Doug possesses over 25 years of experience in the field of investments and portfolio management. He specializes in designing asset allocation strategies for individual and institutional clients. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Doug attended the University of Chicago, receiving an MBA in Finance. Doug is a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and is quoted periodically in the financial press. Originally from Upstate New York, Doug currently resides with his family in Leawood, Kansas.
Tom has over 17 years of experience working with both institutions and private clients in the areas of asset management and financial planning. He sits on the Kavar Capital Investment Committee and leads the firm’s financial planning effort. Tom is from the Kansas City area and attended Rockhurst High School. He went on to receive a degree in Finance from Saint Louis University and holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Tom and his family live in Leawood, Kansas.
Stefanie is originally from St. Louis and graduated from Missouri State University. She began working in the wealth management industry shortly after college and has over 15 years of experience. Stefanie handles compliance and operations for Kavar and is involved in all aspects of enhancing the client experience. She and her family reside in Kansas City, Missouri.
John is from Overland Park, Kansas and attended Rockhurst High School. He went on to study at Saint Louis University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. John has over 10 years of investment analyst experience, has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and holds his Series 65 license. John provides support in the areas of investment research and analysis, asset allocation and trading. He and his family live in Kansas City, Missouri.
Laura Ismert Clowers is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and went on to graduate from The University of Kansas. Her knowledge and expertise includes a background in the wealth management industry since 2012. Laura provides trading and operational support for Kavar. Family is important to Laura, as she comes from a large family and is the mother of two beautiful daughters.