Meet Our Team


Anja B. Nickel

Founder | Financial Advisor

Anja B. Nickel is the founder and Principal of ABN Financial Strategies LLC, a wholistic financial planning firm that focuses on creating custom solutions to fit client’s needs and goals. 

Whether you’re adding a new family member, making a career change, or retirement is approaching, questions about what to do with your finances are likely to arise. Anja loves being there to celebrate each of her client’s life milestones, and to navigate these changes and challenges together.

Anja has created a multi-state practice that continues to grow rapidly, due to her relationship-centric approach working with individuals, families and businesses. Her first year in the business, she was recognized as Rookie of the Year in 2015 by New York Life's Greater Washington G.O. and has achieved Executive Councilevery year since starting (2015-2020). She is a qualifying member (2017 and 2020) of The Million Dollar Round Table2, a global independent association of more than 65,000 of the world's leading financial services and life insurance professionals. Her success is driven by making an impact on the community.

Anja graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, with minors in Psychology and International Business. As a proud PSU alum, she has continued to support the Penn State Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which raises money and awareness for childhood cancer. Anja also volunteers with the Junior League of Boston and serves on the Board of Directors of HR Alliance DC.

Anja is a travel junkie and loves experiencing new cultures. In addition to traveling, Anja loves bringing people together, drawing, being outdoors, and spending time with her family (especially their chocolate lab, Lola). Anja grew up in CT and after living in DC for 6 years, she now lives with her boyfriend in Cambridge, MA.

Anja is an Investment Advisor Representative with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor and a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC. She currently holds a FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses as well as her Life and Health license.

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1Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.

2The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

Carla Coan

Director of Operations

Carla manages the scheduling and service processes for the firm, as well as our client relations and business operations. Her focus is to maximize customer satisfaction, ensuring all of our customer's needs are being met.

Carla is originally from Venezuela. She came to the US to learn English and pursue her college career back in 2007. She graduated from Fisher College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She enjoyed living in the city of Boston for 6 years before moving to Central Mass where she currently resides.

Prior to joining ABN, Carla was a full-time mom managing a household, balancing schedules and making sure things ran smoothly. She has two daughters, Cecilia and Camila, ages 6 and 3. They keep her busy and bring so much joy into her life. Her family loves traveling overseas, dining out and going on outdoor adventures - especially with their furry pup, Mika!

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