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Forward Thinking

Based on your values and needs we help you invest for your future. We work together with our clients, providing them with the necessary tools to succeed.

Modern Tools 

We leverage the latest in technology to formulate a plan and move forward with the best strategy for each unique situation.                                                                                                             

Clear Vision & Direction

We specialize in providing wealth advisory and investment services in a way that is easy to understand and straight-forward.





Our Team


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Chad M. Kulzer, RICP®

Financial Advisor in Bloomington, MN
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Chad Kulzer

Financial Advisor, RICP® 

Office: 952.392.7046

Fax: 952.516.5492

Email: chad@riverlinkfa.com

10800 Lyndale Ave S    Ste. 126      Bloomington, MN 55420


Growing up on a Farm:

I grew up on a cattle ranch and wheat farm in North Dakota, where we worked hard and saved what we could. That experience influenced some of the principles of how I look at investing: To be successful, you simply spend less than you earn. And bringing in a big harvest isn’t the result of a big, one-time decision you make—it’s the result of the many wise and prudent decisions you make along the way.

Serving in the Army:

A veteran of the US Army, I served in the Gulf War. I believe the stresses I experienced in that environment prepared me well for when stresses happen in the market. As a result of my military training and service, I feel I’m more even-keeled and better able to keep a long-term view as opposed to reacting to short-term movements in the market and possibly making rushed decisions.

Working the Trade Desk:

I started taking trades in the late 90s until late 2000 after the dot-com bubble had burst. In the beginning, people just couldn’t wait to get in, and how they were afraid they were missing out, saying, “Hurry up! Hurry up! I gotta buy this!” … to just a few months later where some of those same people were scared and couldn’t wait to get out. That experience really cemented my philosophy around a less-emotional and more data-driven long-term approach to investing and financial planning.

12 Years in a Compliance Role and 7 Years in a Supervisory Role:

19 years, working in both a compliance role (2000-2012) and a supervisory role (2012-2019), I’ve seen many offices and how they operate. The knowledge I’ve gained in this area has informed how—and why—I decided to set up my office the way I did:

Therefore, I prefer a more comprehensive, personal, and service-oriented approach. I prefer to conduct quarterly, ongoing client visits to give me a solid understanding of my clients’ needs and goals. I can operate on a fee or commission basis, depending what works best for each individual. It’s important to me that my clients know I’m making recommendations based on what I believe is in their best interest.

Personal:

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Angela, and wonderful children, Zoe, Alexander, and Gianna. I also love time outdoors, hunting and sports.




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Brian Sensibaugh

Financial Advisor in Bloomington, MN
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Brian Sensibaugh

Financial Advisor

I have been a financial advisor for over 20 years helping clients across the United States achieve their goals in personal finance. I have worked as an Investment Executive with Questar Capital and now as a Financial Advisor with Woodbury Financial Services helping numerous clients reach their financial goals in retirement planning, education planning, asset preservation and accumulation, and estate planning.

I grew up in Shakopee, MN and currently live in Bloomington, MN. I obtained my B.S. in Corporate Finance and minors in Accounting and Business Administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 1999. I currently have a Series 7, Series 66 and Life and Health insurance licenses.

In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing hockey. I also enjoyed coaching a youth hockey team in Minnesota for 14 years.

I am committed to helping clients acquire, accumulate, and retain wealth and help them retire with confidence. I specialize in comprehensive financial planning, while helping clients develop solid investment plans that are consistent with their time frame and risk tolerance. Once I fully understand your goals, I will recommend a suitable investment strategy and monitor your portfolio on an ongoing basis.

