Our Team

Our Team

Our independent branch based in Northwest Indiana consists of a team founded on family values. 

Ahmad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated during his 40-year career in the financial sector. In 2008, he retired from MetLife to begin working as partners with his son Cameron as Ahmad Kashani & Associates. In 2016, Ahmad and Cameron made the strategic decision to affiliate with Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer, and rebrand as Kash Financial Services. 

Cameron has been working in the financial industry for over 13 years. He received his MBA from Stuart School of Business in Chicago in 2011. Cameron earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2021.

Katia and Kurt joined Kash Financial Services in 2022 and have become essential members of our team.


Cameron Kashani, MBA, CFP®

Financial Advisor

As an Andrean alumnus, Cameron attended Indiana University Bloomington. During his time there, he found himself drawn to the field of finance because of the opportunities for learning and growth. The more he studied, the more he realized that so much of the world’s events are driven by or directly impact the financial realm. In 2007, Cameron completed a BS in public finance. While at college, Cameron interned for two consecutive summers in investment research and finance at State Street Research (now part of BlackRock) and New England Financial in Boston, Massachusetts.

Through his education and internship experiences, Cameron began to understand the challenges of the financial industry and how it impacted individuals and families. The challenge was so compelling that Cameron sought out a career helping people navigate the choices they face when it comes to their financial security and prosperity.

Cameron joined his father at MetLife as a junior financial representative while studying for his MBA at Stuart School of Business at Illinois School of Technology in Chicago. After obtaining a work visa, he joined a private equity firm in Vancouver, Canada, as part of the management team. After that, Cameron rejoined his father’s practice to continue his family’s value-oriented business. He currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations. In 2021 Cameron earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERcertification.

In his leisure time, Cameron can be found at Innsbrook Country Club teaching his father how to golf,  spending time with his wife, Katia, and daughter Amelia and friends, and traveling. Cameron has recently obtained his PADI diving certification.


Ahmad Kashani, MPA

Financial Advisor

Ahmad came to the U.S. from Tehran, Iran, as a young man to further his education. He was raised in a family with very strong entrepreneurial roots and values, and it is something that he has carried with him in his life. He also has a strong sense of integrity and empathy that he believes is crucial not only to his line of work but in life as a whole. From an uncle who was a prominent businessman, Ahmad learned the values of honesty and caring about people. Growing up and seeing the immense struggles that can arise from family financial insecurity, Ahmad views his business as a way to help alleviate financial burdens and have a truly positive impact on people’s lives. He has a strongly held belief that every process of life is entrenched in finances and legacy. Viewing the financial sector as a way of positively impacting people’s lives, he realizes and cherishes the fact that this is a rare business in which you can know and take care of up to three generations of one family! It gives Ahmad a sense of fulfillment to set up college funds for his clients’ children and then attend their weddings years later. 

Ahmad has four decades of experience in protecting and helping clients by providing financial services to families. He graduated from the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Tehran in Iran while working at the National Bank of Iran as a corporate credit analyst. He continued his education at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, graduating with a master's degree in public administration and political science.

In 1977, Ahmad joined MetLife. After 33 years with MetLife and being inducted into the MetLife hall of fame (the highest accolade awarded by the company), Ahmad retired in 2008. Ahmad decided to continue to serve clients as a registered financial advisor by starting his own firm. Ahmad’s mission practice is simple: “Do your best every day, care about people, and be there when they need you.” Due to his dedication to this mantra, Ahmad now works with third-generation clients. His son, Cameron, joined him in 2009 to grow the business and help more people.

In his leisure time, Ahmad can be found at Innsbrook Country Club trying to beat Cameron in golf or spending time with his beloved granddaughter Amelia.

Kurt Lash

Financial Services Specialist

Kurt joined Kash Financial Services in 2022. Kurt has over 25 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. A lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, Kurt prides himself in working with Cameron and Ahmad to help fellow neighbors reduce their risk and grow their wealth. His goal is to become a lifetime resource for each client while helping them to preserve, grow, and protect their retirement income. Kurt currently holds FINRA Series 6, 7,  9, 10, 24, 26, and 66 securities registrations.

In his spare time, Kurt enjoys golfing, bike riding, and spending time with his family and friends.

Katia Kashani

Client Relationship Manager

Katia received her bachelor's degree in business administration in 2008. In 2009, she moved to Italy to pursue a master's degree in Luxury Marketing Management. After successfully graduating, she started working for the internationally renowned company Fendi as a product manager. After a few years, she decided to start her own business. In 2021, she moved to the U.S. and then joined Kash Financial Services as a client relationship manager. Katia is fluent in Italian and Russian languages.

Katia currently lives in Valparaiso with her husband, Cameron, and their daughter, Amelia.