Travis J. Rychnovsky, CFA® serves as Chief Marketing Officer, ensuring the Foster Group brand embodies the values and vision of our firm.  He is dedicated to optimizing the firm’s strategic investments and creating decisions that provide positive impact and value for our clients.  Joining the team in 2004, Travis previously provided leadership to technology and process improvement efforts, serving most recently in the Chief Operating Officer role.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Simpson College in 2001 with majors in Management and Economics, Travis continued his education, earning his M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, with honors, in 2010.

Current and prior community service includes:  working to create awareness about mental health in the Des Moines community through support of Broadlawns Medical Center and serving on the Board of Trustees for Simpson College, his alma mater.  Travis was a member of the 2010 Des Moines Forty Under 40. He has previously served as Secretary of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and Treasurer of The Plaza Homeowners Association. A member of the Charles Schwab Technology, Operations, and Service Advisory Board from 2009 through 2012, and a member of the 2011 Financial Planning Association Business Solutions Task Force, Travis is well-regarded in the industry for being a leader in strategically applying technology.


I was married to my biggest fan and best friend, Jenise, in May of 2010. I had so much fun helping plan and execute the details of our wedding that I barely had my suit on in time for pictures! We are the proud parents of two wonderful boys.  The four of us enjoy traveling and spending lots of quality time together.

I like to read. A couple of favorites are The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker and Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott. I’ve read each a dozen times or more. My copies are full of highlights, underlines, turned-down corners and sticky notes. I like this quote by David Starr Jordan: “The world stands aside to let pass anyone who knows where he is going.” From my experience, this sentence contains real truth. When I’m following, I like the comfort of knowing my leader has a good idea of what’s going on. When I’m leading, I need to do the same. I like to serve people well. From the perspective of our clients, it must give them a sense of peace to know we are diligent to educate and improve ourselves so we can provide advice and offer solutions that establish a high probability of success.


B.A. Management and Economics, Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa)
MBA, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)

Community Involvement

Broadlawns Finance Committee
Simpson College Finance Committee
Bravo Gala Committee