market data and reporting on sales rep performance. She became a Sr. CRM Administrator (Salesforce.com)​after her company was acquired and has guided​companies in their use of the software ever since.​ Rebecca is originally from the Phoenix, Arizona area and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.​

Phone: 913-777-7539

Email: rschrader@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • B.S., Business Marketing, Arizona University
  • Minor, U.S. History, Arizona University
  • Certificate, International Business, Arizona University

Areas of Expertise

  • Salesforce
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Megan Adamson

TRANSITION MANAGER

Megan Adamson is the Transition Manager for Resources Investment Advisors.  Megan has been in the financial industry for 18 years Megan was the Operations and Office Manager for a wealth advisor company in 2017 and a Kansas City credit union. Her previous experience has been in the institutional and retail space of investments, insurance, and management of staff.

Megan spent 16 years as an Operations and Compliance Manager for CU Investment Solutions, LLC. She truly loves engaging with the advisers and helping them with their book of business, training staff and helping with overall compliance regulations.

 

Education & Training

  • Kansas State University

Areas of Expertise

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David Wiedeman

CLIENT PROJECT ASSOCIATE

David Wiedeman joined our team in May of 2016. In the years prior, he attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD as a student athlete in baseball.He was honorably released from the Academy and finished his academic and athletic career at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. David is also a 2017 IRONMAN Wisconsin Finisher, where he completed a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run all in a day’s work.

Phone: 913-258-2289

Email: dwiedeman@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • BA, Economics, Creighton University
  • David is currently studying to pass the Series 65 exam

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Aggregation and Analysis
  • Small Market Solutions for Retirement Plans
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Kaleena Fong

MARKETING & CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Kaleena is an energetic, self-motivated marketer with a passion for branding and organizational development. In 2018, she joined Resources as a Marketing & Creative Consultant to assist with corporate branding and building out a marketing services program for affiliate offices. She earned a degree in economics and advertising from Hastings College while working at Oakeson Steiner Wealth & Retirement in Hastings, Nebraska part-time. After graduation and eight years in the marketing industry, she joined the team at Oakeson Steiner again to lead the implementation of new technology platforms, marketing and client communications.

Phone: 913-258-2089

Email: kfong@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • Hastings College, BA, Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Campaign Leadership
  • Content Development
  • Brand Strategy
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Cara Duke

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Cara Duke is a very active, personable, and detail-oriented individual who has a fire burning passion for providing a top-notch experience for all those who are working with her. Cara joined our team in November of 2015. In the years prior, she attended the Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri as a student-athlete in soccer. After graduating from undergrad, Cara continued her education and received her Masters in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. Currently, Cara is responsible for online marketing, multimedia communications, project management, social media strategy, and event planning and management. She is the definition of creative multi-tasking force.

Phone: 913-258-2835

Email: cduke@riaadvisor.com

Education & Training

  • MBA, Business Administration, Marketing, Avila University

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Communication
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Brandon Cutler

Mentor, Financial Elements

Brandon Cutler is a mentor for Financial Elements, Resources’ employee wellness solution powered by people and amplified by technology. Brandon helps participants by breaking down financial concepts to increase financial literacy that will impact everyday financial decisions to reach the desired outcome.

Prior to joining Resources and Financial Elements, Brandon spent three years with Fidelity Investments working on asset acquisition, guidance and planning, and customer service.

Brandon received his bachelor’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. He holds his Series 66, 63, and 7 with Resources Investment Advisors. Brandon is currently enrolled in Life & Health, CFP.

Brandon and his wife Brittany recently got  married in June. They both played basketball in college and enjoy watching basketball whenever they can.  Brandon and Brittany enjoy being around good company and creating lifelong experiences.

Education & Training

  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Management from University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investments
  • Strategic Planning
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