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Recent Accolades

As the Cornerstone team approaches our 25th year as one of the most trusted financial planning practices in the Midwest, we remain dedicated to our core values and focus – outstanding client service. Cornerstone Financial Solutions Advisors and team members have been recognized with honors and designations that exemplify our commitment to deliver a compelling experience to clients, and the forward-thinking we believe makes our team truly outstanding. 

When it comes to our standards for excellence, Gordon Wollman, Cornerstone’s Founder & CEO and RJFS Wealth Advisor, is a role model who raises the bar we all aim for. Please join the Cornerstone Financial Team in applauding Gordon for several recent recognitions:

Gordon was recognized among this competitive field of top advisors for the tenth time in the March 11, 2019 issue of Barron’s magazine, a national financial newspaper published by Dow Jones. Out of thousands of nominees, the 1,200 recipients of the award are considered to be in the top 1% of the profession.  Read the award criteria.

The Forbes ranking of Best-in-State Wealth Advisor’s, developed by SHOOK Research, spotlights top-performing advisors across the country. The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria mostly gained through telephone and in-person interviews, and quantitative data. To qualify for consideration advisors must have a minimum of seven years of experience and be nominated, then invited to submit information.  Read the award criteria.

Also known as the FT 400, the advisors on this list represent an elite group at national, independent and regional broker-dealers which represents less than 1% of all financial advisors registered with FINRA in 2017.  Read the award criteria.


Gordon had the following to say about these honors:

“No one achieves such a humbling honor alone. I couldn’t be more proud of our amazing, dedicated team who believes wholeheartedly in Cornerstone’s vision and mission of making a difference in our client’s lives.

In the News

CFS Advisor, Richelle Hofer, featured in Sioux Falls Woman Magazine

Richelle Hofer, CFS Wealth Advisor, earned her designation in Federal Employee Retirement Planning.  "Federal retirement benefits are exceptionally complicated," says Richelle. She adds, "I'm excited to have received extensive training that allows me to really dig in and help decipher Federal retirement planning to ensure that you have the best plan in place." Read the full article here.

CFS Advisors Earn Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultantâ„  Designation

Following an extensive course focusing on Federal Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning, the advisors at Cornerstone earned their ChFEBCâ„  designation. Learn why you don't want to trust your complex Federal Retirement Planning to just anyone.

Michelle Stahl Receives First Annual “SHE” Award

The annual SHE Awards event honors extraordinary women living in and around the Huron community. The awards recipients are recognized for their contribution in the areas of community service, humanitarianism, leadership, and diversity. These women have demonstrated characteristics such as strength, honor and empowerment all while serving as a role model for other successful women.

Lunch with Sioux Falls Business Journal

Sioux Falls Business Journal Editor, Jodi Schwan, joins our CEO & Founder for lunch. Read more about what Gordon credits his success to and his views on wealth management. Check out the full article here.

Cornerstone Financial and Reinders Financial form strategic partnership

Two financial services practices that share the same values and vision of the future have formed a strategic partnership with the merger of Cornerstone Financial Solutions and Reinders Financial.

*Source: Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors," 2017. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron's is not affiliated with Raymond James. Rankings are comprised of wirehouses, independent and RIA advisors; individual advisors not required to be individually registered with FINRA.

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