Shakespeare Wealth Management, LLC
Partner and Financial Advisor
Shakespeare Wealth Management, LLC
Partner and Financial Advisor
As a fee-only ongoing financial planner, serving those with investable assets of $1 million or more, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Nick Ziarek, CFP®, CFA®
Fee-Only Financial Advisor Serving those in Milwaukee, WI and Lake Country Area with Investable Assets of $1 Million or More
Expert Financial Planner and Strategist to High Net Worth Individuals and their Families.
Nick Ziarek is a Pewaukee, WI fee-only, fiduciary, financial advisor. Shakespeare Wealth Management, LLC provides comprehensive retirement planning, investment management, and tax planning to help business owners, retirees, and other high net worth individuals organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. Shakespeare financial advisors are never paid a commission of any kind and have a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
We form strong relationships with each of our clients and use a team approach in everything we do, capitalizing on the talents and knowledge base of our entire team to best serve clients with investable assets of $1 million or more. To learn more, visit https://www.shakespearewm.com/.
As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a financial advisor who has gained clients' trust for over 15 years, Nick Ziarek is dedicated to achieving financial independence with every client. To Nick, financial planning is about working toward retirement and financial goals, while continuing to keep in mind a client’s ‘why’ and purpose in life. Financial success is when you are able to enjoy what is meaningful and chase your life’s mission.
Since the beginning of his career, Nick has understood that the only way to reach a client’s goals is to first get to know their story and what will make a difference in their life and in their family’s lives. This way, when faced with a unique challenge, he already knows the next steps to take with each individual’s situation and stay true to the legacy they are working to build.
Nick has gained experience over the years working with a variety of high asset clients, as well as from his membership in the Fee Only Network, and serving as President of the board for the Financial Planning Association of Wisconsin (FPA).
When not in the office, Nick spends time with his wife and two children and volunteers as coach for his son’s soccer team. In the short summers you’ll find him on the golf course; and in the long winters you can find him at the local bowling alley.
- Retirement Income
- Investment Analysis
- Tax Planning
- CFA Charterholder
Nick Ziarek is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
NAPFA members live by three important values:
- To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
- To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
- To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.
Our goal is to form a strong relationship with each of our clients. This relationship is what makes Shakespeare different from other Milwaukee Financial Advisors. We provide you with fiduciary advice after finding what drives you, what inspires you, and what you feel you deserve in your life. We hope this relationship is equally important to you. We are not just your Financial Planner; we are your partner. We use a team approach in everything we do, capitalizing on the talents and knowledge base of our entire team to best serve clients with investable assets of $1 million or more.
Specialties: Planning for Business Owners | Inheritance and Sudden Wealth | Generational Wealth
Kevin has been helping clients achieve their financial goals for over 30 years. Developing a one-to-one relationship with clients is Kevin's unique skill and the reason he started Shakespeare Wealth Management.
Placing an emphasis on developing close relationships is what allows him and his team to better help clients through key transition points in life, such as retirement, selling a business, losing a loved one, divorce or inheritance. He finds planning for and successfully guiding his clients through these moments rewarding; but finds the most reward in ensuring a client's legacy continues to bear fruit long after they're gone.
Kevin graduated from Marquette University College of Business with specialties in Finance and Economics. Kevin uses his financial expertise to serve his community as a member on the board of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation Planned Giving Council, is an active member in Jesuit Nation, Life Connections, and his local church. Kevin is the past President and Chairman of The Financial Planning Association of Wisconsin and is an active member in WICPA and NAPFA.
Kevin is happily married and the proud dad of three adult 'boys.' He is an avid traveler, preferring remote and far-flung destinations. He is a semi-professional weekend landscaper and has frequently been accused of planting too many trees and spending too much time on his lawnmower. When not traveling and landscaping, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, boating, working out, and being outdoors.
Specialties: Inheritance and Sudden Wealth, Medicare Planning, Women and Wealth
Andrea views herself and her colleagues at Shakespeare as more than just “financial planners;” they’re advisors tasked with guiding clients to security, fulfillment, and happiness. Andrea prefers to get to know each client and their story before identifying and prioritizing their financial goals. This intimate process allows her to plan for her clients’ every life adventure, as well as for their future legacy.
