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Jim Mullinix // Managing Partner, Co-Founder

ChFC, CLU, CKA®

With over 40 years of financial services industry experience in Kansas City under his belt, Jim Mullinix is pleased to serve as Triune’s Managing Partner. As chief culture officer, he ensures that everyone at Triune has the resources and support they need to serve clients in exemplary ways-the Triune Way.

Jim is a graduate of Rockhurst High School and the University of Kansas and has been married to his college sweetheart, Tina, since 1977. They have three beautiful adult Jayhawk daughters, two fine son-in laws and three special grandchildren who reside in the Kansas City area. Alongside Tina, Jim attends the Shawnee Mission campus of Christ Community Church. In addition to their church, Jim and Tina have a deep fondness for The Global Orphan Project.

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Jeff Jaworski // Partner, Investment Management, Co-Founder

CFP®, CKA®

Jeff Jaworski blends his passion for studying capital markets and portfolios with a commitment to working closely with clients to craft their highly personalized financial plans. He’s been in the industry for over 24 years, ever since graduating from Kansas City’s Rockhurst College. Now in his 25th year in the business, Jeff continues refining his expertise. He loves being part of the Triune team, he says, because “life is better when done with others.”

Jeff is married to Laura, and they have two boys, a dog and three goldfish (that won’t go away). Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with family, coaching his boys, playing golf, and staying involved with his parish and the Catholic Education Foundation. For Jeff, a perfect night is a nice glass of wine on the back patio with family and friends.

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Geoff Huber // Partner, Corporate Retirement Plans

CFP®, ChFC, CLU, CKA®

Geoff Huber serves Triune’s clients en route to a solid retirement, focusing on 401(k) Plans, Profit Sharing & Defined Benefit Plans, IRA-based Plans and more. Geoff entered the financial industry in 1991, then joined Jeff and Jim at Triune within a month of the firm’s inception. He cherishes the privilege of leading Triune’s team effort to care for our client companies’ employees. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Geoff has been married to Stefani since 1996 — “best thing that ever happened to me,” he says — and has three active sons, plus a soft-coat Wheaten Terrier. Outside work, Geoff enjoys coaching baseball and basketball and vacations to Northern Michigan. He and Stefani are involved in several ministries, their church and their sons’ schools.

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Robert A. Sparrow // Partner, Financial Planning

CFP®, CKA®

Bob Sparrow serves Triune clients in financial life planning. It’s Bob’s goal to build comprehensive financial plans to help clients find financial peace of mind. And he loves doing so within Triune’s collaborative environment.

A graduate of Kansas City’s Rockhurst College, Bob has been in the financial services industry for 32 years, with the last 14 focusing on serving financial planning needs of individual and business clients.

Bob is married to Jayna and has six children, and two grandchildren. The teenagers are hard to pin down, Bob says, and he enjoys spending time with Jayna, as well as Kansas City sports — although he’s a long-suffering fan. Bob is also involved in the Haiti GO Project and College Church of the Nazarene.

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Bob Crew // Partner, Financial Planner

CFP®, CFA, MBA, CKA®

As Senior Advisor, Bob Crew works in several areas — charitable giving, estate planning, planned giving and financial planning. Bob has been part of the Triune team since 2009. One benefit of being part of Triune, Bob says, is encouraging clients to answer the question, “How much is enough?” and then the follow-up question, “What does God want you to do with the excess?” Plus, he says, the Triune staff is fun to be around.

Bob received his Bachelor of Arts degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University and his MBA from the University of Kansas. In the financial industry since 1986, he also enjoys being a member of the Financial Planning Association, the CFA Institute and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Bob is married to his wife, Sharon, and has one dog and two daughters. As a family, they love watching KU basketball. Bob also enjoys golfing at Prairie Dunes and gardening.

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Jesse Bunse // Financial Planner

Jesse Bunse serves private clients as a financial planner. Jesse’s favorite part of his job is learning from the five Partners at Triune who have over 100 years of combined experience in financial services. He also enjoys putting his skills and passion to work as he enables others to live out their God-given potential.

Jesse received his Bachelor of Science in Business, with an emphasis in Finance and Banking, plus a minor in Economics, from the University of Missouri. He married his wife, Sarah, in 2011. They have one dog, Bre.

Jesse grew up on an active family dairy farm. Today, it’s been in the family for over 100 years. When he’s not working, Jesse enjoys helping out behind the scenes with worship at his church, traveling across Missouri to visit family and friends, and watching Royals baseball.

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Bryan Gum // Financial Planner

Bryan Gum serves clients through comprehensive financial planning. Bryan’s favorite part of planning is getting to see his clients grow and find peace in their financial lives. Also, he enjoys working collaboratively with the five Partners at Triune saying, “Every client’s situation is unique so I enjoy learning about a client’s goals and helping them devise a plan to accomplish them.”

Bryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business, with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Economics from Kansas State University. The second born of four boys, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also plays music during worship with Jacob’s Well Church and The Open Table.

When he’s not at Triune, Bryan is likely creating films or photography, cheering on Sporting KC or staying active on his indoor soccer team. He is passionate about travel — especially when he can stay off the beaten path.

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Vicki Dimas // Accounting and Office Manager

Vicki Dimas serves Triune clients as Accounting and Office Manager. She brings with her a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Accounting, and has been with Triune since it opened its doors in 2005. She loves being part of the Triune team because “God is placed in the center of all we do,” she says.

Vicki has been married to Ted since 1984 and they have three adult children. She enjoys spending time with family, exercising and volunteering at church and in the community.

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Jennifer Salazar // Client Service Manager

Jennifer Salazar — but call her Jen, she says, unless she’s in trouble — is one of Triune’s Client Service Managers. Jen calls Triune “a place of encouragement, personal growth and accountability,” and has been part of the team since February 2012.

Jen majored in Psychology at Kansas State University and graduated from Manhattan Christian College with a degree in Business Management and Ethics. She has been in the financial services industry since 1998.

Jen married her sweetheart, Scott, in 2014 and between them, they have five children and a German Shephard named Lucy. They enjoy keeping busy with the kid’s extra-curricular activities and making lasting memories whether it be a beach vacation or a competitive game night.

While Jen only moved to Kansas City in 1998, her family has been part of the community for over a century. Her great-grandfather built and owned what is now Pembroke Hill’s Founder’s Hall and another great-grandfather owned the infamous Rochambeau Hotel in the 1930’s.

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Sara Van Der Weide // Client Service Manager

Sara Van Der Weide works with Triune as a Client Service Manager. She loves being part of the Triune team because of the tremendous learning opportunities, she says.

When she’s not working, Sara loves traveling, being outdoors and, she freely admits, shoes.

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Whitney Armstrong // Client Service Manager

Whitney Armstrong is Triune’s Client Service Manager, and has been with Triune since fall 2013. It’s because she enjoys those she works with that Whitney loves being part of the Triune team.

When she’s not at Triune, Whitney loves rehearsing at one of the many KC community theatre venues (where she enjoys performing as well). You might also find her bringing smiles to local kids at Children’s Mercy while dressed as Disney’s Elsa. She’s a fan of many Kansas City hometown teams and loves wearing Royal blue at Kauffman Stadium or red while cheering on the Chiefs. And Whitney just might combine the crimson and the blue while pulling for the KU Jayhawks, where she received her Communication Studies degree. Other passions include helping out with camps at church, enjoying a bit of nature on the golf course, spoiling her niece, Lyra, or chasing after Daisy, her crazy Golden Retriever.

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Tina Mullinix // Client Care Specialist

Tina Mullinix, Client Care Specialist, has been part of Triune since it opened its doors. Tina loves working alongside her Triune colleagues because “it’s more like a family,” she says. Family indeed: she’s been married to Triune’s Jim Mullinix, her college sweetheart, since 1977.

Together, Tina and Jim have three daughters and one grandson. With Jim, Tina is actively involved in her church. Tina loves teaching children to dance at her studio. She also enjoys Zumba classes and gardening.

 

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Jack Ford // Portfolio Specialist

Jack Ford is Triune’s Portfolio Specialist. He services clients’ accounts in a wide variety of ways, from handling distributions to trading and system management. Jack particularly appreciates the team approach at Triune. “We all jump at the chance to lighten everyone’s workload and help each other out,” he says.

Jack earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University, and is working toward his Chartered Financial Analyst certification, having successfully passed his Level I exam. He grew up in Kansas City’s Northland, and that’s where he lives today. Jack attends Holy Family Parish. A Kansas Citian through and through, Jack enjoys cheering on the Royals and Chiefs and the great barbecue from Joe’s Kansas City.

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Anya Grovenburg // Retirement Plan Specialist

Anya Grovenburg serves our retirement plan clients alongside Geoff Huber. She entered the financial industry in 2015 after working in customer service for 10 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Nazarene University and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Anya is a homegrown Kansas City girl who loves her Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks. She and her husband, Michael, are raising their little girl to love her hometown sports teams too, even though that probably means a lot of heartache in her future. She and Michael are volunteer team leaders at their church. In their limited free time, they love to travel, vacation in Branson, and spend time with their extended family

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Melissa Figeac-Nanez // CCO and Operations Manager

Melissa Figeac-Nanez joined Triune in 2015 and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Operations Manager. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations, and has worked in the financial services industry since 2008. Melissa loves being a part the Triune team because of the firm’s commitment to integrity and a culture of collaboration that is highly encouraged.

Melissa is married to Jairo and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering in her church and community.