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About Us

Actually, It’s All About You

It started with a dream. Your dream.

You got into this business because you wanted to help people. You knew you could make a difference in people’s lives. You had a purpose. You had great intentions. But somewhere along the way things changed.

And then one day you came to a realization. You spend very little time doing the things that attracted you to the business in the first place.

Enter Freedom Wealth Alliance - Independent Advisor Services

We created the firm with the objective of providing unmatched Independent Advisor Services:

  • Freeing you from the burden of day-to-day business management.
  • Bringing together the resources and horsepower of a high performing team so you can spend your time doing what you enjoy the most and do the best.
  • Relieving your stress and taking away your worries so you and your clients can live well and live free. But we want to be clear. Freedom Wealth Alliance is not for everybody.

An Invitation

We invite you to take a look and see if Freedom Wealth Alliance is the right firm for you…and us. All it takes is one decision to change your life. One decision to start down a new path.
Kurt Rozman: It’s time for you to be free.
  • Free from a product driven corporate agenda.
  • Free from a large corporate bureaucracy that implements rules and procedures that cater to the lowest common denominator.
  • Free from being told what fees you can charge your clients.
  • Free from being limited to a small set of approved products.
  • Free from the closed architecture of a centrally managed bank or wirehouse.
  • Free from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Free from being told how to do your job instead of trusting that you know what you’re doing.

Our Beliefs

Do you share these beliefs, too?

Culture is critical to the success of any organization. At Freedom Wealth Alliance, we have certain beliefs that permeate who we are, what we do, and that shape our culture. Do you share these beliefs, too? We believe in freedom – the freedom to live the life you and your clients choose. We believe in wealth – the wealth that comes from good intentions and serving others. We believe in alliance – the transformative power that results from being part of a high performing community that is actively changing the lives of thousands of people. We believe in financial advisors and in their ability to make a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives.In addition, we believe:
  • Beliefs drive action, actions create results.
  • No one person has all the good ideas; therefore, the process of shared experience often results in a better outcome.
  • When you form an alliance you strengthen everyone involved.
  • We value process over products for our clients’ solutions.
  • All long-term relationships should be mutually beneficial.
  • Goals and dreams will remain just that, until you develop a plan to help you live them.
  • The exchange of worry for confidence creates value.
Our Core Beliefs Help Drive Strong Business Results

Our Team

Adrian L. Zilvetti

Senior Vice President

Adrian L. Zilvetti
For nearly two decades Adrian has provided a personalized suite of integrated strategies to address even the most complex financial needs confronting families. He focuses on the preservation and enhancement of wealth through financial planning, tax-intelligent investment management, and charitable planning. Adrian began his career as a Financial Consultant in Washington D.C. Since moving back to Wisconsin he has been continuing his passion for investment research through a wide array of experiences allowing him to strive to deliver exceptional advice and value to his clients. While studying economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he traveled to Central and South America to further his Spanish fluency and to learn more about the developing world. With family and friends located throughout the world, Adrian gets to enjoy exploring new places and meeting new people.
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Kurt Rozman

President

Kurt Rozman
Kurt is driven by a singular passion in life: live the best life he can, while helping as many deserving people as possible along the way. His focus is to improve everything he touches. Kurt has spent the last 25 years of his professional career helping people improve their financial lives. Since the beginning, his focus has resulted in him outgrowing 2 investment firms, leading to his ultimate professional achievement, building and managing his own R.I.A. Kurt’s goal is to bring high quality, personalized investment management within the reach of deserving investors. Recently Kurt reinvigorated his investment team by creating the R.I.A. Freedom Wealth Alliance. His vision is to create a diverse team of financial professionals offering quality tools and products, to clients and advisors without sacrificing independence and freedom. For Kurt work is deeply interwoven into his life. He is always looking for ways to improve and grow. He meets new challenges head on, always striving for professional development and advancing new portfolio management techniques.  Even his hobbies are centered around conquering new adventures, from climbing to the top of a mountain, to diving to the bottom of the ocean.  In his down time, traveling provides the necessary personal balance to all of his professional endeavors. His favorite destination is Hawaii.
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Charles Kuhtz

Financial Advisor

Charles Kuhtz
Chuck began advising clients in 1984, and became a Certified Financial Planner Professional in 1989.  Chuck joined Freedom Wealth Alliance in 2016 as a Financial Advisor to offer his clients a team-based approach for their financial endeavors.  Chuck focuses on retirement planning, wealth accumulation, risk management strategies, estate planning, long-term care management and comprehensive fee-based financial planning. Chuck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and is a lifelong resident of Waukesha County.  He lives in Oconomowoc with his wife, Donna, of 29 years and their children Oliver and Elizabeth.
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Darren J. Liberski

