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Ferd LaBrunerieFerd LaBrunerie


Ferd was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri and graduated from Harvard in 1958. He enjoys playing tennis and reading when he is not with his three grandchildren. Ferd founded LaBrunerie Financial in 1966 and continues to contribute to its growth.






Alex LaBrunerie


Alex LaBrunerie has been a Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) for over 20 years. He completed his schooling from St John’s College with a degree in liberal arts. Alex performed credit analysis for ITT Financial before he became a principal for LaBrunerie Financial Services. In 1994, Alex opened central Missouri’s only broker/dealer company and has successfully expanded it since. Alex serves as president of LaBrunerie Financial, which manages over $320 million in client assets.





Ron SchlimmeRon Schlimme, EDM
Principal / Registered Representative


Ron has worked with investments for over 18 years and earned his degrees from Oklahoma State and the University of Missouri. At LaBrunerie, he specializes in retirement plans for clients. He recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Sarah and has resided in Columbia with her for the past 48 years. Ron enjoys traveling, fishing, and spending time with his nine grandchildren.




Jim MarberryJim Marberry
Registered Representative


Marberry is a U.S. Army veteran, serving in active duty from 1971-1974. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in accounting. Marberry dedicates his time to his local church and in the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Baptist Foundation and the Endowment Trust Board of the Boone County Museum and Historical Society. Marberry is a part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Marberry enjoys fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities, as well as St. Louis Cardinals baseball and MU football and basketball. He is married to Marjorie Marberry. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.



DSC 6331- Denise NelsonDenise Nelson
Investment Advisor Representative (IAR)


Denise is a Columbia native who graduated from Rock Bridge High School and went on to study accounting at the University of Missouri, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in 1990. After college, Denise worked as a junior auditor in the Boone County Auditor's office before founding Accounting Plus in 1992 and moving to Kansas City where she worked as the Director of Finance for a technology company. In 2002, Denise returned to Columbia and joined forces with Tina Marso to form a new and improved version of Accounting Plus.


Today, Denise oversees the accounting and payroll departments and manages general business operations, including marking and growth strategies, IT, and HR and continues to work with several business clients.


Denise is married with two children. Outside of work, she loves golfing, vacationing in the mountains or on the beach with her family, spending weekends at the lake, or curling up with a book, and spending time with loved ones.



Leann KnuthLeann
General Manager


Leann excels at working with individuals to educate and assist them in reaching their financial goals. At LaBrunerie, she develops relationships with clients, while scheduling appropriate meetings and discussing financial transactions with them. She began her career at LaBrunerie in 2010. Leann graduated from MU in 2006 with a degree in international business. She is also certified to teach high school business and marketing courses. When she is not working, she spends her time with her husband and daughter.



Leslie WilbersLeslie Headshot sesize
Client Service Manager


Leslie graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in management and personal financial planning. She began her career at LaBrunerie as an intern in 2009 and is now both Series 7 and 63 registered with the firm.  Leslie enjoys working with clients and seeing their service request through to a satisfactory conclusion. She and her husband, Luke, reside in Jefferson City.





Bret Rodabaugh

Registered Representative / Associate Research Analyst 


Bret graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with dual emphasis in Finance & Banking and Real Estate. Bret has resided in Columbia since  beginning his continued education at MU in 2010. He began his career at LaBrunerie as an intern in 2014 and has now become a registered representative. Bret also plays a large part in research and analytics for the firm.


Bret enjoys biking/hiking the trails Columbia has to offer and is a regular at the various local music venues.



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