Christopher Stakley, CFP®, MBA, AIF®
Steffes Financial Ltd

Tel: (913) 722-1111
8655 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
Steffes Financial Ltd | Financial Advisor in Overland Park ,KS

About Steffes Financial Ltd

Steffes Financial, Ltd. is a boutique wealth management firm specializing in investment advisory, retirement planning, IRA rollovers, estate planning, and 401(k) Plans.

We are an independent, privately owned firm. We are not controlled by a large insurance company, wire-house, brokerage firm or multi-state financial firm. Our investment recommendations are not dictated by back-office employees of a large organization who never meet with nor truly understands the needs of their firm's clients.

As a fee-based firm, our focus is keeping our fees low, providing our clients with custom designed portfolios of high quality, low cost, no-load mutual funds and exchange traded funds through our preferred Custodians TD Ameritrade Institutional and/or Charles Schwab Institutional.

We hate annuities. If you already have a high cost (hidden commission) annuity, we will provide you with information on the available low cost, no commission, no surrender, fee-based annuity alternatives. As most investors know, high fees have a significantly negative impact on long-term net returns.

Our core long-term investment philosophy is to buy and hold quality investments through the majority of the business cycle using our FIN-DEFCON System. Portfolios are automatically adjusted as we detect economic trends that have preceded past recessions and recoveries. To get a feel for our FIN-DEFCON System, see our latest video webcast on the Steffes Financial website, Economic Update tab.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1997
No.of Employees:   5-9
Name of Broker/Dealer:   Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
Name of Custodial Firm:   TD Ameritrade Trust and Charles Schwab
Number of Years with Current Firm:   5


Investment Types:   Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   Via phone, At my office, Video Conference

Qualifications & Memberships

Financial Organization Memberships:   2014 - Current, Fi360 Global Fiduciary Insights

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   200+
Assets Managed by Firm:   $300,000,000+


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Registered Representative:   Yes
Investment Advisor Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   300,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets
Additional Details on Charges:   1.00% on the first $1,000,000 then 0.60% on the next $1,000,000 then 0.50% on the next $1,000,000 then 0.40% on all additional monies.


MBA - Business Administration  Benedictine College
05/2007- 05/2008

Bachelor's Degree - Sports Management  Benedictine College
08/2003- 05/2007


  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? I am a Certified Financial Planner® Professional and a Accredited Investment Fiduciary having worked in the financial industry since 2008. I earned both my Masters (MBA) and Bachelors Degrees at Benedictine College.


Registered Representative, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Steffes Financial, Ltd., a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. and Steffes Financial, Ltd., are not affiliated entities.

Christopher Stakley, CFP®, MBA, AIF®

Christopher Stakley, CFP®, MBA, AIF®

Chris has been working in the financial services industry since 2008 and joined Steffes Financial, Ltd. in August of 2014. Chris previously worked for First National Bank of Omaha for 5 years where he was responsible for managing the investment accounts for the six branches in the Kansas Market. Before that he spent two years working for New England Financial and its parent company MetLife.

Chris Stakley is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER PRACTITIONER® and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Sport's Management from Benedictine College in 2007 and his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from Benedictine College in 2008 where he was also a member of the baseball team.

Lives in Gardner, KS, with wife Sarah, German Shepard Ava and Harper a rescue. Enjoys motorcycle trips, running, CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Volunteer coach at Adamant CrossFit in Olathe, KS.

My Team

Gerald Steffes is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Financial Planner® and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. He received a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Kansas State University in 1984 and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Kansas Society of CPAs. Gerald has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Society of CPAs, as past President of the Kansas Society of CPAs Metro Chapter and as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the College for Fin Show More

Stacy Luna
Stacy Luna Service Associate
Stacy graduated from Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, KS in 1995 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her professional designation CFS (Certified Fund Specialist) in 2004 through The Institutes of Business and Finance. She has been an employee of Steffes Financial, Ltd. for 13 years. She is responsible for entering and confirming all daily trades, processing all new accounts and transfers, payroll, downloading and maintaining the financial client databa ...more

Jill Miller
Jill Miller Client Service Associate
As our Client Service Associate, Jill strives to provide outstanding client service. She is responsible for greeting our clients and assisting with client inquiries. She processes client account applications and transfers, investment review reports, and maintains the client database. She also enjoys putting together our quarterly newsletter. Jill is from the Kansas City area and began her career in sales and sales support. She has 20+ years of support experience and enjoys worki ...more

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM