We are proud of our service-oriented culture dedicated to putting clients first and we are committed to ensuring all advisors and clients enjoy a smooth transition to RBC Wealth Management. Scroll through our team members below to learn more about who we are and how we can be of service to you.

Rick Sterling

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Senior Consulting Group

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With over 25 years of experience, Rick brings a wealth of knowledge to the Wayzata Office.  Navigating a variety of market conditions has given him the skills needed to work with advisors and address their sophisticated financial needs - skills that only experience can teach.  While providing overall branch management, Rick focuses on advisor development, educational opportunities for the office, recruiting qualified advisors and promoting RBC Wealth Management's core values in the community, commitment to youth, arts and culture and the Blue Water initiative.

Rick is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He and his wife, Kris, have lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for more than 15 years and they both are active members of Wayzata Community Church.  Their children are in college; Jacob at St. Johns in Collegeville, MN and Sophia at Denver University in Denver, CO.

Thomas Brandt, CIMA®, CPWA®

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor - ABD, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Tom has been helping clients achieve their financial goals since 1992 when he began his career at Piper Jaffray. Since then, helping people has become his passion, not just his job. In 1999, he completed a very extensive curriculum program to earn the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation. CIMA® professionals integrate a complex body of investment knowledge, ethically contributing to prudent investment decisions by providing objective advice and guidance to individual and institutional investors. Tom also has the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification, which provides specialized knowledge about how to address the complex challenges facing high-net-worth clients. 

To enhance his business offering, Tom has obtained the Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 securities licenses. As a life-long Twin Cities resident, Tom attended the University of Minnesota where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with a minor in statistics. He lives in Medina with his wife and two children. Tom actively supports his community through many years as a youth basketball and baseball coach, and involvement with other sporting teams. He is a competitive golfer, an avid fisherman and enjoys hunting.

Deb Gedatus

Vice President, Assistant Complex Manager, Private Client Group


Deb started with Dain Kalman Quail in 1979, and has been with RBC Wealth Management for 32 years in a variety of positions. She has her Series 7, 9, 10, 63, 66 and Minnesota insurance licenses. In her spare time, Deb enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, golf and travelling.