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Meet the Team

 
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Gini Collins

Managing Principal

Gini loves the outdoors, and she believes some of the most profound insights in her experience have come to her while hiking. She has learned how beneficial it can be to combine personal insights with her formal education in order to synthesize unique solutions for her clients.

Gini loves the outdoors, and she believes some of the most profound insights in her experience have come to her while hiking. She has learned how beneficial it can be to combine personal insights with her formal education in order to synthesize unique solutions for her clients.

Gini has extensive experience in human capital, specializing in executive coaching. She feels privileged to work with top executives to maximize growth potential and/or remediate performance challenges, and has successfully facilitated turnarounds for executives facing career derailment. She also provides expertise to businesses, helping them plan critical succession issues. Gini utilizes strong analytical abilities to facilitate organizational development and growth issues through a variety of assessment techniques, including organizational surveys, focus groups and assessments. Because each organization is unlike any other at any given point in time, her challenge is to find the unique key which will drive the desired change. Gini compares this work to that of a whittler or stone mason who believes the form is hidden in the raw material; it is her job to help reveal the form, the answer, the truth for each organization.

Gini has also conducted extensive research and has authored many articles. She has been a presenter at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychologists Conference, M Financial University, M Marketing Meetings, AALU, SHRM and the Governor’s Summit on Workforce Development. She has taught strategic leadership, leadership skills, organizational behavior and organizational consulting in the MBA and EMBA Programs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Her interpersonal and leadership skills, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of human behavior, facilitate professional growth in clients. Her unique organizational insight and analytical ability provide clients with the fresh perspectives needed to maximize the growth potential for their organizations. Gini says there is deep gratification in helping people create better work environments with higher productivity and more balanced lifestyles.

Gini is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Consulting Psychologists, American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychologists (SIOP).  She continues to serve on the Board of Heartland Family Services following her tenure as Board President in 2011 – 2013. When Gini is not busy coaching or collaborating with her colleagues to create successful outcomes for clients, you can often find her wearing hiking boots and dreaming of the day she will be able to introduce her grandchildren to the joys of hiking.

Contact Information
e-mail: vcollins@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5602  |  fax: 402.963.4085

Education
PhD of Philosophy  |  Industrial & Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  Lincoln, NE

Masters of Science  |  Industrial & Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Masters of Counseling
Austin Peay State University  |  Clarksville, TN

Bachelor of Science  |  Psychology
University of Maryland  |  College Park, MD

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Mark Weber

Principal

Mark exemplifies our Firm's commitment to experience. With 30 years in the industry, he is recognized as a financial consultant to business owners and executives.

Mark exemplifies our Firm’s commitment to experience. With 30 years in the industry, he is recognized as a financial consultant to business owners and executives. He has assisted some of the country’s wealthiest individuals with personal financial and estate planning and is widely recognized for his work in both business transition planning and philanthropic estate planning. Mark enjoys the challenge of helping clients solve financial problems. Like his coworkers, he is committed to excellence and is gratified to see his clients achieve their goals.

Mark has spoken on various financial and estate planning topics to audiences including the Nebraska Bar Association, the Nebraska Society of CPAs, the Iowa Bar Association, the University of Nebraska College of Law and School of Accounting, the Society of Financial Services Professionals and the Omaha Estate Planning Council. He has also authored numerous articles on topics dealing with sophisticated uses of life insurance in estate and business succession planning.

He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Advanced Association of Life Underwriters, the National Advisors Conference, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Service Professionals, the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, the Nebraska Bar Association, the Omaha Bar Association and the Omaha Estate Planning Council. In several of these organizations, he has held leadership positions at both the local and national levels. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services and M Financial’s Standard of Care Task Force.

Mark is active in the community and enjoys charitable work, a commitment that he shares with his clients. He knows first-hand how satisfying it can be to contribute to causes that are near to his heart, and he derives great pleasure from helping clients find that same satisfaction in their own lives.

Contact Information
e-mail: mweber@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5442  |  fax: 402.963.4084

Professional Designations

  • Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC)
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®)

Education
Juris Doctorate
Creighton University |  Omaha, NE

Master of Science  |  Financial Services
The American College |  Bryn Mawr, PA

Bachelor of Arts  |  Psychology
Creighton University |  Omaha, NE

Securities Offered Through M Holdings Securities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC .  Investment Advisory Services Offered Through SilverStone Asset Management. SilverStone Asset Management and SilverStone Group are independently owned and are not under common ownership with M Holdings Securities, Inc.

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Joe Hefflinger

Wealth Advisor

Dedication makes Joe stand out from the rest. From fatherhood to career, he is 100% committed to doing his best in every facet of his life...

Dedication makes Joe stand out from the rest. From fatherhood to career, he is 100% committed to doing his best in every facet of his life.

Joe counsels owners of businesses of all sizes and advises on strategies relating to business continuity and wealth transfer. In particular, Joe provides guidance to business owners on the use of insurance to fund various obligations including: future estate tax exposure; the purchase of ownership interests pursuant to a buy/sell agreement; repayment of debt; recruitment and retention of key executives; overhead coverage and lost profits (i.e., key-person coverage). He also provides personal life, disability and long-term care insurance guidance to business owners, executives and professionals. Joe is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a feat accomplished by less than 1% of life insurance and financial services professionals world-wide.*

Prior to joining SilverStone Group, Joe served six years as an attorney with the law firm of Koley Jessen P.C. in Omaha, Nebraska where he practiced law in the areas of Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, and Business Succession Planning. While an attorney, Joe advised clients on a wide range of business matters including the structuring of buy/sell agreements and related business transition issues. Joe also authored articles that were published in the Nebraska Law Review, as well as the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine. Joe also worked as a financial analyst for the McCarthy Group in Omaha prior to attending law school.

Joe is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Omaha Bar Association. Joe is also very involved in the Omaha community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Partnership 4 Kids and he is also an active member of the Omaha Venture Group as well as the Omaha Creighton Prep Young Alumni Board of Trustees and the Ak-Sar-Ben Floor Committee.  Away from the office, Joe enjoys golfing, cheering on Husker football and Creighton basketball, and spending time with his wife Kim and their two young daughters.

*Million Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table membership is based upon insurance sales. For details regarding qualifications for these memberships, please visit the following web site address: http://ihs.mdrt.org.

Contact Information
e-mail: jhefflinger@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5541  |  fax: 402.963.4084

Education
Juris Doctorate
Magna Cum Laude
Creighton University
|  Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science  |  Economics
Magna Cum Laude
Santa Clara University |  Santa Clara, CA

Professional Designations

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

Securities Offered Through M Holdings Securities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC .  Investment Advisory Services Offered Through SilverStone Asset Management. SilverStone Asset Management and SilverStone Group are independently owned and are not under common ownership with M Holdings Securities, Inc.