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Rogers, Arkansas Office

At Strategic Partners, Inc., we approach your financial goals from a comprehensive outlook and focus on building long-term, trusted relationships. As part of our personalized approach, we take the time to truly connect and grow relationships with clients, while understanding their specific goals and priorities. This enables us to build, manage, preserve, and transition client wealth in a way that is appropriate for each individual. As a fully independent firm, Strategic Partners, Inc. is not restricted to any investment product, service, or bank, thereby able to create the best portfolio allocation for your financial plans.  At our NWA office location, Michelle Hauge is a Certified Financial Planner (TM) practitioner, one of the highest credentials in the financial industry. Her knowledge, experience, and fiduciary status ensure that she is working in your best interest and is continuously educated on any and all timely financial updates, which may be used in your long-term financial plans.

We differentiate from other firms here in Rogers through partnering with a local prominent CPA firm to integrate tax strategy and investment strategy in order to best serve our high net worth clients. Together, we provide a cohesive approach for investment management, income tax strategies, insurance needs and estate planning. Our clients appreciate being able to fully understand how each financial decision impacts another. 

Arkansas Office

Chris Lubbers, CFP®, CFS®

Owner & President

(620) 421-6221

Chris is the owner and president of Strategic Partners, Inc., owner and president of Heartland Financial Group of Kansas, Inc., and a founding member of E3 Consultants Group, LLC. Born and raised on Parsons, Kansas, Chris brings a unique bond with our local community to the firm, as well as a desire to assist independent advisors across the country in their mission to deliver outstanding products and services to their clients.

Chris holds bachelor's degrees in finance, general business, and insurance from Missouri State University where he graduated cum laude. Currently licensed to serve clients in 32 states, and he earned a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and a Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®) designation from the Institute of Business and Finance. He also holds FINRA Series 6, Series 63, Series 65, Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 24 licenses (with LPL Financial), and is a licensed Life/Accident & Health Insurance representative.

Co-author of Living and Learning (with Robert Keebler) and Love, Money, and Control (with Robert A. Esperti and Renno L. Peterson), Chris is a frequent speaker at industry conferences across the U.S.

Professional Memberships & Honors:

  • Financial Planning Association
  • American Society of Insurance & Financial Advisors
  • Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)Top of the Table Producer 2008, 2011-2018, Court of the Table Producer 2001-2007 and Qualifying Life Member1,3
  • National Planning Corporation's Excellence Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)2,3
  • Youngest Centurion, Ambassador, and Chairman Award Winner in the history of Franklin Life & Franklin Financial Services2,3
  • Named to “Legion of Honor” for AIG American General's Independent Agency Group—the company's highest award for production, professional growth, and client service (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)2,3
  • Named the youngest member of Franklin Financial Services Marketing Leadership Program3
  • American Funds All-Star Advisory Council3

Chris resides in Parsons, KS with his wife, Ella, and their children Hunter, Chloe, Caitlin, and Madison. In addition to his community involvement, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s sporting events, and playing most sports.


1. Qualifying membership in the MDRT is based on minimum sales production requirements and gross business generated within a year. Lifetime membership is achieved in the 10th year and this status is maintained in future years by attesting annually to having met current minimum production levels and by paying the required dues

2. This award is based upon sales generated by advisors and is not based upon performance or returns experienced by any client or opinions of the advisor’s clients or former clients.

3. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation.

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Ella Lubbers

Director of Licensing & Contracting

(620) 421-6221

Ella oversees securities and insurance licensing for all SPI advisors. Additionally, she oversees internal office administration for SPI and aids in providing client service. Ella currently holds her FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities licenses (through LPL Financial) and her Life and Health Insurance licenses. Ella graduated from Labette Community College in Parsons with her Associate’s degree in radiology, as well as attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS where she majored in finance.

A native of Parsons, KS, Ella lives in Parsons with her husband Chris, and their four children Hunter, Chloe, Caitlin, and Madison. She enjoys spending time with her family and is active in various community events and organizations. She also is an avid reader and enjoys playing most sports.

Jess Keaton

Director of Client Relations


Jess has been a part of the SPI team since April 2015 and is responsible for the receptionist and administrative needs of the company.

Jess is a Parsons native and PHS alum. She is currently finishing up her Psychology degree from Fort Hays State University. Jess and her husband, David have seven awesome kids:  Jackie, Tori, Tren, Anthony, Alyssa, Aric, and Allen that keep them very busy with various activities. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her church nursery, Crossfit, and movie dates with her family.

Molly Coomes

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

(620) 421-6221

Molly has been a part of the Strategic Partners team since March of 2009. Her main focus is working with the SPI advisors to develop marketing strategies and build creative graphics to give our advisors an edge over the competition. Molly also coordinates all of the company’s conferences throughout the year.

Molly is a native of Parsons, Kansas. After graduating high school in 2003, she attended Kansas State University. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Molly likes to be active in the community and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, serving on several service committees. She is married to her wonderful husband Craig and they have two sons, Joseph and Francis. During her free time, she enjoys golfing with friends and spending time with family. 

Shane Hughes

Investment Advisor Representative


Shane joined Strategic Partners, Inc. in February of 2021.  Shane is an Investment Advisor Representative.  Shane carries a Series 7 and Series 66 (held with LPL Financial) license.  He is also licensed in Life and Health Insurance.

Shane’s youth was spent traveling around the country and living over-seas.  His father was an officer in the U.S. Navy.  Shane moved to Joplin, MO in 1980 and graduated high school in 1988.  He then went on to the University of Missouri.  While in college, Shane became a reservist in the United States Marine Corps.  From there, he spent his career with Sysco Foods where he performed numerous roles.

Shane enjoys sports.  He has coached youth soccer, football and basketball.  Shane is very active with his fellow veterans.  He has participated in many community outreach programs and has a connection in El Higo, Mexico.  Shane's family traveled there a number of times to assist in the construction of a much-needed orphanage.  Shane is married to his wife Angie.  They have six children and five grandchildren. 

Zach Reitemeier

LPL Financial Advisor

(620) 421-6221

Zach joined SPI in April of 2011 as a financial advisor and he holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities licenses (though LPL Financial) and Life and Health Insurance licenses in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Washington and Kentucky. A Parsons native, Zach moved at a young age to Carl Junction, MO. He is an alumnus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where he graduated in 1992. He started working in the property and casualty (P&C) industry in 1994 where he worked for more than 16 years.

Zach has been involved in his community through various roles including serving on the St. Patrick’s School Board for five years, coaching youth basketball, baseball, and softball, and is active in the Knights of Columbus and enjoys other roles in church and school organizations. In his free time, Zach enjoys hunting and fishing with his kids, going to auctions, and traveling with his family. Married to Stephanie in 1992, they have two children, Meredith and Ike.

How We Add Value

Our office is unique in that we partner with a prominent local CPA to provide clients with integrated tax and investment planning. 

We offer individually tailored, comprehensive planning services in the following areas:

  • Investment Management
  • Personal Planning Strategies
  • Insurance Solutions
  • Business Planning Strategies

Client Portal

eMoney is an online tool that clients can utilize to see the entire picture of their goals, timeline, assets, and investment accounts. If you are a current client enrolled in eMoney, use this link to access your portal! If you are a client and would like to learn more or sign up, contact our office for more information. 

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