FOUNDERS

 

rdfR. David Fritz, Jr. CLU®
Managing Partner, Executive Benefits Network
dfritz@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9688

 

 

jbj_cropJoe B. Jones
Managing Partner, Executive Benefits Network
jjones@ebn-design.com
(785) 838-9800

 


 

MILWAUKEE, WI

 

rdfR. David Fritz, Jr. CLU®
Managing Partner, Executive Benefits Network
dfritz@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9688

David Fritz is the co-founder of Executive Benefits Network which is a national executive benefit firm specializing in the design, funding, securing and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans and Bank Owned Life Insurance programs. David is a 29 year veteran of the financial services industry and is a Financial Representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He is a frequent speaker across the banking industry and is an expert in the areas of nonqualified executive benefit plans and Bank Owned Life Insurance programs.

David is a Board member of The American College Foundation, where he Chairs the Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting Nonqualified Plan Committee, Advisory Council Member of The Charles E. Kubly Foundation, Trustee of the Village of River Hills, Trustee of the University School of Milwaukee Board, board member of the Milwaukee Country Club and Past-President of the Milwaukee Winter Club Youth Hockey Organization. He is a member of the Indiana Bankers Association, the Wisconsin Bankers Association, the Bank Holding Company Association, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the MDRT Association’s Court of the Table and Bank Director.

David is married to Molly and has six children. He is an alumnus of Williams College of Massachusetts where he specialized in History and Finance.

 

PJMPatrick J. Marget, J.D., CPA, CFP®, CLU®
Managing Director, Executive Benefits Network
pmarget@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9681

Pat is a J.D., CPA, Certified Financial Planner® and CLU®. He is a co-owner and Managing Director of Executive Benefits Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Pat worked for three years as a senior accountant in audit for KPMG in the bank service area and for five years as an attorney for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP where he concentrated his practice in general corporate and securities law. After earning his Bachelors Degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, he received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa College of Law. Pat is a 13 year veteran of the financial services industry. Pat’s career focus is in the BOLI/COLI marketplace, as well as working with private and public companies and its executives on designing creative strategies for executive compensation planning, business succession planning, and estate planning.

Pat is a shareholder and Director of a bank in Iowa, and is also an active member in the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker of various industry meetings and seminars. Pat lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin with his wife Jill and three children.

 

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Joel D. Rietveld
Associate
joel.rietveld@nm.com
(317) 231-5313

Joel Rietveld recently joined the team at Executive Benefits Network. Joel brings 15 years of experience in the financial services and asset management industries where he held a variety of client facing roles with firms including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Fortress Investment Group and Mesirow Financial. He most recently worked with clients to help them implement dynamic investment strategies towards their planning goals around mitigation of risk and taxes.

Joel is originally from Kouts, IN where he grew up on the family farm. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL where he majored in Business/Economics and played basketball for the Thunder. He currently resides in Westfield, IN with his wife Kristine and their two children, Walker and Noelle. He and his wife are passionate about their faith, family, friends and having fun along the way.

 

Andrew PicAndrew Bainbridge
Director of Operations
abainbridge@ebn-design.com
(414) 755-8260

Andrew joined Executive Benefits Network in August 2011. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office.  His role encompasses a broad array of duties including: planning, leadership, process development and human resource administration.  Prior to his role as Director of Operations, Andrew handled all facets of Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) and Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI) service and holds his WI state insurance license. Before joining Executive Benefits Network, Andrew spent three years at the Home Office of Northwestern Mutual in Policyowner Services, in addition to several years at a global manufacturing firm as an account manager.  Andrew attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where his studies focused on Organizational Communication.

Andrew resides in the Milwaukee-area with his wife, Krista. They have two children, Madison and Natalie. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, coaching his daughters soccer teams, and is an avid reader.

 

LB NewLindsey M. Bessy, ALMI, CLTC, MBA, CLU, CASL
Sales Support
lbessy@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9687

Lindsey is a 10 year veteran of the financial services industry. She joined Executive Benefits Network in 2010 after working for the corporate office of Northwestern Mutual where she specialized in investments and long-term care insurance. Lindsey holds her state insurance licenses and is Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 registered. After earning her Bachelors Degree, magna cum laude, from Carroll University, she went on to earn her MBA with an emphasis in Risk Management, summa cum laude, from Concordia University.

Lindsey is working towards the CFP designation. She is a member of NAIFA and a member of the Autism Society of Wisconsin. Lindsey resides in Franklin, Wisconsin with her husband Joe and two children.

 

LAO Lisa A. Oddis
BOLI / COLI Underwriting
loddis@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9684

Lisa specializes in the implementation of all BOLI cases at Executive Benefits Network. She offers thirteen years of experience in the insurance and securities industry in addition to sixteen years in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant. Lisa holds her state insurance license and her Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. She serves as a consultant for BOLI case design and oversees the process of communication with clients and insurance carriers to initiate and complete insurance underwriting and policy placement. Over the course of her years with Executive Benefits Network, she has been involved in every aspect of the business working closely with David Fritz, Managing Partner.

Lisa is involved with developmental and educational programs and has been a guest speaker for various seminars at Northwestern Mutual. She is Past President of the Greater Milwaukee Medical Assistants. She lives with her husband and pets in the Town of Lisbon, WI and enjoys numerous outdoor activities, travel and time spent with family and friends.

 

Antonio NEWAntonio M. Piraino, FMLI, AFSI, ACS, AIAA, AIRC, ARA
Presentation and Sales Support
apiraino@ebn-design.com
(414) 755-8261

Antonio is responsible for assisting David by providing planning analysis to executives and business owners, specifically in the areas of retirement and estate planning. He is also well versed in running life, disability, annuity, and long term care insurance illustrations. Antonio brings with him knowledge of the corporate and bank markets.

Antonio holds the Wisconsin Life as well as the Wisconsin Accident and Health licenses.  He also holds the Series 6 and 63 securities licenses.  He also obtained the following designations from the Life Office Management Association, Inc.:  Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI); Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC); Asociate, Customer Service (ACS); Associate, Insurance Agency Administration (AIAA); Associate, Financial Services Institute (AFSI); and Associate, Reinsurance Administration (ARA).

Antonio earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Marquette University and earned his Certificate of Project Management from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.

 

Martha PicMartha Petitjean
Executive Benefits Coordinator
mpetitjean@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9682

Martha is responsible for the management of all Executive Benefits Plans including: plan implementation, annual re-enrollments, plan analysis, plan redesign and policy maintenance and service. Martha also assists in the everyday support of the staff including: presentations, filing and general support as needed.

Martha is a graduate from Marquette University and is from De Pere, WI. She lives in Milwaukee, WI and enjoys skiing, travel and time spent with family and friends.

 

Shannon PicShannon Krause
BOLI/COLI Client Service Coordinator
skrause@ebn-design.com
(414) 431-9686

Shannon is responsible for the post-sale servicing and administration of Executive Benefits Network’s Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) clientele.

Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She lives in Menomonee Falls, WI with her husband and values spending time with her family and friends.  Shannon also loves animals and enjoys relaxing with her pets.

Amy Vos
Underwriting

avos@ebn-design.com
(414) 755-8262

Amy’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and marketing support to Patrick J. Marget, J.D., CPA, CFP®, CLU® and Lindsey M. Bessy, ALMI, CLTC, MBA, CLU®, CASL®. Amy also manages Patrick Marget’s calendar and assists with case servicing.

Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University and played volleyball there all 4 years. She received her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Boston University. Previously, she was an administrator for SMASH Volleyball Club in Boston, MA and before that she was the assistant volleyball coach at College of the Holy Cross. Amy enjoys playing volleyball and being active in her spare time. Good food and cute dogs are two things Amy can’t live without!

 

EWElizabeth Wendorf
Marketing Coordinator

ewendorf@ebn-design.com
(414) 755-8276

Elizabeth’s responsibilities include providing administrative and marketing support to R. David Fritz, Jr. CLU.  She also assists Kelly Ann Koch in helping execute additional marketing needs for EBN. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an Emphasis in Direct and Internet Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Elizabeth lives in Milwaukee with her husband and dog. She enjoys staying active with running, yoga and kickball, spending time with friends and family and trying new restaurants.

