K Street Financial
Our team genuinely cares about your success and peace of mind, so we walk your financial journey right alongside you. We view our work with clients as a partnership, and we collaborate constantly to help you accomplish your goals. We’re always available to answer questions, address concerns, and empower you with knowledge as you move closer to your vision of success.
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica into a Foreign Service family, Kurt spent the majority of his youth residing in Central and South America. Upon completion of high school in Guatemala City, he attended the University of Virginia graduating with a major in Economics and a minor in Foreign Affairs. Following his diverse upbringing, Kurt was naturally drawn to a career involving daily interactions with people of all backgrounds and experiences which led him to Northwestern Mutual's Wealth Management practice in McLean, Va.
In 2008, Kurt was presented with the opportunity to serve in opening and growing a new Washington, DC office located in one of the city’s biggest business districts on K Street. Since its foundation, Northwestern Mutual DC has grown from three Financial Representatives and Advisors to over thirty. This experience inspired Kurt to formalize the creation of K Street Financial in 2016 to address the evolving needs of his clients. Kurt is the lead Wealth Management Advisor for the team and interacts daily with clients helping them uncover and achieve their financial goals. He holds his Series 7 and 66 investment licenses along with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Certified Long-Term Care (CLTC) designations.
Kurt has three children: Declan, Arizona, and Story. A Bernese Mountain Dog rounds out his family. Kurt loves mountain biking, hiking, crossfit and traveling.
Jason was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia and attended Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. After graduation, he enrolled at Villanova University where he obtained a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Management as well as a M.S. in Finance. During his time at Villanova, he walked-on the varsity basketball team and was a member of Villanova’s Final Four team in 2009.
Jason began his professional career in Private Equity research, and worked in that capacity for a few years before finding a career that matched his passions for finance and helping others at Northwestern Mutual in 2013. In May 2015, he joined Kurt Rupprecht and together they began building K Street Financial. Jason is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Wealth Management Certified Professional™. He holds Series 7 and 63 securities registrations with FINRA as well as his Life, Health, Annuities and Long-Term Care Licenses.
Outside of his work with K Street Financial, Jason previously owned and operated a strength-sports gym in Falls Church from March 2011-August 2018. It’s where he met his wife, Caitlin, and they were married in October 2018. They now reside in Old Town Alexandria with their bernadoodle, Barkley. Jason is an avid sports fan of the local DC teams and enjoys golf and the occasional pick-up basketball game in his free time.
Mark was born, raised and attended school in Arlington, VA and for the past 25+ years has resided with his wife Denise and 5 children in Arlington, less than a mile from his childhood home. While Mark has not lived far from his birthplace, he enjoys following his now young adult children in their travels around the world.
Mark graduated from the Villanova School of Business and joined Northwestern over 35 years ago, representing clients and their financial needs ever since. Mark is an avid golfer and credits the game with allowing him to know many clients on a more personal level, conducting business with pleasure over all 19 holes.
Raising five competent and good young people is Mark's greatest self-promclaimed accomplishment. He relishes watching their growth, life choices and successes. Mark's newest role as PopPop to his first grandson might be his favorite job yet. He looks forward to welcoming many more grandchildren to his growing family.
Dave graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Education. After graduation Dave began his lifelong journey with Northwestern Mutual where he has been instrumental in helping thousands of clients over his stellar career, winning many awards, and accolades both inside and outside of Northwestern Mutual.
He has the unique ability to relate to his clients based on his education background all while using his strategic mathematical side to diagnose complex situations. He takes great pride in creating solutions for his clients that they can understand and have the confidence to take the appropriate action.
Dave has been actively involved in numerous philanthropic activities and spent many years coaching his children in a variety of sports. He is an avid golfer and served as the past Treasurer of Westwood Country Club. When he is not in the office or watching Washington Capitals hockey he can be found swimming laps or relaxing in the Outer Banks.
Brendan Tracz is a Private Wealth Advisor with K Street Financial. Since 2013, Brendan works with our clients to create personalized wealth management solutions including financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, employee benefits, insurance planning, education planning, legacy planning, and charitable giving strategies. Brendan holds his Series 7, 6, 65, and 63 registrations, Life & Health Insurance license, and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.
Brendan grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and graduated from Gonzaga College High School and the University of Virginia. Brendan lives in Kensington with his wife Maria, son Charlie and daughter Gemma. Brendan volunteers with the Financial Stability Network of Catholic Charities DC, and is active in his UVA and Gonzaga alumni associations. Outside work Brendan coaches youth lacrosse, plays golf, and obsessively follows DC sports.
Briana is a native Hawaiian, born and raised in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu. At the age of 8, she discovered her passion for jazz, ballet, and hip hop and entered the professional world a few years later. She became a Certified Medical Assistant before moving to California to pursue her dreams in the entertainment industry. She spent 17 years in the retail world, excelling in every role from sales professional to account executive, and lived in various states from the west coast to the east coast.
