About Us

Christian Zernich

Christian Zernich

Christian@EBSToday.com

As a financial advisor, Christian Zernich has over 20 years experience as an Executive Benefits Specialist in the specialized market of Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation for Key Executives and has been highly successful with helping credit unions offset their employee benefit obligations by implementing Employee Benefits Pre-Funding Programs.

Christian established his organization, Executive Benefits Solutions (EBS), early in his career while affiliated with CUNA Mutual Life Insurance Company where he began working with executives in the credit union marketplace. With his growing practice, Christian moved his affiliation to Lincoln Financial Advisors in 2004 and, after achieving more success as a top financial planner with LFA in 2011, he partnered with Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd., an independent wealth management and investment advisory firm, whose representatives are affiliated with LPL Financial, the largest independent brokerage firm in the nation*. This partnership made it possible for EBS to integrate top industry resources, products and technology, in order to improve their clients’ overall experience.

Christian is a Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table Qualifier**. He was a member of Lincoln Financial Advisors’ prestigious Premier Partners and The Resource Group.

Christian has three children, Evan,Gabrielle and Jackson. He is a YMCA community volunteer who also coaches baseball, football, and basketball.

Ted Erickson

Ted Erickson

Ted@EBSToday.com

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Ted Erickson was first registered in 1992 with Waddell and Reed in Vancouver, WA. Mr. Erickson started a successful investment division for a local Oregon credit union in 2002. In 2013, Mr. Erickson joined EBS as he recognized the need for credit unions to be able to offset employee benefit expenses through the use of Employee Benefit prefunding.

In February of 2015 Mr. Erickson fully joined EBS along with moving over to the Stratos Wealth Advisors platform. Mr. Erickson continues to manage his retail book along with a commitment to being EBS representative for the Northwest Region which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.

Ted is proud to be able to represent a firm whose goal is the betterment of credit unions.

Ted lives with his Fiancée in Camas Washington. Ted has two kids with his son going to Ohio Wesleyan University and a daughter in 8h grade.

Linda

Linda S. Roth

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In 2011, Linda joined Stratos Wealth Partners as V.P. of Operations for Executive Benefits Solutions (EBS) having a long standing professional and personal relationship with the senior leadership team of Stratos and knowledgeable of their valuable resources and intellectual capital.

Linda brings all of her skills to her role as V.P. of Operations for EBS as evident by her tenure with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Linda joined Lincoln Financial Advisors in 1998 as the Regional Director of Operations and Marketing for the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Once and was later promoted to Senior Finance Manager for the Northeast Region. Linda joined Executive Benefits Solutions in 2005 as V.P. of Operations after Lincoln’s company-wide restructuring.

Linda’s affliation with Lincoln began after spending over 20 years in a successful career with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company/Mass Mutual as Assistant Office Manager and Director of the Policyholder Service Department. She also supported the General Agency as Marketing Director and Technology Specialist.

Linda has spent much of her successful career providing personal coaching in market development to sales representatives in the financial services industry. Linda brings all of her skills to her role as V. P. of Operations for Executive Benefits Solutions. She oversees the daily operations for the firm as well as the development of marketing strategies, proposals, presentations and sales materials.

Linda and her husband, Mark, reside in Cranberry Township, PA.

Judi

Judi Brown

Judi@EBSToday.com

Judi’s role as Client Relationship Manager and Assistant to John Sinclair and Christian Zernich is critical to their specialized markets of Executive Benefits Planning and Employee Benefits Pre - Funding.

Judi began her career in the financial services industry with Prudential Insurance more than 25 years ago. She held positions with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company and Cigna Group Insurance before moving to Lincoln Financial Group 11 years. As New Business Director for Pittsburgh’s Regional Planning Office, her value to the field office was apparent by being awarded the office’s Most Valuable Staff Person of the Year Award multiple times. Upon Lincoln’s company-wide restructuring, Judi joined Family Wealth Management Group as Client Relationship Manager to several of the group’s planners.

While still at Lincoln, she joined Executive Benefits Solutions and moved with them in 2011 to Stratos Wealth Partners. Judi’s extensive background in providing outstanding support in the financial services industry continues to impact and benefit the firm, and most importantly, the clients of Executive Benefits Solutions.

Judi resides with her husband, Tom, in Brentwood, PA.

*MDRT Membership eligibility is based upon production in any given year to be considered of financial professional advisors who serve their clients through exemplary performance and the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity.

**As reported in Financial Planning magazine, June 1996 – 2015, based on total revenues