I grew up in a rural town outside of Wichita, Kansas. As a young man, I always had an interest in finance. After high school, I first attended Wichita State University and later graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in finance. I am a huge Wildcat fan and forever grateful for my time in Manhattan, for that is where I gained the foundation of my career and the love of my life, Kelly.

This year Kelly and I will celebrate 13 years of marriage. We have 3 kids, Lola, 8, Abe, 6, and Leo, 2. My days as a dad are filled with kid's soccer games, basketball and social events. We love to spend time working in the yard or on home improvement projects. I'm an avid sports fan and enjoy exercise (golf, running, tennis, etc.) in my spare time. On the weekends, you will catch us sitting around the fire pit with friends or out to eat at a local restaurant. We are looking forward to an adventurous family vacation this summer in Colorado.

I have a passion for learning and technology. I like to challenge myself by trying new things and I am always striving to know more. To me “knowledge is power” and is the best way I can provide value to my clients. I'm a CFP® certificate holder, along with having the CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, and CLTC from the American College.

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Chad Esslinger, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor

Esslinger Financial


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