One of our greatest strengths is the comprehensive team that we have assembled to serve and support each client. We specialize in working with clients that desire a single point of contact for all of their financial matters. This approach is effective because we maintain a deep understanding and awareness of your entire financial picture to provide clarity and simplification in your financial life. 

 

PRINCIPAL ADVISOR

 
 
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KATHY ECKERSON

Ms. Eckerson has been in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Before founding her own business more than 15 years ago, she previously worked as a financial advisor in a major brokerage house and ran the investment offices of a major bank. Ms. Eckerson holds an MBA and MS (Finance, International Business) and is a graduate of the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Graduate Estate Planning course. Ms. Eckerson has also taught both graduate and undergraduate business courses at California State University, Fresno.

 

INVESTMENT TEAM

Members of the Investment Team are licensed through and employed by Advisory Alpha, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

 
 
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Steve Osterink, Jr., CFA®, CFP®, AIF®  

Steve Jr. is the driving force behind the development and innovation of our investment solutions. Bringing more than a decade of experience, as well as extensive knowledge of personal finance and asset management as evidenced by his CFA®, CFP®, and AIF® designations, Steve Jr. serves as the head of the Investment Team.  Steve is passionate about educating investors, effectively communicating complex financial matters in a simplified manner, and addressing common financial misconceptions. Steve Jr. strives to constantly create new resources and methods to not only improve the financial advice delivered to investors but help financial advisors better serve their clients.

 
 
 
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Steve Osterink, Sr.

Steve Sr. began his career in the financial services industry nearly 40 years ago.  He has vast experience working directly with clients and has built a thriving financial advisory practice of his own.  Steve Sr. co-leads the Investment Team and is also instrumental in supporting financial advisors based on his extensive experience. Around our offices, he has an uncanny ability to focus in on practical solutions to complex problems, and his wisdom is a valuable resource for virtually every component of the firm. Further, his leadership and counsel are critically important as the Investment Team strives to navigate the ever-changing global economy and financial markets.

 
 
 
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JON LOHR, CFA®

Jon manages the daily investment research and portfolio management responsibilities for the Investment Team.  This includes a broad range of functions such as, asset allocation research, fund monitoring and due diligence, investment strategy evaluation and implementation, and performance monitoring.  Jon has a diverse background in corporate finance and investment management, but also a strong passion for the industry which is demonstrated by his successful completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) program. 

 
 
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Nick Heinrich, CFP®

Nick has an unwavering focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals and aspirations by serving as a dedicated financial planning consultant for our advisor partners.  As a part of this process, he leads the development and implementation of the firm’s portfolio analysis and planning resources designed to improve the financial situation for clients. With his successful completion of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) program, Nick is positioned to craft comprehensive solutions to complex financial challenges that span across all components of the financial planning process.

 
 
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Brian Kragt

Brian is responsible for the firm’s trade management processes which includes everything from implementing portfolio investment decisions, account rebalancing, cash management functions, and trade execution.  With a strong attention to detail and dedication to responsiveness and efficiency, Brian also manages our portfolio management system. This system is foundational to all back-office functions including, transaction reconciliation, account billing, as well as client reporting and web access.

 
 
 
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Mike Baker

Mike has a background in computer science and statistics which aids in his role as Technology Director and as a key member of the operations team.  He leads our technology initiatives and data management processes as well as supports the portfolio accounting and trading functions.

 
 
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Janine Osterink

Janine manages the firm’s compliance program which impacts virtually every aspect of the firm, including the portfolio management and trading functions. Her diverse professional background also provides valuable experience when supporting the team across a variety of functions such as, client planning and analysis, account trading, and back office functions.

 
 
 
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KATIE KOEMAN

Katie’s broad knowledge of both corporate and branch-level industry compliance as well as her dedication to collaborative and personalized communication contributes to a holistic approach to regulatory adherence which reduces firm and advisor liability while strengthening personal and professional relationships.