Bart graduated from UW-Oshkosh in journalism in 1989. After graduating from UW-Oskosh he served with Community First Credit Union in marketing then became an editor for the Brillion News. As Bart’s journalism career progressed he was employed at Kaukauna Times and Krause Publications, i.e. Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. In early 1997 he ventured to the Twin Cities to work at an advertising agency and became editor for Whitetail News. In April 2000 he returned to the Fox Valley to be closer to their families and continued his career path as a sales person with Fox Cities Newspaper, division of Journal Communications. After the 9/11 attacks, the impact on our economy forced Journal Communications to close their doors. Bart quick and collectively gathered a few of his co-workers and together created the Times-Villagers Newspaper Group, where he became President and majority owner. In 2007, he was approached to sell his company, an offer he couldn’t refuse and continued out his career there until 2010.
Bart decided to change his career path and completed his securities and insurance licenses and now holds a Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 along with his life and health insurance license. He has worked with Wells Fargo, MetLife Resources and shortly after, was recruited to First Merit Bank in 2016. At First Merit Bank he was named top financial advisor competing with 150 other advisors. First Merit Bank merged in 2017 with Huntington Bank and everything was going so well that he was named to the Circle of Excellence as a top advisor for Huntington Investment Company the same year and continued to be a top advisor in the Wisconsin and Chicago footprint.
As Bart grew and continued doing what he enjoys helping his clients reach their financial security, he found himself being part of yet another merger. Huntington decided to merge with Associated Bank in early 2019. Bart decided to look for a reliable company with stability and growth, somewhere he could finish out his career and where he could continue serving his clients. On March 4th, 2019 he accepted the position of a Financial Advisor with Provisions Wealth Planners in Appleton, WI, which will allow him to continue the career he loves and enjoys for the rest of his career life.
Bart’s wife, Kay, is a physical therapist at ThedaCare for nearly 20 years. Their daughter, Tori, is a middle school Spanish teacher in Oregon, WI. Their son, Eric, is a senior at Concordia University in Mequon majoring in finance. Bart has volunteered for many organizations including St. John’s Church in Little Chute, past president of the Little Chute Career Pathways Charter School, Little Chute Business Association and Little Chute Softball Club.
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial:
- Series 6 - Investment Company/Variable Contracts Products Limited Representative
- Series 7 - General Securities Representative
- Series 63 - Uniform Agent State Law Examination
Securities Registrations held with Advisors' Pride:
- Series 65 - Uniform Investment Advisor
Other licenses or designations:
- Insurance - Life and Health Insurance Intermediary