180 North Riverview Drive, Suite 160
We want to tell you our story because it involves you. This won't be the same financial advising firm story of years of combined experience, education, and how we are best equipped to meet your needs, although there will be plenty of that mixed in. No, this is the story of family. A story that stretches back generations and encompasses the present and looks forward to the future, and the best part of our story is you.
Our story starts with John Vande Bossche. After a successful corporate management career, John knew that financial management was his niche. He took a leap of faith and joined a small boutique investment firm as a financial advisor in 2003. John felt an immediate confirmation in this career shift, and he learned just how quickly his client's success was also his success. He had a vested interest in seeing them define their goals and work to reach them. He took great pride in shifting some of the heavy burdens of asset management onto his shoulders and was surprised how it truly felt like each client became part of his family.
After two years, in 2005, John and his business partner Craig Lindhom transitioned the investment business to Northwestern Mutual. This was also the year that Tim Mitchell joined us as our Director of Investments.
In 2006, our business family had grown to the point that we needed assistance with running operations. Johns' wife, Mary Vande Bossche, joined the team, and her skills proved to be invaluable. Three years later, as we expanded, Jennifer Moses joined our team as an administrative assistant. And what a team we were. We developed the philosophy that we would capitalize on our individual strengths as we worked together to give our clients solid and united advocates to manage their assets.
2013 was pivotal as John and Mary's daughter, Kristen Vande Bossche, joined us as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Retirement Income Certified Professional®. It was clear to us that this was more than just a firm of united individuals; it truly was a family as we all worked together towards a common goal.
As we formed the goal of continuing to provide ongoing client-centered practices, we created the company name of Vande Bossche Financial & Insurance Services in 2015 to reflect a more family-centered independent approach. We genuinely bring our clients in as family, which is demonstrated by the high-touch service in each interaction.
In three more years, our team would see Patrick Vande Bossche, John and Mary's son, join as a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, technology coach, and marketing director, and Craig Lindholm retire.
This brings us to the critical point in the story--you. In 2021 Vande Bossche Financial & Insurance Services became Vande Bossche Financial Planning and Wealth Management, and we solidified our objectives to provide ongoing, intergenerational planning for you and your family. We have a clear succession plan for our firm, so you can rest assured that the generational plans that we assist you in creating will be supported by our firm, with people who share the same values of honesty and integrity. We invite you to reach out today to see how our team can become your best asset.