• With over 150 years of financial experience amongst our partners, they and their dedicated support staff are here to help with all your financial concerns and opportunities. Each partner has held leadership positions not only at the local and state level, but also at the national level. They are well positioned to lead our organization for generations to come.

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    D. Bruce Schreck, CLU, ChFC

    Managing Partner, Senior Private Wealth Manager

    Bruce graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics in 1970. After a brief stint with the Coleman Company of Wichita, he entered the financial services industry with Schreck Financial Group, LLC, joining his father, Don Schreck. He specializes in working with individuals and businesses, helping them with accumulation and preservation of wealth.

    He participates in the industry groups as a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 30 years and has qualified for the Court of the Table five times. He has always been interested in expanding his skills and knowledge and earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1980 and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1984.

    His contributions to the community include serving on the National Advisory Council of Wichita State University Foundation. He is on the Executive Advisor’s Board at the Ulrich Museum at WSU and a past president of SASO (Student Athletic Scholarship Organization). He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.

    He has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1982. They reside in Wichita and have three boys: Jeff, Todd, and Chris. Bruce is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Hornor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc.

    Brian D. Schreck, CLU, ChFC

    Securities Coordinator and Senior Private Wealth Manager

    Brian has been part of the financial services industry since graduating cum laude from Rockhurst College in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. He specializes in working with professionals and local businesses, helping them in areas such as retirement planning, estate planning, employee benefits, and personal insurance planning.

    A highly active participant in the industry, Brian has served as an instructor for the Life Underwriter Training Council for 15 years and is a member of the Wichita Estate Planning Council. He is also the former president of both the Wichita Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company’s National Agents Association.

    He has been a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 30 years and has qualified for the Court of the Table four times. His awards include receiving the National Quality Award for over 25 years. In 2005, he was named by Penn Mutual as their National Financial Professional of the Year. He earned his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation in 1980 and his ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) in 1985.

    Brian’s contributions to his community have included his position on the Business Advisory Board for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Wichita State University (WSU) and his position as president of the Guadalupe Clinic Foundation Board.

    He has been married to his wife, Donna, since 1985. They reside in Wichita and have two children: Shawn, who joined Schreck Financial Group in 2001, and Trisha, a veterinarian in Salina. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid golfer who also enjoys hunting and fishing.

    Brian is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Hornor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc., and has passed Series 6, 63, 7, and 24 exams.

    Brad L. Schreck, CLU, ChFC

    Senior Private Wealth Manager

    All Brad knew was that he wanted to play basketball; that was his dream. The neighbors complained they would hear the basketball bouncing and backboard pounding way after the sun went down. He played in high school at Kapaun Mt. Carmel and went on to play at West Texas State in college. At West Texas, he played alongside Maurice Cheeks who went on to play as a Philadelphia 76er. He also guarded Larry Bird, with whom we are all familiar. The first time they faced off when Larry was still an unknown, the coach said, “Schreck, we have heard this Bird is a pretty good shooter. You guard him.” He scored thirty-three points that day, much to Brad’s chagrin. The next time, a more prepared Brad held him to 12 points. A picture hangs on his office wall of he and Larry Bird wrestling on the floor for a loose ball. We are all sure Larry has that same picture on his wall. Brad followed his passion, and the summer after graduating, he went to Los Angeles where he played for the summer pro league for the Lakers. He got cut after the end of the summer.

    After trying a couple other endeavors (Juicy Lucy and Chinese Chicken) Brad decided to give his father’s business a shot. That was in 1981. Over thirty years in the business, he has developed over 1500 clients and brought a son, Joshua Bolan, into the business. He is married to Sandi, and they have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. He manages to enjoy March Madness every year and is an avid supporter of Wichita State basketball. He has served on the board at Starkey, Via Christi Golf Classic, St Vincent’s Endowment Association, and Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. He maintains the same integrity his father taught him, “Keep the clients best interest in mind, and all will prosper."

    John P. Toothaker

    Senior Private Wealth Manager

    John helps his clients avoid the common and often irreversible mistakes made by those near and in retirement. Since 1998, he has worked to improve the financial condition of individuals and businesses throughout Kansas.

    His clients include small and medium sized business owners, large and small Kansas hospitals, management and blue-collar retirees, highly respected local doctors, attorneys, and real estate developers. John has also taught continuing professional education classes for hundreds of insurance agents, financial advisors, attorneys, and accountants on topics including Long Term Care and Medicare

    John has been active in the industry since 1998 and is the former president of the Wichita branch of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. John is an alumnus of Emporia State University where he graduated cum laude in 1996. While at ESU, he was elected by the student body to serve on their student senate, and while at Pratt Community College on academic and athletic scholarships, he was elected to serve as the student government president.

    John has been involved in the community since his high school days, growing up in tiny Turpin, Oklahoma and then on to Liberal, Kansas. As a freshman in high school, John led an initiative which ultimately led Turpin High school to start a high school baseball program. While in college, John was very involved in community affairs and was a local spokesperson for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lyon County. Since then, he’s served as the chairman of the board for Clearwater’s assisted living, memory care, and nursing home facility as well as serving his church as a deacon and an elder.

    John has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table every year since 2005 and has been recognized as a member of the Court of the Table in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. John has also achieved membership in the MDRT’s Top of the Table in 2007 and 2011, putting him in the top half of 1% of financial advisors in the world.

    From humble southwest Kansas roots, John is happily married to his wife Crystal, who grew up in Valley Center. They are the proud parents of three boys: Brock, Carter, and Will. They live the quiet life in Clearwater where they spend their time with family, playing and watching sports, volunteering at church, being with friends, and traveling.

    John is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Hornor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc.

    Ron B. Gabel

    Private Wealth Manager

    Ron joined Schreck Financial Group in July 2010 and has been an industry leader since 1996. Before joining Schreck Financial, he spent two years as an area leader who helped rebuild the Midwest territory for a prominent national insurance company. Prior to that, he spent five years as a partner mentoring experienced independent insurance professionals across the country for a national insurance distribution organization. The first eight years of his career he spent as a Top 25 agent in the country for a national insurance company focused on serving retirees’ financial needs.

    Ron specializes in helping people who are interested in having a solid foundation of retirement income, planning for the eventual distribution of their assets, and protecting their wealth. In addition to helping clients, he also enjoys mentoring, managing, and training new agents. Ron’s favorite part of his career has been watching clients enjoy financial freedom that could be achieved from implementing proper financial planning strategies.

    Ron has been a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors since 2004. He consistently achieves membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, and for several years he has been recognized as a member in MDRT’s Court of the Table. Along with John, they are the only two advisors in the Wichita area under the age of 40 to have received the MDRT’s elite Top of the Table distinction.

    When not working, he enjoys watching KU basketball and other sports, spending time with his daughter Brittany, and encouraging his son Avery, who is quite a basketball player in McPherson. When he can, he likes going golfing and traveling.

    Ron is a Registered Representative and also an Investment Advisor Representative of Hornor Townsend and Kent, Inc.