Christian is a Wealth Management Advisor for the Ertz Network office in Cleveland, OH and he has just embarked on his 16th year with Northwestern Mutual. Capwell Financial Advisors includes Dane Zavodny, CLTC, Financial Advisor, Bo Blackburn, Financial Advisor, Stefanie Radachi, Associate Financial Representative and Chief Operations Officer, Lisa Michener Fitch, Associate Financial Representative and Chief Marketing Officer, Anthony Aguilar, Associate Financial Representative and Director of Insurance Operations, Chloe Dibbin, Associate Financial Representative and Director of Investment Operations, and Dillon Wilhelm, Associate Financial Representative and Financial Planning Assistant.
Christian started with Northwestern Mutual as an intern in 2002 and has compiled a number of company awards, including: Internship Top 10, Pacesetter First 40, Mike Gish Top 10, #1 College Unit Director, MDRT Qualifying Life Member, Lives Top 100, Financial Security Top 100, Annuity Top 10, 3-Star Path Finder, Lives Leader Summit and Forum. Capwell Financial Advisors’ mission is to help their clients reduce stress by increasing financial security – we do this by increasing (your) capital wellness through clear, comprehensive, financial planning.
Christian and his wife, Mariam, love spending quality time with their beautiful children, Mariana, Netalina, Enzio, and Micah. With the oldest learning to drive and the youngest learning to walk, the home life can be very dynamic at times! They also have a dog, Lucas, and a cat, Kitten, that they share their home with. A typical week is very active with events, sports and watching the children grow! On the weekends, it's time to relax, enjoying down time, light traveling, especially to their lake house, and entertaining at their home in Westlake. The Giardini family is committed to service at their church and in their community, putting a high priority on their faith and making a difference wherever and whenever they can. Their motto: Faith, Family, Fun.
Dane joined the Northwestern Mutual in 2010. He works with motivated individuals, families, and business owners to identify their definitions of financial security and help them enjoy the benefits of their hard work. Through comprehensive fact finding and visioning, he creates a customized action plan for his clients’ specific goals and objectives, and he focuses on solutions that can make those financial goals a reality.
Dane wears multiple hats within the firm, running a personal practice as well as being actively involved in the training and development of new advisors. He was previously a College Unit Director for the downtown Cleveland office. He has been recognized as the New Representative of the Year for Northwestern Mutual - Northern Ohio, was featured by Cleveland Magazine in its "Faces of Cleveland" issue and has received the Life Impact Award from Northwestern Mutual on a national level.
Dane is also a Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. MDRT is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Founded in 1927, MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards.
Dane was raised in Amherst, Ohio, attending grade school at St. Joseph Parish and high school at Amherst Steele. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing, and Minors in Psychology and Entrepreneurship. At OSU, he was heavily involved in Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity as the Philanthropic Event Coordinator and Chaplain. He is a member of the Rotary Club in his home town, and he continues to be active in philanthropies around the area.
In his free time, Dane enjoys staying active, spending time with family, traveling whenever possible, relaxing at the lake, checking items off his bucket list, and supporting Ohio State and Cleveland sports teams. He and his wife, Michelle, were married in June of 2015 and live in Avon Lake.
Bo’s professional life began in sales with two of the largest privately held auto groups in the country. During the next 7 years, Bo was actively involved in Direct Sales, Sales Training, Finance and Sales Management. His responsibilities contributed to both auto group’s growth of sales, sales staff, profitability, and their consumer satisfaction index ratings.
In 2007, Bo transitioned into the commercial insurance industry. Bo focused on insuring municipalities throughout Ohio while working with public and private school officials to identify potential risks while maintaining budgeted annual insurance spending. After Bo received top awards in this role, Bo became a program manager for a comprehensive commercial insurance program to Anheiser-Busch Distributors throughout the United States.
In 2010, Bo joined the SURVE Partner team to take on the roll of Director of Client Relationship Development. During his time with SURVE, Bo was fully responsible for business development and ongoing relationships while creating alliances with other public and private organizations and corporations.
In 2014, Bo joined the Northwestern Mutual family with a high emphasis on working with the individuals, businesses, and the community to help deliver financial security through comprehensive planning. Bo recognizes that financial security means different things to different people, so he and his team take great pride in the relationship-orientated process and value-based approach they share with each person they work with. Bo was already involved in Northwestern Mutual’s Leadership program, and the College Internship development program before joining CapWell Financial Advisors, as well.
Bo and his wife, Kara, both grew up in Lakewood, OH. They currently live in Avon Lake, OH and they have two young daughters, Lacey and Willow. Bo is a huge Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan, he enjoys the game of golf, and he and Kara love being able to spend their free time entertaining and traveling with family and friends.
Stefanie Radachi was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio. She attended college at Lorain County Community College and utilized the Partnership Program to receive a Bachelor's of Business Management from Kent State University. She currently holds her Ohio Life Insurance License, as well as her Series 6 and Series 63.
Her husband, Stephen, and her miniature schnauzer, Maddie, keep her busy outside of work. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, playing tennis, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.
Stefanie is an Associate Financial Representative and the Chief Operations Officer with CapWell Financial Advisors. She utilizes her broad knowledge of the industry and business experience to assist her in running an efficient and customer-oriented business operation for the team. Stefanie’s mission is to inspire those she works with to be the best version of themselves.
Lisa was born and raised in Lorain, OH and currently resides in Elyria, OH. She attended Lorain Catholic High School followed by Lorain County Community College where she received her Associate’s of Arts and her Medical Coding certification. Lisa enjoys taking dance classes at her favorite studio in Avon Lake, Absolute Dance Company, as well as other fitness-related activities and traveling in her free time. She is also a strong animal advocate and supports rescue organizations whenever possible, as she has 8 of her own at home.
Lisa is an Associate Financial Representative and the Chief Marketing Officer with CapWell Financial Advisors. She currently holds her Ohio Life Insurance License for Life and Accident and Health. She is responsible for calendar management, client interaction and appreciation, online account access, social media marketing, and overall marketing initiatives and client services. Lisa’s mission is to be a catalyst for growth in the office and in the community she serves.
Anthony Aguilar grew up in Brunswick, OH and currently resides in North Royalton. He attended Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialty in Accounting. He currently holds his Ohio Life & Health Insurance License.
Anthony is an Associate Financial Representative and the Director of Insurance Services with Giardini, Zavodny & Associates. On a personal front, Anthony enjoys spending time with loved ones, bowling, golfing, exercising, and reading.
Chloe grew up in Brunswick, Ohio, but has made downtown Cleveland her home for the past 3 years. She attended John Carroll University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and came to Northwestern Mutual's Cleveland Network Office in 2015. She has been with the team for 3 years.
Chloe is an Associate Financial Representative and the Director of Investment Operations with Capwell Financial Advisors. She holds her Ohio Life and Health License, Series 6, and Series 63. Chloe is also an avid Cleveland fan and enjoys spending her time exploring both the rich history of Cleveland and also the new and exciting things the city has to offer.
Dillon was raised in Lorain, Ohio. He attended college at Lorain County Community College where he studied and later transferred to The Ohio State University, receiving his B.A. in Economics. He currently holds his Ohio Life and Health Insurance license and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves to play sports, see new movies, and travel.
Dillon is an Associate Financial Representative with CapWell Financial Advisors and he hopes to take the team to new heights in the near future.