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Upper Midwest

8000 West 78th Street
Suite 100
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 800.931.7782
Fax: 952.828.0893


MarkBlake
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Mark Blake
Regional Managing Director
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Mark has more than 22 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry. He joined the BFS team in 2005, primarily serving banking institutions in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. In the past two years has added 85 new banks to his bank client list.

Mark’s primary business concentration is working with community banks and closely held businesses on the analysis of existing BOLI and supplemental benefit plans, as well as the implementation of new individual and group plans. Mark holds membership in a variety of banking and insurance organizations, including the Minnesota Bankers Association; the Independent Bankers Association; the Iowa Independent Bankers Association; the Missouri Bankers Association; the Missouri Independent Bankers Association; the Illinois Bankers Association; the Independent Bankers of Illinois Association; the Nebraska Independent Community Bankers Association; the North and South Dakota Bankers Associations; the Independent Community Bankers of SD; the Independent Community Bankers of ND; the National Association of Life Underwriters and lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.


JoshuaMiskovich

Joshua Miskovich
Associate Director
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Josh Miskovich brings over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry to the Upper Midwest team. He started his career working with Wells Fargo Financial in Duluth, MN before realizing he was at his best when he was able to work more directly with his clients. Josh is now able to focus on working directly with and supporting community banks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois.

As part of the BFS Group, Josh specializes in analysis of existing BOLI and supplemental benefit plans, as well as designing and implementing new plans. Josh believes it is important to be actively involved with the communities in which he works; he is part of a variety of banking and insurance groups that collaborate with their local organizations. His memberships include the Million Dollar Round Table, the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (endorsed vendor), Minnesota Bankers Association, the Iowa Independent Bankers Association, the Missouri Bankers Association, the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (endorsed vendor), the North and South Dakota Bankers Associations, the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota, the Independent Community Bankers of North Dakota, the Nebraska Independent Community Bankers Association, the Illinois Bankers Association, the Independent Bankers of Illinois Association, and the Independent Bankers Association.

Josh holds a degree in finance from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. He is licensed in 13 states for life and health insurance, as well as securities licensed. Josh resides in Edina, MN with his wife Elizabeth. His interests include fishing, hunting and golfing.


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