Our professionals are dedicated to higher learning and work as a team, sharing their knowledge, diverse experience and expertise to benefit all clients of the firm. Combined, we have over 100 years of experience helping clients reach their financial goals.
Lori L. Liffring, CFA
Lori is President of Cambridge Advisors Inc. and one of the firm's principals. In addition to her business management responsibilities, she is involved in investment management, research, and financial planning. Before joining Cambridge Advisors in 1994, Lori spent five years working for an employee benefits consulting firm where she worked extensively with retirement plans of Fortune 500 companies. Lori received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Baylor University and graduated Cum Laude. She has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1997 and is a member of the CFA Society of Nebraska. Lori has served on the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation as treasurer, on the leadership team and as treasurer of her church, and on the advisory committee of the Hewitt AdvisorConnection™ program. She was also selected as a Midlands Business Journal 2006 40 Under 40 Award Winner.
Michael L. Bridgman, ChFC
Mike is Vice President of Cambridge Advisors Inc. and one of the firm's principals. In addition to his business management responsibilities, he is involved in investment management and research, financial planning, and retirement plan solutions. Mike has worked directly with client investment accounts since 1989 and joined Cambridge Advisors in 1999. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance and real estate from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant. Mike has served on the InterVarsity Committee in Omaha, on the Young Life Regional Board, and as an elder at his church. He has also received a five-star rating (the highest rating) from the Paladin Registry, an independent organization which has devised a rating system for Investment Advisors.
Gaylan C. Abood
Gaylan is the founder of Cambridge Advisors and served as Chairman until 2015. Until his retirement, he had over 40 years of experience in the investment management field. Previously, Gaylan was the president of another investment management company, vice president and manager of private accounts with Mutual of Omaha Fund Management Company, and the vice president and manager of the Trust Investment Department of First National Bank and Trust Company of Lincoln. Gaylan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Gaylan is a past president of the CFA Society of Nebraska.
Justin S. Anderson, MBA AAMS
Justin has been providing financial advice to clients since 2002. At Cambridge Advisors, he specializes in investment management and research, financial planning and retirement plan solutions. Prior to joining Cambridge Advisors, he was an Investment Representative with Edward Jones. Justin is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and his Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Agribusiness. He also holds the Accredited Asset Manager Specialist designation from the College of Financial Planning. Justin is a founding board member of the Bennington Community Foundation. He has served as moderator for his Christian Business Men’s Continuum (CBMC), and as a board member of the Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce (WDCCC). In addition, he has served on the leadership team of his church. In the past, Justin has led Financial Peace University.
Karen K. Benefiel, CMT CPA
Karen’s areas of focus are investment management, research, and financial planning. Prior to joining Cambridge Advisors in 2003, she was an Investment Consultant with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Karen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in both accounting and business administration. She has earned her CPA certification but does not provide accounting services at Cambridge so her designation is inactive. She is one of the first in Nebraska to earn the Chartered Market Technician designation and is a member of the CMT Association. Karen also serves on the boards of the Lake Manawa Sailing Association and the Aksarben Curling Club.
Rochelle joined Cambridge Advisors in 2011 as our administrative professional. She is responsible for all of the portfolio accounting in client accounts. Many times she is the first point of contact as you normally hear her cheerful voice when you call our office. In additon to helping our clients, she keeps our office organized and functioning efficiently.
We often have a college student as an Investment Analyst Intern. The intern assists the Investment Committee in reviewing securities that are currently held in our clients' portfolios or that are being evaluated as potential additions. The intern also works closely with the advisors on special projects.
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