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Teresa O'Connor

 Corporate Retirement Plan Development

Teri O'Connor is the President and CEO of O’Connor Financial Services, LLC (OFS) and Senior Executive Consultant of ALTUS Consulting Group. She has 35 years of corporate retirement plan service and development experience. Her practice began with 401(k) planning and corporate retirement packages in several states before expanding to financial advisement.

Teri is securities and insurance licensed in multiple states and is an Investment Advisor Representative with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. She has also earned the designations of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC). She is a VFA President Club member, a board member of the ERISA Plan Investment Consultants (EPIC), a member of the South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and sits on Voya Retirement’s National Advisors Board.

The Financial Times has named Teri one of the Top Defined Contribution Advisors in the nation each year since their inaugural list began in 2015.*  She and her husband, Jim, have lived in or near The Woodlands, Texas, for 30 years and have two grown 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.


Greg Buchanan

INDIVIDUAL & CORPORATE FINANCIAL PLANNING AND WEALTH ADVISORY SERVICES

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 Royal Alliance Associates, 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 Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and has obtained the Series 7 and 63 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. 


Rick Brandesky

 Corporate Retirement Plan Development


Rick Brandesky is passionate in his belief that everyone deserves to enjoy a comfortable and dignified retirement.  He has over 20 years in corporate retirement plan service as well as a background in plan design.  He uses this experience to take an active role with his clients by providing personal consultation, education, and customized plan designs.  Rick has also previously served as a Retirement Plan Consultant for Third Party Administrator firms.

Rick has met with thousands of business owners and companies throughout his tenure to help them find the best retirement plan strategy for their businesses.  He is also an active member of the Woodlands Chamber of Commerce.  Rick is a native Texan and a graduate of Texas A & M University.  He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, has a great Tennis game and has a son named Connor.

Rick Brandesky is not registered with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.

                                                                                                              
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David Neider

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS


Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Austin 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 “100 Largest 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 customers 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 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 Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.