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Meet Our Team

James “Jay” Laschinger

National Practice Leader, Senior Vice President

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Jay is the National Practice Leader and Senior Vice President at Alliant Retirement Consulting. With over 20 years of experience in corporate retirement plans and investment consulting, he began his career on Wall Street with UBS and...

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John Cunningham is the Senior Vice President of Alliant’s Retirement Services Group and Life Insurance Division in the Northeast. John’s team of professionals focuses on providing clients with life insurance, disability...

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Sarah is a Retirement Plan Advisor with 15 years of industry experience. She solidifies relationships with her clients and their retirement plans by focusing on vendor and service provider review and negotiations, plan design...

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Sean Waggoner

Advisor, Executive Vice President

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Executive Vice President – Sean founded the 401(k) practice, Alliant Retirement Services in 2004. He has worked with retirement plans for over 20 years. He personally oversees 60 accounts in what has grown to be one of the...

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Wendy Conner, ChFC®

Compliance Officer, Vice President

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Lead Compliance Consultant and Chief Compliance Officer – Wendy has worked with retirement plans for 16 years. She has been with Alliant Retirement Services for ten years and is the Branch Compliance Administrator. She previously...

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Aaron Pottichen*

Senior Vice President

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 As a Senior Vice President of Alliant Retirement Consulting, Aaron is responsible for leading the Retirement Services Austin division, providing guidance to clients and coordinating these services with the other Alliant business units. 

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Ben Sithens

Investment Consultant, Vice President

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Ben Sithens, Senior Investment Consultant, Ben leads Alliant’s plan investment analysis and review process. He conducts a periodic and comprehensive investment review for current clients, develops customized vendor searches, in...

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Polly Brooks, Client Relationship Manager, Polly is responsible for fostering relationships with clients and assisting them with services provided by Alliant Retirement Consulting and plan providers to ensure the plan sponsor’s...

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Christopher Cristallo, Investment Consultant/Account Manager, Christopher currently serves as an Account Manager for Alliant Retirement Consulting and holds his General Securities Representative and Uniform Securities Agent State Law...

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Mark Meyer

Compliance Specialist, Vice President

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Mark assists with plan design, fiduciary best practices, as well as helping Alliant keep current with regulatory and legislative changes. He assists with the review of plan documents, and helps keep the plan up-to-date with economic...

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Max Denler is an account executive for Alliant Retirement Consulting, and has been working in the retirement industry for ten years. Max has a background in qualified plan recordkeeping, working in plan administration and client...

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Cara Reynolds

Account Executive, Assistant Vice President

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Cara Reynolds is an account executive for Alliant Retirement Consulting and has been with Alliant over 5 years. She has worked in the employee benefits and retirement industries for over 20 years. She has extensive background in client...

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Kathleen Monahan is an account executive for Alliant Retirement Consulting and the manager of the service team in the New York city office. Kathleen has been in the retirement industry for 20+ years Kathleen’s experience is with...

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Fran Ferrante, ERPA, QPA is a Vice President and Manager of Retirement Plan Administration for the Alliant Employee Benefits Retirement Services Group. She began her career in pension administration in 1974, on the date that ERISA was...

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Maria Arcaro is an account executive for Alliant Retirement Consulting and has been in the retirement industry for more than 10 years. Maria has experience in retirement planning, plan design consultation, and client relationships....

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Nicholas Lang is an Account Manager for Alliant Retirement Consulting. Nicholas has been involved in the retirement industry for the past five years. Prior to working with Alliant, Nicholas was on the Account Management team for one of...

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Jonathan Taporco is an Account Manager - Lead at Alliant Retirement Consulting, he is an expert in working with plan sponsors to create and manage portfolios associated with defined contribution and defined benefit plans, as well as...

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Drew Whitney*

Account Manager

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Drew Whitney is the Retirement Services Account Manager. In this role, Drew is responsible for executing the retirement strategy, providing guidance and support from a plan administration perspective, as well as providing employee...

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