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Founder & CEO
Justin Nabity is the founder and CEO of Physicians Thrive, an advisory group helping physicians avoid business and legal pitfalls and build their financial education. As a wealth management advisor from a family of doctors, he launched his business by traveling to medical schools nationwide to educate physicians about their unique financial, legal, and business needs. Today, Physicians Thrive has served physicians at over 400 medical centers, hospitals, and medical schools, and 1000 residency and fellowship programs.
In 2016, Justin co-founded the non-profit Give Sight Global, which sponsors cataract surgeries, glasses and other forms of eye care all over the world. Following volunteer trips with the University of Utah Moran Outreach Program to the Navajo Nation and Tanzania, Justin and his business partner were inspired to donate a portion of their business profits to fund vision care in underserved communities.
Justin has lectured at over 100 universities including John Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and Stanford. He has served on the boards of the Entrepreneurs Organization and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and is committed to helping business leaders find professional opportunities to advance the public good.
In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He has been involved in mentorship programs, is active in his church, and enjoys keeping up with public policy. He’s also an avid travel fan and likes spending time outdoors.
Justin has been featured in Bankrate, MSN, Carol Roth, and Insurance News. Additionally you can listen to interviews with him on the Financial Gravity Podcast and ROI of Why Podcast.
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Chief Operating Officer
Reid serves as partner and Chief Operations Officer of Omaha-based financial planning firm Physicians Thrive. Since 2013, Reid has led the company’s operations and development.
Reid is a lifelong entrepreneur, and he approaches every professional opportunity with a focus on driving growth, building strong teams, and cultivating meaningful professional networks. He launched his career opening and operating seven Complete Nutrition franchises nationally, and today he is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Reid currently serves as a promotional strategist for the Global Leadership Summit and treasurer for the Executive Forum of Entrepreneurs Organization. He has also been a member and board member at the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
An exercise enthusiast and former athlete, Reid believes that physical fitness is a powerful catalyst for personal and professional success. He co-founded the nonprofit, Give Sight Global, in hopes of not only encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle but also inspire people to help those in need.
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Dave began his career in financial advising in 2006 as he became more aware of the amount of stress finances can have in peoples lives. Dave helps physicians fully utilize their resources so they can focus on their patients and better enjoy their time away from work.
He is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, owns a 66 licenses, holds the Life, Health and Annuities insurance licenses and is currently pursuing his Certified Financial Planning® designation.
In his time away from the office, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dave and his wife, Josalynn, have two kids. They are involved in their church, enjoy the outdoors, golfing, hiking and biking, and staying active.
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Michaela Speer graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. While at Wayne she was a four-year starter for the nationally ranked volleyball team, which made an appearance in the Final Four.
She thrives off building relationships and helping clients achieve peace of mind when it comes to their finances. Michaela enjoys working with residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in order to educate and further their knowledge on the topics of tax reduction, insurance planning, contract review and negotiations, financial planning, and retirement planning strategies.
Outside the office, Michaela loves being active by playing with her dogs, roller blading, biking, and competing with her husband in any and all sports.
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Business Owner Consultant
David Nabity began his career in the insurance business at the age of 19 and opened his own agency at 24. As a result of working with many physicians throughout his career, David has developed great skill assisting physician businesses with estate, investment and retirement planning.
David studied at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, and obtained his financial designations, including CLU and ChFC, through the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also holds the prestigious LUTCF designation, which he achieved through the rigorous course administered by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
David’s passion is working with physicians to help them solve many of the financial and career problems they face. He is zealous about the issues facing business owners in general, and he often speaks at public seminars on business, investment, and financial planning.
Private Practice Specialist
Mark Wallace has joined the Physicians Thrive team as a practice start-up consultant, bringing his extensive experience to advise and assist physicians who are interested in starting their own private practices. From finances and compliance to marketing and hiring, Dr. Wallace is passionate about helping physicians navigate the process of opening, owning, and operating private practices.
After earning undergraduate degrees in mathematics and finance from the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Wallace graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery and started a solo practice as part of an employed multi-specialty group working at Ali’i Health on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007. Subsequently, he was employed in a group practice by Tricounty Medical Associates in Milford, Massachusetts.
In 2012, Dr. Wallace launched his own private solo practice in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. “I got tired of forcing myself to practice someone else’s model of medicine. I was looking for more freedom and autonomy to decide how many patients I would have, how much time I could spend with each patient, what my schedule was, what equipment I could purchase– the list goes on. With my own practice, I was able to create a model of medicine suited to my individual style.”
After successfully running his own practice for seven years, Dr. Wallace relocated to the United Kingdom with his family in 2019 while his wife attends a graduate program in Essex. In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Wallace continues to practice intermittently as a locum tenens physician with Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in Saipán. He loves traveling the world with his family and looks forward to planning trips to Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Spencer graduated in 2017 from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.S in Biology. He works behind the scene assisting our team of advisors in determining the best strategies for each of our financial planning clients. He compares various scenarios to discern which will give each client the highest chance of reaching their financial goals.
Spencer’s passion for all things analytical can be traced back to his experience as a chemist where he spent significant time running potency testing on pharmaceutical drugs. With his background in research and investigating, he enjoys the opportunity to be a part of a team that makes a positive impact on physicians.
