Why Abbey Street: Blake Faust, Director of Retirement

Blake Faust

Abbey Street continues to grow and adds Director of Retirement, Blake Faust, CFP®, to our team of experts. Blake brings nearly a decade of industry experience and expertise with him and is responsible for the growth and development of the retirement practice. We asked him the following questions about his decision to join Abbey Street including what he’s most excited for and how he plans to make an impact with our team.

1.) How Does Abbey Street present a unique advantage in the financial industry to help our clients succeed?

Blake: “Abbey Street takes great pride in being independent. This uniquely positions us to sit on the same side of the table as our clients, provide unbiased advice, and implement best-in-class solutions to fit their specific needs.”

2.) In your experience, what have you found to be the most important thing for creating excellent client relationships?

Blake: “Be curious. It’s too easy to jump right into problem-solving mode. Often the initial concern is only a symptom of a more significant issue. Taking the time to listen and ask good questions is vital to understanding clients’ goals and becoming a trusted partner in their business.”

3.) What are you most excited about in joining the Abbey Street team?

Blake: “Many advisors dabble in advising corporate retirement plans, but it’s not a core focus of their business. Abbey Street has proven to be a specialist in the industry, and I’m incredibly excited to join their growing team of experts.”

4.) How are you going to make an impact with Abbey Street, our team, our professional partners, and our clients / prospective clients?

Blake: “The people most impacted by our work are the employees saving for their eventual retirement. As advisors, providers, and employers, it’s up to us to make that task feel a little less daunting. My role at Abbey Street is to ensure we find the right solutions, not just the easy ones, to help fulfill that duty. “

5.) Tell us a little about yourself!

Blake: “I was born and raised in Northfield, MN, where my family owned and operated an auto salvage business for over 30 years. I’m the youngest of four kids and a proud uncle to nine nieces and nephews. I invite you to reach out to learn more about me and my role at Abbey Street!”


Learn more about Abbey Street’s Retirement Plan Services: Retirement Plans

About The Author

Blake Faust

Blake Faust has nearly a decade of retirement plan industry experience and holds the Certified Financial Planner™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist®, and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor™ designations.

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