Jonathan D. Benge CRPC®

Managing Partner
LPL Investment Advisor Representative

Jonathan Benge is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM, LPL Investment Advisor Representative, and Managing Partner of Preferred Resource Group based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Graduating from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1996 with a BS degree, Jonathan and other NDSU alumni collaborated and established Preferred Resource Group before moving PRG to the Twin Cities in 2000.

With over 24 years of experience, Jonathan's focus is working with retirees and pre-retirees and their families who desire planning for a smooth transition to retirement. By reviewing where you are at financially and where you would like to be, a unique plan is created. Each family and situation is unique and so are their investment and lifestyle retirement goals. Utilizing a client-centric process we will work together to determine your retirement needs for your lifestyle goals.

Focusing on your retirement objectives and lifestyle goals, the benefits of the vast number of opportunities available to you will be reviewed. Whether seeking assistance in discovering strategies to potentially decrease income tax liability, maximize social security, and/or estate preservation strategies, Jonathan educates his clients with regard to the tax advantages and consequences of various concepts as well as working with your tax professional and/or legal counsel to implement your plan.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.

CRPC® & CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR SM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning®.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) conferred by College for Financial Planning.

Garrett Freitag CFP®, ChFC®

Managing Partner
LPL Investment Advisor Representative

Garrett Freitag, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and a Managing Partner of PRG works with clients to address their financial planning goals. Garrett is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance. Professional experience has facilitated the design of more than two thousand business and personal financial plans over the last 25 years.

Only Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals are rigorously trained in 72 areas of financial expertise and must accrue thousands of hours of experience prior to earning their certification. With a CFP® professional, you get a financial planner partner committed to working in your best interest and the confidence that comes with building a comprehensive plan.

Following a client-centered process and working together, you will understand his services, compensation, and mutually define each of your responsibilities in the process. He will gather your documents and analyze the data to understand your current situation and design a plan to progress towards your desired goals. Together, you will review both the rationale and the plan to make informed decisions and revisions as needed. With a clear understanding of where you are and the path to get where you want to be, you will make any necessary adjustments and implement your plan. Your progress towards your goals will be benchmarked and adjustments, as needed, will be presented for your consideration.

Garrett and his family live in Excelsior, MN where they enjoy culinary experiences, fitness, scouts, sports, and faith formation. Connecting with friends, cabin season, and sports, especially NDSU teams, keep them active and involved.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.

Marina Onchanu

Executive Assistant

Marina joined the Maple Grove Team in May of 2020 and quickly learned the complex world of financial planning. As clients' first point of contact in Maple Grove, she has a welcoming smile and strives to provide exceptional service, enjoys building deeper relationships with clients and helps make their planning experience enjoyable.

Marina enjoys traveling to experience new places, spending time with family and is extremely passionate about photography.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.

Luciano Falgetelli

Para Planner

A graduate of North Central University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance, Luciano joined the Preferred Resource Group Team in Maple Grove in 2022. As a Para Planner with PRG, Luciano’s responsibilities include maintaining PRG’s OneLook software, assisting with financial plans, and generating financial reports for advisors and their clients.

Outside the office, Luciano enjoys spending time with friends and family, serving at his local church, and experiencing new things.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.

Jeannie Putnam

Administrative Assistant

Joining the PRG Team in Maple Grove in the fall of 2022, Jeannie combines her passion of helping people with her strong communication skills. Jeannie has a way of making any conversation flow smoothly and her bubbly personality makes the client experience warm and welcoming.

Jeannie’s role consists of scheduling appointments for advisors, communicating with clients and completing miscellaneous tasks to ensure our clients receive excellent service.

Outside of work hours, Jeannie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, shopping, reading and relaxing at the lake.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.