Ann Wengronowitz
Ann M. Wengronowitz, CFP®
Areas of Focus
  • Retirement
  • Wealth Management
  • Education Funding

Phone: 612.617.6110
Minneapolis, MN »
North Star Professional Center
2701 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fax: 612.256.3110


Visit our website at www.confiderefinancial.com, to learn more about Ann and Confidere Financial. 

Ann started with North Star in 1981. Shortly after joining the firm, she earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Ann holds her Series 7 & 63 registrations and Life and Health Insurance license.

Ann’s practice over the years has grown into a highly regarded advice-based financial practice. Her clients enjoy their long term relationship with her, and the level of expertise she brings to the practice. Ann recognizes the need for clients to have a financial coach in their lives, and the positive impact it has on those, who are committed to achieving their financial goals and dreams.

In 2015, Ann Wengronowitz partnered with Emily Malecha in establishing a joint practice, thereby creating an on-going personalized client service.

Ann Wengronowitz is a past president of Premier Resource Group (PRG), a national organization for financial advisors. In 2018, she was awarded the organization's prestigious Betsy Woolfolk Courage Award, due to her demonstrated exemplary leadership, discussions she initiated on PRG's mission and values to help position it for future success, and implementation of financially responsible changes. She is additionally a founding member of the Minnetonka Rotary Club, and has served on various local Boards of Directors throughout her professional career. Notably, Ann was a recipient of Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's 2016 "Women in Business" award and also of the 2017 "Five Star Wealth Manager" award.

Ann is married and she and her husband, Jon, live in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They have two daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren.



Ann is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc. 2129787/DOFU 5-2018

Ann’s Support Team

Emily Malecha, CRPC® Name: Emily Malecha, CRPC®
Title: Financial Planner, Founding Partner
Phone: 612.617.6178

Colin EarlyName: Colin Early
Title: Associate
Email: colin@confiderefinancial.com
Phone: 612.617.6118


North Star Professional Center
2701 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 2,304 Twin Cities wealth managers were considered for the award; 836 (37 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers.