New Philadelphia Team

New Philadelphia Team

Chris Hensel, AIF®

Principal/Financial Advisor

Chris Hensel graduated from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, in 1983. He earned a BSBA with a major in marketing and minor in finance. He also earned an MBA from Ashland University in 1986. He currently serves as a Registered Representative for Commonwealth Financial Network® and an Investment Adviser Representative with Investment Partners, LTD, a Registered Investment Adviser. Chris has a real passion for the work he does for his clients. According to Hensel, “It is really satisfying to help people with the ongoing challenges associated with sound investing as well as identifying and neutralizing the constant threats to their long-term financial security.”

Chris has FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations through Commonwealth. He is also a licensed life, accident and health, variable life, and variable annuity agent with the Ohio Department of Insurance. In 2010, he obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation.

Active in the community, Chris has served in leadership positions for numerous civic and nonprofit organizations. Chris currently serves as a member of the Board of Education for the Strasburg Franklin School District. His past involvement includes serving as president of the Strasburg Tiger Foundation, Inc., treasurer and board member for the Tuscarawas County YMCA, campaign chairman for the United Way of Tuscarawas County, board member for Personal & Family Counseling Services, and a founding board member and treasurer for Habitat for Humanity of Tuscarawas Valley Inc. 

Chris resides in Strasburg with his wife, Chrissie, and their children: Kaitlin, Emmy, and Evan. He enjoys spending leisure time with his family, traveling, scuba diving, reading, and keeping up with the financial markets.

Vista Seal

Chris Hensel is proud to have been recognized as a Vista Club advisor for 2018—a distinction based on annual production that places him/her among the top 27 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Vista Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Vista Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

Douglas Bambeck, AIF®

President/CCO/Principal/Financial Advisor

A proud alumnus of Kent State University, Doug has 18 years of financial services experience that he puts to work for clients. Doug enjoys spending free time with his wife, Faith, and his two children: Max, age 8, and Natalie, age 6. Weekends are spent with the kids and their busy schedules: driving to soccer practices, games, or dance lessons. In Doug’s limited spare time, he enjoys shooting sporting clays and hiking with his family in the local wilderness center and state parks, enjoying the outdoors.

Doug believes in giving back, and strongly supports educational causes in particular. He has been a member of the Dover Exchange Club for 17 years, helping to provide supplies, clothing, parties, and opportunities for children in foster care. Doug is also a member (and past president) of the Dover Education Foundation, founded to benefit both teachers and students. The foundation offers teacher and classroom grants as well as scholarships, and helps enhance the learning opportunities for all children attending Dover City Schools.

Doug understands that most families don’t have time to plan for their financial goals because of day-to-day hectic schedules. He makes it simple and easy for clients to create a plan for their families to succeed, helping them to achieve the long-term benefits without becoming overloaded in the short-term.

Doug brings that same ease of doing business to the corporations and small businesses he works with, helping them control the fiduciary liability that comes with running a qualified retirement plan. With Doug’s help, business leaders can attract and retain talented employees through providing a quality benefit plan, and save themselves time and stress by letting Doug navigate the complex retirement landscape for them.

Steven Stocker, AIF®

CEO/Managing Member/Financial Advisor

Steven C. Stocker founded Investment Partners, LTD, in April 1996 and currently serves as chief executive officer.

Mr. Stocker graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1981. He earned a BS degree in business with a major in finance. He attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. He currently serves as a Registered Representative and Registered Securities Principal with Commonwealth Financial Network®. His previous experience includes serving as an associate vice president with EVEREN Securities, Inc. (1990–1996) and as an assistant vice president with Bank One, Dover, NA (1986–1990). Prior to Bank One, Mr. Stocker served as regional sales manager for Society Bank, NA, in Dayton, Ohio. 

Mr. Stocker holds the following FINRA securities registrations: Series 7, 24, 63, and 65. He is also a licensed life, accident and health, variable life, and variable annuity agent with the Ohio Department of Insurance.

He is also active in the community. His current and past involvement includes serving as president of the Dover City Schools Education Foundation, Inc., president of the Tuscarawas County YMCA, member of the Board of Trustees for the Tuscarawas County YMCA, campaign chairman and president of the United Way of Tuscarawas County, president of Union Country Club, member of the Board of Trustees of the Tuscarawas County Community Improvement Corporation, member of the Board of Trustees of Atwood Yacht Club, and chairman of the Retention and Expansion Committee for the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce.  

Mr. Stocker and his wife, Ginny, live in Dover, Ohio, and have two adult children, Kristen and David. He enjoys golf, tennis, fishing, and reading.

Tony Yoder

Financial Advisor

Tony Yoder is a Registered Representative for Commonwealth Financial Network® and an Investment Adviser Representative with Investment Partners, LTD, a Registered iInvestment Adviser. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Tony was an active member of the Accounting Club and Students in Free Enterprise organizations, where he helped educate local high school and college students and community members in personal finance and budgeting.

Prior to Investment Partners, Tony worked for the Commercial and Savings Bank in various roles including consumer lender and banking center manager. Tony uses his experiences from the banking environment to communicate with clients to help find their financial solutions in the short term, as well as continuing to assist them in reaching their long term goals.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys sports, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Kate. They reside in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Heather Milburn

Firm Administrator

Kandy Bichsel

Client Relationship Specialist

Kelly Wallick

Customer Service Manager

Mega Snyder

Operations Manager

Mega is the Operations Manager for the firm.  She holds the FINRA series 7 securities registration.  

Mega works closely with all advisors and clients to establish new accounts, perform cashiering transactions, and facilitate account transfers.    She enjoys the direct contact with our clients, and strives to provide “Over the Top” customer service.  

In her spare time, she likes to travel, scuba dive, read and spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren.   She resides in New Philadelphia with her husband and her dog Max.