(and a little bit of fun)


Barney Chepenik starts Chepenik Financial. With a closet full of dreams, along with plenty of wide-lapel jackets and a few sweater vests, Barney offers health and life insurance through his one-man firm.


Barney joins the "1 Percent Club," meaning he is in the top 39 of 3,900 insurance agents in the country.


Jason Chepenik joins the team, bringing his expertise in financial planning, securities trading, corporate benefits planning – plus a few seersucker suits.


Jennifer Kruger brings a new infusion of wealth management expertise to our firm and gets to have her cake too, since her first day is Barney’s birthday.


Jason testifies to the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council offering recommendations for enhancing the retirement security of American workers


The 401kWire names Jason one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Defined Contribution Industry


The first annual Chepenik Financial Crawfish Boil is held. Hundreds of crawfish meet their doom.

Pam Cote officially joins the team as our Chief of Staff. And the whipping us all into shape begins.


Sebastian, our Canine in Chief, assumes his rightful position under the conference table.


Jason makes PLANADVISER’s list of Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers for the first time (but not the last).


The firm now serves more than 50,000 eligible retirement plan participants. Our new partnership with Resources Investment Advisors brings greater resources to our team and clients.

We launch the first 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness™ in Orlando. The team breaks a few sweats putting the event together, but it’s all worth it when we raise more than $10,000 for the Junior Achievement of Central Florida.

Jorge Pereira joins the team as our new Director of Participant Education. Plan sponsors and participants, prepare to be schooled.


Jason named one of Financial Times Top 401k Retirement Advisers (again).

The 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness™ expands to seven cities and raises more than $250,000 for Junior Achievements across the nation.

Christian Campen comes on board. Our firm’s retirement plan expertise and client satisfaction hits record highs.


Joe DeBello joins the team as a Retirement Plan Consultant. The former hockey player wastes no time hitting his new goal: great client service.

To spice up client education, we roll out the "Let's Taco-bout Retirement" truck, which serves up fresh retirement plan guidance — with a side of delicious tacos.

Courtney Gladden joins as Chepenik’s first-ever Marketing Manager. A former college soccer player, she’s ready to score even more brand engagement.

Collin Gauntlett joins the team as Retirement Resources Coordinator and he's making sure every question is answered before it's even asked.

Lauren Bloom joins the team as an education consultant contractor. She helps clients focus on saving until they cross the retirement finish line.


Barney turns 100 and finally retires.

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