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Our Team

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Sam Rodriguez, CFP®

Founding Partner and Wealth Advisor

In 2016, after spending twelve years as a financial advisor, Sam Rodriguez established Mission Financial Advisory Services and after a year of rapid client growth and advisor interest, Sam partnered with Brian Krukiel to form Foundation Wealth Partners. Sam founded and expanded his practice with the sole purpose of providing better, more sophisticated investment options, advice, and service to clients. Given his tenure and the autonomy of being able to practice as an Investment Advisor Representative, he is able to provide the guidance and strategies to truly serve each client’s specific situation and need. Sam is excited extend his experience and knowledge to those who are seeking better strategies to protect and grow their wealth.

Before expanding Mission Financial Advisory Services to Foundation Wealth Partners, Sam spent seven years with JP Morgan Chase as a Private Client Advisor where he was regarded for his outstanding service to clients. The prior five years were spent with Ameriprise Financial helping clients plan for their futures and grow their wealth. Sam’s commitment to clients extends even beyond his own. During his tenure with both firms Sam spent time coaching and mentoring new advisors to have a “client first” practice. Sam’s belief in working in client’s best interest and being held to the highest ethical and educational standards in this ever changing environment led him to earn his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in March of 2016.

Sam is an alumni of Howard Payne University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2001. He and his wife Amy have two children, Ashley and Samuel and live in McKinney. Sam and Amy actively serve in their church and work with various organizations to serve the needs of the community.

Brian Krukiel

Founding Partner and Wealth Advisor

Brian started his career serving his country in the U.S. Navy where he was responsible for maintaining and servicing large aircraft both in the U.S and abroad. Brian was able to gain a very unique perspective on the world as he traveled across the globe supporting the U.S. Naval Fleet. After four years of service, Brian had a young family and decided to move on to another challenge. Brian’s Military experience left him with a desire to find a career where he could continue to serve and make a difference. Brian found his calling in being a Financial Advisor and joined J.P. Morgan Chase where he spent over 8 years helping his clients plan for and address their unique financial goals. Brian’s passion in working to optimize his client’s financial situation with objective advice and detailed planning solutions led him to move into private practice in 2016. Because of Brian’s rapid success as an independent financial advisor, in September of 2017 he partnered with a former J. P. Morgan colleague, Sam Rodriguez, to found Foundation Wealth Partners.

Brian believes that every client deserves his best. He strives to know and understand his client’s unique needs so that he can create an individualized plan tailored to their specific situation while keeping in mind what is most important to them. Being an independent financial advisor allows Brian to provide completely objective investment strategies, advice, and top-tier service to his clients.

Brian holds a B.S.B.A. from Columbia College. Brian is a Texas native, he enjoys spending as much time as he can hunting and fishing and with his beautiful wife, Allison and two wonderful daughters, Karlye and Khloe.

Travis Floyd

Wealth Advisor

Travis joined Foundation Wealth Partners in 2017, bringing a passion for helping people strive to maintain their financial goals. Travis has over 8 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Foundation Wealth Partners, Travis managed a branch office for Edward Jones Investments and most recently spent over 6 years at J. P. Morgan Chase as a Private Client Advisor. Travis graduated from The University of Missouri with a degree in Finance. He was a four-year letter winner and two-time team captain for the University of Missouri Men’s Swim Team.

Travis and his wife, Andrea live in Haslet, Texas. They are proud parents of their two beautiful daughters, Mila and Vivian. The Floyd’s are members of The Fellowship of The Parks Church of Haslet. Travis is passionate about staying active and physically fit and spending as much time as he can with Andrea and his two beautiful daughters.

Travis holds the Series 7 registration with LPL Financial and the Series 66 registration with Level Four Advisory Services.

Brandon Fresard

Director of Planning & Strategy Operations

After a decade of experience in financial services with major institutions, Brandon Fresard knew there had to be a more personalized way to help people. Brandon was not content on having limited product offerings and being constrained to basic investment strategies. Brandon has worked at some of the top tier financial services companies and it was while he was an advisor with J. P. Morgan that he met Brian. Brandon continued to have an open line of communication with his former colleague throughout the years and saw the difference in what a private practice could offer clients.

Brandon has a passion for financial markets and believes that everyone has different life experiences that offer different perspectives. He understands that there is no one size fits all approach to financial planning. The most important part in any financial plan is making sure that our client understands the plan and that our client is comfortable with the plan.

Brandon holds a BBA in Finance from Midwestern State University. He and his wife, Heather live in Boyd, Texas. They are proud parents of their son Knox.

Tara Howey, CPFA

Consultant and Wealth Advisor

Tara Howey has had the pleasure of serving others in the financial services field for fifteen years. Her strong work ethic lead to her first job while in high school working at a local insurance company.

At an early age, she saw individuals who had received poor financial advice and desperately wanted to help. Today, she is driven to help her clients and empower them to make good choices for their financial confidence.

As an Independent Advisor and Consultant, she feels fortunate to assist others holistically with their finances. Tara’s clients know that their financial confidence is not about a single investment. Instead, it is an intricate process of building assets, protecting assets and transferring assets throughout their lifetime. Financial confidence is also very personal, so she spends time educating them throughout their lives and helps them take action. Tara understands the importance that taxes and law can play in an overall plan and partners with CPAs and Attorneys to seek plan cohesiveness. Today, Tara works primarily with families, business owners, retirees and widows to pursue their investment goals.

When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and their dog Molly on their East Texas farm. They have a passion for gardening and animals and spend time cultivating the homestead. They love to fish, travel and be outdoors.

Amy Limas

Director of Business Development

In 2017, Amy helped launch Foundation Wealth Partners taking on the role of Director of Business Development. Amy has over 13 years of industry experience, starting her career as an advisor with Ameriprise Financial. After being named one of the top 100 first-year advisors in the country she began to mentor and coach new advisors early in her career. Enjoying the role of working with advisors, she pursued a career change and joined Fidelity working on their advisor platform as a Regional Investment Consultant helping advisors across south and central Texas. While at Fidelity she also worked as a Portfolio Specialist where she advised individual clients invested in Fidelity managed accounts. Finding her passion in the retirement plan space, she spent the majority of her tenure at Fidelity as a Managing Director working with small business owners to establish and maintain their retirement plan offerings. Her knowledge and skillset working with institutional clients allowed her to effectively mitigate risk and provide proactive solutions for her clients while establishing and maintaining long-term, consultative relationships.

After having their son and as her husband Sam branched out to start his own practice, Amy helped behind the scenes in a supportive role. As Foundation Wealth Partners has grown, Amy’s background and expertise in both institutional and individual wealth management has lent itself well to both developing and maintaining business relationships within the firm.

Amy is a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie, class of 2003 with a bachelors in Economics. She also holds her Series 7 & 66. She and Sam have 2 children, Ashley and Samuel. Amy is passionate about serving her community and runs a ministry for young mothers. She enjoys planning trips and traveling with her family along with savoring any small moments of downtime they may have.

Conor Shepard

Conor grew up in Colleyville and attended Penn State on a fencing scholarship where he competed in national championships. As a student-athlete, he gained an appreciation for the long-term benefits of strong discipline and focused actions when acting toward a larger goal. Having seen the impact that having a financial plan and a trusted financial advisor had on his parents’ situation, Conor was drawn to the business. Conor’s passion for economics and finances combined with his calling to making a difference in people's lives makes him an excellent addition to the Foundation Wealth Partners Team. Conor lives in Colleyville with his Australian Shepard Bear and in his spare time enjoys mentoring and encouraging young aspiring fencers.