OJM GROUP’S TEAM MEMBERS
OJM Group has assembled a distinctive team of professionals who seek to offer an exceptional combination of insight, knowledge and expertise. Together, our team members provide the client-focused, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that we believe has come to define OJM Group.
To learn more, contact a team member at 877-656-4362 or an email address below.
Jason O’Dell is a principal and managing partner of OJM Group. He is a co-author of more than ten books, including For Doctors Only: A Guide To Working Less and Building More and Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth. In addition, Jason has co-authored two specialty-specific books in our Wealth Protection Planning series, For Orthopaedic Surgeons and For Dermatologists, and the CME monograph Risk Management for the Practicing Physician.
Jason is an experienced entrepreneur, financial consultant and investment advisor, who has worked with high-net-worth and physician clients for over 20 years. He has conducted financial planning, asset protection and wealth management lectures throughout the country and has been recognized by Medical Economics as “One of the Best Financial Advisers to Physicians” (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 – 2013)1 and by Cincinnati Magazine as a “Top Wealth Manager.”
Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The Ohio State University and earned a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO. Jason chairs the Advisory Board of Partners Financial, serves on the Boards of Directors of the AALU and Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Cincinnati Estate Planning Council.
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA is a principal of OJM Group. David is an author and renowned authority in the fields of risk management, asset protection and financial planning.
As a writer, David co-authored several books for John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the oldest book publisher in the U.S. and the leading business book publisher in the world. Titles include Wealth Protection: Build & Preserve Your Financial Fortress and Wealth Secrets of the Affluent: The Keys to Fortune Building and Asset Protection. David has also written ten books for physicians, including For Doctors Only: A Guide to Working Less & Building More and Risk Management for the Practicing Physician, a Category 1 CME-certified monograph with six editions since 1998. Most recently, David co-authored Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth.
In addition to his books, his articles have appeared in over 30 leading national publications, including The American Medical News, Physicians Money Digest and over 20 regional or specialty medical publications, as well a number of general business periodicals, including Inflight Magazine, Yachts International and JCK Circular, the largest jewelry-industry magazine in the U.S. David has been interviewed as an expert in national media outlets, like Bloomberg and FOX-TV.
David has addressed numerous local and national organizations, from national medical associations (such as the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, among many others) to entrepreneurial organizations and meetings of attorneys, CPAs and financial professionals.
David holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (Cum Laude). He earned his law degree from the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Law, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for achievement in legal ethics. While at UCLA, David also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management.
CAROLE C. FOOS CPA
Carole Foos is a Principal of OJM Group, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) offering tax analysis and tax planning services to OJM Group clients. Carole has over 20 years of experience in public accounting in the field of taxation. She is a co-author of the books For Doctors Only: A Guide To Working Less and Building More and Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth. In addition, she has joined Jason and David as co-author on two specialty-specific books in our Wealth Protection Planning series, For Orthopaedic Surgeons and For Dermatologists, and the CME monograph Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. She has also authored numerous articles and presented lectures and webcasts on tax planning and financial topics.
She was formerly a manager in the tax department of a Big 4 firm and spent several years in public accounting at local firms. She has been a tax consultant to both individuals and businesses providing compliance and planning services over the course of her career. In addition to her work for OJM, Carole maintains a tax practice in Cincinnati. Carole received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University where she majored in accounting.
H. MICHAEL LEWELLEN CFP®
Michael Lewellen is the Director of Financial Advisors at OJM Group. Michael works with clients at every step of the firm’s planning process, from the data-gathering phase through plan delivery and implementation.
Michael conducts seminars in Cincinnati, Columbus, Lexington, and Louisville covering the areas of basic financial planning, wealth accumulation, asset protection, and debt management. Michael is a co-author of the book Financial Planning for Physicians: Strategies for Saving Money and Securing your Financial Future – From Student Loan Repayment Through Retirement. He has been recognized by Medical Economics as one of the nations’ 150 best financial advisors for physicians.
Michael graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner™.
BOB PEELMAN CFP®
Bob Peelman is the Director of Wealth Advisors at OJM Group and a contributing author of the book Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth. He has over 14 years of experience in wealth management, where his career has focused on serving the needs of successful individuals, families, endowments, and foundations. Bob works with clients to help manage their wealth responsibly, grow it tax-efficiently, and maintain it for years to come so that it fulfills the lifestyle they want to lead. Prior to joining OJM, Bob was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
An active member in the community, Bob currently serves as a board member for DCCH Center for Children & Families. Additionally, Bob also serves his community in Leadership Northern Kentucky as well as various committees.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and has earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner™.