Vice President

Darren J. Liberski
Darren is dedicated to helping his clients work toward financial independence. He remains focused on his clients and guiding their financial situation so they can pursue their dreams and enjoy their true passions in life. Darren has spent the last 15 plus years of his professional career helping people work toward financial freedom. Darren obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He began his career in financial services at Strong Capital Management evolving into more than a money manager. Darren strives for a deeper client connection, providing risk management strategies, and customized strategies tailored to his clients’ goals and objectives. Germantown, Wisconsin is home to Darren, his wife and 2 sons. He is also a “Grandpa” – his daughter and son-in-law soon welcoming their second child into the world. Darren’s family enjoys spending time together, supporting one another in their athletic endeavors and encouraging one another with laughter and love.
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Eric Kulwicki

Senior Portfolio Manager

Eric Kulwicki
As the Senior Portfolio Manager, Eric leverages his passion and experience investing in the global financial markets to manage diversified, multi-asset portfolios to help our clients pursue their financial goals.  He leads the firm’s Investment Committee to determine investment strategy, drive research and construct portfolios with a keen focus on managing risk on behalf of our clients.  Eric is a firm believer in financial education and leads a number of initiatives to enhance the knowledge of our clients on the ever increasing complexity of investing in the financial markets. Prior to joining Freedom Wealth Alliance in 2016, Eric was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Analyst at Robert W. Baird & Company.  In this role, he assisted in the portfolio management of the firm’s discretionary, multi-asset portfolios and performed the due diligence on investment managers across a variety of asset classes and alternative strategies. Eric received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Masters of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance from Marquette University, where he graduated with honors.  Eric is a CFA Charterholder and holds his Series 7 registration through LPL Financial and 66 registration through Freedom Wealth Alliance. Eric was raised and currently resides in Southeastern Wisconsin with his family.  He and his wife are very involved in the many activities of their three young children.
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Shannon Smith

Vice President

Shannon Smith
As Vice President, Shannon helps build and grow key client and stakeholder relationships through partnership with Freedom Wealth Alliance. Shannon helps ensure that the firm’s strategy-focused resources are leveraged to maximize the client wealth experience. Prior to joining Freedom Wealth Alliance in January 2011, Shannon was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Shannon’s capital markets experience dates back to 1998 as President and Co-founder of a financial services software company servicing global banks. Shannon received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology/Anthropology and Romance Languages from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. He also holds an International MBA from Thunderbird, The Graduate School for International Management in Glendale, Arizona. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Shannon resides in Milwaukee, WI with his wife Jillian, and daughters Sydney and Zoe. Shannon enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and embraces the unique perspective of a parent of special needs children. In both his personal and professional life, Shannon is driven to invest in quality personal relationships.
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Robin Rozman

Director of Client Relations

Robin Rozman
Robin Rozman’s background is diverse ranging from criminal justice to fundraising. Her career in financial services began in 1995 and was nearly short lived until she found her forever firm at Freedom Wealth Alliance in 2005 (formerly Rozman Wealth Management). She was finally able to satisfy her moral compass and her career goals, with a firm that first and foremost, does the right thing for their clients and associates. Robin’s focus is to deliver information to our clients that are both relevent and important to them. She develops materials for clients to inform and educate them as they make important decisions on how to select a Wealth Advisor and investing their hard earned money. Robin also calls upon her diverse background and 20 years of experience to find the most effective ways of maintaining a compliant business practice. As Registered Investment Advisors, Freedom Wealth Alliance is held to the highest standards in regulatory obligations. Robin understands the value of doing what is right by the client and going by the book. Like most of us with a family and busy schedule, Robin finds that maintaining an efficient system at work and home works best but loves the challenge of something new. Cooking is one way for her to be organized yet creative.
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Thomas Ramsett

Financial Advisor

Thomas Ramsett
Tom has in his 16 years in the financial services industry been advising and educating his clients through market expansions and contractions. As an investment advisor representative, Tom develops close relationships and develops a clear understanding of his client’s goals and risk tolerance through regular contact and his open door policy. Most rewarding to Tom is not only managing his client’s finances and working towards their goals but the feeling of being like a trusted member of his client’s family. Tom joined Freedom Wealth Alliance in 2012 from his previous firm to work in a team based environment that works in a collaborative effort and scale. Capitalizing on one’s strengths while combining the greatest strengths of other team members creates the solid foundation Tom was looking for in a financial firm. Tom is passionate about the financial industry and understands the importance of a well thought and developed plan for financial independence for all his clients. He specializes in investment and retirement planning for families and closely held businesses.
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Bryan Ratkowski

