R. Stephen Werner
Steve Werner is the first person his clients turn to when they need financial advice. By building meaningful relationships based on trust, Steve helps his clients achieve their financial goals. Through thoughtful financial planning, diligent exploration of alternatives, unbiased advice and extraordinary service, Steve and his staff strive for excellence.
Steve has been a licensed investment advisor since 1986. In 1996 Steve was appointed to the Representative Advisory Council at Financial Network Investment Corporation, this was a time of dramatic change in the financial services industry. In 1999, Miles Gordon, then President and CEO of Financial Network Investment Corporation awarded Steve with the Representative of the Year Award for his service to his clients, his community and the company. Steve is also a member of the Ambassadors, Governors, President and MVP clubs, at Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
Steve’s passion in life is to encourage people live their lives to the fullest. In addition to helping people create success through financial planning, Steve also has a heart for service in his community and around the globe. Steve and his wife Patricia make their home in the Geneva Lake area of Southeastern Wisconsin where they are involved on numerous boards and committees. In 2009 the Chamber of Commerce honored Steve with the “Model Citizen of the Year” award. Steve is active in Rotary International, and served as his club President in 2004-05. They spearhead his Rotary club’s international effort to provide education, clean water, classrooms and food, to the poorest of children in Nakuru, Kenya, Africa.
With an added emphasis on education for girls. In 2011, Invest In Others Charitable Foundation recognized Steve and Patricia with a Global Community Impact award for their active support in the education of underprivileged children in Kenya through organizations like Africa H.E.A.R.T. and Freedom for Girls.
Steve and Pat have two children Matt and Melea, who are teachers. Like their parents, they are actively involved in their communities and with international service. They helped with the Tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka by raising money and traveling to the region to assist in the rebuilding of schools . They continue to be active in community relief efforts, particularly in Tornado relief. Steve is extremely proud that their children have taken on active roles in community service.
Getting to know Steve:
Favorite Quote: “Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
Favorite food: I am on a “see food diet” ( If I see it I eat it)
Favorite movie: Flight of the Phoenix
Favorite book: Sycamore Row
Place Steve would most like to visit: Kenya
Best piece of advice Steve ever received: “ Be Yourself” ( Just make sure it is someone you could be proud of)
Favorite holiday: Friday