R. Michael Otto CFP®, MBA

Senior Partner and Managed Equities Specialist

Mike is a Senior Partner and Managed Equities Specialist with KOM Wealth Management Group. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and an Investment Advisor Representative.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Fox Cities Program. He began his professional career in 1979, serving in both finance and marketing positions for 13 years at Appleton Papers Inc. In 1992, Mike became a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial until 2007 when Kerntke Otto McGlone Wealth Management Group was formed.

Mike has helped many clients into and through retirement to give them confidence and control during this time of transition. He is grateful to be helping people realize their lifelong dreams.

Mike and his wife, Sue, enjoy biking, travel and community service projects, including the American Cancer Society’s Sole Burner Run/Walk.

Ken J. McGlone

Associate Advisor

Ken is an Associate Advisor with KOM Wealth Management Group. He is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative and is currently working toward his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ripon College in Economics with a Concentration in Business Management. He began his professional career in 1995, serving in Account Manager positions with Menasha Corporation and Bossard Group. In 2001 he left the corporate world to help and grow McGlone Mortgage Company, Inc., into one of the largest independent mortgage banks in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2015, Ken and his brother sold the company and pursued an opportunity to become a Crunch Fitness franchisee, opening their first location in Appleton, WI and serving over 5000 members. As part of the community, they have helped to raise money and awareness for local charities, including St. Joseph Food Pantry, American Cancer Society, Sole Burner Run/Walk, The Community Blood Center, Snowdrop Foundation and various other local organizations.

As an employee, manager, owner, and entrepreneur Ken has helped many people throughout his career. He loves working with people and strives to build long term relationships where he can use his experience to help others achieve their goals and dreams.

Ken is married to Denise and, along with their two children, the family enjoys traveling, boating, hiking, camping, mountain biking and skiing. He has been active at St. Pius X Parish, serving on the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) for 3-years and having been involved in many of their committees over the years.

Sharon L. Alba

Senior Client Service Specialist

Sharon is a Senior Client Service Specialist with KOM Wealth Management Group, primarily dedicating her time to assisting the clients of Pete Kerntke and Mike Otto. She delivers prompt client services while maintaining a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude. Sharon is detail-oriented and provides the strong link between valued clients and their financial advisors.

She has been with KOM Wealth Management Group since 2008. Sharon brought ten years of valuable experience in the financial industry in the Appleton area where she served as a Customer Service Representative and Loan Officer. Her knowledge and experience give Sharon the confidence to help each client with respect and the utmost in client services.

Sharon lives in Appleton with her two children, Katlin and Carter. The family enjoys spending time together with their two dogs, Oliver and Zeus. They enjoy watching sporting events, biking, and spending time outdoors.

Heather Gerrits

Client Service Specialist
We are pleased to introduce Heather Gerrits, the newest addition to our team, as a part-time Client Service Specialist. She is working closely with Sharon Alba to assist clients and support our advisors and associate advisors. Heather attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with an emphasis in Human Resources and Sales support.
Heather is married to Matt, a dairy farmer, and is mom of two kids, ages 1 and 4. When she has free time, she enjoys being outside with the kids and seeing the world through their eyes. (Kids notice, and say, the darndest things!)
If you need anything, she is more than happy to assist!