Andy Gerhartz, CFP®, MSPFP

About Andy Gerhartz, CFP®, MSPFP

Andy developed his interest in personal finance early on in his childhood. What started out as picking stocks and following the financial markets, to reading books about real estate and rental properties, would ultimately develop into a passion in financial planning with a focus on helping retirees.

He has always believed that reaching financial freedom is one of the single greatest accomplishments that one can achieve for themselves and their family.

Prior to joining BTGRP, Andy worked for a reputable financial firm for over a decade, where he managed a large client practice made up of high-net-worth clients, providing portfolio management advice and financial planning. He was excited to transition to an RIA that will limit the number of clients in the practice in order to deliver the highest possible value to each relationship.

Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Master’s Degree in Personal Financial Planning, and most notably he is a Certified Financial Planner™. He also holds Securities Licenses 7, 63, and 66.

Andy has an athlete’s background with an underdog’s mentality. He played Division 1 college baseball, during which time he went from a walk-on to an all-conference senior captain. While age has slowly crept up, and now it’s just men’s league softball, he can still wow the crowd! Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Andy now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, 11-year-old stepson, and their 5-month-old son

Alex Perkins, CFP®

About Alex Perkins, CFP®

Financial planning is more life planning than anything else.

It took me a while to learn this but it’s 100% the truth. If you are not happy or healthy enough to enjoy your wealth, then why did you work so hard to accumulate it?

My job as your advisor is to help you make the right decisions at the right times. It’s to help you pass your hard-earned portfolio to the next generation without paying an excessive estate tax. It’s to help you spend down your portfolio the right way. This is where most of the mistakes are made within retirement income planning. I’m going to help you reduce your lifetime tax bill which allows for greater portfolio longevity and higher end-of-life values. I’m going to quarterback relationships with your CPA and attorney to ensure your financial life is free of any blind spots I’m going to help ensure you don’t outlive your money in retirement.

This is absolutely a passion of mine and I consider it my calling.

This is a second career for me which has been helpful to provide perspective on what is important in life: family, friends, experiences and community. I graduated with an engineering degree from Purdue University and spent the first five years of my working life as a strategy consultant for Accenture. Here I learned how to listen, analyze, research and collaborate, all things I still do today. I then spent many years successfully advising high-net-worth clients at several well-established firms.

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, board member of the Rotary Club of Fishers, member of the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, and member of NAPFA, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Members of NAPFA must abide by a strict fiduciary standard and are fee-only financial advisors.

I live in Fishers, Indiana yet help families like you all around the country. I married my dream girl from high school, Kaycee, and have three beautiful children: two boys and a girl.

My personal attention to helping you plan and to make smart financial decisions will give you peace of mind. That’s why I used the words “Wealth Advantage” in naming my business since I am confident my services will provide you with an advantage over other financial advisory firms.

Michael Tarascio, CFP®

About Michael Tarascio, CFP®

Michael is the Lead Planner and Founder of Tarascio Financial Planning, LLC. He is passionate about using Comprehensive Financial Planning to help professionals and business owners save more of their money, pay less tax, retain their employees, and use their business for creative estate planning strategies.

After more than a decade in corporate America working with families and business owners, Michael decided to shun the awards and promotions in order to pursue a more meaningful calling – working directly with families and entrepreneurs in an impactful and unhindered way. A CFP® Professional, Michael received his B.A. from the University of Oregon and M.A. from Boston College and when he’s not working you can find him playing soccer with his kids, mountain biking and traveling.

Tarascio Financial Planning is deeply influenced by Angela Duckworth’s Grit and those themes permeate the culture of the firm. “We’re here to serve our clients. There’s WAY too much hidden cost, conflicts of interest, and salesmanship involved in personal financial advice. Our mission is help clients avoid bad business models by providing Fee-Only, holistic Financial Planning. Let us reduce your fees, simplify your plan, and crush those nagging, ‘am-I-doing-this-right?’ inner voices!”

Terrance Hutchins, CFP®, EA

About Terrance Hutchins, CFP®, EA, RICP, CLU

Terrance is an entrepreneur, real estate investor and financial expert. He has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and his designations include CLU, CFP, RICP and is an IRS enrolled agent. He graduated with honors from the University of North Texas with a Business degree in entrepreneurship. He is married to Royetta and they have 3 kids Aiden, Abigail and Aaron. He is a teacher at heart and is passionate about helping people define their goals, solve complex financial problems, and align the use of their money with the most important things in their life. In his free time he enjoys reading, sports and traveling.

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Chris Lloyd, CFP®

About Chris Lloyd, CFP®

Christopher Lloyd, CFP®, is Vice President, Senior Wealth Planner, Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder of Lloyds Intrepid Wealth Management.

Over the last six years, Christopher has held positions as an analyst, trader, wealth planner and business developer, while working at Chilton Capital Management, Merrill Lynch and Lloyds Intrepid Wealth Management. For a complete resumé, visit his profile at LinkedIn.

Christopher holds a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Business from Texas A&M University.

Christopher is a Certified Financial Planner certificant.

Sean Nisil, CFP®

About Sean Nisil, CFP®

Sean Nisil is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with over 15 years of experience. He believes that good returns and good values are not mutually exclusive.

