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 advisor based in North Star’s Madison, WI office. As part of a multigenerational practice, Kayla works together with Senior Partner Thomas Haunty, CFP®. Their team focuses on comprehensive financial advice with specific strategies to address complex financial circumstances, attending to both personal and business issues. Together, the Haunty Team strives to help clients invest more through cash flow strategies 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 consulting 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 many millennial clients, Kayla strives to help them create the ultimate money multitasking strategy by utilizing cash flow strategies to coordinate their various goals.

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 consulting 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
  • College Funding
  • Comprehensive Fee-Based Financial Planning
  • Education Funding


  • Series 7 & 66 registered
  • Life & 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, WI 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 via the information listed above.

Kayla is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Service, Inc. 1992029/DOFU 1-2018

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_2013_Web.jpgName: Chase Brakke
Title: National Disability Insurance Specialist
Phone: 612.617.6008 




Name: Chris Sitek
Vice President, Life Business Development
Phone: 612.617.6109




Name: Jeff Landt
Title: Vice President and Director of Investments
Phone: 612.617.6116





Name: Carrie Hancock
Title: Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
Phone: 612.617.6137




2945 Triverton Pike Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711