Meet Our Team

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Nadeem S. Salem, J.D., ChFC®

Financial Advisor

Nadeem Salem has been a financial advisor since 1983. He concentrates his practice on wealth preservation planning, with an emphasis on wealth accumulation, retirement distribution planning, and investment management. He works primarily with business owners, retiring professionals, and other high-net-worth individuals. Nadeem’s focus since establishing Salem Financial Group is to create Sharia based investing for a growing and affluent Muslim clientele.

Nadeem established his practice in financial services directly upon graduation from The University of Toledo in 1982. He oriented his practice around business owners during the following eight years. In 1991 he decided to enter law school, based primarily on the emphasis he had in place on estate planning for his clients. He became licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio in May 1996, although he currently does not engage in the practice of law.

Nadeem’s special interest in making sure young people have a head start in their personal, professional, and financial lives, led him to establish “The Financial Foundation for the Future” program. Nadeem is confident that this program will prepare young people for the future by allowing them to work closely with a personal coach to deal with issues important to them as well as their parents.

Nadeem graduated from the University of Toledo in 1982 and from the University of Toledo School of Law in December 1995.

Nadeem has served as president of the Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans (GTAAA); President of the Northwest Ohio American Arab Chamber of Commerce, legal advisor for the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo and has served as a member of the board of the Toledo Area Planned Giving Council. He is a member and past chairman of the St. Charles Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also the past chairman of the board of the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority. Nadeem is married to Nada and they have three children, Adam, Samantha, and Noah.

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Kate L. Kelley, CFP

Financial Advisor

Kate Kelley's successful career in the financial services field began over two decades ago with UBS, and she has been with New York Life and Eagle Strategies for many years.

Kate is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Her practice is centered around providing financial guidance for both young and retiring professionals.Her focus is on life Insurance, disability insurance*, and long-term care planning, as well as investment planning. Kate also works closely with veterinary graduates of The Ohio State University, as well as established veterinarians nationwide. 

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Salisbury University. She is active in the Toledo community, especially as an advocate for downtown residents and business owners. She currently serves on the boards of Advocating Opportunity, The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, and is the past president of the Toledo Animal Rescue. She has also served on the boards of The Toledo Warehouse District Association and The Downtown Toledo Parking Authority.

Kate resides in Toledo with her rescue pets, Willow, Maggie, and Rudy.

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Lauren T. Gant

Administrative Assistant

Lauren Gant is the newest addition to the Salem Financial Group office, joining our team in late January 2018. She works as the administrative assistant for our office, ensuring clients receive timely correspondence on their accounts, maintaining office organization, and consistently updating client profiles. Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management from Eastern Michigan University in December 2017. Despite leaving her hometown of Sylvania, OH, for college, Lauren stayed active in the community, participating in several charitable events including Race for a Cure, Cheer for a Cure and the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. In her free time, Lauren teaches dance and coaches the Sylvania Southview Cougarette Dance Team.