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!"


 
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.

 

Angeli Armstrong

Executive Assistant
Office 402-391-6651

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 of a Pink, Ken Roczen, and Drew Brees fan as she is for the Saints (while her husband is a lifelong Steelers fan).

 
Chad Bautch

Chad Bautch

Operations Associate
Office 402-391-6651

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.

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.

 
Jared Rohrer

Jared Rohrer, MBA

Director of Investment Operations
Office 402-891-2308

Jared joined Paul in 2010, after spending a year as a relationship manager with Waddell & Reed. He 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.

 
Jennifer Samuelson

Jennifer Samuelson

Director of Marketing
Office 402-891-2306

Jen came to Ludacka Wealth Partners in 2016. In her role as Director of Marketing, Jen coordinates events, oversees community involvement and the client experience. Her background and passion for detail allow her to create atmospheres and experiences for our clients that are not only amazing, but memorable.

Jen has always had a passion for serving others and her experience in marketing, partnerships, relationship-building, philanthropy and events contributes a specialized skill-set to our team.

Jen loves serving with our community partners – Abide, Youth for Christ, and Open Door Mission. She enjoys design and spending time with her family and friends.

 
Kurtis Kammerer

Kurtis Kammerer

Director of Insurance Services
Mobile 402-891-2305

Kurtis has been working with Ludacka Wealth Partners since 2013. He started as an intern and during his years with our firm, he has transitioned to our Director of Insurance Services. Kurtis helps oversee client service, insurance operations and retirement planning. 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 success.

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 they Abide Christmas Store.

 
 

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