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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Julie Hoffman

Director of Operations

Julie Hoffman's successful career in the financial services field began in 2007 as an executive assistant with Salem Wealth Solutions. Today she is the Director of Operations for the comprehensive financial planning firm, Salem Financial Group. With a relationship-centric approach and attention to detail, Julie not only manages the inner-workings of the Toledo office, but also serves as the key client liaison to the firm. Julie's approach ensures that each clients' needs are met with a high-level of excellence each and every time. And, that's reassuring to clients who have come to rely on Julie time and time again. Julie holds an Associate’s degree in Business management from Davis College (Toledo, Ohio) and a bachelor of arts (BA) in Psychology from Lourdes University (Sylvania, Ohio).

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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.