Our Team

We are a dedicated group of financial professionals whose mission is to make a profound difference in the lives of our clients through the relationships we build and the advice we deliver.

Our experience in the industry helped us realize what clients value most — true customization and a culture of customer service. That’s why we started an independent practice based on dynamic consulting and honest, straight-forward advice. We are driven to be the leading wealth management firm in Northern Michigan by providing our clients with sophisticated strategies while delivering the unmatched service of a small town firm.

Kevin C. Beaudoin

Financial Advisor

Specialties:
Asset Management
Financing Strategies
Insurance & Risk Management Solutions
Relationship Management

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Corporate Finance & Financial Planning
Central Michigan University

Prior Experience:
Financial Advisor & Portfolio Manager – Morgan Stanley
Technical Analyst & Financial Advisor – Smith Barney
Financial Planning Specialist – Merrill Lynch

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When I was 17, my grandfather took me aside and said, “Kevin, study money. You will always have work and you can make a real difference in people’s lives.” In the years that followed, I reflected on his advice and began to understand the importance of relationships and trust. I discovered that by putting an emphasis on personal relationships, I built trust. And with trust, I was able to help make a significant impact for those around me. This focus on client relationships allowed me to grow my practice in the tumultuous times of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Having moved to Traverse City in 2000 from the Detroit area, I was also aware of the impact that Northern Michigan has on the people who live, work and play “Up North.” But the big city-based large firms I worked for over the following 15 years didn’t fully understand this important sense of place. I wanted to stay true to my grandfather’s advice—which lead to my passion for markets and solving client problems—and match it with the fit and feel of Traverse City. This lead me to depart from the large firm and choose an independent channel for our practice. At Element Wealth Management, we offer the solutions and resources of a large firm—due to the backing of our clearing firm, LPL Financial, and partners at Private Advisor Group—with the friendly service and personal relationships you come to expect in your favorite small town.

I believe in giving back to the community. I serve on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan and as a mite hockey coach for the Grand Traverse Area Hockey Association. I’m married with two wonderful kids and enjoy golf, hockey and reading in my spare time.

Christopher Radu

Financial Advisor

Specialties:
Asset Management
Research
Trading

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Political Science
University of Michigan

Prior Experience:
Financial Advisor & Portfolio Manager – Morgan Stanley
Research Analyst – Edward Jones

When I was 14, my obsession with the stock market began. Once I learned that I could make money from owning pieces of paper, I was hooked. I spent four summers of my teenaged life watching and trading stocks. I built my business during the financial crisis by helping my clients stay calm and make rational decisions. It is my belief that chaos creates opportunities and I work hard with my clients to help them attain the best financial possibilities.

A native of Traverse City, I am passionate about the city in which I was raised. I am Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Traverse County Pension Advisory Board, a board member of the Old Town Playhouse and a member of the Traverse City Economic Club. My wife and I welcomed our first child, Austin, in August of 2016. In my spare time I enjoy reading, boating, fishing, playing basketball and traveling with family and friends.

Blake M. Beebe, CRPC®

Financial Advisor
Director of Client Relations

Specialties:
Financial Planning
WealthVision Specialist
Asset Management
Relationship Management
Business Retirement Plans

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Finance
DePaul University

Prior Experience:
Wealth Advisory Associate & Financial Advisor
– Morgan Stanley
Complex Management Intern & Registered Client Associate
– Merrill Lynch

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Having grown up in Indian River, I have always been a native to Northern Michigan with a deep connection to the area. After working for Merrill Lynch in Chicago, and gaining a wealth of knowledge from its big firm culture, I ventured to establish a business of my own. My deep connection to Northern Michigan, my family and the outdoors brought me to Traverse City. I knew I could help bring the sophistication and expertise of a big city firm to an independent, local level. Here—through comprehensive financial planning—I help people discover their ‘aha’ moments. I truly enjoy helping individuals and businesses map out their financial future to avoid bumps along the way. I am committed to educating and enabling our clients and sharing with them the tools to take action.

I am extremely passionate about the outdoors. If I am not at work you will usually find me in the woods or on the water. I spend my free time hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, working out and just being active in general. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family, my wife Lauren, and my friends. I am an active member at two hunting and fishing clubs in Northeastern Michigan.

REGISTRATIONS
& LICENSES
Kevin Beaudoin - Series 7 – General Securities, Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law, Series 31 – Managed Futures and Commodities (all through LPL Financial); Insurance – Life, Variable Annuities, Accident and Health

Christopher Radu - Series 7 – General Securities, Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law (all through LPL Financial); Insurance – Life, Variable Annuities, Accident and Health

Blake Beebe - Series 7 – General Securities, Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law, Series 31 – Managed Futures and Commodities (all through LPL Financial); Insurance – Life, Variable Annuities, Accident and Health