The Team

Baldes, Leyden & Prottsman Financial Advisors
Using our exclusive Confident Retirement® approach and our experience providing ongoing financial advice, we help clients find opportunities that may help reduce taxes over their lifetime and beyond. We consider options like Roth IRA conversions and other tax-free investments, tax-free college savings plans and charitable gift-giving, and tax diversification and tax-efficient withdrawals from retirement accounts. We want our clients to understand all their options to help them be free to live life brilliantly — today and in the future.

Our Advisors

Chris Leyden

Chris Leyden

Private Wealth Advisor

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Designations

CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, AEP®, MSFS

Top Areas of Focus

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education

Education

Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting, University of Iowa, Masters Degree in Financial Services, American College, Bryn Mawr PA
CA Insurance #0D88409 AR License #226567

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Brad Baldes

Brad Baldes

Financial Advisor

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Designations

CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Top Areas of Focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Women's Financial Strategies
CA Insurance #0C12132

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Luke Prottsman

Luke Prottsman

Financial Advisor

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Top Areas of Focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Investing

Education

Bachelors - Finance (1999, University of Iowa)

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Bruce Kout

Bruce Kout

Financial Advisor

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Designations

CFP®, MBA, CRPC®

Top Areas of Focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies

Education

B.S.S. Economics & Business, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA, M.B.A. Drake University, Des Moines, IA

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