Buck Olsen, CFP®, is Chief Executive Officer of Foster Group. His primary responsibilities are to set the strategic direction of the firm and provide the resources needed to serve our clients with the highest level of personal and fiduciary care. He is a gifted listener and works diligently to create an environment where our team can contribute at the highest level every day.

Buck received his B.A. in Management and Finance from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2003.

Since 2002, Buck has been actively engaged with Zero Alpha Group (ZAG), an eight-member consortium of organizations in the investment field. ZAG was formed in 1993. Today, Buck serves on the Executive Leadership Team.


My wife, Laura, and I have six children who reveal to us the opportunities of an abundant life. Being a part of a big family teaches me all kinds of meaningful lessons, the most important of which is the value of a loving home. We are passionate about family and have a deep desire for all children to be a part of a loving family, regardless of circumstance.


B.A. Management Finance, Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa)

Community Involvement

Mid-Iowa Health Foundation Board Member
Bethany Global Board Member