Office: 952.777.5955

Cell: 612.267.5747

Fax: 952.400.8835

Email: brian@riverlinkfa.com

10800 Lyndale Ave S

Ste. 126

Bloomington, MN 55420




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Ryan Cox, CFP®

Financial Advisor in Bloomington, MN
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Ryan Cox

Financial Planner, CFP®

Office: 952.777.2647

Cell: 952.210.4080

Fax:

Email: ryan@riverlinkfa.com

10800 Lyndale Ave S

Ste. 126

Bloomington, MN 55420

Ryan holds the Certified Financial Planner CFP® designation, is fully licensed and has been working as a financial advisor since 2011. Ryan’s career in financial planning began at Ameriprise Financial, where he spent seven years developing his personable approach,  eventually becoming a specialist in working with clients who no longer had advisors. During this time, Ryan grew a diverse national client base by working directly with investors of all personal and socioeconomic backgrounds, helping them navigate an uncertain post-recession market. which provided him immensely valuable experience and confidence he uses to guide his clients today. Since leaving Ameriprise, he has been a part of RiverLink Financial Advisor's team, working independently through Questar Capital and now Woodbury Financial Services for nearly three years. His commitment to improving clients’ lives of via a proactive approach focused on individual attention and relationship building, enables a deep understanding of client goals and building of trust that is reflected by the number of clients who have remained with him since 2011. Ryan works tirelessly to provide responsive ongoing support and to implement recommendations that accomplish his client’s goals in a way that makes complex topics seem simple and easy to understand. 

Ryan’s lifelong passion for financial planning began at an early age. One of his fondest memories as a child was looking at the financial section of a newspaper with his grandfather, when they would page through stock values to observe their changes from the previous day and discuss the impact on his grandfather’s investments. The practice instilled Ryan’s appreciation for changing market dynamics, by uncovering the opportunities change can present, along with developing a keen eye for value. While a lot has happened since those early days with his grandfather, Ryan’s goal of uncovering value in uncertain times has remained the same when working with his clients. In the coming years, there will be changes in the domestic and global economy, technology, politics, taxes, and estate planning that will affect financial planning goals. In order to cut through the uncertainty and educate clients on how they’ll be impacted by market changes, Ryan and the RiverLink team use the latest technology and work closely as a team to share the latest information, identify potential opportunities, and provide the most appropriate recommendations based on each client's personal risk tolerance. Ryan’s commitment to keeping pace with change, maintaining nimble investment strategies, and individualized planning allows his clients to be at ease about their finances and focus on what is most important to them.

Ryan attended the University of Minnesota to study economics and business before graduating from University of St. Thomas with a degree in Financial Management and Entrepreneurship. Ryan’s wide breadth of business, economic, and financial knowledge enables him to analyze complex data and ensure the financial health of individuals and organizations. 

Ryan is a dedicated father that lives with his son Declan in Saint Louis Park, MN. In his free time, you can catch Ryan playing soccer, fishing, boating, skiing, and being involved in many other outdoor activities with his son. In the winter, Ryan coaches alpine ski racing for Team Gilboa at Highland Hills, working with Declan and his teammates on improving their skiing technique. Ryan also volunteers with the Special Olympics Minnesota.

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Patricia Lovelette, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor in Lake Elmo, MN
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Patricia Lovelette, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor

Office: 612.721.1227

Cell: 612.227.9326

Fax: 612.486.9396

Email: pat@riverlinkfa.com

Branch: 

5180 Jamaca Ave N Lake Elmo, MN 55042.

I’ve spent four decades having the privilege of helping main street individuals, families and businesses grow and preserve their wealth and financial well-being as they pursue their goals and dreams.  During this time the financial services landscape has become increasingly more complex and I believe it’s more important than ever to be an advisor who serves as your advocate, represents your best interests, and is a long term partner you can count on.

I seek to deliver the kind of experience I would want from an advisor.  I believe that establishing a mutually trusting relationship as we work together is an important priority, and being a good listener is one of the favorite parts of my job. Knowing who you are and what you want is the best way to help you make smart financial decisions and avoid pitfalls.

Our team commitment at RiverLink Financial Advisors assures that if something happens to me, you’ll still be fine; you can continue to rely on the objectivity, integrity and high level of experience and personal service that you deserve.  We’re here for you.  


I hold the following financial credentials and memberships:


Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – a member since 1980.