JOHN K. KELLY CLU® RHU®
John Kelly is a Financial Advisor in OJM Group’s Arizona office. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, John has held sales, and sales management positions at several insurance companies and insurance brokerages, and founded Integrated Financial Group (IFG) in 1995. He is a co-author of the book For California Doctors: A Guide to Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning.
John specializes in the areas of Executive Compensation Plans, Business Continuation, and Retirement Planning, including qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation and disability income plans. Qualified plan clients range from single-person, professional corporation plans to large companies with thousands of employees. John also works with closely held businesses and professionals to in his efforts to maximize retirement income.
John earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Arizona State University. He obtained his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and his Registered Health Underwriter® (RHU®) from The National Association of Health Underwriters in Washington, D.C.
DAVID B. SNYDER JD CLU®
David Snyder is a Financial Advisor in OJM Group’s Cincinnati Office. He has over ten years experience in the Financial Services industry, which followed a ten year law practice in various fields. David specializes in the area of providing financial security planning to professionals and their families, as well as working with business clients on the many needs facing their companies. David finds insurance and investment solutions that blend tax efficiency, long term savings strategies, and family protection.
David has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from The Ohio State University College of Law. In addition, David holds a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from the American College.
ANDREW TAYLOR CFP®
Andrew Taylor is a Wealth Advisor with 19 years of experience working with affluent individual investors. His career in the financial industry has focused on providing customized investment management, and comprehensive wealth planning in a tax efficient manner for his clients. Andy is also a contributing author of the book, Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth.
Prior to joining OJM Group, Andrew spent 13 years at Charles Schwab & Co. managing and growing a substantial practice in the greater Cincinnati area, and working with local attorneys and CPAs to implement integrated wealth planning for his clients. Andrew’s experience includes time as a Retirement Consultant at Fidelity Investments, where he provided strategic planning solutions for individuals experiencing a career transition.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a member of the Financial Planning Association.
ADAM BRAUNSCHEIDEL CFP®
Adam Braunscheidel is a Wealth Advisor at OJM Group. His responsibilities include account management, investment research, and comprehensive investment planning in a tax efficient manner for OJM clients. Adam is also a contributing author of the book, Wealth Management Made Simple: 7 Simple-But Not Easy-Lessons on Your Investments and Your Wealth.
Adam graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Adam was one of 14 undergraduate portfolio managers who were responsible for a $1 million endowment fund. He has earned his Series 65 license and Bloomberg Equity Certification, and has earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner™.
ANNE M. SEPTIC CPA
Anne Septic is the Chief Compliance Officer and Operations Manager responsible for administering and enforcing OJM Group’s compliance and supervisory policies and procedures. She monitors OJM’s consumer regulatory compliance activities and provides reasonable assurance that operational controls are adequately implemented and operating as intended to comply with federal laws and state regulatory requirements. Additionally, she manages the internal accounting operations, payroll, and IT support for OJM’s insurance services, investment planning division, and various other subsidiaries. An accounting professional with a diverse background, Anne has over 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting, with organizations large and small, in industries ranging from health insurance, hospitality, real estate investment and non-profits.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University.
Kathy Allard is the Marketing Coordinator at OJM Group. She coordinates the content and schedule for the firm’s newsletter, webinars, videos and other marketing communications. Kathy is also the liaison between OJM principals and their numerous speaking engagements for medical societies, physician associations, business and entrepreneur organizations and other professional groups.
Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and client services.
Lynn Lukey is the Underwriting Coordinator at OJM Group. Her responsibilities include the general oversight of insurance services. Lynn also serves as the primary liaison between OJM clients and the insurance companies with whom we partner. In addition to a background in insurance underwriting, Lynn has over 20 years of experience in various underwriting and customer service capacities in the banking and mortgage industries.
Kristen Leis is the Client Service Associate at OJM Group. She assists with the daily operations of OJM’s Wealth Management Division. Her responsibilities include onboarding new clients, assisting with, and carrying out client service requests, and coordinating client presentations.
Kristen earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in International Business from John Carroll University.
Emily is a Client Services Associate and Marketing Assistant at OJM Group. She acts as a liaison between OJM clients and the firm’s team of specialists to streamline the multidisciplinary planning process and coordinates complimentary consultations for prospective clients. Emily also assists OJM’s Marketing Team with the implementation of marketing and communications programs.
Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Xavier University and brings four years of experience in client services and marketing to her role at OJM Group.
1Every advisor on the Medical Economics list was required to provide his credentials, educational background, experience, size of firm and minimum portfolio. The publications reviewed their qualifications, fee arrangements and checked to see that they were in good standing on a national level.
2 Cincinnati Magazine Award criteria can be viewed here.