MINNEAPOLIS (10/18/19)—Wealth Enhancement Group, an independent wealth management firm that oversees approximately $12.9 billion in client assets*, has announced that Jeff Dekko, Chief Executive Officer, has been named to the 2019 Minnesota 500, a list of the most powerful business leaders in Minnesota.

Greenspring Media, the publisher of Minnesota Monthly magazine, has selected the top 500 Minnesota executives for the contributions they make to their industry and workplace, as well as their communities, throughout their careers.

Jeff Dekko has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, technology, operations and finance. After beginning his career with General Mills, he joined Recovery Engineering, Inc., where he played an essential role in the development and branding of the PUR water infiltration system. After a period of providing consulting services to Wealth Enhancement Group, Dekko was named CEO in 2003.

Dekko said, “I’m honored to be included on this list of Minnesota’s most elite business leaders, and I’m grateful for the experience of working with such a strong team at Wealth Enhancement Group. We’ve experienced strong national growth over the past few years in support of our goal to be a leading national wealth management and financial planning brand, all while preserving our mission of improving our clients’ lives by delivering the best possible advice. I’m proud to represent an organization that supports its financial advisors so they can continue to serve clients at an exemplary level.”

About the Selection Process

The Minnesota 500 began as a list of more than 7,000 executives across multiple industries in the state of Minnesota. After months of research and evaluation of existing databases, Greenspring Media narrowed the group to the top 500. Criteria for selection includes the impact each executive has had on their industry through current and past roles, the success of the organization under the executives’ leadership, awards or accolades in the executives’ professional or personal lives, community and philanthropic  activities, position on other boards along with others. Nominees do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Minnesota 500.

About Wealth Enhancement Group

Wealth Enhancement Group is a Greater Minneapolis-based independent wealth management firm offering comprehensive and customized financial planning and investment management services nationwide. Founded in 1997 and backed by TA Associates, a private equity firm experienced in financial services, technology, healthcare, consumer and business services investing, Wealth Enhancement Group specializes in providing retail clients with the team-based expertise and resources they need to simplify their financial life. 

Wealth Enhancement Group is a Greater Minneapolis-based independent wealth management firm offering comprehensive and customized financial planning and investment management services. Established in 1997, Wealth Enhancement Group uses a team approach with a focus on simplifying their clients’ financial lives and has offices nationwide.