Professional

Ross Polking is a Lead Advisor – Business Development at Foster Group’s Omaha office. Ross is positioned in various advisory roles and has a broad range of responsibilities within the firm and with our clients. As an advisor, Ross services high-net-worth individuals in the design and implementation of strategic financial solutions. He is passionate about partnering with clients in creating a clear path toward the realization of their goals in line with their values. Additionally, his business development focus allows Foster Group to build relationships and introduce individuals and organizations to our firm. The compilation of his duties further drives Foster Group’s mission of positively impacting and influencing thousands of lives.

Ross completed his MBA in 2003, earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2009 and Accredited Investment Fiduciary in 2012, which assures that he, like all Foster Group wealth advisers, is sworn to act solely in the best interests of our clients. He serves on various boards throughout the Omaha community, volunteers as a youth sports coach, was recognized as part of the Midlands Business Journal 2012 40 under 40 class, and is a member of the 37th Omaha Leadership class.

Personal

Family and faith are my passions. My beautiful wife, Kristin, and our four children, Caleb, Jenna, Kaitlyn, and Brynlee, make each day a God-given joy. Coaching youth sports, involvement in church and community, running, and athletics in general provide a snapshot of my other away-from-the-office interests. From a reading perspective, I spend the majority of my time in the Bible. This serves as the core of my life, beliefs, and values. I enjoy history, as well, and have great admiration and respect for our military servicemen and women. Cornelius Ryan’s The Longest Day, the history of D-Day, details our soldiers’ sacrifices to protect the freedoms we enjoy. It’s the definition of true courage.

Someone once wrote, “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” As Paul writes in Scripture, “In everything you do, work at it with all your heart . . . .” We have a calling during our short time on earth to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives, and my prayer is that I and my family endlessly pursue His plan. As Yoda says, “Do or do not, there is no try.” My team at home and at Foster Group choose to “do”.

Personal

B.A. Marketing/Management, Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa)
MBA, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)

Community Involvement

Methodist Foundation Advisory Board
Alzheimers Association Midlands Chapter Board
Elkhorn Athletic Association Board
Buffett Cancer Center Professional Advocacy Board
24 Hours of Impact Board
Elkhorn Athletic Association Youth Coach