Meet The Team
Gene Kowalski, MBA
Founder & Principal
Gene is a 1985 graduate of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Penn State University, graduating in 1998. He founded Solitude in 2011 and flies with United Airlines as a 756 Captain.
Michael Kauffman, CFP®, ChFC®
Michael is a 2008 graduate of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences. During his tenure in the US Air Force, Michael earned a Master’s degree in Contract Management from American Graduate University. He joined Solitude in 2019.
Ariel Kauffman, CFP®
Ariel is a 2015 graduate of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining Solitude in 2020, Ariel worked for Charles Schwab and AssetMark.
Ashley Vice, CFA, CFP®
Ashley is a 2005 graduate of Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He went on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida in 2011. He joined Solitude in 2021.
Andrew St.Jean, CFP®
Associate Wealth Advisor
Andrew is a 2016 graduate of the University of Virginia with Bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Music. He came to Solitude from Ameriprise Financial Services, where he was a Financial Advisor. He joined Solitude in 2023.
Jennifer Kidd Finneran
Wealth Services Specialist
Jet has been part of Solitude Financial Services since 2015. She earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Liberty University and an Associate of Science degree from Piedmont Virginia Community College.