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Founder, Partner, & Financial Planner
Justin Nabity is the founder of Physicians Thrive, now part of Larson Financial Group where he is a Partner. Physiciane Thrive is 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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Reid sspecializes in practice startup and consulting opportunites at Physicians Thrive, now part of Larson Financial Group where he is a Partner. 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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Larson Founder & CEO
Paul Larson is the founder of Larson Financial Group. As a Certified Financial Planner, Paul presents to various physician groups around the country and personally assists over 150 medical specialists with their financial planning needs.
Larson Financial Group is a nationwide wealth management company that specializes in working with physicians. Through the Doctors Only network, Paul is able to assist his physician clients in numerous areas including tax planning, asset protection, retirement planning, college planning, investment management, practice structuring, real estate purchases and management, and financial contract review.
Under Paul Larson’s leadership, Larson Financial Group has grown to become a nationwide firm, serving over 4,000 physicians in all aspects of their financial planning. Paul is also the founder of the Larson Financial Foundation, a charitable organization with the purpose of empowering international communities through sustainable business, and sharing hope in places of greatest need. The foundation is actively working globally in India, North Africa, and Iraq and domestically in St. Louis, Missouri.
Paul lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and eight children – four of which are internationally adopted. Paul’s ambition is to work as an advocate for the less fortunate and work with his clients to leave a legacy for the next generation. That passion has led Paul to places such as Africa to dig water wells and medical clinics for remote villages and Iraq and Sudan to plant soy beans.
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Partner & President
Colin Wiens is the President of Larson Financial Group and Larson Financial Securities, overseeing growth and efficiency efforts for the firm’s clients, colleagues, and communities. He initially joined Larson Financial Group to lead the Central Florida office and better serve the doctors and dentists in the southeast region of the United States.
In his financial planning practice, Colin strives to provide first-class service to physicians, helping them manage their financial circumstances so they can focus on the things most important to them. He holds his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation, which is the hallmark planning credential given to those with extensive training in financial planning, investments and retirement planning.
Colin and his wife, Cayla, live in Lakeland, Florida where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. They enjoy traveling, cooking, anything that comes from Apple and begins with an “i” and are involved in their local church.
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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, holds a Series 66 license, 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.
Partner & Senior Financial Advisor
Meet Alex Davis, a seasoned financial professional based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Alex has developed a deep understanding of the complex financial needs of individuals and businesses. He is known for his ability to develop personalized investment strategies that are tailored to his client’s unique goals and objectives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Counseling & Planning from Purdue University.
Recently, Alex played a pivotal role in the strategic merger between Midwest Wealth and Larson Financial, bringing together two of the Midwest’s leading financial firms to offer an even wider range of services to clients. His expertise in corporate finance and strategic planning was instrumental in the success of the merger and the integration of the two firms.
When he’s not crunching numbers, Alex can be found on the golf course, a tennis court, or at the gym. His leisure time is spent with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Ava.
Financial Planning Consultant
Amy Buchheit joined Larson Financial Group in 2014 and is committed to providing comprehensive planning strategies to her clients and their families. She is passionate about helping each individual achieve their goals and dreams by providing strong customer service and simplifying the investment process.
Amy works with clients around the United States. She holds a Series 7, Series 6, Series 63, Series 66 and Life and Health License. She has a strong financial background and has been working in the industry since 2010. Amy came to the financial industry with twenty-two years of business ownership.
Amy lives with her husband, Doug, on 133 acres in Scopus, Missouri. They have two grown daughters who are both practicing nurses and one adorable grandson. In her spare time, she
enjoys anything that involves the outdoors. Her favorite activities include boating, camping, golfing, and UTV riding. Amy is actively involved in her community and is on the Council for the
Safe House for Women.
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Anthony Ferrara joined Larson Financial Group in 2010 after serving his clients for over nine years at a major investment firm. Anthony is a financial advisor with Larson Financial Securities, holding his series 6, 63, 65 and 7 licenses, an investment advisor representative with Larson Financial Group and a licensed agent of life and disability insurance.
Since 2001, Anthony has been a valuable, trusted resource for his clients. Anthony graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. After seeing the positive impact his father made on his own clients’ lives for over 30 years, Anthony went into the field of financial planning. Since starting his practice, Anthony has spent much of his time working with high net worth individuals on topics such as asset protection, aspects of estate planning, tax planning, retirement planning and risk management.
