Team Members

John Adams, our Founder and Principal, considers decisions regarding financial security to be among the most important of all decisions people will make in their lifetime. Given the associated pressure of such a dynamic, he believes flawless client service is key in the process of ensuring financial freedom and peace of mind. John Adams has developed his team accordingly, with the utmost confidence that each of his team members will deliver on his philosophy.

Dan Gut

Dan Gut, CLU®, CFP®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor 
Office 330-668-6171

Dan started his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2003 as an intern in Findlay Ohio, while he was attending Tiffin University.  He earned a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.  In 2004, after graduation Dan started his full time career as a financial representative in the Akron office.  In 2006 Dan chose to pursue the intellectual side of the business by accepting an executive benefits analyst position at a competing consulting firm.  After almost six years Dan found a great opportunity to rejoin Northwestern Mutual.

He strongly believes in continuing education to maximize the value he brings to our clients. Dan earned his CLU® designation through the American College and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificate, a distinction for financial planners rooted in education, examination, experience and ethics.  He is Life, Accident, and Health insurance licensed, as well as Series 6, 63 and 7 securities licensed.

Dan and his wife Alicia live in Medina and enjoy raising their five kids, Connor, Owen, Lilly, Ella and Harper.  He played soccer through college and has since started coaching Connor and Owen's youth soccer team.  Although still an amateur he has also grown to love cooking.

Dan joined my team in 2014 and he assists me in working closely with our clients to provide excellent planning and support.  His 14 years of financial planning and executive benefit experience will give us a great partner in the lifelong planning process we engage our clients.  How can Dan help you?

  • Develop plans and analyze client solutions
  • Strategies and tools for your planning goals
  • Welcome introductions to others that may need planning help
Jennifer Wahl

Jennifer Wahl

Chief Operations Officer
Office 330-668-6133

Jennifer joined my team in 1999. She performs the role of Director of Investment Operations and Workflow.  She is responsible for investment and office operations, excellent client service and daily client meeting preparations for our growing practice.  She handles opening and processing investment accounts, maintaining compliance procedures, and updating investment proposals.  Jennifer holds her Series 6 investment license.

How can Jennifer help you?

  • schedule appointments
  • information and service on your insurance policies
  • information and service on your investment accounts
  • overseeing communication with our clients

Jennifer lives in Akron with her two daughters, Jessica and Heather. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching softball and going to the beach.

Alex Daher

Alex Daher

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 330-668-6135

Alex started his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2013 as a college intern, while attending The University of Akron.  He earned a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in sales.  In 2014, upon graduation Alex started his full time career as an essential component of my team.  He is responsible for the service and implementation of our clients insurance solutions.  Alex holds his Life, Accident and Health license, as well as the Series 6 and 63 investment licenses.

How can Alex help you?

  • information and service on your insurance policies
  • information and service on your investment accounts
  • help in implementing insurance solutions
  • schedule appointments
Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 330-668-6130

Caroline joined our team in mid-2016 and is a key component to our client experience. She graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s of Science in early childhood education and a minor in dance. She has traveled throughout Latin America and is fluent in Spanish as well. Caroline has six years of experience in marketing and customer relations. Her relational skills, understanding of marketing, language experience and dedication make her a valuable member of our team. She is responsible for scheduling, calendar management, maintaining social media, local and charitable involvement and client appreciation events. Her contribution in maintaining customer relations, communication, and awareness is an important element to our mission.

How can Caroline help you?

  • Scheduling a meeting
  • Schedule educational presentations and speaking engagements
  • Organize community events
  • Welcome referrals and networking opportunities

Caroline lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her son. She enjoys spending time with her family, teaching Zumba classes and traveling.


John R Adams, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CFP®
Financial Advisor

Adams, Gut & Associates


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