Our Team

Ronald C. Lottridge, CFP®


Ronald C. LottridgeOffice: (303) 617-7270
Direct: (303) 593-0308
Mobile: (303) 359-3536
Email: ron@catalystretirement.com

Ronald C. Lottridge delivers goal-based retirement planning solutions to clients at every stage of retirement: accumulation, transition and distribution. Coming from a family of teachers, Ron focuses on translating his insights into a valuable financial education for his clients.

“We don't look at things in a vacuum,” says Ron. “We know how everything works together, both the insurance and the investment side. By seeing the full picture, we help our clients make good financial decisions and work toward achieving their retirement goals.”

Ron earned a management degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds FINRA Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Representative), 7 (General Securities Representative), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination) and 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination) licenses, as well as Life, Health, Property and Casualty insurance licenses. Ron is a founding member of the Mile High Country Q & Brew, an annual benefit concert that raises awareness and funds for the Tennyson Center for Children. He is also a past member of the associate board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

Ron lives in Denver with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, attending sporting events and hitting the slopes during snowboarding season.


David H. Easton, CFP®


David H. EastonOffice: (303) 617-7270
Direct: (303) 322-0752
Email: dave@catalystretirement.com

David H. Easton is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, advising families, business owners and professionals with their retirement plans since 1979. Many of his clients are approaching or are already in retirement. He helps them gracefully transition from saving strategies to spending strategies. He has a focused interest in serving the retirement planning needs of dental professionals.

“Retirement planning is not a product,” says Dave. “It's a process of advice, assistance and guidance to help each client live a rewarding lifestyle. We work closely with our clients to understand their financial circumstances, identify their needs and goals and design custom plans, carefully executing and diligently monitoring strategies that help them accomplish their goals.”

Dave is an alumnus of the University of Utah. He also attended the College for Financial Planning and received his CFP® certification in 1988.

Dave and his wife, Chris, have raised their family in Colorado and enjoy spending time with them in the outdoors. For his outstanding service to youth the Boy Scouts of America–Denver Area Council honored him with the Silver Beaver Award. He has served on the board of his homeowner's association and is actively engaged in church service.


Gene De Kruif, CFP®, CPA


Gene De KruifOffice: (303) 377-2555
Email: gene@catalystretirement.com

Gene De Kruif helps clients achieve their retirement goals by looking at where they are now versus where they would like to be. Using this information he helps clients craft a retirement plan consistent with their unique risk profile that fully integrates with taxation and estate planning strategies.

“I put a great deal of importance on flexibility,” says Gene. “If conditions change, we are not locked into a particular strategy. The ultimate goal is to put a plan in place that will serve clients over their entire lifetime. One that gives them confidence that they will not outlive their financial resources.”

Gene earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the FINRA Series 7 license, as well as Life and Long-Term Care insurance licenses. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. Gene serves on the Board of Directors of Christian Living Communities, a local not-for-profit senior living organization. In addition he volunteers in teaching Dave Ramsey seminars, a national program that coaches participants in important financial planning skills.

Gene is happily married with three children and seven grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and racquetball, strumming the guitar and jogging.

“I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.”

– Dave Ramsey