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Our Team

Our team of investment advisor representatives and financial planners have 100 years of combined experience.

Jason L. Blomgren, CLU, ChFC, CFP®

President and CEO

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Jason Blomgren is the President & CEO of First Heartland Financial Group. Jason has earned the designations of: Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Certified Financial Planner ®...

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Benjamin Bruins, ChFC

Vice President, Investment Adviser Representative*

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Ben Bruins has been with First Heartland Financial Group since graduating from Drake University in 2001. After college, he continued his education and training in financial planning and has received the ChFC ® (Chartered Financial...
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Jen Gualco

Field Operations Manager & Executive Client Coordinator

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Jen Gualco began her career at First Heartland Financial Group in March of 2011 as Marketing Assistant. Through the years she gained experience in the field and took on more responsibilities leading to promotions that landed her at her...
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Stacy Blomgren

Marketing Director

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Stacy Blomgren has been with First Heartland Financial Group since the beginning. Stacy assists new representatives with on boarding and contracting as well as overseeing client events. Stacy is a graduate of the University of Iowa....
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Mitchell McMahon

Registered Representative*, Senior Associate

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Mitchell McMahon is a Registered Representative with Lincoln Financial Securities and is a Senior Associate at First Heartland Financial Group. Mitchell is currently serving on the board for Mid-Iowa Planned Giving Council in Des...
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Zach Lussman

Senior Associate, Investment Advisor Representative

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Zach Lussman is an Investment Adviser Representative offering securities and advisory services through Lincoln Financial Securities. He is a member of the Des Moines Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Zach presents...

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Nicholas S. Feledy

Associate, Registered Representative

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Nicholas Feledy is a Registered Representative with Lincoln Financial Securities and is an Associate at First Heartland Financial Group. Nicholas believes personalized service is essential when matching clients with the right financial...

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Brad Klobassa

Associate, Registered Representative

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Brad Klobassa joined First Heartland Financial Group in January of 2014. Brad is a Registered Representative with Lincoln Financial Securities. At First Heartland Financial Group Brad assists individuals and families with budget...

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Chad Andersen

Consultant

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Mr. Andersen specializes in retirement planning strategies assisting both individuals and businesses. Chad is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and has served on the local board of the Des Moines...

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Frank DeMarco, RHU

Associate

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Frank DeMarco came to First Heartland Financial with a rich background of over 35 years in the Life and Health Insurance industries. While attending the University of Iowa, Frank participated in a college internship with Northwestern...

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Ron Stahl

Registered Representative

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Ron Stahl has been a consultant with First Heartland Financial Group since May of 2009. Ron holds individual financial consultations in the areas of retirement & savings strategies, business strategies, long-term care insurance, health...

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Chris "Crickie" Garton

Associate

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Chris joined First Heartland Financial Group in August of 2013. He holds individual financial consultations in the areas of retirement & savings strategies, long-term care insurance, and life insurance. Chris helps clients of all ages...

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Derek Betka

Senior Associate, Registered Representative

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Derek Betka is a Registered Representative with Lincoln Financial Securities and is a Senior Associate at First Heartland Financial Group. He is available at Generations Bank in Exeter, NE. His practice is focused on taking the time to...
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Kristin Barclay

Office Assistant

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Kristin began working for First Heartland Financial Group in August of 2013. She works part time assisting senior associates Mitchell McMahon and Zach Lussman with client interactions and paperwork.

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Tara Brown

Office Assistant

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Tara Brown assists Jen Gualco on a part-time basis.Tara currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa and also works as a registered nurse in Kansas City.

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