Meet Our Team : Focus Financial Strategies LLC | Ft Collins, CO

Meet Our Team

William A. (Bill) Hastings

Founder and Financial Adviser

A grateful and proud native of Mount Vernon, NY, Bill has also lived in the rural communities of Northwest Ohio for 12 years. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado for a Leadership Development program in 1985 where he met and married the love of his life, Sharon in 1987. Bill and his family have been residents of Fort Collins since 1990.

Bill graduated from Defiance College with a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology and Minor in Arts (emphasis in Photography). He helped to pay his way through college as a freelance sports photographer by covering regional Football, Basketball, and Track at the NFL, NBA, NCAA, NAIA and High School levels for over 12 years.

Early in his life, Bill discovered a passion for helping other people accomplish their life goals through personal coaching and mentoring. This became the foundational commitment that led to entering the financial services industry in 1995.

Early in his career, Bill was privileged to serve for 13 years with two excellent international non-profit organizations assisting in Marketing, Development, Planned Charitable Giving and Estate Planning. This was his first glimpse and experience in the financial planning area. He also had career opportunities with businesses in the private sector, which led to his desire to become a business owner as well.

Bill started to build what is now Focus Financial Strategies LLC in December 1995. Through Focus Financial Strategies LLC he is able to help provide comprehensive financial planning, the management of financial assets for fees and strategically places financial products such as life and disability insurance, 529 plans, annuities and long-term care insurance consistent with clients’ goals and objectives.

Bill has been strategically aligned with a fortune 60 company to help provide leading-edge financial products, services and advice. Additionally, through this strategic partnership he has access to numerous specialized consultants to help support the advanced planning needs of his clients.

Many of the people who have worked with Bill over the years have enthusiastically stated “We never knew how we could accomplish so many of our goals and dreams with a thoughtfully created plan”.

Bill & Sharon have been happily married for over 33 years. Bill (from New York City) and Sharon (from Sheridan, Wyoming) have a fun “cross cultural” marriage and have two wonderful daughters, Lauren (married to Tyler Miget) and Julia, plus an energetic granddaughter named Charlie. Two dogs, Duke and Sonny make for a busy and active home that Sharon capably leads and manages while expanding her artistic skills and business!

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No one person will be able to successfully achieve their goals devoid of service, help, feedback, constructive thinking and creative alternative solutions.  Recognizing this fact, we have a team of service, research, and resource people through our firm and New York Life Insurance Company and its affiliates that help provide access to specific skills and experience.  Of course, all client information is kept in the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

Jason Radke, CFP®

Financial Adviser

Jason Radke, CFP® is a dedicated member of the Focus Financial Strategies LLC team. He is driven in helping his clients find and develop a defined goal for their unique situation. Through a unique and collaborative process, he further applies the discovery process of how best to accomplish his clients stated ambitions. Jason strives to provide a give-first approach with everyone whether that is in a professional or personal manner.

Jason holds a BS in Finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver from 2012, immediately joined New York Life at the start of 2013 and joined the Focus Financial Strategies LLC team in 2016. In March of 2016, he was authorized to use, after many hours of study and a 10 hour board examination, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board Certification. CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.

Jason his wife Jenna, and their two sons Nolan and Luka, enjoy their time in the Northern Colorado Communities and live in the Town of Eaton. Jason lives for the warmer weather seasons in Colorado by either being out on the lake with his family, playing in softball leagues, or catching evenings out in the cool Colorado weather. Jason also uses his time to be involved in the Eaton community as the Chair of the Eaton Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Eaton Sertoma Club.

Abby Bell-Wilson

Associate Financial Adviser to Bill Hastings and Jason Radke, CFP®

Abby brings a wealth of experience to our practice. She began her career as a Financial Services Professional in 2008 with New York Life. As her career grew she qualified for and became affiliated with Eagle Strategies LLC in 2015 as a Financial Advisor. A significant accomplishment! Her knowledge and experience with a wide array of financial, risk management, insurance and investment products allow her to support our practice to help serve our client’s needs.

As her family needs expanded, she joined Focus Financial Strategies LLC as a part time Associate Financial Advisor in April 2018. Her primary role is to support Bill and Jason in Financial Planning, Investment products and excellent customer service.

Abby is also a Colorado native, she graduated from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) in 2003 with a Bachelor's in Science degree majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a emphasis in Business.

She is married to Jerod and has four growing children, Ella, Lillian, Ethan and Gemma. She supports and volunteers in the community at her Church, children’s schools and cheering on her kids in sports while she manages her active and busy household. Whenever possible they travel with family around Colorado and the region to experience the majestic outdoors we are honored to call home.

Karri Hathcoat

Licensed Service Assistant & Executive Assistant to Bill Hastings

Karri Hathcoat is a Colorado native. She attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, graduating with an Associates in Arts degree in Business.  Karri joined Focus Financial Strategies LLC in 2013 as an Executive Assistant and became a Licensed Service Assistant to Bill Hastings.

Prior to joining Focus Financial Strategies LLC, she spent 23 years as a legal assistant.  She is in charge of daily management of the office, processing all servicing needs for life insurance other financial products, while providing excellent customer service to our clients.

Karri lives on a small farm outside of Fort Collins with her family.  She met her husband Ken at Colorado State University, and they have been married since 1980.  Ken and Karri have two adult sons in the area.  Karri enjoys spending time with her family and animals, volunteering at her church, sports, crafts, and is an avid reader.