One of the most rewarding aspects of financial planning for Andrea (in addition to achieving financial success for her clients, naturally) is educating them so they completely understand the financial planning process. She lives for the “Aha!” moments.
Andrea received her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and earned her CFP® designation in 2009. She also an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
Andrea grew up in Pewaukee not far from the Shakespeare office and currently lives in Merton with her husband and 3 children. She spends most of her free time with her children, teaching Sunday school, running, biking and participating in triathlon events.
Specialties: Retirement Income | Investment Analysis | Tax Planning
As a financial advisor who has gained clients' trust for over 15 years, Nick is dedicated to achieving financial independence with every client. To Nick, financial planning isn’t only about working toward retirement and financial goals, but continuing to keep in mind what is meaningful to the client. Financial success is truly a value when you are able to enjoy what is meaningful and chase your life’s mission.
Since the beginning of his career, Nick has understood that the only way to reach a client’s goals is to first get to know their story and what will make a difference in their life and in their family’s lives. This way when faced with a unique challenge, he already knows the next steps to take with each individual’s situation and stay true to the legacy they are working to build.
Nick has gained experience over the years working with a variety of high asset clients as well as being a board member of the FPA.
When not in the office, Nick spends time with his wife and 2 kids and volunteers as coach for his daughter’s soccer team. In the short summers you’ll find him on the golf course; and in the long winters you can find him at the local bowling alley.
Brian Ellenbecker, CFP®, EA®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC®
Specialties: Tax Planning | Social Security Strategies | Estate Planning
Brian joined Shakespeare Wealth Management in 2020. With over 20 years of experience, his focused areas of expertise include tax planning, Social Security strategies and estate planning.
Brian earned his degree in Finance from Marquette University in 2000. He is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner, an Enrolled Agent®, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association, where he serves on the Symposium Planning Committee, and the Investment Management Consultants Association.
He is on the Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
In his free time, Brian enjoys playing tennis, traveling and exploring new restaurants. He also enjoys watching and attending Packers, Bucks, Brewers and Marquette Golden Eagles games.
Specialties: Retirement Planning | Insurance Strategies | Charitable Planning
Partnering with, walking clients through the financial planning process, and seeing his clients achieve their financial aspirations is what provides Ryan with the greatest satisfaction. During his tenure in this field, he has been able to leverage his technical skill set to assist clients with the planning of their financial future.
Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in Personal Finance. He underwent a rigorous course load through their CFP® Board-Registered Program, passed the CFP® exam in November 2018, and achieved official certification in September 2019. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation.
In his free time, he enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He is also a big Wisconsin Badgers basketball fan and was fortunate enough to attend the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis to see the Badgers take down Kentucky. He makes it a priority to go to at least one game a year at the Kohl Center.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Analysis & Management
- Tax Planning
- High-Net-Worth Individuals and Families
- At Least $1 Million in Investable Assets
- Preparing for Retirement or Recently Retired
- Recently Married or Divorced
- Death of a Loved One
- Selling a Business
- In Need of Inheritance Planning
- Complex Asset/Investment Situation
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
- All-Inclusive Service
- Ongoing Financial Planning
- Meetings 1 - 3 Times per Year
- Clearly Defined Fees
- Virtual or In-Office Meetings
- Blog Posts and Monthly Newsletters
- Webinars and Client Events
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Nick Ziarek is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Nick Ziarek is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Nick Ziarek is a CFA® charterholder
The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.
This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.
Nick Ziarek is a Member of the CFA Institute
The CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization comprising the world’s largest association of investment professionals. With more than 170,000 members and 150 regional societies around the world, the organization is dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.
Nick Ziarek is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Nick Ziarek serves on the Board of the Financial Planning Association of Wisconsin
Nick Ziarek Serves as a Board Member for the CFA Society of Milwaukee
Nick Ziarek is Featured in the Milwaukee Business Journal's People on the Move
Nick Ziarek is Mentioned by Cison: "Shakespeare Wealth Management adds new Financial Planner, Nick Ziarek, CFA, AIF®"
Nick Ziarek is Quoted in the Wall Street Journal: "Ultrashort Bond Funds Remain Popular"
Nick Ziarek is Featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Contact Nick Ziarek
N22 W27847 Edgewater Dr.
Pewaukee, WI 53072