Edward Dressel

President/Corporate Accounts Manager

Edward Dressel is President and owner of RetireReady Solutions. Ed has held various software development and marketing positions with the company since 1988. Ed’s vision is to help people retire confidently and successfully.

His flagship software product, The Retirement Analysis Kit (TRAK), is used by top producing advisors throughout the US. Ed pioneered the concept of Tax Wise Distribution strategy, a model for retirement income distribution, which helps people determine an accumulation strategy.

Ed is a sought-after speaker at MDRT, NAIFA and other leading retirement associations. Residing in Oregon, Ed volunteers with the local fire department and is an active member in his community.

As President and Manager of Corporate Accounts, Dressel manages sales and relationships with Broker-Dealers, Independent Financial Advisers, Registered Representatives, Rep Agencies and financial services companies like MetLife and The Hartford.

Tamera Bird

Sales and Customer Support

Tamera is the newest member of our RetireReady Team.  She enjoys talking on the phone with customers and is excited to be part of our Sales and Technical Support Team.  Prior to joining RetireReady, Tamera worked for several years as a Legal Assistant in the area of criminal law.

Tamera is a life-long Oregonian who enjoys spending time at her vacation home on the Oregon Coast with her husband, three children and five grandchildren.  Her hobbies include fishing and crabbing at the coast, hunting, kayaking, swimming, gardening,  and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children, and as Assistant Coach for the High School Swim Team.

David Black

Marketing Manager

David manages all of RetireReady’s marketing and communications activities. Chances are you have spoken with David if you have called or emailed our support team.  He enjoys helping our customers get the most out of TRAK by resolving support issues and teaching several of our weekly webinars.

David spent the five years prior to RetireReady working in West and North Africa.  Outside of work, he enjoys hiking with his wife, playing Legos and cars with his 2 boys, going on stroller walks with his twin girls and travelling to new places.

Bob Scharen

Software Development

Bob is RetireReady’s lead software developer, helping design and implement new features in TRAK and troubleshooting programming issues.  Bob has a degree in Computer Engineering and has been programming for over 20 years and has worked for eight years at RetireReady.