Kenneth Ferrarini

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


Ken is a 46-year veteran who started with Merrill Lynch in Omaha in 1972.  He moved to Chiles, Heider & Co in September of 1974 and was with the same firm for 39 years as Chiles, Heider was sold to Shearson American Express, and later became Smith Barney and eventually Morgan Stanley.  The Ferrarini Group joined RBC Wealth Management in January 2013.  He has been a member of the firm’s Chairman’s or Director’s Council each year.

Ken is originally from the Bronx, N.Y. but has been an Omaha resident since 1960.  He attended Creighton Prep High School and the University of Nebraska Lincoln, graduating with a BA in Mathematics and minors in Actuarial Science and Economics.

Ken has been active in Omaha and among other things was a board member of the Westside Schools Foundation for 22 years, including 4 years as President of the Board.  He is currently on the board of Project Harmony and on the serves on the finance and development committees. He loves all sports with special emphasis on basketball and golf.  Ken and his wife Susie have two children (Katy & Jim) and 6 grandchildren from 7 years old to 15 years old.

Steven Ferrarini

Vice President - Financial Advisor


Steve is a 32 year veteran of the financial services industry.  In 1986, he started as a government bond liaison with Shearson/American Express and became a government bond trader in 1988.  In 1990, as the firm changed names to Shearson Lehman, he became a municipal bond trader until 1996 and ultimately a municipal bond underwriter from 1996 to 1998.  Following Shearson’s merger with Smith Barney, he became a financial advisor and has been helping client in that capacity for the last 20 years.

Steve is a native of Omaha and graduated from Burke High School in 1981, where he met his wife Kathy.  He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Economics.

Outside the office, Steve loves all sports, particularly basketball, and spent 13 years as a volunteer boy’s varsity high school basketball coach, first with Skutt Catholic High School in 1996 and ’97 and then with Westside High School from 1998 through 2009.  Steve and Kathy have 3 sons, Ross, Steven, and Nick, as well as 2 yellow Labrador Retrievers.

Ross Ferrarini

Financial Advisor

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Ross joined RBC Wealth Management and the family team in 2018 and has passed the Series 7 and 66 securities exams. Previously, he worked for the recruiting firm Robert Half for two years in a business development role. Prior to Robert Half, Ross was a college basketball coach, getting his start as a graduate assistant at Northwestern University and then as an assistant coach at Lake Forest College.

Ross graduated from Creighton University, where he was a member of the basketball team and received a bachelor’s degree in public relations. While coaching at Northwestern University after Creighton, Ross also received a master’s degree from Northwestern.

Ross was born and raised in Omaha, where he attended Westside High School. He recently moved back to Omaha from Chicago in 2018. Ross loves all sports, particularly basketball, golf and college football. He often travels to visit friends and family throughout the country and also enjoys running, coaching youth sports, and yoga.