MEET YOUR TEAM

We build our team with people who have a passion for helping others, whether a client of the firm or a community member.

<strong>Kevin Ward</strong>
Kevin WardPrincipal
Kevin has over 17 years experience in the financial services industry specializing in risk management strategies for corporate clients and their employees. He uses these same risk management principles when designing investment portfolios for our clients. He is currently a Principal at Park + Elm and serves as the Senior Investment Advisor where he leads the firm’s overall investment strategy and compliance programs. Kevin holds his Series 65 registration for investment advisors. Kevin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Butler University where he was also a member of the football team. He lives with his wife of 12 years, their two children, and dog. Away from the office, when he’s not at his daughters’ swim meets, he can usually be found at the local golf course, CrossFit gym, or cheering on his hometown Cincinnati Bengals.
<strong>Kara Hieser</strong>
Kara HieserDirector of Communications and Marketing
Kara has been with Park + Elm for 14 years and has worked on all sides of the business. She is a Registered Investment Adviser, and recently took a position as the Director of Communications and Marketing with a focus on shaping the client experience. She is responsible for all communications to clients, including newsletters and blogs, client services, portfolio related communication, and account maintenance. She is also a liaison for clients and custodians, with experience in portfolio design, and investment research. Kara has a BA in Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, with minors in math and business. She is married to Shawn and has 2 children, Lincoln and Delilah. She is a runner and loves her favorite sports teams!
<strong>Emily Ward</strong>
Emily WardClient Services Coordinator
Emily Ward is the Client Services Coordinator at Park + Elm Investment Advisers, LLC. In this capacity, her main responsibility is assisting with the marketing, procurement, and scheduling needs of the firm. Additionally, she assists with all client-services. Emily and her husband, Kevin, live in Carmel and have two children – Lexie and Allie. She attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and recieved her degree in Elementary Education. She taught public school for over 6 years before taking time off to be home with her children. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys watching her children in various sporting events, reading, volunteering and traveling.

We work with a network of independent investment advisors across the Midwest and each one is held to the fiduciary code. They all follow our standard of fully transparent operations and are legally bound to continually monitor your ever-changing financial situation.

No matter where you are, Park + Elm is there
to help you find financial peace of mind.

Southeast Indiana
Jason Comer
812-756-2349
jason@park-elm.com

Contact Park + Elm to learn more about how we can start solidifying your financial security today.