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Nate Nichols
Managing Partner


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Jim Fairfield
Senior Account Manager



Investment advisory services are offered by Nate Nichols, an Investment Adviser Representative of Planners Alliance, a Registered Investment Adviser. Jim Fairfield is not licensed to provide investment advisory services.


Investment Team

Members of the Investment Team are licensed with Advisory Alpha, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.


Steve Osterink, Jr., CFA®, CFP®, AIF®  

Steve Jr. is the driving force behind the development and innovation of our investment solutions. Bringing more than a decade of experience, as well as extensive knowledge of personal finance and asset management as evidenced by his CFA®, CFP®, and AIF® designations, Steve Jr. serves as the head of the Investment Team.  Steve is passionate about educating investors, effectively communicating complex financial matters in a simplified manner, and addressing common financial misconceptions. Steve Jr. strives to constantly create new resources and methods to not only improve the financial advice delivered to investors but help financial advisors better serve their clients.


Steve Osterink, Sr.

Steve Sr. began his career in the financial services industry nearly 40 years ago.  He has vast experience working directly with clients and has built a thriving financial advisory practice of his own.  Steve Sr. co-leads the Investment Team and is also instrumental in supporting financial advisors based on his extensive experience. Around our offices, he has an uncanny ability to focus in on practical solutions to complex problems, and his wisdom is a valuable resource for virtually every component of the firm. Further, his leadership and counsel are critically important as the Investment Team strives to navigate the ever-changing global economy and financial markets.


Jon Lohr, CFA®

Jon manages the daily investment research and portfolio management responsibilities for the Investment Team.  This includes a broad range of functions such as, asset allocation research, fund monitoring and due diligence, investment strategy evaluation and implementation, and performance monitoring.  Jon has a diverse background in corporate finance and investment management, but also a strong passion for the industry which is demonstrated by his successful completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) program. 


Nick Heinrich, CFP®

Nick has an unwavering focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals and aspirations by serving as a dedicated financial planning consultant for our advisor partners.  As a part of this process, he leads the development and implementation of the firm’s portfolio analysis and planning resources designed to improve the financial situation for clients. With his successful completion of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) program, Nick is positioned to craft comprehensive solutions to complex financial challenges that span across all components of the financial planning process.


Brian Kragt

Brian is responsible for the firm’s trade management processes which includes everything from implementing portfolio investment decisions, account rebalancing, cash management functions, and trade execution.  With a strong attention to detail and dedication to responsiveness and efficiency, Brian also manages our portfolio management system. This system is foundational to all back-office functions including, transaction reconciliation, account billing, as well as client reporting and web access.


Mike Baker

Mike has a background in computer science and statistics which aids in his role as Technology Director and as a key member of the operations team. He leads our technology initiatives and data management processes as well as supports the portfolio accounting and trading functions.


Janine Osterink

Janine manages our accounting and financial systems, human resources functions, and office operations. She is also a key member of our compliance team and supports various departments across our firm including trading, financial planning, performance reporting, and account billing.

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Katie Koeman

Katie leads our compliance team through her broad knowledge of both corporate and branch-level industry compliance. She is a CFP® Candidate and her consultative approach contributes to a culture of strong regulatory adherence while helping to ensure effective communication.