K Street Financial Group

K Street Financial Team

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Jason A Colenda

Jason A Colenda, CFP®, MSF

Office 202-600-7114

Jason was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia and attended Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. After graduation in 2006, he enrolled at Villanova University in the School of Business. During his time at Villanova, Jason obtained a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Management with a minor in International Business. He walked-on the varsity basketball team, playing from 2007-2010, and was a member of Villanova’s Final Four team in 2009. Upon graduation Jason enrolled in a full-time M.S. program in Finance, completing the degree in 2011.

Jason began his professional career in Private Equity research, and worked in that capacity for 2 years before finding Northwestern Mutual. Jason started with Northwestern Mutual in October 2013, joining Managing Director Tony Stanley’s staff as an Associate Financial Representative as well as the Development Coordinator of the McLean VA District Office. In May 2015 Jason had the opportunity to work with District Director/Wealth Management Advisor Kurt Rupprecht in Washington DC as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor. On a daily basis Jason regularly interfaces with new and existing clients supporting the construction and implementation of our holistic financial planning recommendations. Jason is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the Life and Health Insurance License along with the Series 7 and 63 investment registrations with FINRA. As Director of Investments and Planning, Jason is the primary point-of-contact for all investment service and planning related requests and is always excited to assist!

Outside of his work with K Street Financial Group, Jason owned and operated a gym in Falls Church from March 2011-August 2018. It’s where he met his wife, Caitlin, and they were married in October 2018. They now reside in Arlington.

Brendan Tracz

Brendan Tracz

Director of Wealth Management
Office 202-403-2585
Mobile 703-472-9995

Brendan grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and graduated from Gonzaga College High School and the University of Virginia. After spending five years building his practice at Northwestern Mutual, Brendan brought his passion for financial planning and deep commitment to our clients to K Street Financial Group as Director of Wealth Management in early 2019. Brendan lives with his wife Maria and son Charlie in Kensington, Maryland, and is a long-suffering DC sports fan.

Jackie L McLeod

Jackie L McLeod

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 703-848-4811

Jackie joined Northwestern Mutual in 1988 in Muskegon, Michigan.  In 2006, she moved to Northern Virginia and joined my team.  With nearly 30 years with Northwestern and having achieved her CLU designation, Jackie's experience and knowledge is a valuable asset in helping our clients with their insurance needs.

Jackie is married to Bruce and they reside in Arlington. She is active in their church, Cherrydale United Methodist, and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.   

Gunnar N Laasanen

Gunnar N Laasanen

Director of Insurance Services
Office 202-600-7119

Gunnar is an Associate Financial Representative who started with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative Intern at the Virginia Beach office in 2013. He graduated from Freedom High School in Loudoun County, VA in 2009 and went on to attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics and joined the D.C. agency in 2014. He is licensed in life, health, and annuities as well as Series 7 general securities licensed. Gunnar had been with Northwestern Mutual in D.C. for three and a half years as an investment operations associate and a planning team associate before joining our practice. As Director of Insurance Services, Gunnar is responsible for all insurance-related operations for the team. Gunnar grew up in Hawaii frequenting the beach and playing inline hockey as a child. After moving to Maryland, he started playing lacrosse in middle school and all the way through high school and college in Virginia. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia and enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and going to the beach and concerts in his free time.

Kathryn Keefer

Kathryn Keefer

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 202-600-7100

Kate is originally from Hershey, PA. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Communications from Shippensburg University. After graduating, she moved to the DC Metro area and began her professional career at The Lucas Group as a Recruiting and Event Coordinator. She joined the K Street Financial Group in 2018 as the Marketing & Client Service Associate. Kate is responsible for marketing/client outreach strategies and assisting with client service needs. She currently holds a Life & Health Insurance License and is working towards becoming investment registered.  When she isn’t in the office, Kate practices yoga, attends concerts, and enjoys traveling.


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