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Our Professional Team

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Teresa O'Connor

Corporate Retirement Plan Development

With an impressive 38-year career dedicated to corporate retirement plan service and development, Teri O'Connor stands as the esteemed founder of Altus Consulting Group. Her professional journey began with a focus on 401K planning and the design of corporate retirement packages across multiple states. Over the years, Teri's expertise has expanded to encompass financial advisement and individual planning, making her a trusted advisor capable of addressing a diverse array of client needs. 

Teri holds securities and insurance licenses in multiple states, demonstrating her commitment to regulatory excellence. She serves as a Corporate Retirement Advisor with Osaic Wealth, Inc., where she brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the benefit of her clients. 

Her dedication to professional development is underscored by her prestigious designations as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA). Teri is also a member of the Financial Advisor IQ Leadership Counsel, further solidifying her position as a thought leader in the industry. 

Teri's exceptional contributions have not gone unnoticed. The Financial Times has consistently recognized her as one of the Top Defined Contribution Advisors in the nation since the inception of their list in 2015. In 2023, she was honored as Top Women Advisors by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), a testament to her leadership and impact on the industry. 

Beyond her professional achievements, Teri actively participates in various committees and counsels, including the Osaic Employer Plan Advisory Committee (EPAC) and its Recordkeeper Sub Committee. She also lends her expertise to the Voya Retirement National Advisors Committee, and is an esteemed member of the Goldman Sachs 10K small Business Alumni. 

Additionally, Teri is a valued member of the Silver Fox CEO Roundtable in the Woodlands, Texas, showcasing her commitment to community and collaborative leadership. She and her husband Jim have been residents of The Woodlands for over 30 years, where they have raised to accomplished children, Ryan and Jordan. 

*The Financial Times (FT) 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research.  The listing reflects each advisor’s status in seven primary areas, including DC plan assets under management, growth in DC plan business, specialization in DC plan business, and other factors.  This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance.  Neither the advisor nor their parent firms pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

The NAPA Top Women Advisors list was created to acknowledge the contributions of a growing number of women who are making significant contributions to the retirement industry, as well as bringing excellence to the profession.  Nominees were asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice.  Those questionnaires were then reviewed on an anonymous basis by a panel of judges who, over the course of several weeks, selected the women honored in three separate categories: Captains: All-stars who happen to be principals, owners or team captains of their organizations. All-Stars: Top producers who have their own practice. Rising Stars: Top producers who have less than five years of experience with retirement plans as a financial advisor (some have been working with retirement plans longer, but not as a financial advisor). The rating is not indicative of the investment advisor's future performance; and the investment advisor representative was not paid a fee to participate in the survey.

Greg Buchanan


Since entering the financial services community over 25 years ago, Greg Buchanan has seen tremendous change in our markets, economy, and the financial industry itself. During this time, Greg's application of fundamental principles has and continues to support his clients' growth into reaching their retirement lifestyle goals. His commitment to understanding their goals, feelings, and family dynamics allows him to work with people in a more personal and consultative manner. These underlying practices have allowed Greg to become for his clients what every person deserves, a trusted family advisor.

Greg began his career in 1993 and joined Fidelity Financial Group in 1998. He has attained the designation of Registered Financial Consultant and is an Investment Advisor Representative of Osaic Wealth, Inc., holding the Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. Greg also holds Life, Health, and Variable Insurance licenses, as well as being Annuity, Long Term Care, and Medicare certified by the State of Texas Insurance Department. Some of Greg's professional achievements include graduating from the ING Retirement Academy and the Advisory University. He has appeared as a regular guest on the Financially Speaking Radio Show, featured on Channel 2 News, and held committee positions in the South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Both Greg and his wife, Laura, are native Houstonians and have been residents of the Woodlands and South Montgomery County since 1976. He is considered to be the "barn dad" for his daughter Emma's horseback riding, and is extremely active in his son Sullivan's Cub Scout Troop.

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Mike Aschberger

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

Michael Aschberger is passionate in his belief that everyone deserves to enjoy a comfortable and dignified retirement. He takes an active advisor role with his clients by providing education, personal consultations, and customized strategies. Michael utilizes a comprehensive and holistic approach to help his clients identify, prioritize and work towards achieving their financial goals. Michael's greatest strength is his commitment to assisting his clients with growing and preserving their hard-earned assets.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University. During his travels as a Project Engineer, both domestically and internationally, he learned the importance of financial planning.

Michael is an Investment Advisor Representative of Osaic Wealth, Inc., and has obtained the Series 7, 24 and 65 securities licenses. He also holds Variable Annuity and Life, Health, and Disability insurance product licenses.

He is a constant student of the financial industry; always searching for better ways to aide his clients in achieving their dignified retirement. He prides himself as a lifelong learner and continues to take part in conferences, continuing education, and technology programs to maintain a leading intellectual competitive advantage. Michael has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS), and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designations. 

David Neider

 Corporate Employee Benefits

Upon Graduating from the University of Texas in 1983 with a degree in Finance and Real Estate, David went straight into the insurance and financial planning industry. As of September 2019, Healthcare Consultants, Inc. is now part of Assured Partners, Inc., the 12th largest broker of U.S. business (as ranked by Business Insurance in the July 2019 edition, featuring the "100Largest Brokers of U.S. Business"). While this change means we now have national resources available to us, we still operate locally offering the personal touch that our clients have grown accustomed to. We are still the same great team providing the same quality service throughout Houston and surrounding areas. Maximizing your health plans and minimizing your costs is our top priority. In every discipline, we have a team of professionals committed to providing you with the utmost experience and personal service. Our employee benefits practice maintains unsurpassed carrier relationships and offers you a variety of ways to get the most out of your benefits plans - all while focusing on compliance and controlling your costs.

Focuses: Over the years, David has developed strong relationships among the major carriers for group health insurance, Term-life, long-term care insurance, supplemental, dental, and disability insurance. David works with many financial planners and other insurance agents when designing employee benefit programs.

David Neider is not affiliated with Osaic Wealth, Inc.

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