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.
Our alliances & associations
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 - Sr. 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.
Matthew J. Martens - Managing 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, rooting for the Green Bay Packers!
Jennifer Moston, ARPC - Managing Director
Jennifer joined Principal in 2018, bringing over 18 years of experience in the Retirement Plan industry and management of Corporate Retirement Plans. Her role focuses on helping our advisors expand their Qualified and Non-Qualified Retirement Plan Business. She believes strongly in helping individuals achieve their retirement dreams, and is passionate in empowering women to become financially stable. Jennifer serves as President of the Kettle Moraine Middle School PTA, and has four children: Stella, Greta, Charlie and Jett.
Samantha Maldonado, MBA - Managing Director
Samantha brings to Principal proven success in creating and executing vision to sustain a strong culture focused on transformational change, innovation, and measurable and scalable business results in both for profit and not profit organizations. She enables positive change within department functions by cultivating an atmosphere dedicated to fostering relationships, organizational acuity and thoughtful action toward embracing change and ambiguity. Samantha is currently the President of the Prospanica Milwaukee chapter, President and Founding Board member of Stellar Collegiate Charter School, Co-Chair of UPAF NextGen, and Council member for the Multi-Cultural Advisory Council of Visit Milwaukee. Samantha lives in Milwaukee her husband and 2 children.
414-258-6220 ext. 1928
Liset Vazquez - Assistant Director - Field Operations
Liset joined Principal in 2018 and leads the overall operational strategy and activities for her region that includes offices in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Liset has over a decade of experience in the financial industry and has had a multitude of roles that involve providing high client service and creating process improvements to meet important business needs. Liset is passionate about giving back to her community by serving on various boards and committees: Board of Directors for The Parenting Network, Officer of Mentorship Programs for Milwaukee – Prospanica and committee member of Mount Mary University’s Latina task force.
Monica Brazeau - Senior Case Design Specialist
Monica joined Principal in 2016, bringing with her vast experience of owning and operating a medium sized business. Monica works with Advisors throughout the State to review client data, future needs and long-term goals, to develop comprehensive financial plans. Monica believes strongly in giving back to her community, and has been involved in numerous service projects benefiting both youth and non-profit organizations, as a board member and volunteer. Monica has two children, Zada and Eva.
Kristen Martin - Recruiting Support Coordinator
Kristen brings over 10 years of experience in financial services and advisor recruiting to Principal® and has been with the company since 2014. She is specialized in candidate experience and delivering high quality recruiting support to business centers and advisors alike. Kristen has her bachelor’s degree in marketing and human resources from Colorado State University. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband Eric, and two children – Jamison and Carson in addition to traveling the world, exploring new places, and meeting new people.
Benjamin Sauter, MBA - Regional Talent Consultant
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.
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.
10361 W. Innovation Dr., Suite 300
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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100 W. Lawrence St, Suite 502
Appleton, WI 54911
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1837 W Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914
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999 Fourier Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
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1113 Riders Club Road
Onalaska, WI 54650
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N1674 Lake Ridge Drive
Adell, WI 53001
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211 Harvest Lane
Altoona, WI 54720
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4330 Golf Terrace, Suite 215
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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2626 49th Dr.
Franksville, WI 53126
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6001 S 27th St.
Greenfield, WI 53221
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525 McHugh Rd. Suite 3
Holmen, WI 54636
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311 East Ann St., Suite #2
Kaukauna, WI 54130
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505 King Street, Suite 10
La Crosse, WI 54601
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W137 N5557 Williams Place
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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2500 Business Park Rd. Suite 2
Mineral Point, WI 53565
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711 Deerwood Avenue
Neenah, WI 54956
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1815 Executive Drive, Suite 2
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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933 Center Avenue
Oostburg, WI 53070
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1127 Prairie Drive, Ste 100
Racine, WI 53406
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516 Vollrath Blvd
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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3004 Post Road
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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N19 W24200 Riverwood Dr #150
Waukesha, WI 53188
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210 McClellan Street, Suite 300
Wausau, WI 54403
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10425 W. North Ave, Suite 226
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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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.