About Us

For over 20 years Financial Designs has delivered on our commitment to providing clients with tools and support in working towards the realization of your financial goals. Our independence offers you solutions from a wide variety of industry leading partners.

Ryan Hannam - Financial Designs - Partner

Ryan Hannam Partner

Ryan@myfinancialdesigns.com

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Ryan was selected in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and spent a total of five years in the NFL, playing tight end for the Seahawks for four seasons, which included the team’s first ever trip to the Super Bowl, before joining the Dallas Cowboys for one season. Following his retirement from the NFL, Ryan returned to Cedar Falls and began his career in the financial services industry, becoming a Partner in Financial Designs in 2013.

Ryan currently holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses, along with Health Insurance and Life Insurance licenses.

Originally from St. Ansgar, Ryan and his wife, April, currently reside in Cedar Falls with their two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth sports teams and cheering for the UNI Panthers and Chicago Cubs.

Paige Miller - Financial Designs - Partner

Paige Miller Partner

Paige@myfinancialdesigns.com

Originally from Marshalltown, Paige is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has called the Cedar Valley her home for over 20 years. With a strong focus on service, Paige began her career in financial services in 2002, becoming a Partner in Financial Designs in 2013.

Paige currently holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6, 63, and 65 licenses, along with Health Insurance and Life Insurance licenses.

Paige and her husband, Jamie, reside in Cedar Falls with their three children, and their family time is filled with craft projects, music, biking, and running.

Scott Wirtz - Financial Designs - Partner

Scott Wirtz Partner

Scott@myfinancialdesigns.com

A graduate of Clinton Community College and the University of Northern Iowa, Scott entered the financial services industry in 2002 and joined the Financial Designs team in 2017.

As a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Scott currently holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 licenses, along with Health Insurance and Life Insurance licenses.

Originally from Clinton, Scott and his wife, Melanie, currently reside in rural Cedar Falls with their son. They are active in the community and enjoy attending local sporting events, musical performances, and church activities.

Allison Lechtenberg-Financial Designs-Benefits Wingman

Allison Lechtenberg Benefits Wingman

Allison@myfinancialdesigns.com

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Allison has worked in the financial services industry since 2009, joining the Financial Designs team in 2013. She assists clients with the implementation and ongoing management of their company’s benefit plans and serves as a support person for participants with questions related to their benefits.

Allison currently lives in New Hampton with her husband, Jeff, and their children. In her free time, Allison enjoys gardening, camping, golfing, and spending time with her family.

Lori Wedeking-Financial Designs-Benefits Wingman

Lori Wedeking Benefits Wingman

Lori@myfinancialdesigns.com

A native of Clermont, Lori has called Waverly home since 1991. As an original member of the Financial Designs team, Lori’s experience provides a great resource for clients with questions related to their employee benefits and individual insurance policies.

Lori and her husband, Bill, enjoy camping, fishing, boating, and spending time with their family. She counts her children and grandchildren as the greatest blessings in her life.

Company Founders

Chuck Brittain and Jan Behrends started Financial Designs in 1996 with the goal of assisting clients with group benefits and retirement plans, while remaining independent of any specific carrier or company.

Chuck Brittain - Financial Designs

Chuck Brittain

Chuck and his wife, Candi, reside in Waverly. Chuck remains active in high school athletics, both as an official and in a supervisory role for the state. He is also a member of the Iowa High School Officiating Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2003.

Jan Behrends - Financial Designs - Founding Partner

Jan Behrends

Jan and her husband, Glenn, also reside in Waverly. They enjoy spending time with their family and attending their grandchildren’s events. In addition to family time, Jan enjoys golfing, boating, and traveling.