Anthony is a frequent educational speaker for physician groups across the country. He has a passion for getting to know his clients and working with them to help achieve their goals.
Anthony lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife, Laura, and sons Vincent, Joseph and William. In his spare time Anthony is a semi-professional mountain bike racer, enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing and fishing. He and his wife are also very active in their local church and community. More than anything they desire to make a positive influence on the world and people around them.
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Senior Financial Planner
Andrea Fletcher joined Larson Financial Group in March 2011, specializing in providing comprehensive financial planning and wealth management for physicians. She realizes that
physicians have very little time to handle their financial affairs and serves as a resource to provide customized, objective advice that allows her clients to make better financial decisions
and put themselves in the best position possible to reach their goals.
Andrea offers expertise in portfolio management, asset allocation and diversification, asset protection, insurance planning and tax efficient wealth accumulation.
Andrea received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing / Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in 2008 and began her career in the financial industry upon graduating. She currently holds her Series 7, 66 & 63 registrations along with her Life and Health Insurance License.
Andrea is committed to advancing her knowledge within the financial industry so that she can provide quality and trusted advice for her clients. In doing so, Andrea has earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM (CFP®) designation, as well as the CERTIFIED PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISOR (CPWA®) designation.
Andrea enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves traveling and being outdoors whenever possible.
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Andrew Shuldheisz is a financial advisor with Larson Financial Group. In his financial planning practice Andrew takes an individualized and holistic approach to his client’s planning. Offering a fiduciary standard of care, Andrew supports residents, fellows, and in-practice physicians throughout the country in navigating the many financial options available to them. Andrew and his team strive to provide first-class service and support to physicians so they can focus on the things they are most passionate about. In providing support to his clients, Andrew is driven to provide clients with unbiased advice and insight that helps individuals and families create wealth and purpose with their lives and finances. Andrew is a Registered Representative holding his Series, 7, 63, 65 and Life and Health Insurance license.
Raised in Minnesota, Andrew and his wife, Holly, have three children, Hannah, Maddie, and Luke. Currently they reside in the northern suburbs outside Minneapolis. In their free time, the family enjoys movie and popcorn nights, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family. Personally, if Andrew isn’t with Holly and his kiddos you can find him ice fishing, working on the lawn, doing remodeling work, or watching a Minnesota professional sports team.
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Bedford Otey is a financial advisor who focuses on providing top-flight service to physicians and dentists.
His paternal grandfather was the only physician in a small town in South Dakota for many years. Having watched how high the demand was on his grandfather and grandmother, Bedford is committed to serving physicians and their families to help reduce anxiety about their unique financial needs. Because of these experiences, he is passionate about caring for those who are caregivers themselves and helping them achieve their financial and life goals.
Bedford currently holds his Series 7, Series 66 and Montana Real Estate licenses as well as his Life and Health certifications. Initially, he began his career in banking. After completing his Master’s degree, he also spent many years as the head of a large and fast-growing nonprofit organization.
In addition to being a regular conference and retreat speaker at events across the country, Bedford is an Ironman triathlete, golfer and regularly performs in productions with the local opera company. He and his wife, Robin, live in Bozeman, Montana with their three young children and enjoy taking advantage of all the outdoor activities their city offers. They are involved in their church, the arts community and they root vigorously for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Blake was inspired to join Larson Financial for many reasons, specifically our team atmosphere, the driving passion, and strong work ethic of all the employees. He has a passion for details and is a quick learner. Also quick witted, Blake loves to share in a good laugh with everyone.
He was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri and his family on both sides have resided there since the mid-1800s.
Blake has many interests and enjoys golf, playing the piano, spending time with his family, watching any and every sport on TV, Sudoku puzzles and listening to music.
Blake currently holds his Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor license, maintains Life and Health Insurance Licenses in the State of Missouri and is a Notary Public. He has his BA in Finance from Lindenwood University.
His proudest accomplishments include his high school golf team’s 2013 Missouri State Golf Championship in his junior year and graduating college magna cum laude.
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Brandon joined Larson Financial Group in 2012, and leads the Raleigh-Durham, NC office as a Senior Financial Advisor.
Brandon’s goal is to come alongside clients to bring peace of mind in having a comprehensive plan in place that protects and provides growth. This service takes the burden off the client in managing and directing the complexities of financial and administrative responsibilities. Brandon seeks to provide clients added confidence in knowing that their families, estates, wealth, and legacies are protected and aligned with their objectives. With Brandon’s unique blend of knowledge in financial planning, law, consulting, and investment banking, he has valuable experience in a wide array of issues that investors are likely to encounter.
He holds the following licenses and designations: J.D., Series 7, Series 66, Life and Health Insurance licenses, and Medicare Supplement/Long-Term Care Insurance license. Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, ranked as the #2 undergraduate business program in the nation according to Bloomberg Businessweek 2014 rankings.
Brandon also completed a law degree at Regent University School of Law, studying estate planning, tax, contracts, business entities, and commercial transactions. Prior to law school, Brandon has worked in investment banking, management consulting, and wealth management. During his legal studies, Brandon gained experience working for law firms that concentrate on estate planning, contracts, and transactions, also working for a state supreme court judge.
While outside of the office, Brandon enjoys playing sports, working out, traveling, and serving in his church. Brandon and his wife, Sarah, are passionate about devoting significant effort to helping the poor and oppressed in the U.S. and abroad.
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Brandon Lochstampfor joined Larson Financial in 2012 and is committed to providing financial planning to physicians. Brandon understands how the dedication and countless hours spent by doctors on their practice typically gives them little time to focus on their own personal financial situations. Brandon’s goal is to help alleviate some of the burdens of coordinating all the different facets of wealth management by providing comprehensive financial planning services. He holds his Series 7, Series 66 and Life and Health registrations.
Brandon received his degree in Kinesiology from Wheaton College. After college he financed, opened and operated his own fitness facility in St. Louis. Brandon utilizes his experience gained during that time as he assists doctors in building their own, unique financial plans. “I know the trials and tribulations that come with building a business or a practice. I know that sometimes things may get overlooked or neglected. I don’t want that to happen with my clients. In managing many of my clients’ finances, I am helping to allow them the freedom to put their time and energy where they choose.”
Brandon and his wife Rebecca live in Lake St. Louis, Missouri with their two boys, Andrew and Asher and their daughter Mirabella. They enjoy hanging out on the lake in the summer, snowboarding in the winter and riding dirt bikes. Brandon and Rebecca serve as small group leaders at Morningstar Church in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.
David Lochstampfor is a Financial Advisor that focuses on comprehensive financial planning including asset protection, tax planning, risk management, aspects of estate planning, debt consolidation and wealth and investment management. He works with residents, fellows and practicing physicians nationwide and holds his Series 7, Series 66 and Life and Health registrations.
Having the experience of running a small business, David uses his knowledge to help develop a physician’s financial strategy. He understands the vast amount of time and energy it takes to run a successful practice. “Our holistic approach contributes to our clients peace of mind, knowing that many aspects of their finances are taken care of. This gives our physicians the invaluable gift of time and the decision to spend it where they choose.”
David and his wife Brandi live in Wentzville, MO with their daughters Alexa and Bradlee. They enjoy attending their local church and actively pursuing their Creator. David and Brandi promised each other that they would always travel as much as possible. When not traveling, they fill their free time with outdoor activities such as golf, camping and dirt biking.
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Derrick joined Larson Financial Group in 2012 to lead the Jacksonville, FL office. Preparing doctors for their futures, Derrick assists residents, fellows and practicing physicians in navigating the many financial options available. Using one-on-one guidance while providing timely solutions to the many challenges facing this uniquely-skilled group, Derrick shares his knowledge with doctors and dentists by conducting educational seminars throughout Florida and Georgia.
Derrick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering. Post-graduation, Derrick learned that the achievement of specific goals required the utmost loyalty, integrity and a steadfast dedication to others. During the eight years he was an Army officer and commander, Derrick was charged with the financial responsibility of over $50 million worth of Government property while being entrusted with the livelihood and daily concerns of America’s sons and daughters. These experiences allowed him to make critical decisions, as well as provide important advice and education concerning the financial welfare of both his organization and the families that he had the privilege of working alongside. Derrick approaches his relationships with physicians and dentists using these same values in order to provide them with a concierge-level service that affords them the opportunity to help accomplish their financial goals. To further foster his commitment to help those who help others, Derrick’s relationships with his clients allows them the ability to focus on more important items in their lives while he helps to alleviate their financial concerns.
