EXECUTIVE TEAM

Daniel J. May, CFP®, CRC®

President & CEO

Daniel J. May is President and CEO of AdvisorNet Financial. He entered the financial services industry immediately after graduating from Mankato State University, where he majored in finance, marketing and management. Daniel joined AdvisorNet Financial in 1984 after spending over five years at a large nationally known financial services company. He entered management in 1985 and became a partner in 1997.

Daniel holds the professional designation of Certified Financial Planner ®(CFP). He holds securities registrations including Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 62 and 63. He also is licensed in life accident and health insurance. He has served a number of professional organizations as a member and leader, including moderator for the Life Underwriting Training Council (LUTC) Business Insurance Course, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and GAMA International. He is also member of the Financial Professionals Association (FPA).

Daniel has also served on the board of various organizations and presently sits on the board of AdvisorNet Financial. He is a General Agent with several top insurance companies and is a Regional Director for Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. He is a past member of the FINRA District 4 Committee (formerly known as the NASD).

Daniel has been very active in his community. In the past he has served as President and on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and has also volunteered time at his church. Throughout the years Daniel has also coached youth hockey, football, and baseball.

Daniel and his wife Kris have six children and seven grandchildren and live in Dellwood, Minnesota. Daniel J. May is a Wealth Management Advisor.

Tom Rippberger

Executive Vice President, Wealth Management

Tom Rippberger is Vice President of AdvisorNet Wealth Management. Tom, who had been Senior Director at McGladrey Wealth Management, is in charge of executing AdvisorNet Wealth Management’s strategy for growth. He leads business development, operations,  service delivery, and compliance functions. His team focuses on developing a comprehensive service offering for investment advisor representatives and their clients.

Before joining AdvisorNet Financial, Tom was a member of McGladrey Wealth Management’s Executive Team responsible for strategic development of a CPA affiliated RIA platform. In addition to his role on the firm’s Investment Council, Tom personally led the insurance, 401k, and compliance areas.

Tom graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 1997. Prior to law school, he attended Saint Olaf College where he majored in Chemistry and Political Science and played intercollegiate hockey. He is a C(k)P in good standing with The Retirement Advisor University in collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management Education and he is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional from the FINRA Institute at Wharton. In addition, he holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation and has passed several securities registrations (Series 7, 63, 24, 4, 53 and 65).

Tom lives in Plymouth, MN with his wife Barb, their three young children, two dogs and two fish. He is Co-Chair of the local school’s PTSA, and coaches many hockey, baseball, and soccer teams. The family enjoys hiking, sports and is actively involved in youth hockey. Tom Rippberger is a Wealth Management Advisor.

Jeanne Wiedewitsch

Vice President, Advisor Experience

As Vice President of Advisor Experience, Jeanne plays an integral role in the recruiting, on-boarding & transition experience for new advisors joining AdvisorNet Financial. In addition, she is committed to expanding relationship and practice management initiatives for our current advisors. With over 14 years of industry experience, Jeanne contributes to the strategic direction and growth of the firm and oversees Advisor Support and Marketing as a member of the Executive Team.

 

Jeanne graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 with a degree in Financial Management, specializing in Family Financial Management. While at OSU, Jeanne played Division 1 hockey for the Buckeyes, leading the team as Assistant Captain her junior and senior year. Prior to coming on board with AdvisorNet, Jeanne was a sales agent with AFLAC, specializing in supplemental insurance policies for local business owners.  She is series 7 and 66 registered.

 

Jeanne and her husband Pete live in Blaine with their twin daughters, Anna and Madelyn, and their Vizsla, Rusty.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering at church and staying involved in youth sports. Jeanne Wiedewitsch is a Registered Representative.

Aaron Niedorf

Vice President, Insurance Operations

Aaron began in the insurance industry in 1998 as a retail agent with John Hancock, focusing on Long Term Care insurance. In 2001 he joined Prudential Securities Life Agency, eventually managing a group of internal advanced case marketing consultants. His group worked closely with on-staff estate planning attorneys preparing estate and business succession plans for financial advisors.

In 2004, Aaron became an independent life wholesaler and joined Insurance Designers of Minnesota working directly with financial advisors in the wire house market assisting with point of sale and case design. In 2006, he joined AdvisorNet Insurance as the Director of Insurance Operations managing all aspect of the insurance agency.

Aaron graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1997 with double majors in Finance and Entrepreneurship and he is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). He lives in Inver Grove Heights, MN with his wife Erin and two children. As a family, they are involved in several sports and love to spend time in the outdoors. Aaron Niedorf is a Registered Representative.

Jennifer Haas

Vice President, Operations

With over 17 years in financial services, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and a spirit of hard work. Jennifer focuses on firm-wide management of client service and operations, tax and investment management. In addition, she manages the IT and Human Resources departments at AdvisorNet Financial where she sits on the executive team. Jennifer graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and holds her Series 6, 7, 63 and 65.
Jennifer and her family live in Rockford and enjoys her spending time with her husband and two children and their family dog. Jennifer Haas is a Registered Representative.

Melissa Machlitt

Vice President, Executive Planner

Melissa has had many roles throughout her career at AdvisorNet Financial. She joined JRA Financial in 1995 and currently serves as an Executive Planner and is an Executive team member. She is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the firm and directly manages over $350 million in assets for individuals and company retirement plans.

Melissa is series 7 and 63 registered, holds the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS), a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPS) designations, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College in Marketing, Management and Economics. Melissa Machlitt is a Wealth Management Advisor.