Stanziola Team

Stanziola Team

Jim Stanziola, JD, ChFC®, AIF®


Jim specializes in business succession planning for family-run and closely-held businesses. His work includes identifying gaps in planning in order to minimize the impact of taxes and maximize the value of a client’s assets during their lifetime and at death.

Jim has been providing financial advice in this area for almost 25 years. Additionally, he has a JD from Drake University School of Law; a BA from the University of Vermont; Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), and a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) certification from The American College. After law school, Jim successfully completed bar exams in the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. He has been a frequent speaker for several national organizations in the areas of estate and business succession planning. He is a prior board member and a current participant of the local chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. 

In additional to receiving his AIF designation in 2016, Jim was awarded the Kansas City 5-Star Wealth Manager Award* in 2014.

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*Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations.  785 Kansas City wealth managers were considered for the award; 176 (23 percent of candidates) were named 2014 Five Star Wealth Managers.  This awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit

Cheryl Anderson

Life Insurance Support Specialist

Education and Professional Designations 

  •  BA in Communication, Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri


  •   Life insurance and long-term care product support
  •   Case tracking and monitoring
  •   Evaluating and facilitating underwriting processes

Personal Information

Cheryl Anderson is the newest member of the team joining the firm in May 2015. She brings a wealth of experience in the medical-related profession. Her experience includes marketing and communication activities and managing foundation program funds. She has provided executive support for physician committees with a national medical association and managed physician relations events and activities in a hospital setting. Cheryl enjoys traveling, watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with her two children and three grandchildren.