Derrick achieved a Master’s Degree in Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has been married to his wife, Ali, since 2008 and have three children – Cooper, Logan, and Haley. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors fishing, running and scuba diving.
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Dylan Donovan is a Financial Advisor at Larson Financial Group and focuses in addressing the financial needs of physicians and dentists in the asset management, insurance and tax strategizing arenas, as well as assisting the important transition from residency to practicing full time. He has his Series 63, 65, 6, 7 and life and health licenses.
He graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri with a dual degree in Business Administration and Finance, all while achieving four-year First Team soccer playing for the college.
He’s still very active in athletics by playing soccer and ice hockey, while on the weekends hiking with his partner Julia and dog Paddy. He is a native of the St. Louis area and an avid sports fan.
His goal for his clients is to provide an in-depth look into a financial plan with active and targeted goal setting with celebration upon goal attainment.
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Dylan is a Financial Planner with the drive and determination to help our clients. His experience with financial planning and economics allows him to digest a wide variety of situations with our clients. When he is not working, Dylan enjoys hiking, kayaking, golfing and staying active.
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Eric Pio joined Larson Financial Group in 2015 after spending time working in the insurance industry. Here, he helps meet the needs of his clients as they secure their assets for their future needs in retirement. Eric also served in ministry for 14 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership from Southeastern University. He currently holds his Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, as well as his Life & Health license.
Attention to detail, good listening skills, clear communication and great empathy are qualities that Eric strives to provide his clients. When asked why he made the move to Larson Financial Group, Eric said “I was excited to join a company that is passionate about meeting the needs of their clients with integrity and excellence. Larson Financial Group’s holistic approach helps provide physicians the assurance that their finances, wealth and legacies are taken care of, while having expertise in areas of concern that are unique to them.” Eric’s desire is to build trusting relationships with his growing client base as he endeavors to help his clients reach their financial goals.
Eric is happily married to his lovely wife, Julie, and they have great joy in raising their daughter and son. They are involved in their local church and community. Away from the business, he enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in global missions outreach.
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Jacob is a Financial Planner and joined Larson Financial in 2013, initially in the Indianapolis office and now for the past few years in Central Florida. He enjoys educating clients so they feel empowered to make sound financial decisions. He understands that we’re all busy, physicians even more so than most, and strives to give clients the freedom to focus on their passions and interests, rather than stressing over finances.
Jacob graduated cum laude from Huntington University (IN) with a triple major in Economics & Finance, Entrepreneurship Small Business, and Business Management. He holds his Series 7 & 66, Life & Health Insurance License, and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification.
Jacob and his wife, Jessica, live in Lakeland with their dog Zoey. They enjoy traveling, playing board games with friends, and are active in their church. Jacob also enjoys cheering on his beloved Indianapolis Colts and Illinois Fighting Illini.
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Jake Whipp joined Larson Financial Group in 2008. He has the following registrations: Life and Health Insurance licenses, Series 7, and Series 66.
Helping physicians protect and accumulate wealth is especially important to Jake because his wife, Amy, is a Physician. “For us, financial planning starts at home. We use the same principles that we tell our clients to use. Accumulating and protecting our assets is important. Equally as important is what we do with our assets. We live within our means and want to use our money to leave a legacy for generations to come.”
Jake graduated from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa in May 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. He then went on to receive his MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in December 2004. Jake previously worked as an Accountant for 5 years prior to coming to Larson Financial.
Jake and Amy live in the south suburbs of Chicago. They are active in their local church and have a desire to study the Bible. They enjoy traveling, being active outdoors, spending time with friends, serving in their church, and playing with their English bulldog, Bruiser.
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Kem Hall joined Larson Financial Group to lead the South Florida region and better serve the physicians in the southeast United States. A true Florida native, Kem graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and subsequently earned an MBA, with honors, from the University of South Florida.
Throughout his financial services career, which has been devoted to physician clients, Kem has committed himself to advancing his knowledge of the financial planning process. In doing so, Kem has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation, which is the hallmark planning credential given to those with extensive training in financial planning, investments and retirement planning. In addition, Kem holds the following licenses: Series 7, Series 66, Life & Health, Property & Casualty and Florida real estate licenses.
