Jeff McKay

Jeff McKay*
Managing Director, ChFC, CLU
*Investment advisory representative of Voya Financial Advisors

Jeff is a founding member of the Westar financial group, LLC. Jeff's role continues to be the firm's visionary. He is committed to bring to the constituents of Westar the tools vision and skills to help its members grow to their fullest potential. Jeff's leadership as an advisor gives him valuable insight in delivering best Practices to advisers who want to achieve and exceed the million dollar producer level.

With Jeff's vision, and mentorship, the WestStar team has continued to grow and develop into one of the broker-dealers leading and most progressive offices. In Jeff's 30+ years with the broker dealer, Westar Financial, LLC and Jeff personally rank amongst the leaders annually.

Jeff's 38 year career as a Naval reservist, provide him with the experience to run organizations as well as the values to remain grounded. Among his many achievements, Jeff considers his Mustang designation to be his greatest honor. Mustang is the term used for those who rise from the enlisted ranks to become an officer. The Mustang is therefore respected by both the enlisted and officer ranks. He embraces and espouses the Navy's values: Honor, Courage, Commitment

Jeff is currently the president of the Estate Planning Council of South King County. Jeff has held long memberships and has served as past president of South Center Rotary, Highline Medical Centre Foundation, and the Seattle chapter of NAIFA.

Jeff is uniquely qualified to develop succession plans for reps. His personal practice partnership with brother Jim and daughter Lindsey are examples of his commitment for sharing his experience and providing opportunity to advisors.

Jeff's personal interests are focused around his wife Anne, their children and grandchildren. Classic cars and motorcycles are Jeff's other passion.

Sam Gullette

Sam Gullette*, CFP®, CLU®
Chief Executive Officer
*Investment advisory representative of Voya Financial Advisors

As the chief executive officer of WestStar, Sam is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the company’s long and short term goals. Focused on the overall growth of the company and its associates, Sam works closely with the management team to set strategy and vision for the company.

Driven by his desire to help people achieve financial success, Sam has been recognized for Business Development and Leadership in Diversified Products by MDRT and management leadership by GAMA. He has over 15 years of experience within the financial services industry and is also a founding principal of the Bellevue branch of Voya Financial Advisors. Sam thrives on creating meaningful client relationships and developing financial advisors in the firm.

Sam earned his B.A. in Business Administration at the University of Washington in 1998. Sam holds his Series 7, 66, and 24 securities registrations, and Washington State Life & Disability insurance licenses.

Sam and his wife Gena have three children, Olivia, Wyatt, and Beauden. When Sam is not in the office or spending time with his family, he enjoys playing in a recreational hockey league and is an avid golfer.

Anshu Thakur

Anshu Thakur* | OSJ Manager
Chief Operating Officer
*Investment advisory representative of Voya Financial Advisors

Anshu Thakur is responsible for the overall operations of WestStar’s Securities, Life and Annuity business. Anshu maintains focus on driving results by creating and implementing innovative business solutions for WestStar associates.

She joined WestStar in 2008 as Registered Principal and an OSJ delegate of Voya Financial Advisors. Since joining WestStar Anshu she has helped improve not only company’s compliance processes but has also contributed to the general growth of the company business. Before joining WestStar, she worked at Voya Financial Advisors, the broker dealer and has worked in the field as a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed.

Anshu maintains Series 7, 66 and 24 registrations. Anshu graduated from Iowa State University with an Honors degree in Finance. She has also passed CFA Level I and II.

K. Roya Behbehani

K. Roya Behbehani*, MBA
Vice President of Advanced Markets &
Business Development
*Registered Representative of Voya Financial Advisors

Roya and her team are responsible for the development, communication and implementation of advanced marketing strategies to our associates. She is skilled at translating case design concepts into specific financial growth strategies and creative positioning of Voya Life insurance and annuity products. Roya offers a broad experience in business and estate planning strategies as well as underwriting. Roya holds an MBA from University of Portland.

She is a current board member in charge of membership with NAIFA Portland/NW Oregon and ;an active member of the Women in Financial Services Group.

Chad Bulle

Chad Bulle* | Annuity Professional

Chad Bulle joined WestStar as our Annuity Professional in January of 2013, Chad has a degree in Marketing from Upper Iowa University and worked at Voya Retirement Insurance & Annuity Companys' home office in Des Moines, Iowa for 7 years, Chad relocated to Portland in July 2012. Chad is knowledgeable in all areas of Fixed and Index Annuities.

Nichole Sullivan

Nichole Sullivan | Compliance
Administrative Assistant

Nichole Sullivan is the Administrative Assistant for WestStar Financial Group. Nichole is responsible for organizing and coordinating the compliance department operations and procedures including, but not limited to advertising compliance, securities blotters, OBAs etc. She is the first line of communication for departmental questions and inquires pertaining to compliance and business development.

Heidi Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Heidi provides WestStar’s back office support by coordinating administrative office functions. She manages correspondence, event planning, and various administrative activities. Her goal is to assist and deliver superior service to WestStar associates. Heidi joined WestStar Financial Group in July of 2008. She brings extensive experience providing support to executive management and sales teams.