 

Sunaina Talwar

Client Service & Administration
stalwar@ebn-design.com
(414) 755-8264

Sunaina’s primary responsibility is to provide client servicing to the clients of Patrick J. Marget, J.D., CPA, CFP, CLU and R. David Fritz, Jr. CLU. Sunaina graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She offers thirteen years of client servicing/relationship building experience.

Sunaina resides in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and enjoys strength training, living a healthy lifestyle, spending time with her family and friends, and camping and traveling with her boyfriend. Her passion for fitness and health continue into blog posts and motivating through social media. She also enjoys cheering on the Badgers during football season and the March Madness Tournament. Having roots in Wisconsin she is a loyal Packers and Brewers fan as well.

 

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Laura A. Bouslough
Financial Representative
Laura.bouslough@nm.com
(414) 755-8264

Laura, a nationally recognized financial representative, focuses on the estate planning and insurance needs of some of Milwaukee’s most prestigious families and businesses. Laura is known for her experience in dealing with complex cases and insurability issues, attention to detail, discretion, and most importantly, a fanatical dedication to her clients. An industry veteran, Laura’s path to success at Northwestern Mutual started in the mid 1980’s. After receiving her BA from the University of Wisconsin, she began her career as a recruiter; training the best support staff for the top financial representatives in the country.

Laura serves on the Board of the Women’s Fund and the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Red Cross, where she co-chairs the Major Gift campaign. She has volunteered with many local non-profits, including Women’s Fund, Sojourner Truth House, Bottomless Closet, Milwaukee Ballet and Gilda’s Club. As a self-made businesswoman and a former single mother, Laura is an ardent supporter of organizations that promote women’s causes.

Laura also serves as a member on Congressman Paul Ryan’s Financial Services and Insurance Advisory Board and is on the Business Insurance and Estate Planning Committee for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. Laura and her husband, Jeff Hanson, reside in the lake country, just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

LAWRENCE, KANSAS

 

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Joe B. Jones
Principal, Executive Benefits Network
jjones@ebn-design.com
(785) 838-9800

Joe is a twenty seven year veteran of the financial services industry. He spent twelve years associated with the Todd Organization of St. Louis, LLC. He co-founded Executive Benefits Network in 2001 with David Fritz. He has published several articles on Bank Owned Life Insurance that have appeared in the American Banker, Bank News, and Bankers Online. Joe has appeared as a guest instructor for numerous organizations including Securities Institute Association, Robert W. Baird, Stifel Nicolaus, Northwestern Mutual, Mass Mutual, Kansas University Law School, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. He is a specialist in the areas of tax planning with life insurance. He is a member of the Estate and Business Strategies group and a Financial Representative of Northwestern Mutual. He frequently speaks on the design of corporate owned life insurance for balance sheet enhancement to Fortune 1000 companies.

Joe is a graduate of Baker University and the Kansas State Captain of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters. He is a member of the Society of Financial Services, Kansas University Alumni, and St. Johns Parish. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife Nancy. He has three children Nicole, Abby, and Cody.

 

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Steven J. Terbovich, MBA, CLU, ChFC
Account Executive
sterbovich@ebn-design.com

Steven is a twenty-two year veteran of the financial services industry. He spent eighteen years in the banking industry as a senior officer and board member of several banks in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. While in banking, he served as Chairman of the Board The Greater Kansas City Clearing House and the President of the local chapter of the Bank Administration Institute. He left banking seven years ago to join the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He joined Executive Benefits Network as a senior analyst for bank profitability strategies and liaison to the Federal Reserve.

He graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1969 with a degree in Chemistry and Math. He also completed his MBA at Central Missouri State University in 1973. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Wyandotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross and a Board Member of the Greater Kansas City YMCA.

Steven lives in Lake Quivira, Kansas with his wife and daughter Mindy. He is currently working with many banks, bankers, large trusts, and corporate officers with their planning needs.

