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Team

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients. Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We can help you create an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

Walter L. Ziffer, AIF® CPFA® NQPA®

Founder

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Walt@k-rpg.com

Walt is the Founder and President of (k)RPG, LLC and KRPG Advisors, LLC and has over 30 years of experience advising individual and family investors as well as company retirement plan sponsors and employees in their quest to...

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Fred Thoms

Advisor

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Fred@k-rpg.com

Fred is an Advisor with (k)RPG. He is an entrepreneur at heart. A passion for numbers and helping people led Fred to pursue a career in the financial services industry. Fred began his career with Prudential, then moved to the largest...

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Claude S. Romano

Director, Risk Management

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Claude is the head of our Risk Management Department. The purpose of adding this department to our firm is to assist our clients in the areas of personal and corporate life insurance, insurance for estate planning and other risk...

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Howard M. Pasternak

Senior Customer Relationship Manager

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howard@k-rpg.com

Upon graduating in 1996 from Curry College, a private liberal arts college located in Massachusetts, Howard began his career in the financial services industry with an independent CFP/CPA in Kensington, Maryland. This position...

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Tyler McManus

Customer Relationship Manager

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tyler@k-rpg.com

Upon graduating in 2018 from The George Washington University, Tyler began his career in consulting. He subcontracted with Ernst & Young, working in audit, and then transitioned to Deloitte and Touché LLP, working in financial...

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Hannah Kebede

Customer Relationship Manager

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hannah@k-rpg.com

Raised in Montgomery County MD where she still lives, Hannah graduated with a BA from Washington College in 2016.She has been working in office administration and client services ever since, including nearly four years in the...

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Jeff Gurganus

Chief Financial Officer

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jeff@k-rpg.com

Jeff Gurganus is (k)RPG’s Chief Financial Officer and oversees the firm’s financial, operational, and administrative functions. Jeff joined (k)RPG in 2019, having spent the prior eight years at K2M, Inc., a global medical...
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