Steve Strader
Steven Strader, MBA, CRPC™ Financial Advisor

It’s important to know the clients on a personal level, because every client’s journey is unique. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Steve is a Ramsey Trusted Smartvestor Pro, who approaches a client's planning and investing needs with the heart of a teacher. Steve is a Smartvestor Pro wholeheartedly embraces and practices the principles upon which it is founded. His approach isn’t just about managing investments; its about empowering clients to understand and navigate their financial journey with confidence.

He began his career as a Financial Advisor in 2003 after completing a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Finance at the University of Central Missouri. Steve has continued to build his knowledge of the various factors that go into a successful financial plan by completing the studying and testing for the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM through the College for Financial Planning. This designation not only showcases his commitment to ongoing education, but also underscores his adherence to the highest ethical standards.

Steve and his wife, Krista, have two teens Mason and Mazy. The Strader family chose to make Lake Lotawana home 15 years ago. They love spending time together on the lake enjoying time with friends, various water sports, fishing, or just an evening cruise. Krista is a 6th grade teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School in Lee's Summit. Steve also enjoys racquetball, lifting weights, and pickleball. Steve is involved in various community involvements within The Summit Church, Optimist Club of Lake Lotawana supporting Hillcrest ministries and Pro Deo Youth Center.

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