Glenn Pahnke, AWM

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Glenn has over 30 years in the securities industry. His focus is on customizing financial roadmaps that emphasize the achievement of his clients’ lifetime goals. Glenn graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys hunting, fishing and camping excursions with his wife and five boys.

Ted Churchill

First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus


Ted brings with him over 12 years in the financial services arena. He prides himself in serving the needs of high net worth individuals and families, understanding their current and long term objectives, and helping his clients properly navigate the evolving stages of their financial lives. Ted’s daily focus is wealth planning and portfolio management. 

Prior to joining the Team and RBC, he spent ten years as a Senior Wealth Advisor with Zions Capital Advisors, an affiliate of National Bank of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in business from the University of Arizona. Ted is married with two children, which keeps him busy, coaching them in sports. He has served on the board of directors of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association and is a proud member of the St. Theresa Catholic School Dad’s Club.

Austin Pahnke

Vice President - Financial Advisor

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Austin prides himself in truly caring for the best interests of others and helping their financial lives become healthier. After many years of consideration, he is thrilled to finally be following in his father’s footsteps by joining The Pahnke Wealth Management Group which adds an attractive multi-generation aspect to the team. After graduating from ASU with a business marketing degree, Austin used his customer service skills to become a valued personal trainer and transportation company owner for over five years. Now he considers himself a personal trainer for his clients’ financial goals. Austin’s daily focus on the team is mastering the creation and implementation of wealth management plans for their clients.

Austin and his wife, Bree, love to spend free time in the mountains whether it is hunting, snowboarding or running with their dogs, Remmington and Trigger.

Gretchen Ryan

Associate Vice President - Investment Associate


Gretchen has been with RBC Wealth Management for the past 20 years, beginning in the Seattle office where her main responsibly was in operations and client service. She relocated to the Phoenix office in 2012 and in 2016 to the team. Gretchen’s focus is on all levels of customer service, account servicing, cashiering and overall team support. She also supports the branch office in the areas of customer service, administrative and operational support. In her leisure hours, Gretchen enjoys cooking, music, the outdoors and spending time with her dogs.

Jan Bado

Senior Registered Client Associate


Jan brings more than 20 years’ experience in both the financial and insurance industries. She started in retail and private banking in Eagle, Colorado, then relocated to Arizona in the 80s. Jan transitioned into the securities arena in 2005, her latest position with UBS before joining the team in 2015. Her area of focus is customer service, client support, account servicing, maintenance and new accounts. In her leisure time, Jan is an active volunteer for animal rescue. She also loves to travel back to Colorado with her husband to spend time with family, lake fishing and to enjoy the great outdoors.

Mona Johnson

Senior Client Associate


Mona brings over nine years of industry experience to her role. She draws on her HR and operations background to her role on the team of building client relationships, customer service enhancements, and client events. Mona has two grown children and one grandchild. She has a passion for travel and loves spending time with family and friends.


Yolanda Rodriguez

Client Associate


Yolanda brings over 20 years of wealth management and financial services experience to clients of the Pahnke Wealth Management Group. She joined RBC Wealth Management after having spent 10 years with the wealth management arm of Zions Bancorporation - much of this time supporting Ted Churchill. Yolanda is known to provide many of the touches that clients come to expect as the standard in an exceptional client service experience with a background including sales, service, and administrative operations.

Yolanda relocated to Phoenix from the Los Angeles area in 2002 with her husband and three children. When not nurturing client relationships, she enjoys music, reading, and outdoor activities with her family.

Tracy Eckman

Investment Associate


Tracy brings over 20 years of experience to her role on the team, the majority of those with RBC Wealth Management.  Tracy’s primary areas of focus include customer service, account servicing, support and maintenance and ongoing client support.  In addition to spending quality time with her husband, family and dogs, Tracy enjoys music, cooking, reading and being outdoors in the beautiful Arizona weather. 

Mark Ackel

Senior Financial Associate


Mark’s career in the securities industry began in 2000. His area of focus is on strategy analysis, management, and trading for client portfolios. He graduated from ASU. Mark’s interests include philosophy, history, ocean sports and auto racing. Mark and his wife have two children.

Team profile

The Pahnke Wealth Management Group has over 85 combined years of experience in the financial services industry. From our convenient office in Phoenix, we have access to the unique resources of RBC Wealth Management and those of our parent company, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the tenth safest bank in the world as measured by Global Finance. Our group uses a multi-disciplined and holistic approach to uncover client needs, create customized solutions, provide ongoing monitoring of progress and deliver quality service.