Associate Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Erik is a member of North Star’s Medical Division, a team dedicated to helping physicians and dentists efficiently pursue financial independence. He has developed a national financial services practice, primarily working with clients in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, and the Pacific Northwest. Erik and his team work to incorporate a relaxed and educational approach to help clients feel comfortable and confident making decisions that will impact them and their families for years to come. As many of their clients are busy professionals, Erik and his team help by ensuring they are making decisions aligned with their goals and that they have all the information necessary to make such decisions.
Erik’s areas of expertise include:
- Medical Professionals
- Risk Management
- Retirement Strategies
- Asset Protection Strategies*
- Tax-Efficient Investment Strategies*
Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Erik’s family experienced some significant financial challenges, which made him aware early on of the far-reaching and complex ramifications of financial decision making. The greatest financial risk one faces is the absence of well-defined, clearly articulated goals and a clear course of action to reach them. Erik and his team of specialists work with clients to help them make smart decisions about money by first helping them attain a deeper understanding of their values, financial goals, and what is of most importance to them. From there, they help clients get organized and develop a highly personalized strategy that aligns financial choices with their most deeply held values.
Erik regularly holds educational seminars for physicians and their families in the Twin Cities, Atlanta, and Chicago working with other medical groups, smaller practices, and practice owners. He has held seminars at:
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
- Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Erik is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has been distinguished by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, which is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. He also is a member of both GAMA and NAIFA.
Erik joined North Star Resource Group after graduating from St. John’s University with degrees in Political Science and History. He enjoys spending time with his wife (and business partner) Jenna and his four kids, Zoe, Jonah, Hope, and Victoria. As a member and former board member of Metropolis Rugby, he enjoys playing rugby in his spare time. Additionally, Erik enjoys riding his motorcycle, traveling, and the outdoors and is also an accomplished hair braider and master pillow fort builder.
Erik is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC. 2073188 / DOFU 03-2018
Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
GAMA International is a membership organization for which individuals must submit applications and payment. The organization is geared toward those in a recruiting, training, or supervision role in the financial services industry. Awards are based primarily on -commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting selected by the applicant. Individuals must be current with membership dues and submit an application fee for consideration. Working with this individual is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.