Andy’s interest in financial advising began with a desire to develop a practical trade. But over his 3 decade long career, he has become passionate about building relationships, identifying and preserving what people value most. He enjoys partnering with clients to ensure that the construction and execution of their financial assets match their family goals. His business aims to take care of the complexity of financial planning so clients can live with confidence in their long-term success.
At The Ohio State University, Andy played trumpet in the marching band, met his wife Andrea, and received a BSBA in Finance. From there he worked 15 years for Nationwide Insurance, spending time as the Director of the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan. In this role he oversaw a staff of 20 people, and the plan that represented 25,000 state employees and over $1 billion in assets. His managing success and experience at Nationwide gave him confidence to open his own practice.
In 2009, Andy founded Providence Financial. After over 10 years, Andy says, “I truly enjoy sitting across the table from the quality people who share their lives with us. The longer we have someone as a client, the less we seem to talk about money and the more we talk about life and planning in general.” He has built a team that shares this passion for connecting with people, and providing streamlined financial services.
Andy and his wife Andrea are recent empty nesters to their four children, and new grandparents. He is happiest spending time outdoors with those closest to him. Most notably, having scaled the heights of Yosemite’s Half Dome with his youngest daughter, and trekked across Death Valley with his brothers. He also finds much enjoyment from early morning bike rides on the Katy Trail, with good friends, his wife, and kids.