Travis J. Rychnovsky, CFA® serves as Chief Growth Officer, working to ensure: that the Foster Group brand embodies the company’s vision and values, clients and prospective clients enthusiastically engage, and employees can be challenged by growth opportunities. He is dedicated to optimizing the firm’s strategic investments and helping create decisions that provide positive impact and value. Joining the team in 2004, Travis previously provided leadership to technology and process improvement efforts, serving in the Chief Operating Officer role.

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

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. 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 has been 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, though the time to do so is somewhat scarce. 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 to host parties. Perhaps it’s the planning, the anticipation of the arrival of guests, the fun of picking out food and beverage, or the details of selecting décor or parting gifts. What could be more rewarding than knowing you did your best to create a great experience? 


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