OUR TEAM

Our Purpose

Our goal is that you & your family look back in 20 or 30 years & say:

"Working with Paul & his team was one of the best financial decision we’ve ever made!"

With a combined 100+ years of industry experience, we will work together to develop a strategic financial plan that combines wealth management strategies, investment and insurance management, and business planning.  


 
Paul Ludacka

Paul Ludacka, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 402-891-2304
 
Thomas N Zirbel

Thomas N Zirbel

Chief Operating Officer

Tom partnered with Paul Ludacka in the Spring of 2019. Prior to joining the Ludacka Wealth Partner team, Tom’s has some 37 years of financial services industry experience.

His career has spanned Investment Banking (biotechnology), Broker/Dealer senior leadership, and consulting from coast to coast. Tom has led various organizations including Brokerage firms, RIAs, Money Management firms, a Credit Union CUSO, and consulting projects with insurance carriers, IMOs, and individual advisor groups.

He brings to Ludacka Wealth Partners a passion for enhancing the delivery of financial advice while enriching the client experience.

Tom has volunteered through Rotary International, various Chambers of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Boy Scouts of America. Tom and his wife Kay have been married for 27 years. They enjoy long distance motorcycle touring, golf, and international travel. They look forward to making new friends in Omaha.

 
Reem Rawashdeh

Reem Rawashdeh, CFA®

Reem Rawashdeh joins Ludacka Wealth Partners with a history of helping high net worth families and foundations plan for their future and achieve peace of mind. She is a member of the CFA Institute and Director of the CFA Society Nebraska. Reem’s goal is to make managing finances as easy as possible by working directly with clients to address their needs and customize their solutions.

Reem started in the financial industry as an equity analyst in Switzerland and, later, transitioned into portfolio and relationship management at Wells Fargo and US Bank. She holds an MBA from the International University of Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the CFA, CMT and AWMA charters.  Reem is proud to have joined Ludacka Wealth Partners, as she shares common values such as integrity, purpose, and, most importantly, relationships.

Reem has travelled and lived in several countries across Europe and the Middle East, as well as speaks multiple languages. She moved to Omaha from Italy and is grateful for how the community has welcomed her and her family. Reem is a proud supporter and contributes her time to Girls, Inc. and the Salvation Army.   She balances her life by spending quality time with her family and supporting their love of sports and school. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, horseback riding, and the beach.

 
Jared Rohrer

Jared Rohrer, MBA

 

Jared joined Ludacka Wealth Partners in 2010, and brings a high-level skill set to our firm. As Director of Investment Operations, Jared is responsible for our client onboarding and he maintains an efficient system for our clients’ account follow-up and servicing.  He prepares reports and assists in the ongoing analysis of our clients’ portfolios. He also plays a primary role in supporting our 401(k) business. Jared thrives on the highly analytical work he does for our firm, and with his engaging personality, he is a tremendous asset in client meetings, as well.

Jared graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration & sport management from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2009 and received his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2013.

In his free time, Jared is passionate about Habit for Humanity. His favorite service trip was to Solola, Guatamala. He loves catching a movie whenever he can and is a big Nebraska Husker football fan. Jared is a new father and he and his wife Taylor enjoy golfing in their spare time.

 
Kurtis Kammerer

Kurtis Kammerer

Kurtis has been working with Ludacka Wealth Partners since 2013. He started as an intern and during his years with the firm, he has transitioned to Director of Insurance Services. Kurtis helps oversee client service, insurance operations and retirement planning. The work Kurtis does for the team adds diversity to  your financial planning and wealth management portfolio by providing plans that help protect your income and your family's financial future. His unfalling work ethic and his unmatched attention to detail make him a highly respected and integral part of our firm.

Kurtis regularly helps our clients understand that life insurance isn't only beneficial for its death benefit, but also for its tax, investment and collateral benefits. His expertise is integral in helping our clients see how life insurance can and should play a role in their overall financial planning.

Kurtis graduated from UNO where he earned his bachelors degree in Finance. In his free time, he loves wood working and is a Huge Husker fan! He recently built his own workshop & enjoys making furniture for friends and family. He is also involved with his church, Christ Community and the Abide Christmas Store.

 
Chad Bautch

Chad Bautch

Operations Associate

Chad joined our team in 2019 as our Operations Associate, Chad participates in meeting preparation, case notes and client documentation. He helps maintain our client database, assists with projects and presentations, and he routinely provides workflow assistance to help ensure every detail is attended to. Chad brings an additional level of service to our clients and helps to increase our overall efficiency when preparing financial plans.

Prior to joining our team, Chad and his wife worked as family teachers at Boys Town. He has also earned his Life and Health licenses.

As a lung transplant and cancer survivor Chad is a walking miracle. He treasures time with his wife Heidi and their children. He loves the New York Yankees and would love to visit each major league stadium.

 
Angeli Armstrong

Angeli Armstrong

Executive Assistant

Angeli Calero Armstrong joined Ludacka Wealth Partners in 2019 as the executive assistant to Paul Ludacka. With Angeli's demonstrated history in various industries that include finance, legal, sales and marketing, insurance, customer service, and account management, as well as her involvement with volunteering and non-profit work, Angeli will not only provide high-level support to the Ludacka team, but will also manage marketing and philanthropic duties.

Angeli's endurance and hard work on the clock also reflect her commitment off the clock. Angeli was the recipient of the United Way Religious Volunteer Award in 2002. Her time and talent have been spread among various non-profits over the years and, on the side, has financially sponsored two children (from Africa and the Philippines) to secure their education from elementary school to graduation through the CFCA. She has been chairman of the annual giving tree at her parish and - with the help of the parish volunteers - has coordinated those 1500 gifts towards an annual Christmas party for the Siena Francis House for over 22 years.

Angeli has one daughter, Alexis, who is also active in volunteering, pursuing a Christian faith base, working with children with special needs, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in occupational therapy. Angeli is happily married to Brent Armstrong and balances their life, maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle, camping, spending time with family and friends, and rooting for the Huskers. Angeli is as huge fan of Pink, Ken Roczen, and Drew Brees fan as she is for the Saints (while her husband is a lifelong Steelers fan).

 

Paul Ludacka, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Wealth Management Advisor


Ludacka Wealth Partners

 

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