Kristine Starkman

As chief compliance officer, Kris brings over 20 years of experience in the regulatory industry to AE Wealth Management.


With designations from some of the industry’s most important regulatory bodies and leadership experience with leading firms, Kris is working to support the AE Wealth Management team to achieve even more.

For more than 20 years, Kris has been working in the compliance and regulatory industry. Throughout this time, she has built an extensive knowledge of best practices and learned to coordinate with other teams to solve regulatory issues and inspire great work. Most recently, Kris was with Allianz Life, where she served as chief compliance officer of the company’s broker-dealer and Registered Investment Adviser, Questar Capital and Asset Management.

As chief compliance officer of AE Wealth Management, Kris brings her leadership experience, regulatory expertise and love of collaboration to enhance the compliance culture and help advisors and the firm be successful.

Kris has completed the Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) program through FINRA/Wharton and holds her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.

Kris and her husband, Gary, live in Lenexa, Kansas, with their Yorkie, Jasper. Kris spends as much of her free time as possible with their eight children and 10 grandchildren.