Kem regularly gives financial planning seminars to doctors in training and practicing physicians in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Miami, Sarasota and West Palm Beach. At the core of Kem’s philosophy toward earning, saving and spending money is the basic principle that money is a tool to be used wisely. This attitude of stewardship over money helps determine the client’s level of success in accumulating and protecting wealth, as well as helping leave a legacy for generations to come. Kem applies this same principle in managing his personal financial plan.
Kem takes great joy in raising his daughter and son and is actively involved in his local church and community. Kem loves the outdoors and is a passionate hunter and fisherman. An ex-college football player, he continues to enjoy his lifelong love for this sport by cheering on his favorite teams from the sidelines or his living room. He has also earned a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do which he only occasionally uses to motivate his clients.
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Ken Stillings is a Financial Advisor focusing on asset protection, tax planning, risk management, aspects of estate planning, debt consolidation and wealth & investment management. Ken says, “My focus is to provide customized service tailored to the unique needs of my clients by partnering alongside them, providing unique insight into the financial lives of physicians and clarity to the diverse options available in today’s marketplace.”
Ken earned his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Larson Financial Group, Ken enjoyed a successful career in the publishing and pharmaceutical sectors for major corporations. Ken is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Indianapolis.
When asked what he enjoys most about being a Financial Advisor, Ken said, “I enjoy developing relationships with my clients. In order to serve their needs I need to know what is important to them. Each client’s situation is unique, so it is important to build a trusting relationship in order to provide them with the specialized attention and respect top doctors deserve.”
Ken lives in Lafayette, Indiana with his wife Micki, and their six children. They are actively involved in their church and serve their local community as foster parents. Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and making sushi.
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Kyle Wort joined Larson Financial Group in 2012. He made the move to Larson Financial Group after 5 years in the financial industry, including experience at both a large financial investment company and a smaller registered investment advisor. Kyle provides knowledge of financial planning accompanied by a compassion for great client relationships. He creates a service-oriented team approach to residents, fellows and practicing doctors from all across the country. Kyle holds his Series 7, 63, 65 and Life and Health Licenses.
As a former small business owner, Kyle realizes that physicians and dentists alike have very little free time to deal with their financial affairs. Comprehensive financial planning, asset protection, tax planning, practice and debt management are just a few of the services Kyle provides to his clients. He believes that being honest and caring for others like family are keys to success for both his practice and his life. When asked why he made the move to Larson Financial Group, Kyle answered, “I have never seen a company that completely commits itself to their clients the way Larson does and by doing so they have enjoyed unbelievable success and growth in a relatively short time frame. I wanted to be a part of that.”
Kyle graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing in 2004. During his time at Saint Louis University he enjoyed a career as a four year letterman in Baseball. He was named team captain his senior year, in which he also led the team in Home Runs and RBI’s.
Outside of the office Kyle enjoys spending time with family and friends and catching the occasional Cardinal game. He resides in The Loft District of downtown St. Louis and also participates as a member of The Men’s St. Louis Baseball League and The Ramblers Rugby Club.
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Noah is a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner™ professional with Larson Financial Group. Noah is also a Registered Representative with Larson Financial Securities and holds his Series 7, 66, and Life and Health Insurance licenses.
After joining the firm in 2012, he has been committed to providing comprehensive financial planning for physicians and dentists all over the country in areas such as asset protection, debt repayment optimization, retirement planning, cash flow prioritization, tax management, risk management, income protection, investment analysis and wealth management, estate planning, and more. Recognizing physicians and dentists receive little to no instruction in these areas during their many years of training, it is critical to Noah to provide unbiased advice and then allow each client’s unique needs, values, and priorities direct their financial future.
He firmly believes that holistic financial planning is an ongoing and everchanging process, not a singular document or grouping of cookie-cutter products, and therefore seeks to bring clarity to complicated financial issues and decisions as they arise throughout all stages of life.
Noah married his high school sweetheart, Megan, and now they stay busy raising their two incredible children. When able to find some free time, he enjoys spending time outside, running, throwing a ball with his son, Mason, or laughing with his daughter, Allie.
Rick Frith is a partner and senior financial advisor who focuses on providing doctors and dentists with financial guidance, education and concierge planning services – allowing Rick’s clients to focus on their passions and create greater life balance. Since entering the financial industry a decade ago, Rick has guided his clients in bringing their finances in line with their personal values and goals. Rick’s experiences as a business owner and real estate investor also give him a unique perspective as he helps doctors and dentists navigate the challenges of running a successful practice.
