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Our Team

Gerald Steffes, CFP®, AIF®


Gerald Steffes is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary. He received a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Kansas State University in 1984. Gerald's professional work experience has been outlined below:

  • Kennedy & Coe, Certified Public Accountants 1984 to 1987

  • Professional Management Midwest, Inc. 1987 to 1988

  • Lincoln National and Financial Planning Partners, Ltd. 1988 to 1997

  • Steffes Financial, Ltd. 1997 to current

Chris Stakley, CFP®, MBA, AIF®


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.

Before joining Steffes Financial, Ltd in August of 2014, Chris spent the previous 5 years working for First National Bank of Omaha. He was responsible for managing the investment accounts for the six branches in the Kansas market. Before that he spent 2 years working for New England Financial and its parent company MetLife.


Grant Steffes, CFP®


Grant Steffes is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner.  He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX in 2015. He received a dual major in finance and accounting. He also completed his graduate degree at TCU as part of the mastery of accountancy program in 2016. He accepted a position at Ernst and Young, LLP in Dallas, TX within their financial services assurance practice in the fall of 2016. He worked primarily on clients in the mortgage banking sector of the market. He transitioned to Kansas City in the fall of 2020 to begin working as part of the Steffes Financial, Ltd team.

Stacy Luna, CFS

Client 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. since 1997. She is responsible for entering and confirming all daily trades, processing all new accounts and transfers, payroll, downloading and maintaining the financial client database,all changes needed for clients accounts (beneficiary, monthly automatic deposits/withdrawals, etc). She also handles client inquiries and sets client appointments.

Stacy grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and is now living in Edwardsville, KS where her family has 32 acres of land. Stacy and her husband, Joe, were married in 1995 and have two children, Haley and Haden. She enjoys spending time with her family and coaching her children in sports such as basketball and softball. She also enjoys reading in her spare time and riding the three horses they have on their family farm.

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 working with the public. She and her husband have been married for 12 years and have 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending her childrens sports events and cooking and baking.


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Our Culture

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Firm founder, Gerald Steffes, was raised on a farm south of Olpe, Kansas. 


His father, Gene Steffes was born in 1926 and served our country in the Pacific during WW2. Gene along with his wife Pat and 7 children, worked long days in the wheat, soybean, and milo fields of eastern Kansas.  In addition, they raised cattle, hogs and sheep while also operating the local locker in Olpe. 


Full of wisdom and patience, they taught their children the value of a strong work ethic. Being honest, respectful, and empathetic, is their simple philosophy that is woven into our company culture.

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