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Doug Flink, General Agent, CEO, CLU®, ChFC®

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Doug began his career in 1981 as a financial advisor building wealth accumulation plans with his clients. He came to Foster Klima in 1988, became a partner in 1999, and purchased the company in 2001. As CEO, Doug works with his leadership team to continually keep the firm relevant in the ever changing financial services industry. When he's not working, you will find him spending time with his wife & children on the river boating, at home watching a good movie, or giving tractor rides to his 6 grandchildren.

Registered Principal and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS).  Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. General Agent of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY.  PAS is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Foster Klima & Company, Inc., is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. California LIC#0K88222.


Scott Wolf, Associate General Agent, President, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

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After serving in the United States Air Force, Scott entered the financial services industry in May, 1987. During his career, he has earned designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Advisor of Senior Living. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In addition to being committed to his clients, Scott has held several leadership roles throughout his career encompassing recruiting, training, and development.

Scott joined Foster Klima in 2013. In his role as President, he and his team are responsible for all training, recruiting, and career development in the firm. He is the current President of NAIFA Minnesota. In his free time, you can find Scott spending time with his wife and children in the great outdoors.


Pamela Brown, Controller

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Pamela Brown joined Foster Klima & Company in July 2012 as the Controller. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has over 20 years of financial experience coming from a variety of industries. She is responsible for providing financial and HR functions along with offering service and support to producers in order to help them succeed.
 

Matthew Evers, Director of Information Technology

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Graduate of NEI College of Technology. With over 19 years’ experience in Information Technology management. I’m dedicated to providing industry leading solutions, strategies, products, and support to the producers and staff of Foster Klima.

Nick Flatness, Managing Director

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Nick is responsible for building, training, and developing a team of advisors aspiring to create an efficient and profitable advisory practice. He drives new advisor development while fostering growth and productivity among established practices. He is responsible for recruiting new advisor to the firm, leading sales education courses, and providing joint fieldwork support to new advisors. 

Growing up in a small, southern MN town, he kept busy playing high school football, basketball, and baseball. Playing college football at Hamline University remains one of his proudest accomplishments and he also majored in Business Management and Economics. 

Nick lives in St. Paul with his wife and two young daughters. Most of his free time includes trips to the zoo, coloring and bubbles. He does however still find time for Men’s League Basketball, Fantasy Football, and cold beer.  


Dale Forsythe, Disability Specialist

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Dale Forsythe, graduate of Mankato State University, is currently a Disability Specialist, having 12 years of advanced disability underwriting experience with Guardian, and was chief disability underwriter with them. He worked for Minnesota Mutual for 3 years in advanced DI underwriting and helped set up and train an underwriting team. He has been with Foster Klima as the DI Specialist since 2001. Dale does case analysis and design, product and plan comparisons, provides marketing support, and helps get cases through underwriting and much, much more.

Dale Forsythe, Disability Income Specialist, Field Representative, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY. California LIC #0M54057.


Nancy Schwartz, Agency Control Officer & Registered Representative

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Nancy joined Foster Klima in 2012 as a Financial Representative. Prior to that, she worked for over 20 years in the private sector as a sales and marketing professional for start-ups and small, emerging companies.

Born in New York and raised in Wisconsin, Nancy currently lives in Minneapolis. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and a master's from Bethel University. She holds her life and health insurance license in a number of states, and has her Series 24, 6, 63, 65, & 7 securities registrations.


Stephen Shealy

Stephen Shealy, Financial Advisor & Investment Specialist, CFP®, RICP®

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Stephen’s dedication to clients and advisors centers on the belief that every financial decision should be well-informed and made within the context of a plan. After clarifying each person's financial priorities and current circumstances, he works with them to design a well-balanced strategy. Stephen also serves as the Investment Specialist at Foster Klima, working with other financial advisors and their clients to build investment portfolios as part of their “big picture” financial strategy.

Stephen lives in Woodbury, MN, with his wife and four children.


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