About Ryan Spengler

Who is Ryan Spengler the financial professional? Finances can be complex, scattered and challenging. My passion is untangling all of that and helping families achieve financial clarity and cohesive direction through an easy to understand financial plan. Dedicated Planning Services are at the core of what I offer to families and I am so grateful to partner with the families and individuals I am privileged to serve and advise. I've found people are looking for a trusted advisor in so many aspects of their lives that will listen first and speak second and actually get to know them personally. My practice always strives to do just that and I can't wait to serve you in the specific way you need advice and guidance.


Who is Ryan Spengler personally? I am married to an amazing woman, Brooke, and we live in Wooster, Ohio in the most beautiful area of the country. Our beagle mix dog, Penny, is full of energy and life and keeps us busy. In addition, we are active in our local church and the community as we seek to give back and be a part of the growth and tradition of our home. Brooke and I are avid Buckeyes and love sports, reading, taking walks, camping, and spending time with our families. We appreciate meaningful relationships and love meeting new people. We hope to meet you and your family soon if we haven't already.


Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro

I am a Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro and am honored to be part of their network of other financial professionals in my local area. The SmartVestor program connects consumers with financial professionals in their area. Not just anyone can be a SmartVestor Pro. To qualify, financial professionals must pass a vetting process and follow their code of conduct. SmartVestor Pros take a client-first mentality and treat you like a teammate, with a commitment to educating and empowering you.

 

Neither Dave Ramsey nor the SmartVestor program are affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent. Views are theirs and not necessarily those of Thrivent or its affiliates.


Thanks to Katie Gentry of Kathryn D Studios for the Photographs (www.kathryndstudios.com)

Education & Accomplishments

CLTC® - Certification in Long Term Care

FINRA Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law

FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative

M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College

B.S. in Social Studies Education, Minor in Economics from Indiana Wesleyan University

Wooster Office

BeaconPoint Financial Group

BeaconPoint Financial Group

Title

Team Practice

Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/beaconpoint-financial-group
    Colin Bell

    Colin Bell

    Colin is a Financial Advisor who focuses on overall financial planning including investment management and protection planning for his clients. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from John Carroll University as well as a MBA from Ashland University. Colin also has his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation. Prior to joining Thrivent in 2008, he worked for JPMorgan Chase.

     

    Colin and his wife Melissa, who also works for Thrivent as an Engagement Leader, live in Hudson, OH and have a daughter, Ava. He spends much of his free time on a soccer field watching Ava and still plays himself in a men’s league. Colin and Melissa also support and volunteer their time at local charities including Building Hope in the City.

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    Location

    Stow Office

    Phone
    440-610-1732
      Mary Jo Boswell

      Mary Jo Boswell

      Mary Jo is a Financial Advisor who focuses on investment management, retirement income planning, tax diversification and legacy planning for people in all stages of life. She has a BA from Notre Dame College of Ohio and has professional designations including the Retirement Income Certified Professional from the American College of Financial Planning as well as being a Certified Kingdom Advisor. Prior to joining Thrivent, Mary Jo worked in the Regional Banking Industry. She serves clients in the Northeast Ohio area with offices in Concord, Westlake and Stow. 


      Mary Jo and her husband, Don, reside in Mentor, Ohio. They are active members of Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Church in Mentor and enjoy vacationing in the warm weather.

      Title

      Financial Consultant

      Location

      Mentor Office

      Phone
      440-350-3820
        Bill Fecht

        Bill Fecht

        Bill is a Financial Advisor who focuses on investment management and retirement income planning for his clients. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management Information Systems from Miami University, as well as his Wealth Management Certified Professional® and Retirement Income Certified Professional® designations.  Prior to joining Thrivent in 2008, he worked for several years with a regional bank in risk management and commercial lending. 

         

        Bill and wife Becky live in Avon, OH with their children Samantha and Will. He spends much of his free time coaching and watching youth sports, as well as attending horse shows. When he and his family travel, it usually involves a beach.

        Title

        Financial Advisor

        Location

        Westlake Office

        Phone
        440-455-9695
          Angela Bateman

          Angela Bateman

          Angela joined our team in 2023 and provides exceptional client service as a fully licensed Practice Support Associate. Prior to joining Thrivent, Angela worked in the manufacturing industry and engineering fields. She has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.


          Originally from Michigan, Angela currently resides in Hudson, Ohio, with her husband, Neil, and their 3 children. In her free time, she is a deacon at her church, a leader of the Hudson PTO, and volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio.

          Title

          Practice Support Associate

          Location

          Stow Office

          Phone
          330-961-3200
            Lisa Blackwell

            Lisa Blackwell

            Lisa has been with Thrivent since 2017. She coordinates and implements marketing strategies and supports overall administrative operations. Outside of work Lisa and her husband enjoy hiking and watching their young sons play football and baseball.

            Title

            Office Professional

            Location

            Stow Office

            Phone
            440-610-1732
              Sharron Affeldt

              Sharron Affeldt

              Sharron is a senior on our dedicated service professional team. With six years of financial industry experience at Thrivent, she is familiar with and assists in keeping our practice operations running smoothly behind the scenes to allow for exceptional client service to be priority. Her interests outside of work include outdoor family adventures, reading, and culinary arts.

              Title

              Senior Practice Support Specialist LIC

              Location

              Remote Support Staff - WI

              Phone
              (920) 628-4720
                Theodore Kary

                Theodore Kary

                Theodore has been working with Thrivent since 2015 and has a background in customer service before that. He is securities licensed and has a passion for serving customers efficiently and accurately.

                Title

                Advanced Practice Support Specialist LIC

                Location

                Remote Support Staff- WI

                Phone
                (920) 628-4720
                  Jessica Cameron

                  Jessica Cameron

                  Jessica joined Thrivent and our Remote Practice Support team as a licensed colleague in 2022. She has over 8 years of experience focused on assisting clients with insurance, investment, and banking needs. Jessica enjoys reading, cooking, and *trying* to play sports with her two sons in her free time.

                  Title

                  Practice Support Specialist LIC

                  Location

                  Remote Support Staff - PA

                  Phone
                  (920)628-4720
                    Whitney Kruepke

                    Whitney Kruepke

                    Title

                    Practice Support Specialist UNL

                    Location

                    Remote Support Staff - WI

                    Phone
                    (920)628-4720