Michael J. Kuenster, CFPPrivate Wealth Financial Advisor
Managing Director - Investments
A leader of the Kuenster Group of Wells Fargo Advisors — a team of local, experienced professionals helping affluent individuals and families build, manage, and preserve their wealth — Mike is a dynamic advisor who sets high expectations and always strives to exceed them. He is driven to deliver for his clients every day, making an impact on their lives by helping them achieve the goals that are most important to them. The textbook definition of a “people person,” Mike is passionate about building meaningful relationships with his clients, his team, and his community.
Mike has more than 30 years of experience, including working as a CPA.* He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. As a lifelong learner committed to innovation, Mike strives to stay on top of technological trends and adapt to the ever-changing market environment.
A Wisconsin native, Mike grew up in a small town where his father ran several family businesses. He credits his upbringing and background as a student-athlete with instilling the values he holds today, including hard work, teamwork, and always doing the right thing. This is part of the DNA he shares with his brother, Kevin, and is part of the fabric of the Kuenster Group as well. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and continued his love of sports playing college baseball. He has shared his passion for competing with future generations by coaching a variety of youth sports.
Today, he and his wife, Ellen, and their beloved golden retrievers, Roo and Winnie, live in Mendota Heights. They have four adult children who all share a love of sports. Away from the office, Mike dedicates time as a volunteer and advocates for two core initiatives, mental health and financial literacy. Preferring to spend as much time outdoors as possible, Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing, and the stories that encompass them all.
*No longer practicing