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Company News | Jul 16, 2014

D.B. Root & Company celebrates the start of a new decade of service for Financial Advisor Steve Kohler

Steven Kohler


Success has a way of forming long lasting relationships. This year D.B. Root & Company is recognizing Steve Kohler for his decade-long contribution to the firm. Steve joined the firm as a Financial Advisor, and has devoted his skills to servicing a roster of clients in the areas of wealth management, retirement planning, tax and estate planning and insurance evaluation.

Steve is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and possesses an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation, which furthers his commitment to implementing proper fiduciary practices, policies and procedures. Kohler says,“I was looking for a company that would allow me to grow as a professional, while supporting me with the resources necessary to provide top-level financial advice. I feel I hit the bullseye.”

In 2014, for the fifth time, Steve was named a 5-Star “Best in Client Satisfaction” Wealth Manager by Pittsburgh Magazine (results compiled by Crescendo Business Service, a national independent research firm). “Steve has been a solid advisor for our clients and for our firm. He has established himself as a key executive for us and trusted advisor to a growing list of clients. He has embraced our business model of providing an expected level of service and expertise, and has continued to contribute to our advancement of this philosophy”, stated David B. Root, Founder and CEO.

Steve currently serves on D.B. Root & Company’s Executive Committee, participating in management decisions for the firm. He holds an accounting degree from Duquesne University. He has worked in the financial industry for more than 18 years, starting as a senior customer representative for Dreyfus Investment Services. Other prior experience includes Federated Investors as a mutual fund wholesaler in the bank broker/dealer sales division, and a stint with Confluence Technologies, a software company specializing in performance calculations for mutual fund companies.

Steve is actively involved with community service initiatives through his church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran of Wexford. He is also a member of the Community Ministries, active in various fundraising activities supporting Habitat for Humanity, and a current congregation council member. “Our firm is very committed to giving back to the community, and I appreciate their support of our individual involvement as well.” said Kohler.

He lives in Sewickley with his wife Angela and three children – Vivien, Luke and Martin. Steve enjoys playing golf and coaching youth hockey at the Robert Morris Island Sports Center.

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Steven Kohler


Chief Planning Officer

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