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Ed Deutschlander recognized by ThinkAdvisor for Executive Leadership Individual-RIAs LUMINARIES Award

Ed Deutschlander

MINNEAPOLIS — November 11, 2021 — Ed Deutschlander, CLU®, CLF, CEO of North Star Resource Group, has been recognized as a 2021 LUMINARY within the Executive Leadership Individuals – RIAs category from ThinkAdvisor.

The Executive Leadership category of the LUMINARIES Awards acknowledges individuals leading and guiding key decisions, including strategy, product development, hiring, the use of technology, and more, in successful, innovative and dynamic ways. The judging panel for this year’s LUMINARIES awards considered a variety of factors which included the nominee’s impact on the firm, its advisors, and the broader professional community and industry with both quantitative and qualitative results, a demonstrated ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in terms of creative thinking and problem solving, and a personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence.

Deutschlander’s excellence in leadership has been recognized individually in the past, including Minnesota Business Magazine’s Paragon of Leadership award, NAIFA’s Four under 40, and Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Deutschlander also contributes to the financial services industry as the secretary of the Finseca board of directors, immediate past chair of the Finseca Foundation’s executive committee, and as a member of the board of trustees for the American College.

Additionally, North Star has been recognized for several awards under Deutschlander’s motivational guidance and unique perspective on leadership. These awards include the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Minnesota Business Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For, Charitable Champions by InvestmentNews, the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics, and more.

Deutschlander is a Midwest native who currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, with his wife Toni, four children, and four rescue dogs.

Find more about the LUMINARIES Awards at ThinkAdvisor Luminaries Awards 2021

About North Star Resource Group

North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides individuals, families, and businesses with the resources needed to create, preserve and protect their wealth. With a network of 170 advisors in 22 states, North Star has contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals. *  Additionally, North Star contributes 10 percent of profits each year to worthy nonprofits through the Scott Richards North Star Foundation, totaling $5 million donated since 2004. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit

*Data as of December 31, 2019


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The Luminaries Executive Leadership Award was presented by ThinkAdvisor in 2021. The award recognizes an individual’s impact on the firm, professional community and industry using quantitative and qualitative criteria such as breadth of impact, ability to achieve goals, and ethical service. Nominees are evaluated based on the previous 12-18 months. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

Ed is an investment advisor representative of Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC. CA Insurance License #0F81199.