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Sheila Ferhadson

Sheila Ferhadson

Operations Manager

Personal Intro

Sheila was born and raised in Michigan. After 22 years of living in Arizona and 19 years working in Investors Relations. Sheila moved back to Michigan and began working with our team in 2012.

As Operations Manager, Sheila directs our client service team and works closely with the advisors. She oversees operations and processes within the practice. Contact her with suggestions or feedback on improving our service.

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Jennifer Gray Ferhadson

Jennifer Gray Ferhadson

Marketing Manager

Personal Intro

Jennifer was born and raised in Michigan. She became a financial advisor in 1996 and transitioned her practice in 2003 to Ferhadson & Associates. After working as an independent consultant in the financial service industry, she joined the team in 2012.

As Marketing Manager, Jennifer plans the events and helps new client transition. Also, she helps our clients work with other trusted professionals, like attorneys.

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Karen Haas

Karen Haas

Executive Assistant

Personal Intro

Karen has lived in Michigan most of her life. She has an extensive background in administration and has provided executive support to several firms over 20 years. Her focus is on marketing and growing our client services initiatives. She coordinates client events and provides a variety of support for the practice. Karen’s interests include spending time with family, traveling, crafting and attending sporting events.

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Lynette Schultz

Lynette Schultz

Administrative Assistant

Personal Intro

Lynette joined the practice in 2018 when she moved from west Michigan. As administrative assistant, she holds many key responsibilities, greeting clients in the Troy office and answers the phone. Lynette also helps prepare our advisors for their client meetings, makes reminder appointment calls, and follows up on client paperwork. Lynette enjoys being with friends, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

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Ilir Shkurti, CFA<sup>®</sup>

Ilir Shkurti, CFA®

Registered Client Service Associate

Personal Intro

Ilir was born and raised in Albania and has been in the US since college. He came to us in 2019 after nearly six years in compliance and due diligence at another firm. As a registered CSA, he helps manage client portfolios, conducts trades, prepares applications and services client needs. He helps oversee investment research and model portfolios. Ilir enjoys time with his wife Melisa, and children Liam and Ana.

Qualifications

  • CFA Society Detroit member
  • Licenses Series 7, 66 and 24
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Linda Gmeiner

Linda Gmeiner

Registered Client Service Associate

Personal Intro

Linda was born in Michigan and currently lives in Canton. She has been working in the financial industry since 2000. Linda is located in Novi and as a registered CSA, she accesses client needs to quickly resolve issues needing attention, conducts trades, prepares applications and helps clients with money movement. Linda enjoys being with family, biking, tennis and crafting.

Qualifications

  • Licenses Series 7 & 63
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Elena Manko

Elena Manko

Client Service Specialist

Personal Intro

Elena was born and raised in Russia. She moved to the US in 1993. Her experience in the financial industry is in excess of 15 years. As a CSS, Elena works in Novi and provides client support such as money movement, conducts trades, prepares applications and helps with general client requests. Elena enjoys time with her husband Hans, son Ronnie and her two border collies. She also volunteers at the animal shelter.

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