Minnesota School of Business graduate – Accounting and Business Administration


A personal note:


Family is important to me – I grew up in South Minneapolis with a household of eight - my parents, four siblings (one is my identical twin) and my grandmother.   

I still live in Minnesota with my husband, Craig, and our black labrador, Gypsy.

I’m a NASCAR fan, I like classic cars, road trips, and vacations in Alaska.  

I volunteer with the Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors Program.

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Peder Hertsgaard, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC®

Financial Planner in St. Louis Park, MN
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Peder Hertsgaard, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC®

Financial Planner

Direct: (763) 259-5741

Peder@RiverLinkFA.com

Office Address:  1650 West End Blvd, Suite 100, Office #174, St. Louis Park, MN 55416


My goal is to improve your quality of life as a trusted advisor you can rely on to care for your financial well being.

Retirement is real; your plan should be too.  I help clients identify goals, create a plan and understand how their actions now affect them in the long run.

Although I work with people with different backgrounds, I have many clients who are employees of Allianz Life because of my familiarity with the company's benefits and 401(k) offerings.

What services do I offer? 
Comprehensive financial planning, financial advice, social security planning, pension plan review and strategy, 401(k), stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, annuities, REITs, BDCs, life insurance, long term care insurance, corporate benefits, budgeting and more.  Everyone's needs are unique; I get to know clients individually so I can help them achieve their best future.  


On a personal note, I live in Minneapolis with my wife, two children and dog.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, watching sports, seeing friends and travelling.  


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Michael P. Ackerman

Registered Representative in Monticello, MN
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683 124th St NE Monticello, MN 55362

Mike@RiverLinkFA.com

(763) 295-8010

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Kyra Shipp

Business Support Manager - Bloomington, MN
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Kyra relocated to Minneapolis in December but grew up in Missouri. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2017 and spent the last four years working in property management.

In her spare time, Kyra enjoys writing fiction, reading, yoga, hiking, and rock climbing.

Kyra is looking forward to exploring the Minneapolis area this year – so be sure to share any site-seeing or restaurant recommendations!

             

Office: 612.345.8931

Email: kyra@riverlinkfa.com

Address: 10800 Lyndale Ave S, Ste. 126, Bloomington, MN 55420



Sam Kenan

Office Manager - St. Louis Park, MN
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I was born and raised in Stillwater and now live in St. Paul, MN. I graduated from Marquette University with a double major in finance and supply chain management. After getting my degree, I explored Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles, minimizing waste and apply that learning to my work and everyday life.

I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and soccer. I also am a huge MN sports fan, especially the MN Wild. On my lazier days, I love watching the newest movies and TV series.


Office: 612.895.7760

Email: sam@riverlinkfa.com

Address: 1650 West End Blvd, Suite 100, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Full service wealth management and financial planning

OUR MISSION IS TO EARN YOUR TRUST THROUGH OPEN AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION, OBJECTIVE ADVICE, HARD WORK AND A GENUINE CONCERN FOR YOUR OVERALL FINANCIAL WELL-BEING.


Advisory Services

Brokerage Services

Financial Planning

Insurance - Life, LTC, Health, Disability

Business Retirement Plans - Small & Mid-Size

Taxes

Estate Preservation Strategies


We honor our fiduciary duty above all, and practice full disclosure, due-diligence, and straight-forward client communication.  We work with clients in every phase of their financial lives to reach a mutual agreement on every detail of the financial planning process.

Let us get to know you so we can help plan for your best future.

Young Families

Plan for your family's future without sacrificing your own goals. 

Mid-Career

The years before retirement are integral. Working with an advisor can help get you to the finish.


Nonprofit Organizations

We can help you increase your mission's impact through strategic financial planning.

Retirees

You've worked hard. We'll make sure you can enjoy your retirement with confidence.


Getting Started With Us

Every financial situation is unique. Let us get to know you better so we can have an informed discussion about your financial goals and needs.

To help prepare for a meeting, you should know your current overall financial picture and financial goals. How are things now? What investment experiences have you had? Do you have any concerns? What do you hope to accomplish in the next few years and longer term?



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