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 securities 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, CFP®

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 own 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 is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and is insurance and investment licensed. As Director of Wealth Management, Brendan works with our clients to create personalized wealth management solutions including financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, insurance planning, education planning, legacy planning, and charitable giving strategies.  

Brendan lives with his wife Maria, son Charlie, and daughter Gemma in Kensington, Maryland, and is actively involved with several local charitable organizations and his UVA and Gonzaga alumni associations. Outside work Brendan plays golf, spends time in Bethany Beach, and obsessively follows DC sports.

Gunnar N Laasanen

Gunnar N Laasanen

Director of Insurance Services
Office 202-600-7119

Gunnar spent his early childhood in Hawaii where the majority of his time he was either at the beach, playing inline hockey, or earning is black belt in Taekwondo. Gunner moved to Maryland in Middle school, where he began his Lacrosse carrer that lasted through college. He graduated from Freedom High School in Loudoun County, VA in 2009 and went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he earned his B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics .

Gunnar began with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative Intern at the Virginia Beach office in 2013 before joining the D.C. office full time in 2014. Gunnar joined K Street Financial Group in 2016 Gunnar bringing three and a half years of experience from Northwestern Mutual in D.C.  He is licensed in life, health, and annuities and holds his Series 7 securities registration. As Director of Insurance Services, Gunnar specializes in the insurance-related planning and operations for the team.

He currently resides in D.C 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 Director of Marketing. Kate is responsible for marketing/client outreach strategies and assisting with client service needs. She currently holds a Life & Health Insurance License.  When she isn’t in the office, Kate practices yoga, attends concerts, and enjoys traveling.


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