Wisconsin Business Center
The Wisconsin Business Center is a group of offices representing Principal® in a variety of locations across the state of Wisconsin. We’ve been a local presence in the Milwaukee, Madison, Neenah and Eau Claire area since 1920 and are dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and their employees achieve financial security and success in our communities. We proudly represent the Principal with integrity and professionalism.
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us as an advisor, we’ll provide you a professional and supportive environment that helps you build your knowledge and skills. Learn more about what it’s like to work with us and meet our management team.
See our office locations & advisors
If you’re looking for a financial services product, we can help you find a local financial professional at Principal® to discuss your financial needs, as well as purchase life insurance, annuities, securities and investments.
See a list of advisors in Wisconsin to contact one directly.
Do you want to make a difference and help others solve problems? We do too. That’s why we want to talk to you about your future with Principal. Whether you’re just getting started or ready to move your business in a new direction, we’ve got your back.
An inclusive culture and tools to build your career
The one thing we have in common is that each of us is different. That’s why we seek diversity in the people we hire. Our inclusion extends to the way we do business with a flexible work culture. That may mean you want to focus on a specific market, be a solo practitioner or join a team. No matter what you choose, we’re here to give you the right tools to build your confidence and help you succeed.
Meet the management team
Now that you know a little about our business center, we’d like to tell you about the amazing folks you’ll be working with.
Dan Buehrle - Regional Managing Director
Dan joined Principal® as an agent in 2002, and became the Regional Managing Director of the Wisconsin Offices of Principal in 2012 being named "Agent of the Year" three times in his career. Dan has been awarded the Master Agency Award each year as RMD from 2012-2016, which is awarded annually to 250 financial services firms worldwide for achieving top commission levels. Dan and his wife Karen have five children: Cassidy, Christian, Sasha, Dom and Beck.
Michael Sheppard, CFP® - Managing Director
Michael Sheppard joined Principal in 2015 to help our Advisors expand their markets and further develop their skills to better serve clients. Michael has more than 12 years of experience in financial services as an advisor, field leader, & corporate executive being awarded the International Management Award, Platinum in 2016 by GAMA International. He actively serves the community as chair of the Employ Milwaukee Financial Advisory Board and is a board member for both Betty Brinn Children's Museum & Junior Achievement of Wisconsin supported by his wife Melissa and three children; Davis, Diana and Demi.
Benjamin Sauter, MBA - Recruiting Director
Benjamin Sauter joined Principal with one mission: To identify transcendent, passionate talent and aid in the realization of career ambitions and professional fulfillment within the financial services industry. Benjamin's professional background includes experience in sales and recruiting in the financial services industry. Benjamin leads a very active personal life, enjoying all things Wisconsin and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Matthew J. Martens - Development Director
Matt joined Principal in 2014 with seven-plus years of combined experience in training, development, and quality assurance management. His role focuses on the education and motivation of both new and experienced advisors, helping financial professionals grow their business, and working with clients to reach their dreams, goals, and financial objectives. Matt enjoys movies, collecting sports memorabilia, and of course, routing for the Green Bay Packers!
Monica Brazeau - Operations Manager
Monica joined Principal in 2016 and oversees operations of the business center, assists the management team, monitors budgeting, handles compliance activities for the firm and the financial representatives, and leads direct administrative staff functions. Monica believes strongly in giving back to her community, and has been involved in numerous service projects benefiting both youth and non-profit organizations, both as a board member and volunteer. Monica has two children; Zada and Eva.
Brian C. Levins, MBA, CLF® - Marketing Director
Brian joined Principal in 2008 with a goal to build and strengthen a culture based on cultivating an environment where entrepreneurial minded, credentialed professionals, who are committed to high productivity and ethical standards, can serve the needs of their clients. Brian is an award-winning developer of innovative marketing programs that maximize investments and deliver profitable business results. He has proven experience building relationships, managing teams, and driving cross-functional change across organizations. Brian and his wife Julie have two children, Andrew and Ella.
Interested in meeting with an advisor near you? Great! Check the list below to see who’s available in your area and learn more.
10200 Innovation Dr., Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53226
100 W. Lawrence St, Suite 502
Appleton, WI 54911
1837 W Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914
1204 N. Mason Street
Appleton, WI 54913
Eau Claire office
4410 Golf Terrace
Eau Claire, WI 54701
999 Fourier Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
1113 Riders Club Road
Onalaska, WI 54650
N1674 Lake Ridge Drive
Adell, WI 53001
2626 49th Dr.
Franksville, WI 53126
6001 S 27th St.
Greenfield, WI 53221
525 McHugh Rd. Suite 3
Holmen, WI 54636
311 East Ann St., Suite #2
Kaukauna, WI 54130
505 King Street, Suite 10
La Crosse, WI 54601
W137 N5557 Williams Place
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
2500 Business Park Rd. Suite 2
Mineral Point, WI 53565
108 E. Main Street, Box 121
Mondovi, WI 54755
711 Deerwood Avenue
Neenah, WI 54956
933 Center Avenue
Oostburg, WI 53070
1127 Prairie Drive, Ste 100
Racine, WI 53406
516 Vollrath Blvd
Sheboygan, WI 53081
21 Maplewood Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
N19 W24200 Riverwood Dr #150
Waukesha, WI 53188
210 McClellan Street, Suite 300
Wausau, WI 54403
10425 W. North Ave, Suite 226
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The Financial Professionals in the Wisconsin Business Center are licensed in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, (some or all states) to offer insurance products, life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), securities and investment advice. This site is not a solicitation of interest in any of these products in any other state.
Insurance products from the Principal Financial Group® are issued by Principal National Life Insurance Co. (except in NY) and Principal Life Insurance Co. Securities and advisory products offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 800-247-1737, member SIPC. Principal National, Principal Life, and Principal Securities are members of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392.
* The DBA in which an advisor markets under is not an affiliate of any company of the Principal Financial Group®.
Important Customer Information: The Wisconsin Business Center Financial Professionals of Principal Securities may only transact business in a particular state after licensure or satisfying qualifications requirements of that state, or only if he or she is excluded or exempted from the state's registration requirements. Follow-up, individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by any of the Financial Professionals of Principal Securities that involve either the effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, as the case may be, shall not be made without first complying with the state's requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. For information concerning the licensure status or disciplinary history of a broker-dealer, investment adviser, BD agent or IA representative or any financial institution he or she represents, contact your state securities law administrator.
The Financial Professionals of Principal Securities are licensed in a number of states to offer insurance products, and life insurance (including variable life), annuities (including variable annuities), and are securities and advisory registered in a number of states. This site is not a solicitation of interest in any of these products in any other state.
Principal Life maintains certificates of authority to transact insurance in all 50 states. Principal Life NAIC identification number is 61271. Principal National NAIC identification number 71161.