Out of the office, Spencer enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and watching movies -especially anything from the Star Wars franchise. He lives in Omaha with his wife, McKenzie, and their dog Copper.
Client Service Coordinator
Becky assists Physicians Thrive clients by servicing new accounts and existing policies while also managing the underwriting process. She works as a liaison between the advisors to coordinate consultations with clients and advisors. Also, she participates in responsibilities for team charitable initiatives.
Prior to working with our team, she worked in the medical billing industry for over 14 years.
She enjoys traveling and running marathons; both locally and internationally. She also enjoys motorcycle riding with her husband Bryan and has two grown children.
Client Service Coordinator
With his thorough organization skills and enthusiasm for assisting clients, Edward shines in his role as a Client Service Coordinator. Edward manages communication between advisors and clients as well as assists with the insurance underwriting process and the creation of new accounts.
Edward is the first Physicians Thrive team member to work remotely overseas in the Philippines. Even over video calls, he enjoys the company culture, emphasis on the company core values and positive mindset emphasized by everyone. Edward likes the challenges that come with his responsibilities to not only be a better employee but a more well-rounded individual.
Edward graduated cum laude from Angeles University Foundation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. He loves sushi, watching sitcoms and crime documentaries, as well as doing arts-related activities, and playing board games with his friends outside of work.
Office & Finance Administrator
Lauren manages the day-to-day operations & finances at Physicians Thrive, administratively supporting her colleagues so they can effectively provide our clients with the best possible outcome in all areas of their professional lives. Lauren interned with us for two years while attending classes at Northwest Missouri State, recently graduating with a degree in Mathematics and Data Science, and a minor in Economics. Not letting any grass grow under her feet, she is currently studying for the first actuary exam in order to sit for it this coming spring.
In her free time, Lauren likes hanging out with friends, taking pictures, exploring photography, and playing with her dog.
Director of Marketing
Betsy Rubendall has been with Physicians Thrive for 9 years. She oversees public education for Physicians Thrive and is driven to create awareness for how physicians can prepare for the future with confidence. Prior to her current role, she managed the day-to-day operations and finances at Physicians Thrive as well as our Contract Review Services. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln which she uses when coordinating between outside vendors, business advisors, colleagues, and clients.
Betsy has been married to Darren for 19 years and they have 2 daughters, a cat, and 2 herding dogs. She enjoys cheering at her girls’ soccer games and dance recitals, serving as the Troop Coordinator of their local American Heritage Girls troop, gardening, and being active within the family’s church body.
Emma is a marketing intern here at Physicians Thrive. She is a senior at the University of South Dakota where she is studying Communications & Social Media Marketing. She plans to pursue a career in marketing or a related field after college.
Emma is super excited to be on the team for the summer! She likes to work with others and has a passion for the creative side of marketing, specifically.
In her free time, she enjoys anything music related as well as working out and spending time with loved ones. She is looking forward to gaining experience and connections at Physicians Thrive.
Attorneys on Physicians Thrive Review Advisory Council
Steven Stratman is an attorney with a practice focused on health care employment law, medical practice entities, business law, and real estate law.
Mr. Stratman is a Director of Wiss, Janney, Elstner, a national Engineering and Architectural firm headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, where he is an Instructor in Business Law, Business Ethics and other subjects. Prior to his current private practice, he served as the Deputy General Counsel of First Data Corporation, a global payment processing, and financial services company as well as a partner at Kutak Rock, a national law firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
He previously co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Legal Counsel for a retail franchise that operated in five States. He and his wife were founding members of the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University.
Mr. Stratman’s charitable activities have included service on the Governing Board, Executive Committee and Development Committee of Creighton Prep and a Capital Campaign Steering Committee for Catholic Charities – Omaha. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (MN) and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Mr. Stratman and his wife reside in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jared is the founder of Jared Jacobson Law, LLC. Jared provides legal counsel in corporate and transactional matters, as well as Outside General Counsel services to small to mid-size companies. Jared also represents employees in employment litigation matters as well as contract negotiations with an emphasis on Physician Employment Agreements, Restrictive Covenants and Partnership Agreements.
Before starting his own law firm, Jared began his legal career in New York City with a top 5 corporate firm representing multinational corporations in Corporate, Securities, M&A and Employment matters.
Jared served as an Editor on the St John’s Law Review, has been recognized as a Rising Star / SuperLawyer 2012-2021, is licensed in several state and federal courts as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Kristen Kavan is an attorney with a practice in health law, business law, and contract review. She has spent the law four years working as a Director of Operations for Physician Focused where she works directly with Physicians. Prior to Physician Focused, Kristen worked as a Bankruptcy Attorney for Berumen Law Firm.
Ms. Kavan is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Creighton University Law School. Kristen resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.
Our team has worked with thousands of physicians to weigh their options for disability insurance around the United States.
The Heart of What We Do
Doctors invest a lot in their ability to serve us – their patients. We admire their commitment, their hard work, dedication, and the difference they make in their communities.Just as you vow to look out for your patients’ best interest, we vow to look out for yours. Because at the same time you are caring for your patients’ health, you need someone caring for your financial health. You need someone in your corner. Someone you can trust to offer you balanced guidance.