As a Senior Financial Advisor with Larson Financial, Rick is driven to provide his clients with unbiased advice and insight that is in their best interest, as well as lead other advisors in doing the same. Rick is also a member of Larson Financial Group’s exclusive Chairman’s Club and was recognized as “Rookie of the Year” in his first year with the firm. Currently, Rick serves as one of the Regional Directors, a role that enables him to help further expand the services of Larson Financial Group nationwide.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Northwestern in Saint Paul, MN, Rick made a personal and vocational commitment to help individuals and families create wealth and purpose with their lives and finances. Rick is a Registered Representative with Larson Financial Securities and holds his Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and Life and Health Insurance license.
Rick, originally raised on a farm in North Dakota, met and married a beautiful farm girl from Wisconsin. They made their home between the two states, now residing in Ham Lake, MN. Rick and Carrie enjoy singing, biking, skiing, and traveling. However, the majority of their free time these days is focused on enjoying life and going on family adventures with their 6 energetic children – Arianna, born in 2012, Clark and Grant, born in 2014, Reid, born in 2017, Camille and Avelyn, born in 2018 (yes, that is 2 sets of twins!), and Everly, born in 2020. Most importantly, Rick and Carrie are passionate about international missions and serving in their local church and community. Through their family and work, they desire to lead lives of integrity and service, striving to leave a legacy and impact the world around them.
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Prior to joining Larson Financial Group, Tom served as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He has been a licensed economics teacher since 1993 and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Education from Indiana University. He also is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®).
As a former educator, Tom is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and simplifying the investment process. He strives to earn and maintain the trust of each client, and he takes the time to understand the unique needs and circumstances of each physician that he works with. Tom’s clients benefit from his attention to detail, extensive knowledge of the markets, and his ability to provide strategic solutions for their financial needs.
Tom and his wife, Mary, have been married since 1995 and have three amazing children. Tom enjoys coaching, sports, playing cards and board games with family and friends, guitar, singing and serving at his church.
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Trevor is a Financial Planner that coordinates our efforts in the Tampa Bay area. With an extensive background in hospitality, Trevor has brought the relationship building as well as thoughtful anticipation to ensure his clients needs and goals are the top priority. He believes in the “Brick-by-Brick” theory and will help lay the foundation that will help his clients navigate life as they strive for financial independence.
Trevor graduated from Young Harris College (GA) in 2012 where he was the Captain of the Soccer team for 3 out of his 4 years. Trevor is working towards the multi-year effort to obtaining his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) certification.
Trevor and his fiancée, Melissa, live in Lakewood Ranch (FL) with their dog, Mateo. Melissa is an internal medicine resident, which gave Trevor a firsthand look at establishing a financial plan from the perspective of a new physician. When they find the time, Trevor and Melissa enjoy taking Mateo to the dog park, visiting family, and spending time outdoors, taking advantage of Florida’s beautiful weather. Trevor is an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and Arsenal FC.
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Virgil Hughes is a Financial Advisor who appreciates the fact that each client is unique. He prides himself on taking the time to develop a thorough understanding of who each client is, and what matters most to them. Virgil says, “Working with physicians allows me the opportunity to zero in on their profession, but that doesn’t mean that every physician has the same goals and dreams. I love being able to provide my clients with a customized approach that is tailored to their specific needs.” Virgil enjoys working with his clients with the goal of getting them financially fit. He is also passionate about helping physicians achieve their financial aspirations by taking the time to explain the steps that should be taken to make those dreams a reality.
Virgil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Taylor University and holds the following designations: Series 7, Series 66, and Life and Health.
Virgil currently resides in Evanston, IL with his wife, Kate. When he is not meeting with his clients, Virgil enjoys walking along the lake with his wife and dogs, training for races, or taking in dinner and a show in Chicago. Virgil and Kate love their community on the North Shore and are involved in their church in Evanston.
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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.
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.
Attorneys on Physicians Thrive Review Advisory Council
Steven Stratman is the founder of Stratman Law, LLC. His practice focuses 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 the founder of Kristen Kavan Law, LLC. As an attorney, her practice forcuses on health law, business law, and contract review. She previously worked as the Director of Operations for Physician Focused where she worked 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.