Gateway Financial Partners

David E. Pentek

Investment Advisor Representative

Holistic Financial Guidance Tailored to Your Dreams

Helping You Plan, Save, Preserve & Manage Your Wealth

Invest in Your Dreams Legacy Future

Guided by Passion and Purpose

David Pentek’s passion for financial planning comes from his personal journey seeking independence, wealth, and financial stability. His experiences dealing with complex corporate changes and the desire for independent wealth have paved the path for his career in the financial services industry. This personal connection fuels his dedication to each client’s financial wellbeing, understanding intimately the importance of a tailored approach.

For over two decades, David has been the financial guide for countless individuals, families, and business owners. His approach is firmly anchored in risk management, aiming to ensure his clients are not only working towards their financial dreams but doing so with a mindful eye on preserving what they have worked so hard to earn.

David offers a broad range of investment and insurance solutions, from retirement income strategies to estate analysis and conservation. Every aspect of his service is designed to help clients grow and seek to protect their most valued assets. He understands that the intricacies of finance can often feel like a maze, and he thrives on being able to provide guidance and clarity for his clients.

In every client relationship, David places financial independence and wellbeing as his number one priority. He doesn’t merely provide a service; he forms partnerships with his clients, taking their financial goals as seriously as his own. He takes pride in giving his clients the financial confidence they deserve, knowing they have a committed financial guide navigating their path to financial independence.

Whether you’re just starting your financial journey or seeking to preserve and invest your established wealth, David is ready to be your guide. His commitment to your financial independence and wellbeing is more than a business model; it’s a personal mission.

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David E. Pentek

Investment Advisor Representative

Navigating Your Financial Journey with David Pentek

David Pentek’s introduction to the financial services industry started in 1999 at Dain Rauscher, where his dedication and determination led him to pass the Series 7 exam. This marked the onset of a journey fueled by passion and ambition. Displaying leadership and drive for success, David quickly ascended through the ranks, making notable achievements along the way. His crowning accomplishment was being named the North Central Region Sales Manager of the Year in 2004, a prestigious honor he received while at Met Life.

David’s professional voyage continued to take him to new horizons, leading him to a role as a sales manager at Mass Mutual. Each experience added another layer of knowledge and skill to his growing portfolio, preparing him for the independence and responsibility that came with managing his own financial advisory service.

An unwavering commitment to continuous learning underpins David’s professional persona. To this end, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business communications at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. This academic background, coupled with his practical experience, allows him to communicate complex financial strategies in an accessible and understandable manner.

David’s dedication to professionalism is evident in his numerous licensures. As a practicing fiduciary for his advisory clients, he holds a Series 7 and 63 through LPL Financial and Series 65 through Gateway Wealth Partners. He also holds Life and Health Insurance licenses. These qualifications enable him to provide a comprehensive range of services to his clients, covering various aspects of financial management, from investments to insurance.

But David is more than his qualifications and achievements. He is a financial advisor who prides himself on building personal relationships with each client. He takes the time to understand their unique financial goals and works tirelessly to help them pursue these. His professional journey has been marked by a deep-seated desire to provide confidence and financial independence to his clients, and he brings this same dedication and passion to every new relationship he builds.

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Our Ideal Client

David’s clientele primarily comprises retirees and small businesses, as he specializes in addressing their distinct financial needs and aspirations. He extends his services to clients with a minimum of $100,000 in investable assets, unless they are part of an employer plan or referred by an existing client.

One of David’s core beliefs is that every client, irrespective of their asset size, deserves to receive the same level of attentive, high-quality service. He values transparency, integrity, and trust in his professional relationships, aiming to ensure his clients’ needs and goals are always the central focus of any financial plan he develops.

Furthermore, David is dedicated to client education, firmly believing that an informed client is an empowered client. He takes the time to explain the intricacies of financial strategies, investment opportunities, and potential risks to his clients, helping them make informed decisions about their financial future.

So, if you are a retiree or a small business owner seeking a personalized approach to financial planning, and you value transparency, integrity, and a client-centered approach, you would align well with David’s philosophy and practice. If you’re ready to work with a financial advisor who is fully committed to helping you pursue your financial goals, and who will be by your side every step of the way, contact us today to start your journey towards financial independence.

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Invest in Your Future Today

A Step Towards Financial Freedom

Allow us to be your guide on your financial journey. Our service extends beyond simply offering financial advice. We take immense pride in building face-to-face relationships with our clients, creating personalized plans, and then helping implement them. Our ultimate goal transcends providing a service; we aim to assist you in pursuing your dreams, be it a family vacation, a dream wedding, or seeking financial protection for your loved ones. We deeply care about our clients, keeping their goals at the forefront of every plan we craft. Your dreams and financial goals are more than just a business to us – they form the cornerstone of our relationship with you. We’re not just your financial advisors; we are your partners in navigating your path to financial independence. We will be with you at every turn, working together to pursue your overall financial goals.

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Gateway Financial Partners
1500 N Casaloma Drive, Ste. 411
Appleton, WI 54913

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