Sean is passionate about helping Christian investors align their faith with their finances through Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) and values based financial planning. He loves simplifying the complex and has developed wealth management solutions for clients across the country.

Uniquely equipped in this space, Sean received his undergraduate degree in Theology and Biblical Studies from Biola University, and his Executive Financial Planner Certification from San Diego State University.

His desire to provide faith based financial planning solutions for a fair and reasonable price led to the creation of Living Well Financial Advisors, LLC. Rejecting the common percentage-of-assets compensation model, the firm offers its services for a transparent annual retainer fee.

Ryan Kaysen, CFP®

About Ryan Kaysen, CFP®

Ryan Kaysen is a Blue Bell, PA fee-only financial planner. Integritas Financial provides estate planning, asset management, and other financial planning strategies. Ryan works with a network of attorneys, insurance brokers, CPA’s, and other professionals to bring you the solutions you need for a comprehensive financial plan. As a fiduciary, Ryan will never accept commissions of any sort to maintain the integrity of the relationship.

Ryan has worked in the finance industry for over 10 years while adding other real world experience such as real estate investing, small business management, exit planning , family planning, and other life work that helped give him a well-rounded outlook on life. Without these other experiences he wouldn’t be able to look at his clients through an empathetic lens to offer them what they truly need. You can only learn so much from books whereas life can sometimes be the best teacher.

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Christopher Urban, CFP®, RICP®

About Christopher Urban, CFP®, RICP®

Life-centered personal financial planning for retirees (or soon-to-be retirees). Focused first on your life, goals, values and purpose and then on your wealth. Core areas of focus include healthcare planning, tax planning and investment management. Working with clients locally in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and around the country. Live in Fairfax County, VA with wife Lauren and daughter Avery. Huge golf and college football fan.

Chris has spent 20 years in the financial services industry in a variety of roles, including in the Capital Markets and Investor Services divisions at a large institutional firm in Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA. For the last several years, Chris was a Wealth Advisor with a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in Northern Virginia. Chris is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner (CFP®) and a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

Zack Swad, CFP®, CWS®

About Zack Swad, CFP®, CWS®, BFA™, AWMA®, AAMS®

Swad Wealth Management specializes in retirement planning for people age 50+. On the surface level, I help people with their financial planning and investment management needs.

But, in a way, retirement planning is kind of dumb.. At the least the way that most advisors do it right now. The idea of waiting until some arbitrary age to pursue your true passions and enjoy life while stopping all meaningful work all at the same time doesn’t really make sense.

That’s why I’m different. I guide people through a process to help them get crystal clear on their vision of their most ideal life. We determine what might get in the way and find solutions to those things. Then, and only then, do I create a financial plan that is specific to them and has those hopes, dreams, and goals as the foundation of their plan. I want a plan that will help impact their lives for the better today while still preparing for tomorrow.

People usually come to me because they feel burnt out at their jobs or business or because they are getting near retirement and are anxious about it, both for financial reasons and personal reasons such as social connections. They’re typically very successful and have grown their wealth and made a lot of good financial decisions. However, they are concerned about making a big change because of the money and because a big change can be quite daunting. At the same time, because their lives are so busy and hectic, they don’t have the bandwidth or energy to figure it all out on their own.

I started Swad Wealth Management because I want people to feel financially confident so they can live their most ideal lives, their “dream retirement” so to speak, sooner rather than later.

I always encourage people to check out my eBook, “15 Retirement Planning Tips for People Age 50+,” which can be downloaded for free on my website:

I started this company after being with a Fortune 500 brokerage firm for the past almost 11 years. Before I left, I managed a practice of around $800 million dollars of assets across about 300 client households.

On a personal note, I’ve been in Petaluma for the past 9 years and am getting married in July to my beautiful fiancé, Elise Moseley! In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, singing, piano, traveling, and going to the theatre.

Ken Hargreaves, CFP®, AIF®

About Ken Hargreaves, CFP®, AIF®, AWMA®, CRPC®

A Florida native, Ken founded WealthGen Advisors, LLC. after spending more than fourteen years in the financial advisory industry. During that time, Ken witnessed a wide variation of technology, expertise and advice models that didn’t always put the client first or optimize their financial situation. WealthGen Advisors was created to provide high-tech, high-quality, independent, and personalized advice that taps into the most up-to-date investment philosophies, income distribution, and tax mitigation strategies to optimize client outcomes. All this, delivered in a low-fee, commission-free atmosphere, that puts the clients’ interest above all things.

Prior to founding WealthGen Advisors, Ken spent almost a decade in New York and then Texas as Vice President at The Capital Group, a $2T global investment manager serving institutional clients and pension funds.  He also served as director to a registered investment advisory firm in Florida, where he specialized in managing investments, family and small business financial planning, and retirement income optimization analysis and strategy.   Ken has served on the board of directors for the New York City Financial Planning Association and is a member of the Investments and Wealth Institute (IWI), Financial Planning Association (FPA), XYPlanning Network, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Ken earned a B.S. in Finance, from Florida State University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as the Certified Financial Planner®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designations.