Ken Renfro, CKA®
Ken Renfro joined Stratos Wealth Partners with a singular focus – helping clients feel confident about the financial decisions they have made as they pursue their goals and dreams. He accomplishes this by investing time getting to know his clients, their families, and businesses, and builds a plan that addresses their questions of “Where do I want to go and how will I get there?” Then, he guides them toward that goal using a process that seeks to provide a reasonable return while seeking to preserve their assets in a world where uncertainty is a part of life.
The reason Ken works in the financial services industry is that he receives great satisfaction from helping clients plan their financial future. From his experience as a volunteer budget counselor since 2001; teaching individuals how to establish a budget, set financial goals and get out of debt; he builds on this experience helping people map out their future with confidence. He firmly believes that integrity and honesty are the foundation of his practice and follows the admonition in Proverbs that “a good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Ken started his career in 2009 as a financial advisor and financial planning specialist with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney before joining Stratos in 2011. Ken serves individuals, families and business owners with a wide variety of services from retirement and education planning to company retirement plans. In addition, his prior 20 years of work experience as an entrepreneur and business owner have provided a depth of knowledge and experience to deliver timely and creative strategies to the problems his clients face. In 2023, he earned the designation of Certified Kingdom Advisor® (CKA®). Kingdom Advisors® is a membership community for financial professionals who specialize in serving the Christian market segment.
Ken graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business degree with majors in both Economics and Management/Labor Relations. He previously received a certificate in budget counseling through Crown Financial Ministries. He has served as an elder at Morning Star Friends Church, is a board member for Agape Christian Academy serving on the finance and endowment committees, and past Board of Directors for the Chardon area Chamber of Commerce.
Ken resides in Munson Twp. with his wife, Kathy, and they have three adopted children. They are also former foster parents. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, serving his community, hunting, golfing, and spending time with extended family and friends.
Tami has served in the financial services industry for the past 21 years. During her first five years she worked in retail banking, first, as a new accounts representative and then as a home equity loan officer. She left banking to join Solomon Smith Barney (since merged into Morgan Stanley) as a Senior Operations Associate and currently serves as a Client Service Associate at Stratos Wealth Partners. She joined the Renfro Team in 2011. Her responsibilities include fulfilling all administrative and operational support for our clients. Her role includes opening new accounts, processing account transfers, disbursing funds and maintaining the client database. She handles all administrative details, can schedule client appointments and overseas our client contact and communication program.
Tami is a native of Greater Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Bedford High School. Tami has two children, Erica and Eric. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and is a member of the Principals Advisory Committee. She participates in the National Walk for the Cure for the American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes walk held each year in the community. She also enjoys reading, line dancing, roller-skating, baking and travel.