Retirement Plan Solutions for all size employers, professional service firms and small business owners.


Mark A. Strakowski, EA, MAAA - President - Retirement Consultant, Actuary

mark@smsretirement.com

 

Mark joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2011.  Mark's experience began in 1989.  During his tenure he has consulted with all-sizes of employers on all aspects of retirement plans.  Mark's expertise covers a wide range of issues affecting qualified and non-qualified defined benefit, cash balance, 401(k) and retiree medical plans, including design, funding, termination, financial reporting and management, communication, and administration.

 

Mark has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from Purdue University.  Mark is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

 

Mark is married and has three children.  Mark enjoys spending time with his family.

 

 

Jeremy J. Schira, QPA, QKA - Vice President - Retirement Plan Consultant

jeremy@smsretirement.com

 

Jeremy joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2011.  Jeremy has worked in the retirement plan industry since 2001 specifically in the area of defined contribution plans.  Jeremy is a credentialed Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), holding Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designations.  His experience includes plan design and consulting, compliance and administration of both small and large filer plans.  Jeremy specializes in cross-tested (age-weighted) plan designs that allow for larger benefits to be contributed to owners based on the plan's demographics.

 

Jeremy is a graduate of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College with a double Associates Degree in Business Management and Financial Management.  Jeremy also attended Wilmington College.

 

Jeremy is an active Board Member of the Brian W. Schira "102" Scholarship Fund (http://www.bws102scholarship.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to local firefighters obtaining their Paramedic certification.  Jeremy also enjoys weight training, playing soccer and coaching his kids' soccer, baseball and lacrosse teams.



Curtis R. Tudor, QKA - Retirement Plan Consultant

curtis@smsretirement.com

 

Curtis joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2015.  Curtis began working with retirement plans in 2006 with a focus on defined contribution plans.  He attained his Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation with the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) in 2008.  Curtis' experience includes working closely with employers of all sizes to ensure functionality, IRS/DOL regulatory compliance and proper plan design.


Curtis graduated form Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and  minor in Coaching.


Curtis is married and enjoys spending time with his three children as well as coaching their basketball and baseball teams.  He loves running and has participated in various half marathons throughout the tri-state area.  Other hobbies include being a car enthusiast and watching football and baseball.  In addition, Curtis serves as a trustee and board member for his church.



Michael R. Schwing, QKA - Retirement Plan Consultant

mike@smsretirement.com

 

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with an accounting degree in 1988, Mike began working in the retirement plan industry in 1990.  Mike is a credentialed member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), holding a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation.  Mike joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2016 as a Plan Consultant.  Mike specializes in working with defined contribution plans with a primary focus on non-discrimination testing and allocation designs.  During his career, Mike has worked with a wide variety of employers from large plan filers to single employee plans and is familiar with multiple document designs.  Mike appreciates the opportunity to assist employers create and operate a retirement plan that serves as a true benefit to both the company and its employees within the bounds of the regulatory requirements which govern these plans.


Mike is married with two children.  In his free time he enjoys trying to play golf and spending time with his family and friends.



Scott Weinewuth - Retirement Plan Consultant

scott@smsretirement.com

 

Scott joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2018. Scott has worked and consulted in the retirement plan industry since 2004. He has experience with pension plan funding, forecasting, accounting for defined benefit and postretirement medical plans, plan design and benefit calculations. Scott specializes in plan administration and de-risking techniques such as lump sum windows, annuity buyouts, data remediation, audits and plan terminations.


Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Scott is married with three children and likes to spend his free time with family and friends. He also enjoys playing and watching football, basketball and golf.



Tamara Hayas - Treasurer - Retirement Plan Consultant

tamara@smsretirement.com

 

Tamara joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2014.  Tamara has eight years of experience working with retirement plans, focusing on defined benefit plan administration.  She has experience with annual date reviews for large plans and with plan terminations.  Tamara prepares annual plan valuations, government filings and benefit statements in order to give our clients the best value possible.

 

Tamara earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Miami University, where she focused on Secondary Math Education.  She continues to tutor high school students in algebra and geometry.

 

Tamara is married with two children.  Tamara spends time volunteering for various organizations, many of which coincide with her children's activities.



Todd Carson - Retirement Plan Consultant

todd@smsretirement.com

 

Todd joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2019.  Todd has 26 years of experience in business administration in finance and accounting, and has served as a Business Director for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for nearly 20 years.  Todd is new to the industry, and is excited to be working with retirement plans while providing excellent customer service - preparing annual plan valuations, government filings and benefit statements in order to maximize the best possible value for our clients.

