Buska Wealth Management, LLC

At Buska Wealth Management, LLC, we believe no two investors are alike.

In order to help each client meet their financial goals, we use a personalized approach to investing. Our advice and recommendations are tailored to our clients’ investment goals, desired return objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon and income needs. Our investment strategies are designed based on your investment goals.



Cole J. Bruner

President, Buska Wealth Management, LLC
Investment Advisor Representative

Cole’s career in the insurance and financial services industries began in 2007 when he joined his family’s firm in order to continue the family tradition of service. Cole is the oldest of Sue’s 3 children.  Cole has excelled in his career and has been recognized by many of his peers in the industry.  He has dedicated a great deal of his time over the past few years studying a variety of critical retirement topics, such as Social Security income maximization, in addition to becoming a Fiduciary as an Investment Advisor Representative and now President of Buska Wealth Management, LLC.  Cole has presented educational workshops and spoken at events all over Central Wisconsin. He has been recognized as one of the Top 75 agents in the past few years out of a group of 25,000+. He has been an American Equity Gold Eagle Member, among other recognitions for his service. When the day comes where Sue decides to retire, Cole will transition his role to lead Buska Retirement Solutions for the next 30+ years. In his spare time, Cole enjoys spending time with his family and their two dogs. He also enjoys golfing, bowling, downhill skiing, as well as being involved in the community through such things as the young professionals group through the Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the E3YP Action Committee as the representative for the Kronenwetter Area.


Zachary Kyhos

Private Wealth Advisor

Zach was born and raised in Central Wisconsin, a place he will continue to call home. Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with his wife Paige, son Nolan, and black lab Paisley. When he can escape, he can be found either in the woods hunting or on a lake fishing. He also enjoys playing a round of golf or a pick-up game on a ball diamond.

Zach joined Buska Wealth Management in December of 2015. He graduated from UWSP in May of 2015, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate. He takes great pride in his education, he is currently working on his MBA, with an emphasis in Finance through the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. And looks forward to achieving his CFA designation soon. Zach has a unique perspective on the importance of finances for organizations due to the different roles he has held throughout his young professional career. Spending almost six years in the manufacturing world, allowed him to get a strong sense on the importance of controlling costs, delivering products and services beyond customer’s expectations, all while working as a team to deliver those services. Which is why he takes great pride in working with business’s on developing sound Retirement Plans. He also carries those same principals forward when working with individuals. Zach takes a strong focus on working with individual(s) to improve their financial situation and meeting both short-term to long-term goals.


Ryan Connor

Private Wealth Advisor- Eau Claire Office

Ryan was raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In his free time, Ryan spends his time with family and friends, coaching baseball, and supporting his favorite teams.

Ryan was raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he was a student-athlete for four years. He majored in Business Administration with a focus in Finance as well as a minor in Economics, all while competing for Stout’s baseball team. It is through sports that Ryan developed a passion for economics, analyzing how teams were able to maximize their resources available. In college, he became interested in the economics of financial markets and received a recommendation for the Koch Fellowship for Policy Research and Analysis in Washington, D.C. After spending his entire life in the sports world, Ryan is excited to be a part of the Buska Team and to be able to serve the community he grew up in.


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Buska Wealth Management, LLC offers professional money management through various third-party money managers. One of our strategic alliances is with Gradient Investments, LLC (GI). GI is an SEC registered investment advisor firm offering clients over twenty proprietary portfolios. The portfolios are managed by their Chief Investment Officer, Wayne Schmidt CFA, MBA; Senior Portfolio Manager, Michael Binger, CFA; and Senior Investment Analysis, Mariann Montagne, CFA.

These three experienced industry professionals now offer our clients their combined expertise. Schmidt brings 30 years of institutional investment experience to the private clients of Gradient Investments. Binger brings over 24 years of institutional equity investment experience to Gradient Investments and its affiliated advisors and clients. And, Montagne has 20 plus years of working with both institutional and high net worth clients and has amassed a strong breadth of investment experience in her tenure. In addition, Schmidt, Binger, and Montagne are regular contributors to CNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and have many other national publications.

Whether your financial goal is preserving principal, maximizing income or accumulating capital, our third-party money managers have carefully designed a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals.

Find out today how Buska Wealth Management can help you.

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