Meet the Team
Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.
No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.
Paul Hadel is a long established financial professional and the founder of Hadel Financial Solutions located in Overland Park, Kansas. In 1977 at age 23 prior to entering the business Paul helped two different savings and loans market their problem real estate new home subdivisions in Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit Missouri. After successful marketing and sales of several million of residential properties Paul changed paths. In 1981 he entered a financial and estate planning career. Two years later he met his future wife Debbie from South Dakota.
From the start Debbie became his confidant and best friend. They married in 1983 and had three sons: Andrew, Benjamin, and Samuel. As they built their business, they viewed themselves as farmers planting seeds. Harvest will come later if they build a solid foundation based on trust and relationships.
In 1984 after their first son Andrew was born Paul and Debbie were building the practice. Paul was able to help a South Dakota farmer with his continuity plan to protect a 7,500-acre family farm. That same year Franklin Life Insurance celebrated its hundred-year anniversary featuring the Hadel Family in trade journal magazines throughout the industry showcasing their success. Paul achieved success with every challenge Franklin Life Insurance company put in front of him.
Early in 1993 Paul & Debbie added wealth management to further assist their client’s goals. Several of them accumulated substantial assets and wanted help preserving what they worked for. They helped their clients pursue their goals by working with their, CPA’s, attorneys, and bankers. In 2006 they were asked to be financial advisors for all branch locations one of Kansas City's most successful community owned Banks. They helped the bank officers and owners enhance the relationships they have built throughout the years. Paul and Debbie also helped the bank employees as financial coaches with their personal assets. To help protect the continuity of the bank they developed the estate plan for the bank owner. By providing the liquidity necessary it became possible to transfer tens of millions to local charities including WWI museum, Johnson Community College among many others. Paul & Debbie have built life-time relationships with several other business and successful individuals as well.
PRESERVE AND PASS
Paul & Debbie have three wonderful sons: Andrew CFP, Benjamin CPA, and Sam Hadel. Andrew and Benjamin are partners in the firm. Samuel is also in the industry with American Century in Kansas City. Paul has a written continuity plan in place with Andrew and Benjamin. Paul enjoys helping people and loves his clients, many of whom have become his best friends. Paul and Debbie are in it for the long term. Paul helps business owners 15 to 20 years his senior that also have family members in their business. Paul has helped his clients develop their continuity plan as well. With family it’s complicated sometimes. It is nice to have someone outside of the immediate family help develop the plan to help a business thrive into multiple generations. Paul enjoys playing drums and enjoys the musicians at the Kansas City Symphony. He has known some members since 1981 when it was the Kansas City Philharmonic. Paul learned how to play drums from lessons from the head percussionist.
Andrew Hadel is a Certified Financial Planner and Investment Advisor Representative for Hadel Financial, a boutique family-owned advisory firm for 39 years. He enjoys helping individuals and business-owners with life’s transitions, from assisting businesses with buy-sell arrangements to planning for retirement income.
Growing up in the family business, Andrew tested and attained his Life, Health & Annuity license while still a Junior in high school. He began working with small business owners by calling companies out of the yellow pages, maintaining many of those relationships through college. While Andrew generally prefers levity, he takes his responsibility to his clients very seriously.
Andrew studied at the University of Kansas, graduating on the Dean’s Honor Roll in Communications and Business. Starting with NAIC’s Insurance Licenses 18 years ago, he also holds FINRA’s Series 7 Securities license, Series 66 Investment Advisor license, Certified Fund Specialist designation, and is a Certified Financial Planner Certificant (CFP®).
Andrew lives in Prairie Village with his patient wife, Lacey, and their two daughters, Emma (4) and Lucy (2). He enjoys vegetable gardening, playing pick-up basketball (poorly), and smoking meat. Andrew’s favorite football team is the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs and his favorite ice cream is black walnut.
Ben Hadel graduated in the top 10% of his class with a degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas. He immediately followed his undergraduate program with a Masters in Accounting in 2011 with an emphasis on taxation. While working Ben studied for and took his CPA exams, passing all of them in the first try. He uses his background in tax to coordinate with his client's individual tax advisors. This opens opportunities for tax planning in retirement. By working with all of a client's trusted advisors, a solid financial plan can be established. Ben views money as important, but it's not nearly as important as everything else that can be achieved in life. When you are concerned about money it is hard to be your best in other areas. Whether it be parenting, working, or keeping yourself healthy. Money is a tool to be used by people to help them pursue everything else in life. Financial freedom is something worth striving towards but it's also part of the foundation required to reach higher levels of achievement. Ben is dedicated to continuously learning. Through sound financial strategies, one can hope to increase their lifetime earning potential. The ultimate goal is to make clients feel comfortable with their path towards financial freedom and to be able to visualize what they want their life to be during retirement. Ben is also active in the community. Growing up with cystic fibrosis (CF) he vowed to make his disease a strength rather than a weakness. He has been asked to speak at different CF centers about how he has been able to thrive while managing his disease. He has also been asked to be on multiple patient advisory boards and to mentor younger children with CF. Being a former patient of Children's Mercy Hospital, Ben is passionate about raising funds for the hospital and is on the board of Mercy Ambassador's. He has been the co-chair of their Topgolf Tournament since it started 4 years ago, helping to raise over $100,000 for the hospital. In his free time Ben enjoys going to the movies with his wonderful wife, reading, and exercising. He also enjoys spending time with family and views his two nieces and nephew as his own children.
Deborah Hadel is a managing Registered Representative partner of Hadel Financial. She manages the practice. In other words, she is the axle of the wheel. Deborah was raised in a farming valued family that figures out how to get business done.
Deborah is from South Dakota and a graduate of College of St. Benedict University/ St. Johns University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in business. She started her career path in Minneapolis managing retail stores then was promoted to a larger store in Kansas City. Deborah then went to managing McDonalds Corporate restaurants. Deborah worked in Advertising Sales from 1985-1988. She was ranked #3 among 32 sales consultants in her division. Deborah joined Hadel Financial full time in 1988 where she prospected and supported her husband Paul build the Practice.
Deborah is mother to 3 remarkable sons Andrew, Benjamin, and Sam; Mother-in- law to 3 kind, smart and beautiful daughter in- laws Lacey, Staci and Margaret; Gammy to two energetic, smart and beautiful granddaughters Emma and Lucy. She enjoys family time, going to her lake house, reading, listening to music, and golfing when time permits.
Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.
Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.