Kayla Nikula
Kayla A. Nikula
Associate Financial Advisor
Areas of Focus
  • Asset Protection Strategies*
  • Attorneys
  • Business Owners
  • College Funding
  • Comprehensive Fee-Based Financial Planning
  • Education Funding

Phone: 608.271.9100 ext. 206
Madison, WI »
2945 Triverton Pike Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711

Toll Free: 888.655.8091 ext. 206


Kayla Nikula is a financial professional based in North Star’s Madison, Wis. office. As part of a multigenerational practice, Kayla works together with senior partner, Thomas Haunty, CFP®. Their team focuses on comprehensive financial planning with specific strategies to address complex financial circumstances, attending to both personal and business issues.

Together, the Haunty Team strives to help clients at every life stage—from recent graduates to retirees—invest more through cash flow planning and help protect their financial picture from unforeseen losses through personalized insurance selections.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Kayla realized her passion for comprehensive financial planning during her time as a personal finance major. Taking a behavioral approach to the financial process, she is a strong proponent of the foundational basics that support a long-term wealth-building strategy.

Working with clients from all areas, Kayla strives to help younger millennial clients create multitasking strategies utilizing cash flow planning. Kayla also works with many retirees, helping them strategize wealth distribution through retirement and beyond. No matter your personal goals, she will make them work in concert with each other, maximizing opportunities for clients at every stage.

Growing up with a family with special needs, Kayla has seen firsthand the impact that a comprehensive financial strategy can make both on a family and its future generations. She chooses to structure her practice with a financial planning focus and provides an objective approach that considers a broad base of options and customized solutions for each client.

Kayla’s areas of focus include:

  • Asset protection strategies
  • Attorneys
  • Business owners
  • Retirees
  • College funding
  • Comprehensive fee-based financial planning
  • Education funding


  • Series 7 and 66 registered
  • Life and Health licensed

Once a Badger, Always a Badger:

Kayla and her husband Dan can often be found at Camp Randall or the Kohl Center supporting the Badger football, basketball and hockey teams. They reside on a small family farm near Mount Horeb, Wis. where they enjoy caring for the land and the variety of creatures that make their way there.

Kayla is also involved with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. Her other hobbies include visiting Wisconsin supper clubs, Old Fashioneds and traveling up north.

Interested in learning more about Kayla? Contact her at kayla.nikula@northstarfinancial.com or 608.271.9100.

Kayla is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc.

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Kayla’s Support Team

Stacey WashaName: Stacey Washa
Title: Practice Coordinator
Email: Stacey.Washa@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 606.271.9100 ext. 223

Stacey ReuterName: Stacey Reuter
Title: Administrative Assistant
Email: Stacey.Reuter@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 606.271.9100 ext. 220

Resource team

Aside from the knowledge and experience you will receive from your advisor, North Star provides a team of experts within their specialties dedicated to helping your advisor choose well-suited products or services for you.

Brakke_Chase_2015_circle.pngChase Brakke

Vice President, Disability Insurance and Property and Casualty Operations
612.617.6008 | chase.brakke@northstarfinancial.com




Chris Sitek

Vice President, Life Insurance and Long-Term Care
612.617.6109 | chris.sitek@northstarfinancial.com



Landt_Jeff_circle.pngJeff Landt

Vice President and Director of Investments
612.617.6116 | jeff.landt@northstarfinancial.com



Hancock_Carrie_2019-circle.pngCarrie Hancock

Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
612.617.6137 | carrie.hancock@northstarfinancial.com



2945 Triverton Pike Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711