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.

 
Kurtis Kammerer

Kurtis Kammerer

Director of Insurance Services

Kurtis joined Ludacka Wealth Partners in 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 unfailing 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-efficiency 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 bachelor’s degree in Finance. Kurtis enjoys spending time with his wife Maddy, loves wood working and is a Huge Husker fan! He recently built his own workshop & enjoys making furniture for friends and family. 

 

 
Jared Rohrer

Jared Rohrer, MBA

Director of Investment Services

Jared joined Ludacka Wealth Partners in 2010, and brings a high-level skill set to our firm. As Director of Investment Services, 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.

 
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.

 
Scott M Stanley

Scott M Stanley

Office 402-391-6651

Financial Planning Coordinator

Scott joined Ludacka Wealth Partners with a background in the financial services industry since 2005. Scott's experience includes commercial lending, banking, insurance and investments. For the past 12 years, Scott has primarily focused on advising clients on investment and insurance strategies. Previously, he was recognized for Prudential's Presidents Club award as well as Midwest Agency Sophomore Agent of the Year. 

As our Director of Financial Planning, Scott utilizes Northwestern Mutual's proprietary personal planning analysis software to generate custom financial plans for Ludacka Wealth Partners' clients. Scott graduated from Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls, SD with business and marketing degrees. 

In his free time, Scott Stanley enjoys spending time with his family, watching baseball and celebrating Notre Dame victories.

 
Ginette Trout

Ginette Trout

Executive Assistant

Ginette Trout joined Ludacka Wealth Partners with a background in information technology, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and customer service. Ginette provides high-level support to the Ludacka Wealth Partners team by serving as the primary contact for external offices, providing technical and logistical support, and managing day-to-day office functions. She assists with the coordination of various activities, meetings, conferences, and workshops. 

Outside of work, Ginette enjoys her time spent with her family, friends, and her four dachshunds.

 
Lane DeGroff

Lane DeGroff

Lane joined Ludacka Wealth Partners in 2017 as an intern, assisting the team in various different departments. He is currently finishing up his degree in finance and banking in the College of Business Administration, with a minor in leadership and public policy, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Lane currently assists the team with client services, insurance, investment and planning operations. When Lane graduates, he will be joining Ludacka Wealth Partners full-time.

In his free time, Lane is passionate about football, as he is a college football officiate. He also enjoys traveling, photography and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

 

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


Ludacka Wealth Partners

 

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