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Our team is well-versed in the complexities life can throw your way. We have the combined knowledge of more than 100 financial advisors within Focus Financial whose vast expertise is shared across our network. Rest assured we have the answers you are looking for. 

As one of the largest independent, non-proprietary advisory firms, Focus Financial has more than $3.9 billion in assets under management. We’ve been ranked one of the Twin Cities’ Top 50 Wealth Management Firms and one of the Top 10 Certified Financial Planning Firms by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. *

Laura Basballe
Financial Advisor

Laura has been with Focus Financial since 1997, focusing on financial strategy planning for those with busy schedules. She specializes in strategizing with you on tax decisions, along with understanding the complex rules of IRAs and 401(k)s. Laura is a member of Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University – Mankato) in 1990 with a minor in Biology.

When not in the office, Laura unplugs from technology by getting outdoors or trying new recipes.

Maureen Sietsema, PMP
Client Service Manager

Maureen joined Focus Financial in 2015. As a certified project manager, she focuses on delivering exceptional client service for our team. In addition to building business development and delivery strategies, she calls on her corporate event planning experience to manage special client appreciation projects. She also assists with client updating, processing and general questions or requests. Maureen earned her B.S. degree in Art/Interior Design with a minor in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Maureen enjoys time with family and friends and spending summer weekends motorcycling on less-traveled backroads.

Maureen Sietsema is not affiliated with Royal Alliance.

*Ranking is based on total assets under management for the firm.

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