 

John M. Charnes, Ph.D, MBA
Account Executive
jcharnes@ebn-design.com

John is a consultant to Executive Benefits Network and a professor in the Finance, Economics, and Decision Sciences Area in the University of Kansas School of Business. John has taught courses in risk analysis, statistics, operations, quality management, and finance in the business schools of the University of Miami (Florida), University of Washington (Seattle), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and Hamline University (St. Paul).

He has published papers on risk analysis, statistics, and other topics in American Banker, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, The American Statistician, Management Science, Decision Sciences, Computers and Operation Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Business Logistics, and Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference. He has performed research, consulting, and executive education for more than fifty corporations and other organizations in Kansas, Missouri, Washington, Minnesota, and Florida.

John holds the Ph.D. (1989), MBA (1983), and Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1980) degrees from the University of Minnesota. Before earning his doctorate, he worked as a surveyor, draftsman, field engineer, and quality-control engineer on numerous construction projects in Minnesota, Iowa, and Maryland. He is past President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) College on Simulation, and has served as Program Chair and Proceedings Editor the Winter Simulation Conference.

 

Robert A. Schehrer, CPA
Account Executive
rschehrer@ebn-design.com

Robert obtained his accounting education from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas and Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. He met the requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant in 1968.

Robert began his accounting career as a staff accountant and later became the senior partner of Schehrer, Bennett, & Lowenthal where he practiced public accounting for thirty three years. He served many clients by providing them with services in accounting, auditing and taxation. His client base included several in the banking industry where he provided help to these clients with taxation issues, income tax return preparation and compliance auditing to meet the requirements of state regulatory authority.

Robert served on the Board of Directors of Lawrence Savings Association and the Advisory Board of Columbia Savings/ First Financial Savings. He also provides a select group of clients with tax planning and financial services. He is a member of the American Institute and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

 

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Nancy A. Jones
Account Executive
njones@ebn-design.com

Nancy specializes in helping bank client’s structure executive disability and long term care programs. Her experience and service in this specialty has helped many banks to retain top quality executive talent. Nancy helps to communicate and monitor the value of these benefits with on site meetings and seminars. Her focus is the Midwest Community banks in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado.

 

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Jake T. Stoetzner, J.D.
Director of Operations
jstoetzner@ebn-design.com

Jake offers a diverse combination of legal and financial knowledge to find innovative solutions for banks, corporations and individuals. Jake concentrates on estate and tax issues that challenge successful businesses and executives, in addition to designing and implementing successful benefit strategies.

Prior to joining Executive Benefits Network, Jake worked as an attorney for The State of Michigan, focusing on complex civil and criminal matters. He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is currently admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Jake earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from The University of Tulsa, where he played football for the Golden Hurricane for four years.

He currently lives in Lawrence, KS with his wife, Dr. Kelli Henderson, and their two boys, Cooper and Parker.

 

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Nicole Volz
Director of Client Services
nicole@ebn-design.com

Nicole has been with Executive Benefits Network for six years. She specializes in the implementation of bank owned life insurance programs. She provides all monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to Executive Benefits Network bank clients. Nicole is responsible for all onsite enrollments and client questions. She is a graduate of Kansas University. She is a team leader for youth programs at St. John’s Catholic Church.

She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Brandon.

 

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Ty Hedlund
Marketing Specialist
thedlund@ebn-design.com

Ty brings a unique perspective to Executive Benefits Network as a 38 year veteran of the banking industry. He started his banking career in Arizona before moving back to his hometown of Montezuma, Kansas to continue the success of his family-owned Montezuma State Bank. He was the fourth generation to run the bank, serving as President & CEO for 27 years. He joined EBN in 2014 as a Marketing Specialist. He focuses on helping banks in the Midwest to retain and reward their top executives.

Ty attended Kansas State University and Arizona State University. He is a former member of the Bank Management Committee with the Kansas Bankers Association, and also a former member of the Membership/Marketing Committee with the Community Bankers Association of Kansas. He is an avid golfer, serving as the Golf Chairman of the Dodge City Country Club. Ty resides in Wichita, Kansas and has two children.