An alumnus of Rollins University, Mr. Jake Karstens has established a solid reputation since obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Jake Karstens went on to obtain his financial planning coursework from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Jake Karstens commenced his professional career as a Regional Sales Representative for DWS Scudder, now called DWS Investments. After three years of contributing to the firm’s number one team selling GCS Global Commodity Stock Funds, Jake Karstens obtained licensing with nine different health insurance companies and established Midwest Investment Partners as an independent broker dealer.
In 2006, Jake Karstens joined the team at Managers Investment Group, where he initially functioned as a Regional Sales Representative. Jake Karstens’ impressive performance helped bring in millions of dollars within his first year and led to several promotions. After being promoted to Senior Regional Sales Representative, Jake Karstens worked simultaneously with both the Chicago and Texas territories, bringing in more than $140 million in the Chicago territory alone. Jake Karstens also fine-tuned his leadership skills by assuming responsibilities for the training and development of numerous junior partners. In early 2008, Jake Karstens was promoted to Regional Manager of the Broker Dealer Channel, an honor bestowed on only one other person at that time.
Today, Jake Karstens channels his extensive experience into a position as a Financial Representative for COUNTRY. Since joining the firm in 2009, Jake Karstens has become well known among colleagues and clients alike for his unparalleled commitment to client satisfaction.
Jake Karstens’ passion for his community is also demonstrated through his active involvement in numerous charitable organizations, including Hoop 4 Life Inc. .
When he is not working, Chicago, Illinois resident Jake Karstens enjoys spending time with his loved ones. In his limited spare time, Jake Karstens enjoys playing sports, investing in real estate, and cooking.