Client Solution Specialist

Bryan Ratkowski
Bryan Ratkowski’s background in financial services began in 1997 as a life Insurance Agent for a prominent Milwaukee firm. He then spent time working in a local community bank and there he realized that Investments was ultimately the area he wanted to focus on. In 2006 he joined Rozman Wealth Management (now Freedom Wealth Alliance) and has been focused on servicing our clients’ needs and desires with regards to their financial matters. Bryan’s focus is to deliver the best client service in a detailed and efficient manner. He holds the clients’ needs in the highest regards and will do everything in his power to make sure those needs are met or exceeded. As a Registered Client Solution Specialist, Bryan holds himself to the highest standards in regulatory obligations and understands the value of doing what is right by the client. Typically, if a client has a question about their account Bryan is their guy.  Bryan is patient and kind, clients enjoy speaking with him and getting his assistance with their questions or requests. Bryan spends his free time with his son. He helps coach his baseball team in the spring and is his biggest cheerleader during football and basketball season. Bryan is also an avid outdoorsman, spending time in a tree stand during bow season is the ultimate get away for him but fishing and camping are not far behind.
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Shawn Hittman

Financial Advisor

Shawn Hittman
Shawn has served as a Financial Advisor since 2000 and has loved the combination of personal interaction with clients and in-depth analysis of the financial markets. He provides sound advice on a vast array of client situational needs always cognizant of costs and risks involved in executing strategic financial choices clients face as they plan for the future. Having endured two major market recessions, his role at FWA is to identify market trends and assess where values and risks exist therein. Shawn went to one of the Midwest’s top business schools at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater specifically to obtain a BBA-Finance degree to prepare him for a successful career in financial services. He also obtained a Spanish minor degree to keep his mind and communication abilities at a worldly level. He spent the first 8 years of his career building a successful practice with regional brokerage firm Edward Jones before joining Rozman Wealth Management in mid-2008, where he continued his growth as a professional and to expand the services he could offer to clients which included discretionary management of most client accounts. The transition turned out to be a very successful move as Shawn was able to craft a conservative model portfolio as an option for his clients just before fall of 2008. Since then he has built several other model portfolios to accommodate various time horizons and risk tolerance levels of clients. In his free time, Shawn is known to stay physically active, attend many live musical performances, and travel to the farthest reaches of the globe crossing off bucket list items as he goes. He’s nearly fluent in Spanish and takes every opportunity to practice both here and abroad. He’s been to every continent at least twice except Asia and Antarctica but the travel that Shawn is most proud of is his annual mission trip to Nicaragua where he and some of his closest friends build homes for needy families in a slum in Chinandega, paid for completely by donations raised here locally. The mission trips have paved the way for a deeper commitment to volunteerism and service to his fellow man, but also spiritually as he was recently baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan. One word that means a lot to Shawn is “Kaizen” which is Japanese for constant improvement. He takes a lot of pride in improving the things in life he’s already interested in and constantly looking for new ways to challenge himself. Recently that’s translated to taking classes in salsa/meringue, learning to play guitar, and practicing yoga.
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Cris Adams

Registered Administrative Associate

Cris Adams
Cris Adams’ primary focus is on client service.  She has dedicated her financial career to helping clients with service needs.  She stumbled into the financial services industry in 1991 when she answered an ad for a new firm that needed a receptionist.  After one week on the job she began working with a financial advisor, then another, and finally a third advisor all together.  This led to getting the Series 7 and 63 licenses which are held by LPL Financial.  She is thrilled to be working with Freedom Wealth Alliance, a move that has energized and refocused her work life. Cris takes particular pride in truly knowing the clients, both in their financial needs and personally.  She feels it is important to know the whole person so that she can better serve them in their lives.  It is here mission to make each client feel welcomed and special any time that the call or come into the office. Cris has a son who lives in Austin, Texas that works for a network sports division and travels throughout the United States and the world, covering sporting events.  Her daughter is married and living in Milwaukee, she works with recovering substance abusers. Cris’ passion is theatre of any kind especially musical theatre, and attends as many shows as possible.
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History Of Our Company

Let Us Tell You Our Story

FWA founder Kurt Rozman enters the business as a commissioned broker at nationally known firm.
Kurt Rozman forms Rozman Wealth Management, an independent brokerage office to better serve his clients with more freedom and product selection.
Rozman and staff rank in the top 7% of his independent investment channel nationally.
Freedom Wealth Alliance is formed by Rozman to help advisors support their careers in a truly independent RIA while providing access to some of the largest clearing firms in America. This unique umbrella design was the 10-year vision of Rozman who believes that as an alliance partner you can achieve the best of both worlds. FAs and clients enjoy an atmosphere that facilitates personal growth and great life/work balance. Clients enjoy the personal connection to their advisory team without sacrificing the comfort and security of a large scale operation.
FWA expands it custodial relationships to include Charles Schwab. Later that year 2 more advisors join FWA.
FWA expands its investment management platform and hires Eric Kulwicki, CFA as a Senior Portfolio Manager. FWA also acquires $60 million RIA firm and successfully integrates the client base into the FWA platform.
FWA expands its primary location in Brookfield WI to open up 10 more offices for prospective financial advisors.