Wayne Schluchter

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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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 Tech High School Football, St. Cloud Rotary Club, North Dakota State University Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Jeff Voit

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Consulting Group


“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 25 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. He 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


“Having friendly relationships with my clients is important to me; I want to understand each person’s individual needs.” 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.

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. Cindy lives in St. Cloud with her husband Steve, and loves spending time with her family and enjoying time together at the lake. Cindy is active in numerous local organizations, including being a member of the Forum of Executive Women (FEW) and an active Rotarian in the Granite Rotary Club.

Alex Coulter

Senior Financial Associate


“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.”

With a passion for assisting younger clients who are just beginning their financial journey, Alex takes pride in walking them through each piece of the financial planning process in a clear and strategic manner. Alex works with our mutual insurance clients. With Schluchter Investment Group’s experience of working with more than half of Minnesota’s mutual insurance companies, Alex can offer a time-tested process to simplify the role of board members and the responsibility they have to the policyholders of their company.

Alex graduated from Winona State University with a degree in finance, and with an MBA from St. Cloud State University.

Alex lives in Sartell with his wife, Paige, and their son, Rhett. He loves spending time with his family and they enjoy traveling, hiking and golfing. Alex is an active member of the community and serves on the board of directors of Quiet Oaks Hospice.

Kim Thyen Nies

Senior Investment Associate


Kim has enjoyed 25 years working in the financial industry with Schluchter Investment Group. Kim attended Concordia College and graduated magna cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a degree in communications and she has passed the FINRA Series 7 securities exam. Clients benefit from her experience and passion to provide premier client service.

Kim and her husband, Jason, live in Sartell and have the privilege of parenting four children. They are involved in their children’s activities, their church and their school district. They enjoy volunteering and traveling together. Kim’s greatest pride and joy is her family.

Terri Hermanson

Senior Registered Client Associate


Terri brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Schluchter Investment Group. Terri graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in psychology with a business emphasis. She passed the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities exams. 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.

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. She enjoys getting away to the family cabin.

Janet McConkey

Branch Service Manager/Client Associate

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Janet joined the team in 2013, coming to us from the nonprofit sector. 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. She plays a key role in providing our clients with a seamless experience and positive outcomes.

Janet enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Paige, and their three adult children. Janet enjoys traveling, reading and volunteering with community organizations.