Wayne Schluchter

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor

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“The best investment and portfolio advice begins with the right relationship.”

Wayne leads a team of financial advisors who are knowledgeable, personally committed, and focused on providing financial solutions tailored to client needs. He understands that as clients’ lives change, their priorities and goals may evolve, requiring new financial plans.

Specializing in providing comprehensive wealth management services, Wayne’s emphasis is on helping clients grow, protect and preserve their wealth. He realizes that in today’s volatile market, the advice of a trusted professional is more valuable than ever. Wayne takes the time to understand each client’s financial objectives, risk tolerance and future financial goals to help determine the correct plan. Individualized attention creates a strong bond and sense of trust between Wayne and his clients. This is a distinguishing component of an investment relationship with Schluchter Investment Group.

Wayne graduated from North Dakota State University in 1982 with a degree in business administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a decade with Dain Bosworth.

Wayne lives in St. Cloud with his wife, Juli, and their son, Isaac. Wayne shares his time and talent in several organizations, including St. Cloud Rotary Club, North Dakota State University Alumni Association and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Jeffery Voit

First Vice President - Financial Advisor

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“It’s an honor to have the trust of my clients and to work with them to help achieve their financial goals.”

Focused on understanding the needs and goals of his clients, Jeff believes that clients deserve a caring, competent advisor who delivers service with unwavering standards of integrity. He joined the team in 1999 and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jeff firmly believes that understanding each customer’s objective, time frame and financial condition is the only way to create a plan that truly reflects their individual needs. Investment plans are implemented through the assessment of clients’ goals and risk tolerance, customizing an asset allocation model, selecting individual securities or professional money managers, and then monitoring and reporting investment performance. Depending on the client’s needs, alternative investment strategies may be used. Managing risk and cash flow for his clients is an essential part of Jeff’s practice.

Jeff graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1993 with a degree in finance.

Jeff lives in Sauk Rapids with his wife, Michelle, and their three daughters. He loves spending time with his family and they enjoy all sports together. Jeff is active in numerous local organizations, including as past president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and as a youth basketball coach with St. Cloud Area Basketball Association.

Cindy Lanoue-Sauer

Senior Financial Associate

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“I want my clients to feel comfortable, to be conversational with me. Talking about your money can be scary, but I don’t want people to feel intimidated. I try to be a sounding board for ideas and advice and understand each person’s individual needs. That friendly relationship is very important to me.”

For Cindy, relationships are what make a business. Wherever you are in life, she can create a customized investment plan to help you save for retirement, manage your wealth, and plan for your financial future. Managing money might sound like an impersonal job, but for Cindy, helping plan for the future allows her to form close relationships with her clients. To help them feel comfortable looking ahead to retirement and deciding how to invest their wealth, Cindy has learned how to manage both a professional relationship and a friendship with her clients.

Cindy says one of her biggest challenges is helping her clients to feel secure in their futures and make the best decisions by looking at every option objectively. This takes someone with both experience in the investment industry and an understanding touch. With more than 25 years in the investment business and compassion for her clients, Cindy helps reassure those who might be hesitant about looking into investment options.

Specializing in retirement planning and qualified retirement plan rollovers, Cindy feels it is important to protect clients from outliving their investments. She is a valuable resource for clients of all ages and is ready to help them plan a sound financial future.

Cindy has been with the team since 2000. She lives in St. Cloud with her husband, Steve, and has two adult children. Cindy loves spending time with her family and enjoying time together out on the lake. She is a dynamic member of the St. Cloud community and is generous with volunteering her time and talents. Cindy is a member of the Forum of Executive Women (FEW) and an active Granite Rotary Club member. She also volunteers with Central MN Estate Planning Council, Birthline, Girl Scouts and Pathways 4 Youth.

Alex Coulter

Senior Financial Associate

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“My focus is designing an investment strategy that creates a relationship of trust with my clients as I work to protect and manage their investments. If I can help my clients spend more time with their families and less time worrying about money, I feel like I am doing my job.”

Alex, a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, joined Schluchter Investment Advisors in July 2013. He graduated summa cum laude from Winona State University with a degree in finance and has an MBA from St. Cloud State University.

Alex has a passion for assisting younger clients who are just beginning their financial journey and takes pride in walking them through each piece of the financial planning process in a clear and strategic manner. He enjoys helping clients reflect on their dreams and goals and then finding them the right tools and strategy to achieve them.

Alex enjoys working with mutual insurance companies and understands the important role our clients play in the mutual insurance industry. With Schluchter Investment Group’s experience of working with more than half of Minnesota’s mutual insurance companies, he can offer a time-tested process to simplify the role of board members and the responsibility they have to the policyholders of their company.

As a former team captain of the Winona State football team and recipient of the Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award for Academic Excellence, Alex has developed excellent team and leadership qualities, which have helped him serve his clients across a wide spectrum of services while developing enduring relationships of mutual trust.

When he is not actively engaged in business or industry study, Alex enjoys spending his time with his wife, Paige. They live in Sartell, Minnesota, and enjoy traveling, hiking, golfing and spending time at the lake.

Kim Thyen Nies

Senior Investment Associate

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“We have built a strong team of talented professionals who build off each other’s strengths. We maintain strong valued relationships with a wonderful group of clients. I adore our clients and think they make my job enjoyable.”

Impressively, Kim has 20 years of experience in the finance industry. She attended Concordia College and graduated magna cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a degree in communications. Kim holds her FINRA Series 7 securities registration through Commonwealth Financial Network®, as well as her insurance license. Clients benefit from her experience, and her attention to detail and follow-through are top notch.

Kim and her husband, Jason, live in Sartell with their four children: MacKenzie, Tristen, Mitiku and Genet. Kim is passionate about spending time with her family and participating in her kids’ activities. Kim volunteers and supports many important projects in her community

Theresa Hermanson

Senior Registered Client Associate

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Terri’s attention to detail and timeliness make her one of the best. Her knowledge and experience make her an excellent resource for answering our clients’ service-related questions. She is an integral part of helping to ensure that each client has the best possible experience with our team. Terri is an excellent point of contact for clients with inquiries about their current and past financial transactions, as well as for handling any account-related questions.

Terri brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Schluchter Investment Group. Previously, she worked in sales and marketing with PrimeVest Financial Services. In 2000, Terri joined the team as an investment executive service assistant, compliance officer and branch manager.

Terri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Cloud State University with a business emphasis. She has passed the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities exams.

More than anything, Terri enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children and three granddaughters. Terri volunteers at many of her granddaughters’ school activities and at Catholic Charities. She is an active member of her church. Her other interests include knitting, crocheting and reading. She also enjoys getting away to the family cabin.

Janet McConkey

Client Associate

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Janet joined the team in 2013. Janet is one of the friendly voices you hear when you call Schluchter Investment Group. She plays a key role in providing our clients with a seamless experience when they call the office, and she ensures that their wealth management plan objectives are carried out to an efficient and positive outcome.

Her primary responsibilities include the planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. She oversees the development and implementation of support materials and services for our financial advisors in the area of marketing, communications and public relations.

Janet comes to us from the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the team, she served as the scholarships and grant administrator at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and as the executive director of Kids Fighting Hunger of Central Minnesota.

Janet graduated from the University of Northwestern with a degree in business and from Bethel University, magna cum laude, with a master’s degree in theological studies.

When Janet is not at the office, she enjoys quality time with her husband and her three adult children. Janet enjoys traveling and adventure, reading and gardening.