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Nicholas Neukirch

Chief Executive Officer/Registered Investment Advisor

Nick wants to develop lifetime financial solutions for his clients. He formed ProActive Capital Management to serve as successor to Peoples Wealth Management, LLC a company founded in 2003.  He brings to PCM more than 20 years’ experience in executive management. At PCM, Nick uses his valuable experience in delivering exceptional value-driven financial plans and proactive investment management to our clients. Prior to joining Proactive Capital Management, Nick was a Principal at Legacy Financial Strategies, LLC and was President of Peoples Benefit Group in Topeka. He enjoys family time, volunteer work, travel, OU football, KU basketball, reading and intense gym workouts.

Boards and Committees:  The United Way Finance Committee, CASA Board and Finance Committee and (Past) YMCA Steering Committee

Certifications and Licenses: Series 7/66 Securities Licenses

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Jim Reardon, CFP®, J.D.

Chief Investment Officer/Senior Vice President/Registered Investment Advisor

Jim’s goal is to preserve his clients’ capital and make it grow. He strives to help Proactive Capital Management's clients use their financial resources to live life to the fullest measure, without undue risk. He has over 20 years of experience pro-actively managing assets for clients and non-profit organizations. A Certified Financial Planner™, Jim is a graduate of Kansas State University and Washburn University School of Law. He holds licenses in law and securities and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1973. Prior to PCM, Jim was a Senior Advsior and portfolio manager and President of Peoples Wealth Management, LLC based out of Topeka for 11 years. Outside of PCM, Jim serves on several community boards and investment committees. Jim’s hobbies include collecting baseball autographs and memorabilia. He enjoys family outings, reading, movies, theatre and baseball games.

Certifications and Licenses: Series 7/63/66 Securities Licenses, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), J.D.

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Cory McPherson, RICP®

Financial Planner/Registered Investment Advisor

Cory joined Proactive Capital Management's in July of 2017 as an Associate Financial Advisor and Paraplanner. He is a graduate of K State with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with an emphasis in Financial Management and Financial Services. Cory draws on his years of experience at Advisors Excel/AE Wealth Management in Topeka where he worked as a case design consultant. As an analyst, he assisted other advisors with client portfolio plans and projections. Cory and his wife Lainie are expecting their first child in November of 2017. In their spare time they can be found pampering their two dogs and attending KState sporting events.

Certifications & Licenses: RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional), Series 65 Securities License

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Ruth Patterson

Relationship Manager

Ruth strives to help Proactive Capital Management clients secure a better financial life for themselves and their family. She brings to Legacy more than 18 years of experience in administration and client account management. She enjoys ensuring a positive client relationship through professionalism, care, and value-added services. As the primary contact for our office, Ruth is responsible for account establishment, asset transfers and account resolution. Prior to joining PCM, she served as Operations Manager at Legacy Financial Strategies and Peoples Wealth Management firm in Topeka. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership and a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management, both from Friends University. When not taking care of her clients’ needs, Ruth enjoys HGTV home improvement and decorating projects, cooking for family, friend gatherings and church events.