A Message From Mark…
I’m excited to announce the addition of Kris Baumer as our new Operations Team Leader! Kris is responsible for managing our operations support staff and back office operations. She brings over 14 years of financial services experience to Giesting Financial, and formerly held positions with Edward Jones and Kinderplatz. Kris is dedicated to providing the highest quality service for our clients. Please join us in giving Kris a warm welcome to the Giesting Financial team!
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