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Paul L. Parnell, APMA®, CRPC®

Paul Parnell

Tel: 651.478.4644
[email protected]
683 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 208
Woodbury, MN 55125-1715
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Paul L. Parnell, APMA®, CRPC®

Managing Partner | Wealth Advisor 

Paul is a Founding Partner of Ballast Advisors.  He has over twenty-three years of experience in guiding clients and helping them prepare for a sound financial future. He specializes in financial planning, including wealth management solutions and risk reduction strategies for a select group of families, professionals, business owners, and retirees. Paul also oversees the general business and strategic direction of the firm. He serves on the firm’s Executive and Investment Policy Committees.

He is an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®) and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He serves on several local boards, including the board of directors for the Woodbury Community Foundation, where he works to enforce their mission connecting people and organizations with causes that matter.  

Paul resides in Woodbury, MN with his wife, Gloria and children.  In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys golfing, reading and running.

 

Rich Gerczak, CFP®

Tel: 651.200.3110
[email protected]
3820 Cleveland Ave N, Suite 500
Arden Hills, MN 55112-3298
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Richard Gerczak, CFP®

Managing Partner | Wealth Advisor | CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ 

Rich is a Founding Partner of Ballast Advisors. As a Certified Financial Planner for the past 22 years, Rich has helped many families reach their financial goals.  Rich focuses his practice on helping clients invest soundly, minimize taxes, educate their children, retire comfortably and preserve their estates.  He also serves on the Executive and Investment Committees within the firm.

Rich has been recognized numerous times by local publications and organizations for his work as a Financial Advisor.  He has also served in many leadership roles for the development and training of other Financial Advisors.  He is an active community member serving in many church and civic organizations.  Rich has served on a few local non-profit boards, worked as a mentor for The Boys and Girls Club and served as a local school board member.

Rich graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Business Administration and major in Accounting.  He began his professional career as an Accountant for a Fortune 500 company here in the Twin Cities.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Rich resides in St Paul with his family.  He enjoys time at his family cabin, reading history books and spending time outdoors.

 

Steven Schmidt, CFP®, APMA®, ChFC®, CLU®

Tel: 651.200.3113
[email protected]
3820 Cleveland Ave N, Suite 500
Arden Hills, MN 55112-3298
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Steven Schmidt, CFP®, APMA®, ChFC®, CLU®

Managing Partner | Wealth Advisor | CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ 

Steve is a Founding Partner at Ballast Advisors. He is a seasoned investment manager with over 24 years of experience.  Since 1993 he has advised small business owners and professionals with wealth management in St. Paul, MN  and serves on the firm’s Executive and Investment Policy Committees.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  In addition, Steve has earned designations as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).  He is  a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  

Steve and his wife Mari reside in Arden Hills, MN with their four children.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, spending time outdoors – including the Boundary Waters,  and golfing with family and friends.

 

Scott Peterson

Tel: 941.621.4015
[email protected]
223 Taylor Street, Suite 1214
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3901

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Scott Peterson

Wealth Advisor

Scott has twenty-seven years of experience in the financial services industry and has been working as a financial advisor for the past twelve years.  At Ballast Advisors, Scott strives to educate clients and assist in making progress toward their financial goals and dreams. He develops sustained and actionable solutions through his hands-on approach to financial planning. He plays an important role in guiding our investment strategy, portfolio management and providing ongoing financial planning to new and existing clients. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, Scott worked in fixed income trading for Ameriprise Financial and Washington Square Securities. 

Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. 

 

Richard M. Juckel, CFP®, CRPC®

Tel: 651.478.4644
[email protected]
 683 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 208
 Woodbury, MN 55125-1715
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Richard M. Juckel, CFP®, CRPC®

Vice President, Advice and Wealth Management | Wealth Advisor |CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

For over a decade, Richard has enjoyed helping individuals and small business owners throughout the country balance long-term financial goals and short-term wants and needs. At Ballast Advisors, Richard is responsible for overseeing the advice and wealth management operations and serves on the Investment Committee.

He is a current member of the Financial Planning Association and holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). Richard is a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and an avid Golden Gopher sports fan.  He and his wife Candi reside in Stillwater, MN with their two children, Ezra and Elouise. 

 

Andrea Nease

Tel: 651.478.4644
[email protected]
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Andrea Nease

Vice President, Operations and Compliance

Andrea is the Vice President of Operations and Compliance Delegate of Ballast Advisors. She is responsible for oversight of service delivery, compliance, and overall operations for the firm.

Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and has a Masters degree in Organizational Ethics and Compliance from the University of St Thomas School of Law.  She also received a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Risk and Responsibility from St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business.

 

 

Kathryn Bergloff

Tel: 651.478.4644
[email protected]
683 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 208
Woodbury, MN 55125-1715
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Kathryn Bergloff

Client Service Manager

Kathy has been in office administration since 1994.  Her focus is on supporting our Client Service Managers in the Woodbury, MN and Punta Gorda, FL  locations. She is committed to building relationships, providing timely client service, and ensuring an excellent client experience.

Kathy lives in South Saint Paul, MN with her husband Bill and her dog Elsa.