About Us

Our team consists of Plan Fiduciary Advisors who serve Plan Fiduciaries (and the retirement plans that those Plan Fiduciaries sponsor). We’re not involved in wealth management or selling insurance. We focus on one thing: workplace retirement plans. Our passion is helping Americans retire better and our goal is to get every employee across the finish line. We’re benefits consultants and the benefits we provide are group retirement plans and financial wellness programs.

PHD. Leadership

The founder of PHD. Retirement Consulting is a thought leader in the industry on Behavioral Finance and plan design. He believes all employees matter because all people matter (not just the ones with the biggest account balance).

Troy Redstone

An 18-year veteran of the industry, Troy founded PHD. and serves our retirement plans as a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®), a Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA®), a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI®), and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). His degrees are in Behavioral Psychology and Finance, which is essentially the study of why people do the stuff they do … with money. He doubled majored at The University of Alabama (B.A. in Behavioral Psychology and Journalism) before securing a Master of Divinity from Anderson University and pursuing an M.B.A. in Finance from Rockhurst University.

Troy is an author, featured speaker, and behavioral finance consultant. He enjoys working with employers to develop Financial & Organizational Health and Leadership Development. Serving employer-sponsored retirement plans of all sizes, his clients have included several Fortune 500 companies as well as a few Fortune 100 companies. He is currently the President of the Retirement Advisor Council as one of the top 401(k) plan advisors in the business and serves as the President and Chair of the Employee Benefits Institute (as of 2019).

Sometimes referred to as “The Dave Ramsey of 401k’s”, he enjoys promoting Financial Wellness by encouraging employees towards sound stewardship (eliminating debt BEFORE adding more money to the 401k). He has published articles in a variety of magazines and newspapers including The Miami Herald and The Today Paper and is the author of  REPURPOSEMENT – Experiencing the Financial Freedom to Start Living on Purpose Today. 

He’s a husband & dad, a college football fanatic and a volunteer at his church. He lives in Kansas City with his bride of 25 years, his college age son (when he’s home from K-State), and his college age daughter (when she’s home from Colorado Christian University) … and their Aussiedoodle.

Troy Redstone

An 18-year veteran of the industry, Troy founded PHD. and serves our retirement plans as a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®), a Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA®), a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI®), and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). His degrees are in Behavioral Psychology and Finance, which is essentially the study of why people do the stuff they do … with money. He doubled majored at The University of Alabama (B.A. in Behavioral Psychology and Journalism) before securing a Master of Divinity from Anderson University and pursuing an M.B.A. in Finance from Rockhurst University.

Troy is an author, featured speaker, and behavioral finance consultant. He enjoys working with employers to develop Financial & Organizational Health and Leadership Development. Serving employer-sponsored retirement plans of all sizes, his clients have included several Fortune 500 companies as well as a few Fortune 100 companies. He is currently the President of the Retirement Advisor Council as one of the top 401(k) plan advisors in the business and serves as the President and Chair of the Employee Benefits Institute (as of 2019).

Sometimes referred to as “The Dave Ramsey of 401k’s”, he enjoys promoting Financial Wellness by encouraging employees towards sound stewardship (eliminating debt BEFORE adding more money to the 401k). He has published articles in a variety of magazines and newspapers including The Miami Herald and The Today Paper and is the author of  REPURPOSEMENT – Experiencing the Financial Freedom to Start Living on Purpose Today. 

He’s a husband & dad, a college football fanatic and a volunteer at his church. He lives in Kansas City with his bride of 25 years, his college age son (when he’s home from K-State), and his college age daughter (when she’s home from Colorado Christian University) … and their Aussiedoodle.

Industry Affiliations 

The Retirement Advisor Council is a national organization advocating for successful qualified plans and successful retirement outcomes through the collaborative efforts and expertise of experienced, professional retirement plan advisers, investment firms and asset managers, and retirement plan service providers.

The Council is currently comprised of 125 advisers recognized for their stature in the industry, leaders of the retirement plan practice at major advisory firms, and a select group of service providers and investment management forms.

The founder of PHD. Retirement Consulting, Troy Redstone, has been a member of the Council since being recognized in 2013 as one of the 75 leading advisers in the industry. Troy is currently serving on the Advisory Board [2018-2020] and was elected this year as the President of the Retirement Advisor Council in an election of his peers.

The Employee Benefits Institute is the premier benefits association in the Midwest. EBI, which consists of the Consultant College, Legal College, and Practitioner College, partners professionals with expertise in labor and employment law with the practitioners who actually work with the employee benefits at their particular company. By incorporating both attorneys who specialize in ERISA as well as the company executives and HR personnel impacted by the provisions of ERISA, the group has maintained the balance between academia and practical application, allowing them to become the premier resource for employee benefits in the Midwest. The not-for-profit organization exists to provide educational forums for employee benefits, human resources, legal and other business professionals. The founder of PHD. Retirement Consulting, Troy Redstone, is honored to be a member of the board serving with the EBI community to raise the level of professionalism with ERISA retirement plans. Troy is the President of the Employee Benefits Institute and the Chair of the 33rd Annual EBI Conference in 2019.

Industry Affiliations 

The Retirement Advisor Council is a national organization advocating for successful qualified plans and successful retirement outcomes through the collaborative efforts and expertise of experienced, professional retirement plan advisers, investment firms and asset managers, and retirement plan service providers.

The Council is currently comprised of 125 advisers recognized for their stature in the industry, leaders of the retirement plan practice at major advisory firms, and a select group of service providers and investment management forms.

The founder of PHD. Retirement Consulting, Troy Redstone, has been a member of the Council since being recognized in 2013 as one of the 75 leading advisers in the industry. Troy is currently serving on the Advisory Board [2018-2020] and was elected this year as the President of the Retirement Advisor Council in an election of his peers.

The Employee Benefits Institute is the premier benefits association in the Midwest. EBI, which consists of the Consultant College, Legal College, and Practitioner College, partners professionals with expertise in labor and employment law with the practitioners who actually work with the employee benefits at their particular company. By incorporating both attorneys who specialize in ERISA as well as the company executives and HR personnel impacted by the provisions of ERISA, the group has maintained the balance between academia and practical application, allowing them to become the premier resource for employee benefits in the Midwest. The not-for-profit organization exists to provide educational forums for employee benefits, human resources, legal and other business professionals. The founder of PHD. Retirement Consulting, Troy Redstone, is honored to be a member of the board serving with the EBI community to raise the level of professionalism with ERISA retirement plans. Troy is the President of the Employee Benefits Institute and the Chair of the 33rd Annual EBI Conference in 2019.

%

of Americans live paycheck to paycheck

– Dave Ramsey, 2020

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of plan sponsors do not yet use a plan advisor who specializes in retirement plan.

– Retirement Advisor Council, 2014

%

of workers participate in a workplace retirement plan

– Pension Rights Center, 2019

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Location

7500 College Blvd., Suite 500,
Overland Park, Kansas 66210.

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