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Passionately Managing Risk


Minneapolis | New York City

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Passionately Managing Risk


Minneapolis | New York City

We know we can help you if.... 


  • A thorough review of your risk management program is not performed annually.
  • Your overall excess liability limit (umbrella) is inadequate given your net worth.
  • You face unique risks (teenage drivers, involvement on
    not-for-profit boards, high public profiles, etc.)
  • You have policies with multiple effectives dates, providers and/or brokers. 
  • You own high-value residence(s) or property in high risk areas (coastal, wildfire or earthquake prone.) 
  • Your tangible assets include high-value collections such as art, wine or jewelry. 
  • You own private aircraft, watercraft, equine operations, collector cars, etc. 

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Solutions


Solutions


Property

  Residence/Vacation Homes     Condominiums     Rental/Investment Property 

Residence/Vacation Homes 

Condominiums 

Rental/Investment Property 

Liability 

  Limits up to $100 million.

Limits up to $100 million.

TANGIBLE ASSETS 

  Collectibles/Valuables    Art     J  ewelry    Wine     Firearms 

Collectibles/Valuables

Art 

Jewelry

Wine 

Firearms 

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS 

  Personal Security    Travel Security/Medical Evacuation     Workers Compensation/Domestic EES    Kidnap & Ransom    Equestrian     Employee Practice Liability 

Personal Security

Travel Security/Medical Evacuation 

Workers Compensation/Domestic EES

Kidnap & Ransom

Equestrian 

Employee Practice Liability 

Vehicles

  Autos    Recreational Vehicles     Watercraft    Motorcoach    Aircraft 

Autos

Recreational Vehicles 

Watercraft

Motorcoach

Aircraft 

Heritage Program

  Exclusive risk management program for large multigenerational estates.

Exclusive risk management program for large multigenerational estates.


Our tailored, individual approach brings the best available solutions to our members. 


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Differentiation


Differentiation


Engage


  True understanding of a client is only possible by asking the right questions. 

True understanding of a client is only possible by asking the right questions. 

Engineer


  No two clients are the same. Why should their solutions be?

No two clients are the same. Why should their solutions be?

Educate


  Only when you understand what you are buying can you have true peace of mind. 

Only when you understand what you are buying can you have true peace of mind. 

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Our Team


Our Team


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Jerod Blakestad

President  

Direct: 612-767-0885
jb@blakestad.com
 

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MATT ANDERSON

Client Executive

Direct: 612-767-0898
ma@blakestad.com
 

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tony fine

Operations

Direct: 612-767-0899
tf@blakestad.com

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CHAD WARNER

Senior Private Client Consultant 

Cell: 612-767-0894
cw@blakestad.com
 

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Ginny HoSLEY, CIC, CISR, CIIP, ACSR

Client Executive

Direct: 612-767-0891
gh@blakestad.com

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BEN PHILLIPS

Senior Private Client Consultant, New York  

Cell: 843-324-9599
bp@blakestad.com
 

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sue rieschl, CISR

Client Executive

Direct: 612-767-0896
sr@blakestad.com

 


Immutable Laws 

We are advisors. We uphold a fiduciary responsibility requiring us to protect our clients and their best interests. We educate and inform our clients. We will not earn new accounts by simply being cheaper. We will not talk poorly of our competition or engage in any activity which puts our reputation at risk.

We are advocates. We represent our clients, not insurance companies. Our clients will always know we have their best interest in mind and they will trust us to guide their financial well-being. 

We know our clients better. We ask better questions and will learn more about our clients' needs and find better solutions for them. We will always be transparent.

We will GIVE... Always. We will give our best to our clients, communities and families, and we will do this because we desire to give, not because we expect something in return. In the words of author Bob Burb, "Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment." 

Our associates must have a positive attitude, a willingness to serve, desire to learn and take responsibility for their actions. We will not make excuses, point fingers or allow negativity to creep into our organization. Our employees will have a passion for their profession, their clients and our company. 

We may not be for everyone. Some clients will not fit into our culture. This is... okay. We want clients who understand us and value the service we provide. We will choose not to work with people who do not share our ethical and business values. Every minute wasted on someone who does not share our values is a minute taken away from someone who does. 

We have fun. We will make work worth looking forward to. We will enjoy our time with our clients, our carriers and each other. Our business is business, but we will not hide our personalities. We are not insurance "stiffs" speaking a technical language. We are individuals in a business of relationships. 

We work together. We will bring out each other's strengths and we will leverage those strengths to make our company better and our clients' lives and businesses better. 


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Privacy


Privacy



Blakestad Private Client takes privacy extremely seriously.  Whether you are in a high-profile position, professional athlete or involved in the transferring of family wealth, we are as committed to protecting your personal information as we are passionate about protecting your wealth.