Ethan Gascho is a Lead Advisor at Foster Group. Ethan graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting in 2014, at which point he fell in love with financial planning. Ethan looks to apply analytical tools to provide context and break down the complexity of financial planning for his clients.

One of Ethan’s joys is helping clients develop charitable giving strategies to better the lives of those they impact. Ethan strives to help clients receive peace of mind and achieve their personal goals through financial freedom. “Money is a tool. Used properly it makes something beautiful; used wrong, it makes a mess!” – Bradley Vinson


I enjoy spending time with my wife and black lab. If not cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, I also enjoy playing tennis at both the regional and national levels. I have been lucky enough to compete at USTA Nationals in 2017 and 2019. I have a passion to serve others through the High School Ministries program at my church and the Training Tables food distribution program.

In elementary school, I would ask my teachers for additional math problems with increasing difficulty. By third grade, I was able to help my older sister with her math homework. This was the spark that ignited my inspiration to help others with the analytical skills I had been given. 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I’m encouraged as I assist clients with their pursuit of personal goals and peace of mind through financial freedom.


B.A. Accounting/Finance, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)