St. Louis

Rob Ziliak


Chief Operating Officer

8182 Maryland Avenue, Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105

Rob Ziliak
Rob Ziliak

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About Rob

Rob is passionate about teaching others how to enhance their financial situation through a values-based approach, and he has used this philosophy to help clients and advisors work toward positive financial outcomes for nearly three decades.

Rob serves as Chief Operating Officer and is a member of Buckingham’s Board of Directors, continuously striving to improve advisors’ ability to design, build and protect clients’ financial lives. He joined the firm as a Wealth Advisor and Advisory Team Director, and subsequently served as Chief Experience Officer, before assuming his current role.

Starting in 2012, Rob served as Wealth Advisor and Chief Operating Officer for Hufford Advisors until his firm joined Buckingham in 2014. He led a specialized team of advisors primarily serving dentists and other members of the medical community. Rob was a frequent presenter at national financial continuing education conferences and contributed regularly to the Breakthrough Financial Planning column in Dental Economics magazine. In recent years, Rob’s thought leadership has been featured in Retirement Daily on

Prior to joining Hufford Advisors, Rob spent 17 years at Charles Schwab & Co. and Schwab Bank, where he held various client advisory and corporate leadership roles.

Rob, who holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation, earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Indiana University and his master’s degree in personal financial planning from the College for Financial Planning.

He is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a lifetime member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He has volunteered as chairman of the finance council and parish council for his church, as an advisory board member for the Missouri State University Customer Experience Program, and delivered many pro bono financial planning sessions. Rob, his wife, Renee, and their three children are active members of their church and schools. After living in the Indianapolis area for many years, his family now resides in St. Louis.