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Wealth is not determined by what you earn; 

Wealth is determined by what you do with what you earn.

 

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Your Journey With Us

Meet our team of professionals ready to partner with you on your financial journey. 

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Joe Bertilson

Wealth Advisor
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Joe believes in investing his time in understanding his clients’ goals and values before investing their money. Since 2012, Joe has used our established process to build personalized strategies to help his clients achieve their goals. He will partner with you throughout your life to help keep you on track. 

Joe draws from his years of experience to create tax efficient retirement income plans, estate plans and charitable giving strategies. He loves to take complex situations and make them easy to understand for clients. Because of his passion for non-profits, he ensures your charitable giving is as efficient as possible. In our office we say, “Friends don’t let Friends give cash!”  

Joe is married to his wonderful wife, Lauren, and is the proud father of three beautiful daughters Faith, Brielle, Sophie plus a Sport Retriever, Louie. His family enjoys serving at church, school and the community. When asked about what he loves about his career: “I love the opportunity I get to help my clients reach their goals and focus on what they are passionate about. If I can help my clients have the financial freedom to give back, that is a win for me and our community.”

In his down time, Joe likes to travel with family and friends, explore and learn about new cultures, play golf, smoke a good brisket, as well as rock climbing, landscaping, and enjoying the outdoors.
 
Whether you're planning for retirement, selling a business, or trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. Throughout it all, we're dedicated to providing you excellent client service. 



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Nicholas Bednarczyk, CFP®

Branch Manager, Wealth Advisor
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Nick has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and focuses on providing a client-centered process of working together to understand each client’s needs and to educate them on their financial options. He prides himself on working with clients to establish long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships while keeping the client’s goals and objectives at the heart of his advice. His expertise lies in pre-retirement, retirement, and education planning by setting realistic expectations with clients through open and honest lines of communication. He is passionate on helping people navigate through their financial needs to develop a personalized plan for their families.

Nick is born and raised in Andover, MN and is a graduate of Totino Grace high school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St Thomas and completed education coursework from Bemidji State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds his Series 7, 66, 9, 10 and MN Life & Health insurance licenses.

Community Involvement is a passion of Nick’s and is highly active in the community through his involvement in the Coon Rapids Rotary, where he has served as President, and recently served as chairman on the Emma B. Howe YMCA Community Board. He is also active with Stepping Stone Emergency Housing in Anoka, and St. Stephen's Catholic Church where he and now his children attend school.

Nick continues to live in Andover with his wife Kari, Executive Director of the nonprofit GRACE Inc.; their two children, Bennett and Andrew; and their black lab, Gilda and cat, Oppie. His hobbies include supporting his children's baseball, soccer and golf ventures, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, boating, bicycling, golf, and planting/landscaping.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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Siri Rustad

Client Service Associate
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As the Client Service Associate, Siri provides the administrative, clerical, and customer service support for the office. She comes with years of experience in an office setting and always strives to provide a professional and timely experience to our clients. She has a passion for training and is committed to ensuring each client has a personable and memorable experience.

Siri was born and raised in northwest Minnesota and moved to the Minneapolis area after graduating college with a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She is an active mom to twin boys and 5 family pets. In her spare time, she enjoys sporting events, time at the lake with friends and family, traveling, antiquing, listening to music, and is a state fair enthusiast.

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Steve Landau

Director of Community Outreach
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As Director of Community Outreach, Steve embraces the role of aligning our own mission with meaningful outcomes. He is committed to ensuring we serve our clients, community and team at the highest level.

Before joining the Raymond James team, Steve served over 12 years in the nonprofit world, most recently serving as Executive Director of the Emma B. Howe YMCA in Coon Rapids. Steve has a heart for supporting others doing good work in the community, which makes him a great fit for growing our philanthropic impact.

Born in New Jersey, raised in rural Wisconsin, and now living in Blaine with his wife Katie and two children, Bryce and Kenna, Steve enjoys connecting with people from all different walks of life. In his free time, Steve enjoys family game nights, biking, playing basketball and following his Wisconsin sports teams.


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Denise Spleiss

Client Service Associate
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To say Denise has experience working in the financial field might be an understatement. Denise has served in a variety of roles over 30 years including time as a Securities Administrator, an Equity Trader, and most recently as a Branch Administrator alongside Joe Bertilson (since 2013). 

In addition to her experience, what makes Denise great in her role is her heart of service. Denise credits much of this to one of the most difficult times anyone could ever go through; the loss of her husband, Brad, to cancer in 2020. It is through this period that Denise and her family learned to appreciate each other more, and in turn found a new passion to help others. This passion has even inspired two of her daughters to pursue degrees to become a nurse and a surgeon! 