 

Todd earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, as well as an M.S. degree in Health Sciences Administration in 1992. 

 

Todd is married with three children and serves on the Board of Trustees for Miami Valley Christian Academy as Treasurer.  Todd loves spending time with his family and is a big fan of all teams Cincinnati.


 

Michelle Murphy - Retirement Plan Specialist

michelle@smsretirement.com


Michelle joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2016.  She has worked in the retirement plan industry since 1998, specializing in  Plan Installation, Plan Termination, Documents and Distributions.  She attended the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).


Michelle is married with two children and spends much of her time involved in family activities.  She enjoys volunteering at her church, coaching her children and participating in various charity events.



Chris Metzler - Retirement Plan Specialist

chris@smsretirement.com


Chris joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2017.  He has worked in the retirement plan industry since 2006, specifically in the area of Daily Valuation, Distribution/Loans and Compliance.  He is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph University and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).


Chris is married with one child and spends much of his time involved in family activities.  He enjoys watching football, soccer and basketball.



Jessica Klemm, QKA - Retirement Plan Administrator

jessica@smsretirement.com


Jessica joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2018.  Jessica graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business - Finance.  After exploring the banking and mortgage industries, Jessica started working in the retirement industry in 2007.  Since then, she has worked with small and large plan filers, with an emphasis on compliance, non-discrimination testing, and government filings.  Jessica is a credentialed member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), holding a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation.


Jessica is married, and the proud mother of three children.  She loves coffee, reading, and can usually be found cheering her children on at their various sports.



Rosie Schira - Administrative Assistant

rosie@smsretirement.com


Rosie joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in February, 2015, working as an Administrative Assistant, processing Annual Reports and generating Plan Documents for DC. She also downloads monthly statements for client files. 


Rosie is married with two children and five grandchildren. One son lives in Cincinnati with his three kids and the other in North Carolina with his two kids. Rosie enjoys spending as much time with family as she can, and enjoys attending their multiple sporting events and activities. She also enjoys traveling, working out at the gym and swimming.



Andrew Strakowski - Retirement Plan Specialist

andy@smsretirement.com


Andrew joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2019. Andrew graduated in 2019 from University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He is new to retirement plans, but is enthusiastic to learn how retirement plans work and the actuarial side of business, as Andrew intends to become an actuary.


Andrew is married. For hobbies he enjoys playing sports, scuba diving, watching football, making a March Madness bracket to lose, playing drums/guitar and spending time with friends and family in his spare time. He is a fan of Notre Dame and Ohio State football and also roots for all Cincinnati sports teams. 


Brett Koenig - Retirement Plan Specialist

Brett joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2020.  She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She has worked in the retirement plan industry since 2014 and has experience with plan installation, trust accounting, and distributions. 
Brett is married with two children. She spends most of her free time with family and friends, and also enjoys reading, traveling, and running. 

Brett joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2020. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She has worked in the retirement plan industry since 2014 and has experience with plan installation, trust accounting, and distributions.


Brett is married with two children. She spends most of her free time with family and friends, and also enjoys reading, traveling, and running.



Brian Roller, QKA - Retirement Plan Consultant
brian@smsretirement.com

Brian joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2020 and has been in the retirement plan industry since 2004. He is a credentialed member of American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) holding a Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation (QKA). He also holds the FSRI (Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute) designation from LOMA.  Brian has experience working with both large and small employers. His experience in plan administration, documents, plan design, and IRS compliance testing helps to provide the best possible service for his customers.

 

Brian graduated from Thomas More College with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Finance. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.  

 

Brian is married with two children.  His family spends most of their free time at their lake property boating, riding atvs, and enjoying the outdoors. In addition he enjoys watching basketball, football, and spending time with friends.



Panrong Xiao, EA, MAAA - Retirement Plan Consultant - Enrolled Actuary

Panrong Joined Schneider, Male & Strakowski Co., E.A. in 2020.
After graduating from the East Tennessee State University with two Master's degrees of Computer Science and Math, he started working in the pension plan industry in 2001. Panrong is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has experience with pension plan funding, accounting, combo DB/DC plan design and cross testing

Panrong is married with twin boys. He is an active member of the local Chinese Christian Church. In his free time he enjoys playing table tennis and spending time with his family and friends.