Our Team

Our Team

Through Northwestern Mutual, you have access to a nationwide network of financial representatives, advisors and specialists who can address your financial goals and objectives. This network of specialists work together to create a complementary solution for you.

When you became a client of Niekamp Financial, you placed your trust in us to help make your vision a reality. We honor that trust with the help of our team. Together, we make a strong commitment to assisting and servicing our clients in every way possible. 

If at any time you have a question, concern or need, please let us know.

 

 
Scott S Niekamp

Scott S Niekamp, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 314-744-5217
Mobile 314-359-2139

Scott Niekamp began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2000 through the influence and support of his wife, Marcia, who was also a Financial Representative with the Network. Scott Niekamp finds great satisfaction in getting to know each of his clients and helping them identify and reach their personal and professional financial goals.

Scott has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations. He is an active member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Advanced Association of Life Underwriters (AALU), and Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).

Scott has also received a number of industry awards throughout his career with Northwestern Mutual. In 2006, Scott Niekamp qualified as a Northwestern Mutual Forum member for the first time, which recognizes the highest level of productivity and excellence within the Network. He has qualified every year since.

Scott holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is currently a member of the alumni chapter, as well as the Mizzou Tiger and Jefferson clubs.

After serving in the United States Air Force for 5 years, Scott Niekamp and his wife, Marcia, decided to move and start a family in St. Louis. He enjoys golf, boating, politics and spending as much time as possible with Marcia and their two children, Isaac and Anna.  He strives to honor God in all he does.

 

Scott has been working closely with Gus Klaus for the past 6 years helping him serve his clients while also providing increased support to him and his team. We continue to grow our team in support of your future. Strengthening our bench of talent and capabilities allows us to best serve you and your family regardless of where your vision takes you. 

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Mindy M. Ottiger

Mindy M. Ottiger, M.A., CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Chief Operations Officer
Office 314-744-5235

Mindy joined Niekamp Financial in April 2015 and serves as the Chief Operations and Marketing Officer.  Her focus is building and managing the most efficient, successful financial services firm that maintains our valuable client relationships.  In working with our firm, we will aspire to make their goals become realities during our planning process.  Prior to working as a team member within the practice, Marcia Niekamp was one of Mindy's mentors when she started as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2001.  She took a two-year hiatus in 2008 to be a mom and help with her husband's family business and then returned to serve on other Wealth Management Advisors' teams.

"I feel most satisfied seeing the difference a client has made personally, professionally, and financially in their lives, their communities, and future generations because of the service and accountability we provide."

Mindy is married to Nick, and they have two sons and a daughter.  Mindy is also active with the tree business and the “Uber” to her kids' lacrosse practices/games and dance classes/competition. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she enjoys running, trivia, the outdoors, and traveling.

Mindy graduated from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing Communications and a Master of Arts in Marketing.  She has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations and holds her Series 6, 63, and 7 along with her life and health insurance licenses. 

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation is conferred by the American College of Financial Services.

 
Lynn A. Hogan

Lynn A. Hogan

Director of Insurance Operations
Office 314-744-5200

Lynn joined Niekamp Financial in February 2018 to serve as the Director of Insurance Operations.  With 13 years of industry experience, her focus is providing excellent client service and overseeing operation procedures for our comprehensive planning practice.  She began her career in 1993 at Smith Barney. In 2001, Lynn took time out of the industry to be a stay at home mom. During that time, she volunteered around the community, at her children’s school, and served on the PTO board. In 2012, Lynn returned to the industry full-time as a client service manager at Moneta Group. 

“Financial choices can be daunting and overwhelming. I find it rewarding knowing that I helped guide clients through those choices and giving them comfort knowing we are always here to help.”

Lynn graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She currently holds her life and health insurance licenses. 

Lynn is married to Marty, and they have two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family either playing and watching sports, especially golf. She also enjoys time with friends and reading.

 
Leanne N. Zamora

Leanne N. Zamora, CASL®

Director of Investment Operations and Services
Office 314-744-5252

Leanne joined Niekamp Financial in 2016 from a Northwestern Mutual office in Chicago.  Leanne helps manage the investment operations and brings over 15 years of industry experience, including a few years at the Northwestern Mutual home office in Milwaukee, WI.  Leanne provides excellent service to our clients and assisting the team in the preparation and processing of paperwork and processing investment transactions. 

“I enjoy working with clients and getting to know them and their family. I strive that my client gets the continuous high-level of service they have grown to expect and deserve.”

Leanne graduated from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Bachelors of Arts in Finance. Leanne has earned the (RICP®) Retirement Income Certified Professional, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®), and holds her Series 63, 65, and 7 along with her life and health licenses.

Leanne is married to Michael, and they have one daughter.  She also has two bonus daughters of Michael’s.  Leanne is active outdoors on the endless trails in Wildwood with her dog Tundra.  She and her husband foster dogs for local rescues.

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) and Retirement Income Certfified Professional (RICP®) designation are conferred by the American College of Financial Services.

 
Erin R Ciezadlo

Erin R Ciezadlo, CLU®

Financial Planning Specialist
Office 573-388-3342

Erin joined Niekamp Financial in January 2021 to facilitate planning services. Her focus is aiding clients in developing their financial plan. Prior to working within Niekamp Financial, Erin worked on Gus Klaus’ team and has 5 years of industry experience.

“I enjoy being an integral part in taking our client’s unique goals and turning them into a valuable plan that will assist them in reaching their goals and planning for retirement.”

Erin graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. She currently holds her Series 6 and 63, along with her life and health insurance licenses.

Erin enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Brent, and her dog, Louie. She is also an avid runner and just ran her first marathon. Besides running, Erin likes to visit with family and friends.

 
Jennifer Austin

Jennifer Austin

Director of Client Services
Office 573-388-3420

Jenny joined Niekamp Financial in January 2021 to serve as the Director of Client Services and Marketing. Her focus is providing excellent client service along with building and maintaining client relationships. Jenny has 6 years of industry experience and she joined Northwestern Mutual in 2015.

“I enjoy providing great client service to all of our clients and knowing that I helped them along the way to achieving their financial goals.”

Jenny graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She currently holds her life and health insurance licenses.

Jenny is marred to John, and they have a dog named Max and two cats named Ellie and Ollie. She enjoys spending time with her family and spending as much time as possible in nature. She also enjoys reading, graphic design, and traveling.

 
Leslie R Hefferon

Leslie R Hefferon

Experience Leader
Office 314-744-5200

Leslie joined Niekamp Financial in February 2020 to facilitate firm engagement strategies. Leslie helps maintain client engagement. She has 15 years of experience beginning at Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative in 2004. In 2018, Leslie stepped away from the industry to be a stay at home mom and run a home business.

“I enjoy seeing clients reach their goals and dreams!”

Leslie graduated from University of Missouri in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She currently holds her Series 6 and 63 license.

Leslie is married to Brad and they have one daughter, Olivia. They enjoying spending time with family and friends. They also love spending time at the lake, on the boat, and in Florida.

 

 

Scott S Niekamp, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor


Niekamp Financial

 

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