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Mark Nelessen

Mark Nelessen

Wealth Advisor

Mark attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and later finished his degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee after taking a few years off to work. Mark’s resume is inspiring, having spent his career enriching lives through respected non-profit organizations. Such organizations include the Rawhide Boys Ranch, where he served for 10 years and then went on to become the Executive Director of Life Promotions for 11 years. For the past 15 years, he oversaw Compassion International’s Event Marketing - including festivals, conferences, speakers, and college strategy - with the primary goal of seeing children in the developing world sponsored by attendees at events. During his time at Compassion International, over 300K children were sponsored through the areas he supervised. Mark's career radiates impact, and he is a thriving example of servant leadership.

Over the years, Mark developed an interest in investing, which became a full-fledged passion. Due to his background, it was a natural transition to serve people with their investment and planning needs in the next phase of his career. He values the planning first focus at Avaii; he seeks to always serve his clients' best interests and help them with what they need. He sees these values as a reflection of the culture and purpose of Avaii.

In 2022, Mark celebrated 35 years of marriage to his amazing wife, Carla. They have four children and three grandchildren. Mark and Carla love to hike, bike, walk, play board games, card games, and travel. Mark is a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley, growing up in the Freedom, WI area. He’s traveled to Asia, Africa, Europe, and throughout the Americas - he feels especially blessed to have been able to vacation in Hawaii.

Advisory services offered through Avaii Wealth Management, LLC.