About Us

At North Star Resource Group, we approach our clients with a commitment to uncover their specific needs in order to help them pursue their financial goals.


Your relationship with North Star will be personal, comfortable and leave you feeling confident in your future. In this constantly- changing economy, we understand the challenges and obstacles that one faces on their way to financial security. That is why we offer a unique blend of stable and innovative products that provide you with the quality and value needed to help protect your financial future. Our dedication starts with you and continues as you build your longstanding relationship with North Star.

North Star is proud of our hard working and recognized financial advisors – but our strength also comes from our national support team that includes disability insurance specialists, administrative support members, financial planners, investment specialists and brokerage services. We work together to develop a strong financial strategy for you and your family. We are a committed team of experts in the financial industry and continue our educational structure to provide quality advice for you.

North Star spans the United States. Click here to find a location nearest you. 

Our Vision

Changing Lives, Forever®

Our Mission

To grow advisors and team members who are committed to building long term client centered relationships by insuring against adversity, investing for opportunity, and planning for both.

Our Company

North Star Resource Group traces origins back to 1908 when the first office opened in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. What started small grew into an establishment that provided various financial products; all dedicated to serving its clients. Over time, North Star branched out to further provide service by adding an Insurance Brokerage division in 1986, Long-Term Care division in 1996, Employee Benefits division in 1998, and a Tax Preparation division in 2002*. Today, North Star offices are located in 16 states, with more than 140 full-time advisors and over 160 employees. With our continuous growth, we are able to help over 90,000 individuals achieve their financial goals.

With more than 140 dedicated financial advisors in over 40 offices in the United States, North Star is able to provide customized solutions to assist individuals, professionals, physicians and business owners in efficiently pursuing their financial goals. Our experienced and committed advisors offer access to a broad range of wealth management services, as well as diverse financial expertise and responsive service. This unique organizational structure serves as a powerful resource to help address their clients’ total financial picture. Our financial advisors at North Star Resource Group are dedicated, committed and prepared to put forth their expertise to help their clients. It is important for North Star to continue offering the kind of expertise developed only through years of experience helping manage client interests. With extensive training, advisors are guided through North Star’s values, practices and vision. They become the North Star Financial Advisor who instills confidence for clients in their security and financial future.

*Tax preparation services are only provided through North Star/OT, LLC. North Star/OT, LLC is affiliated with CRI Securities, LLC but is not affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. Securian Financial Services, Inc., CRI Securities, LLC and their Financial Advisors do not provide specific tax/legal advice. You should always consult your tax/legal advisor regarding your own specific tax/legal situation.

Our Community

At North Star Resource Group, we believe it is important to recognize our success and return it to our community. We have supported many charitable foundations over the years through volunteerism and monetary support. As a result of our continuing desire to make our community better we began our own foundation formally honoring our own Scott Richards. Through the Scott Richards Charitable Foundation, North Star consistently provides support to several charities by donating 10% of the firm's profits each year, totaling more than one million dollars to date, to non-profit organizations and continues to keep that amount growing as a continuation of our values.