Stewart S. Koesten


Stewart Koesten, Chairman of Aspyre Wealth Partners, specializes in Global Financial Planning. He has nearly 40 years of experience as a wealth manager and finds it extremely rewarding to help people live their life to the fullest, every day. His clients either have the financial resources to achieve their goals now, or they have a desire and commitment to accumulate the resources to accomplish their goals in the future. Stewart has a unique specialty of working with clients who have a passion for travel, are living abroad, or plan to be an expat.

In 1997 Stewart and his wife, Dr. Joy Koesten, founded Aspyre Wealth Partners when they opened Koesten Hirschmann & Crabtree (which later became KHC Wealth Management). They started the firm to provide comprehensive, fee-only financial planning for successful business executives seeking help with complex compensation packages. The company soon expanded to include individuals and families with a range of needs and financial circumstances.


  • BS, Professional Aviation, Louisiana Tech University


  • Certified Financial Planner Professional®

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®

  • Cert(IM)

  • Global Financial Planning (USA)


  • Integrated Wealth Management

  • Investment Management

  • Investment Migration

  • Global Consulting

More About Stewart

Committed to serving the broader Kansas City community, Stewart has long has been involved with many nonprofits over the years, including:

  • Past President of the Board of The Folly Theater – Past President
  • Past President of Kansas City Jewish Family Services – Past President
  • Kansas City Jewish Community Foundation – Board
  • Jewish Federation of Kansas City – Board

Stewart and Joy established the Koesten professorship. The award is presented annually to a researcher who is helping to make a difference in child developmental and behavioral health, especially as it pertains to teenage depression and suicide prevention.

A passionate traveler and lifelong learner, Stewart enjoys golfing, driving British sports cars, and is a commercial licensed pilot.

“Life is rarely a straight path, and I enjoy helping people clarify what is truly important, building a plan and walking beside them as they take action. Plus, I get to work with a great team.”