Generation Group’s partners are Steven Blexrud and Daniel Nycklemoe. The partners share a combined experience of over 40 years of planning for our clients.  Our firm is dedicated to planning not only for you, but for your heirs. Generation Group’s family of advisors also includes Edmund Speck as well as our dedicated support staff.

Steven Blexrud

Steven Blexrud

Founding Partner

Steve began his career in 1985, upon graduation from Augsburg College with a degree in business administration and economics. He has been in the insurance and financial industry his entire career, now nearly 30 years.  He is founder and managing partner at Generation Group.

His approach with clients is relationship first, then education and information that expands the conversation around the many complex products available in the marketplace. He specializes in designing strategies around financial products that can help toward maximizing financial wellness.

Organizations/Memberships/Awards:   Member NAIFA, FKC Board of Advisors, Sunrise Social, Million Dollar Round Table, Guardian Leaders Club, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Augsburg College Alumni, Board Member MS Birdie Bash, Gilda’s Club, VEAP

Interests: Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Laurie and their two children Corey and Mallory. Other interests include golf, nutrition, fitness, travel, reading and sports.

Contact Steven by phone: 952-452-9674

Dan Nycklemoe

Daniel Nycklemoe

Partner

Dan graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Theater.   Dan has been working in the financial services field for over 10 years working for such firms as Foster Klima and Company, Ross/Johnson and Associates, and now as a partner with Generation Group.  Dan’s background was first in managing operations and all facets of case analysis, investment management and client service.  He then began working directly with clients on their planning needs and goals. 

Dan’s focus is to manage the firm’s operations, while also working with all clients on effective cash flow management, strategic planning and overall financial and personal well-being.

He also spent over 13 years in the professional theater working as an artistic director, actor and designer.  He produced numerous shows in Minneapolis and produced Off-Broadway in New York City.

Organizations/Memberships/Awards:  Aliveness Project, MN Autism Society, Theta Alpha Phi, also a supporter of numerous theater organizations.

Family and interests:  Dan lives in Minneapolis with his son, Asher.  Dan enjoys film, playing and recording music, live theater, good scotch and hiking.

Contact Dan by phone: 952-452-9675

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Edmund Speck

Financial Advisor

Ed Speck is a key contributor to the Generation Group.  He is an Honors Graduate of Bethel College, Double Major in Business and Economics, and has his Masters of Business Administration from Minnesota State University at Mankato.  His career includes responsible management roles in Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, EF Johnson, Carlson Companies and Imation.  With over 25 Years of Business Experience, including conducting business in 25 countries around the world, his experience and business acumen is a valuable commodity to his practice and his clients.

When Ed entered the financial services business in 2002, he did so with a purpose.  His caring approach and thorough understanding helps make the complex world of financial services understandable – tailoring solutions to specific client situations. 

Organizations/Memberships/Awards:  Donate Life MN, Edinbrook Church, numerous missions, Member and Former Board Member of Saint Andrews Club and Ediburgh USA Men’s Golf Association, Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Distribution and Feed My Starving Children.

Family and interests:  Ed and his wife Judy reside in Brooklyn Park, just off the Second Tee at Edinburgh USA.  Easy to guess: Ed’s hobbies include golf, family and a myriad of other activities.  Being a successful and involved father of three, Ed has enjoyed watching his children grow and accomplish a number of their goals.

Contact Edmund by phone: 952-452-9676

Abigail Prosser

Associate Representative

Abigail Prosser is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, with degrees in Political Science and History. She has spent much of the past 8 years creating and delivering a transformational workshop for women entitled “Women Purpose & Power”.
 
Her passion is encouraging and mentoring others to live a life of joy and freedom from concern about money; helping others to better practice a life of power and purpose.
 
This has led her to better understand the challenges families face when considering the future for themselves as they age, and their children as their needs grow.
 
Family and interests: Abigail and her husband Dan reside in Minneapolis with their dog Harvey. They love to walk the lakes, ride the trails and hit the good restaurants that Minneapolis has to offer.
 
Contact Abigail by phone: 713-503-8038
 
 

Kelly Kranz

Registered Representative

Kelly is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, earning his degree in Entrepreneurship in 2012 through the Schulz School of Entrepreneurship business program. Kelly got involved specifically in equities and investments in 2015 with the encouragement and expertise of a mentor, and later transitioned into becoming an advisor. Kelly finds fulfillment in applying his passion for finance towards educating clients to make the best financial decisions for their families. 

Organizations/Memberships/Awards: Living Hope Lutheran Church, Cigars and Baseball benefitting The Miracle League (volunteer), Minnesota Valley Country Club, Edina Chamber of Commerce.  

Family and interests: Kelly enjoys spending his time with his wife and two young daughters, playing hockey and golf, working on home improvement projects, and being at the cabin.  

Contact Kelly by phone: 612-836-3711

Mike Fitzgerald

Associate, Operations

Michael graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Minor in Business Administration. While at Minnesota State, Michael was a member of Kappa Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon: International Honor Society for Economics and the Economics Club.

Michael initially joined Generation Group after graduating in 2013 as an Operations Intern. Upon completing his internship, he decided to pursue a great opportunity in corporate finance, where he gained valuable experience working for Ceridian. While at Ceridian, Michael was a key member in customer billing, where he held a variety of important financial responsibilities, which included work on internal financial audits related to billing. In 2018, Michael decided to rejoin Generation Group and is currently the Operations Associate. He is responsible for finances, client services, and operations.

Organizations/Memberships/Awards: Minnesota State University, Mankato Economics Club and Kappa Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon: International Honor Society for Economics (Member of the Year Award, 2012-2013).

Family and Interests: Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. He is a big comic book and superhero fan. He is also a former athlete, who still loves baseball, football, basketball, golf, and hockey.

Stephanie Madson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business Administration. 
 
Stephanie brings 10 years of Executive Assistant experience to the table with expertise in calendar management, event planning, and internal communications. Stephanie’s strengths lie in her ability to wear many hats at once, and tailor her skills to provide excellent customer service to meet the needs of various clients. 
 
Family and interests: Stephanie resides in Shakopee with her daughter, Autumn and son, Connor. Outside of spending time with friends and family, Stephanie loves taking workout classes at the gym, getting outside for long walks, baking, photography, and playing the ukulele.