BerganKDV – The Midwest Way

by | Sep 5, 2021 | Investor Features | 0 comments

BerganKDV bills itself as more than finance. More than tech. More than wealth management. It’s a company Powered by People.

BerganKDV is the result of merging three like-minded companies together; the history of these firms date back to 1945 and since the beginning, BerganKDV has been firmly rooted in the community. Today, it operates in multiple states servicing clients across the U.S. BerganKDV is a leading professional services firm with a contagious culture; where growth is fostered and making a difference means something. Its values drive decisions and its passion is empowering people and creating wow experiences for all clients.

Community Cornerstones

Paul Radeke is a Shareholder and Market Relationship Manager at BerganKDV. When asked about the company’s support behind St. Cloud Shines’ initiative, he said, “To me, the cornerstones of a community are education, healthcare, and the arts. St Cloud is uniquely strong in all three! That’s what makes it a place where I want my family to live, and why it continues to attract smart and dynamic team members for BerganKDV. St Cloud Shines helps bring out the stories that highlight those cornerstones as well as the city’s strengths in faith and cultural diversity.”

When it comes to the strength behind the business, Radeke didn’t hesitate. “No question, it’s the people. As a national firm, we talk about doing business “the Midwest way”. The people of Central Minnesota are known for their strong work ethic, intelligence, and creativity. It’s no wonder we are becoming a technology hub, while still maintaining our small-town principles and feel.”

Big Opportunities at BerganKDV

Speaking of people, when asked what might surprise the people of Central Minnesota regarding BerganKDV, Radeke shared emphatically, “WE’RE HIRING! We are looking for people who embody our core values in the work they do each day:

BerganKDV Core Values

If our firm’s values drive and define you as well, I encourage you to check out the careers page on our website and learn more about the opportunities we have available. It always comes down to our core values. If you are curious, authentic, innovative, and committed, we want to ignite your passion to build a brighter future for us and you.”

BerganKDV is different in that we walk the talk. This is proven by our culture, which endorses healthy conflicts and values diversity.

People & Prosperity

Radeke continued, “We owe it to the next generations to foster stability, opportunity, and growth that will ensure continuity of our successes while embracing future changes. In doing so, we will prosper together.

As mentioned above, we pride ourselves in doing business the Midwest way and this starts with our people. We carefully choose our team members, and they choose us just as carefully. People want to be valued, feel included, and be respected.  BerganKDV is different in that we walk the talk. This is proven by our culture, which endorses healthy conflicts and values diversity.

We have a growing number of national businesses that are choosing Central Minnesota because of our growing workforce, competitive land costs, and robust infrastructure. This is proof that we’ve been doing a lot of things right. These employers bring great jobs that allow more of us to optimize our lifestyle.”

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