We trace our roots back to 2013, when Steve Ankerstar retired from the Air Force to start Afterburner Financial, a fee-only financial services firm for the upper middle class and their families.

His mission was to maximize the financial well-being of clients who entrusted him with their financial affairs. Afterburner Financial built its business upon that philosophy and goal.

Since traditional pensions are mostly a thing of the past, many clients' financial situations have become more complex. As a trusted adviser, Afterburner Financial exists to help you successfully navigate this new reality and meet your retirement goals.

Our Success in Numbers

Since its inception, Afterburner Financial has flourished in numerous avenues:

  • Afterburner Financial has doubled in size every year since inception
  • Assets under management exceed $12.5 million, a healthy increase from the original $400,000
  • We opened with 3 clients and the family is now 65 strong

Milestones In Our History

Since 2013 we have built a company that has helped to make a difference to people's lives.

2013
Afterburner 1.0 -- The beginning

Afterburner Financial was officially formed on in 2013 by Steve Ankerstar. He chose the name "Afterburner Financial" as it embodied the culture of how pilots use risk management to survive on a daily basis.

2015
Afterburner 2.0 -- First $1M in Assets

This year marked the first time Afterburner Financial stabilized over $1M in asset under management (AUM).

2017
Afterburner 3.0 -- Top to Bottom Process Review

2017 marked the first time that Afterburner Financial became cash flow positive. In turn, Steve and Irene completed a 100% exhaustive review of every single process within the company. This focus on efficiency allowed for significant client expansion going into 2018.

2018
$10M in Assets!

In February 2018, Afterburner Financial stabilized over $10M in AUM. The cash flow generated from this capital raise allowed for client expansion beyond 50 clients en route to 100 clients.

We are experts in finance and pride ourselves on our client feedback.

Today, we continue to offer both comprehensive financial planning and objective investment advice.

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Our focus is all about making a meaningful positive difference in the lives of our clients. This is recognized by our clients who seek our advice year after year.

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Steve AnkerstarFounder of Afterburner Financial