Briana was presented with the opportunity to join K Street Financial at the beginning of 2020 as the Director of Operations focusing on the overall process and organization of the practice. She has a passion for team development workflow improvement and customer relations and excited for continued growth in her new career.
She resides in Arlington, VA, and enjoys live concerts, the company of dogs, and has a huge appetite for all savory and sweet foods.
Gunnar spent his early childhood in Hawaii where the majority of his time he was either at the beach, playing inline hockey, or earning is black belt in Taekwondo. Gunnar moved to Maryland in Middle school, where he began his Lacrosse career that lasted through college. He graduated from Freedom High School in Loudoun County, VA in 2009 and went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he earned his B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics.
Gunnar began with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative Intern at the Virginia Beach office in 2013 before joining the D.C. office full time in 2014. Gunnar joined K Street Financial in 2016, bringing three and a half years of experience from Northwestern Mutual in D.C. He is licensed in life, health, and annuities and holds his Series 7 securities registration. As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Gunnar specializes in the insurance-related planning and operations for the team.
He currently resides in D.C and enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and going to the beach and concerts in his free time.
As the Director of Insurance, Katie is responsible for assisting our clients with all their insurance needs. She is dedicated to helping each client by providing a personalized experience to make every interaction as seamless as possible. She began her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2012 and is currently licensed in life, health, and annuities.
Katie was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended college at George Mason University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications & Public Relations. In her spare time, she loves to do yoga, go thrifting, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with her husband Ralph, daughter Ruby, and two Chiweenie pups, Daphne and Pickles.
Nic grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland, and graduated from St. Maria Goretti High school and McDaniel College. After working for the Northwestern Mutual’s DC Network Office for three years, Nic brought his commitment to financial planning and client servicing to K Street Financial as the Director of Investments in October 2020. He is licensed in life, health, and annuities, holds his Series 7 securities registration, and is a Wealth Management Certified Professional®. As Director of Investments, Nic is responsible for effectively onboarding and servicing our investment clients, funding their accounts, and managing any asset movement transactions.
Nic lives in DC with his wife Malu and Cavapoo pup Pancho. In his free time, he enjoys going to DC sporting events, golfing, and hanging out with friends and family.
John Flynn was born in Richmond, Virginia, spent most of his childhood in Montgomery County, Maryland, and currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his girlfriend Tali. John is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. After graduation, he attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he earned a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Sport Management and Entrepreneurship. During his four years at Catholic, he played rugby, participated in research labs on Mindfulness Sport Performance Enhancement, and studied abroad at Oxford University. In July 2022 John completed his MBA at George Washington University.
John started his professional career as an intern with Northwestern Mutual out of Rockville, MD. For a year, John learned under the leadership team there on how to build a holistic financial planning practice, participated in NMDC’s Pre-Lead program, and was nominated Team Captain by his peers in the Summer of 2021. Currently, John holds Life, Health, Annuities, Long-Term Care state licenses, and has passed the SIE. As a Financial Planning Analyst at K Street Financial, John supports both the operations and planning team, ensuring that clients receive a deliverable that tells a story to accurately represents their personal, professional, and financial goals.
Outside of work John spends time with his family, enjoys fly fishing and golf, traveling, and participates annually in Good Counsel’s alumni mission trip to El Salvador.
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Marcelo moved to the US at seven years old and grew up in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Art in Communications.
Marcelo began his career helping small, mid and enterprise sized companies with strategic HR Tech initiatives. In 2016, Marcelo started with Northwestern Mutual as an independent financial advisor and ultimately joined K Street Financial in 2023. He strives to educate and guide folks from all walks of life by helping his clients prepare for all life's events. He holds a Series 6 and 63 securities registrations with FINRA as well as his Life, Health, Annuities and Long-Term Care Licenses.
Marcelo and his wife, Louisa, live in Olney, MD with their two boys, Brayden and Nicolas. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors with their dog, Simba, weekly movie nights, and attending sporting events at the University of Maryland—Marcelo and Louisa's alma mater. Go Terps! He and his family are passionate about positively impacting their community through giving back and volunteering at their school, church, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino moved to the states at age 9 and has been residing in Arlington, VA ever since and has recently been naturalized as an American citizen! She attended Washington-Liberty High School graduating with an Advanced Diploma in 2017. She was a competitive gymnast throughout adolescence and now enjoys yoga. She has 6 years of experience in the food-service industry where she developed people skills and discipline. Nino joined K Street in February as an Operations Associate seeking to provide an excellent experience to each and every client.
Outside of work, Nino spends her time learning new languages, cooking new foods, as well as continuing to foster her love for painting.