Denise was born and raised in the north metro and loves to spend time with her kids and family, Brandon, Angela, Katlin, Elizabeth, Jacob and Braxton (as well as her Golden Pyrenees, Toby). Additionally, in her free time she enjoys reading, quilting, and supporting her favorite charities; the Cancer Foundation, and Alzheimer’s Foundation.    

At MissionBridge Wealth we have the opportunity to work with people as they are planning for the exciting highlights of life as well as the toughest moments of loss. From Denise’s personal experience she has shared “Our paths have been changed tremendously and we are still trying to find our way, but God is good and our faith is strong.” Know that we are here to help you to not only set a plan, but to walk with you, even through the toughest times. 


We’ve worked hard to build the culture we have today, and every new member who joins us offers our clients even more value through their shared values, priorities and vision. Culture is not something we take lightly, as we know that the only way our clients will be truly happy working with us is if every team member is aligned on these same core values.

Faith and Family

At MissionBridge Wealth we believe God has given us the skills, experiences, and resources to make a positive difference in the lives of our families and our communities. We understand everyone may not have the same beliefs which is why encourage productive conversations to understand and appreciate differences, while being true to our core beliefs.

We believe in investing in the next generation of our clients so they can be better prepared for their financial future. We encourage a work culture that supports spending quality time with family and loved ones. With this, we look forward to learning more about you and your family!

Generosity 

At MissionBridge Wealth, we're cultivating a culture that eliminates negative feelings about wealth. Money is neither good nor bad, it is simply a tool we use to fund the things we prioritize as valuable. With that, we empower our clients and partners who have a passion toward helping others through charitable giving. We believe generosity is not limited to dollars, as it can be lived out through our actions. We strive to be a positive light in our communities and we invite you to join us!

Honesty and Integrity

We believe honest communication is key in the good times and the “less good” times. When you work with us, we give recommendations based on your best interests. We strive to create an open space to have deeper conversations about your goals, while clearly communicating costs and how your investments play a part in your financial picture.

Significance

We believe in helping people climb their mountain of most significance. Through our WISDOM process we ask questions to search for what is most important in your life. What do you want out of life? What legacy do you want to leave? What do you want from your wealth? Having conversations around your most significant goals helps us create meaningful recommendations.

When you engage our team, you should immediately feel a sense of confidence because you've already taken purposeful action toward attaining the life you say you want.

Commitment to Excellence

At MissionBridge Wealth you should expect a level of personal understanding, professionalism, and knowledge. To best serve you, our team is committed to personal and professional growth. We choose to constantly evaluate our knowledge, recommendations and our decisions that impact your life every day.

We take a holistic approach to financial planning, looking at not only your investments and retirement plan but also making sure you are tax efficient with your income, Charitable giving, Social Security and estate, while also not over-paying for healthcare in retirement. Our role is to be your guide as you scale your “mountain of most significance.” With that, we know the best climbs have a team headed in the same direction, which is why we look to partner with your legal and tax professionals so you can focus on living your retirement to the fullest.  

We are firm believers that anything is possible, and whatever challenges that come up along the way simply exist to guide us in the right direction. Through guidance and education of our WISDOM-driven process, you'll gain confidence to make many financial decisions, and we'll be here to guide you every step of the way.

Our WISDOM Process

We're blessed to have gained wisdom and experiences of people who have been where you want to go.

Situation

Solution

You need some hands-on guidance on which investment strategies are right for you.Investment Management
Accomplish your short and long-term objectives with an investment portfolio tailored according to your unique risk profile.
You’re in the middle of your career, just started a family and have assets all over the place that need some organization. Retirement Planning
Social Security, pension, stocks and more. We’ll identify all potential sources of income so you can look forward to your life.
Now that you’re getting older, you want to review your current policies and see if others better suit your needs. Insurance Alternatives
Our access to some of the top providers in the country enables us to hand-pick the insurance solutions that offer the most value at a price that’s right for you.

Our Mission At Work

#BridgetoCommunity

At The MissionBridge Wealth Partners, we enjoy helping compassionate people give back to others in need. Through our Bridge to Community program we help connect people to opportunities to make a difference in their local community. This initiative highlights efforts of local non-profits through conducting interviews with non-profit leaders, sharing events, and giving opportunities. Through our program, we also contribute financially to support non-profits in growing their impact.

Upcoming Opportunities

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