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Serving South Dakota and Beyond With Objectivity, Transparency, & Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work!


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At Big Sioux, we serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. This means that we are obligated to put your interests before our own in all recommendations that we make on your behalf. We structured our approach this way to maximize long term value for our clients.

We are a locally owned, independent RIA firm located in Watertown and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We serve families, individuals, small business owners, healthcare professionals, people who have come into sudden wealth, and retirees.


About Big Sioux Wealth Management

WE ARE A DRIVEN, ENTHUSIASTIC, AND DILIGENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY FIRM





Although we’re mindful of the advancements that the future brings, we honor the value of good old-fashioned hard work. The hours are long – nights, weekends, and extended shifts – because we know that your experience as our client is the number one priority and the essential focus of our effort.

What we do here at Big Sioux is all about your needs. In our years of experience, we’ve honed our craft and systematized our workflows so that hopefully you can be comforted by the ease of our efficient process. You’ll find us to be timely and responsive to your needs, and deliver what we say we are going to. We work with not just you and your family but anyone else on your team, ensuring a flow of information from CPAs and attorneys to other support resources that you may need.


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David Ramsey Smart Investor awarded to a financial advisor at Big Sioux Wealth Management.


Dustin Padgett, President of Big Sioux Wealth Management, is a nationally recognized as the top 100 bank advisors.


How We Do Business:

CLIENT FIRST APPROACH

keeping our clients best interests in mind is at the core of everything we do

MAKE THE COMPLEX SIMPLEWe make the complex simple during the financial planning process.

investing does not always need to be complicated

HELP YOU OVERCOME STRESSDon't stress over your finances, the wealth managers at Big Sioux Wealth Management are here to help.

FINANCIAL STRESS SHOULD NOT KEEP YOU up at night


INSTILL CONFIDENCE IN YOUR FUTURE

Our financial advisors set up a financial plan to help navigate your finances and plan for the future.we will create a road map to guide you to your destination

ENSURE YOUR LEGACY

Ensure your legacy with help from the financial advisors at Big Sioux Wealth Management.

feel confident leaving your family's finances in good hands



Meet Our Team ➩

Discover Our Mission ➩

POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE

Positively impact you financial life with our certified wealth managers.

we will constantly look for ways to improve your finances 



The word “Dakota” means friend and that’s one

 thing everyone on our team has in common


You’ll always be treated like a neighbor, like a human being with feelings, not just an account number or a stack of papers. So that you can get to know us better, here is a little information about our credentials and professional roles, and most importantly – who we really are as people.

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Dustin Padgett, CFP®, AIF®

Division President, Wealth Manager
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Dustin Padgett, CFP®, AIF®

Division President, Wealth Manager

"We eat our own cookin!" -  Bill Cates

     


Dustin set out as a registered financial representative with Reliabank in 1999 and he initiated the wealth management department at Reliabank Dakota in Watertown .  In 2019, he created Big Sioux Wealth Management, an independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm. He is a member of the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) program and achieved recognition as one of the Top 100 Advisors nationwide by Bank Investment Consultant in 2018.

Dustin strongly believes in the philosophy of investing in what his clients are invested in. If it wouldn’t be good enough to do ourselves, we wouldn’t tell you to do it!

Educational credentials:

Dustin graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1998 with a Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance. He has completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations.

Where you can find him on the weekend:

In his free time he enjoys golf, racquetball, boating on Lake Kampeska, hunting, and spending time with his family. He married his wife Mckenzie in 2004, and is blessed with two children, Tyson and Jordyn.

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McKay Parr, CFP®

Wealth Advisor
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McKay Parr, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

“At Big Sioux Wealth Management we believe each client is special enough to warrant a high degree of personal attention, regardless of where they are in the wealth cycle.”


McKay started his career in financial services in 2012 & joined Dustin Padgett at Reliabank Dakota in 2017.  As a Financial Advisor, McKay emphasizes the importance of developing a close, personal relationship with each of his clients. He feels that through his work, clients are delivered a uniquely tailored  planning experience, as well as the personal attention they need to help meet all of their financial goals.

Educational credentials:

McKay graduated from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah in 2015. McKay also obtained a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2019.

Where you can find him on the weekend:

After living in Utah most of his life, McKay married his wife Allison, a Watertown native, in 2015. In addition to spending time with family, McKay enjoys outdoor activities, playing golf, and engaging in community events.

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Tari Korthour

Director of Client Services
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Tari Korthour

Director of Client Services

“Getting your hands dirty early in life emphasizes the importance of leaving your mark.” - anonymous


Tari Korthour is primarily responsible for scheduling, communications, and providing client service support. She is accustomed to dealing with sensitive customer situations and is dedicated to servicing our customers in whatever phase of life they are in.

Growing up on a dairy farm near Waubay, South Dakota, instilled in Tari the value of hard work. Picking rock, milking cows, rowing bales in the heat of the summer in a cab-less tractor and weeding miles of trees were common chores.

Prior to joining Big Sioux Wealth Management, Tari managed a Specialized Collections department at Premier Bankcard providing direction to eight employees, 35+ functions, handling escalated phone calls, settlements and charge off accounts.

Educational credentials:

After graduating from Waubay High School, she attended Lake Area Technical Institute, earning an Associate Degree in Marketing Management Sales.

Where you can find her on the weekend:

Tari can frequently be found rummaging through thrift shops in northeastern South Dakota hunting for items to re-purpose, home improvement “fixer upper” projects, and spending time following family sporting events. Tari resides in in Watertown, South Dakota, with her husband Troy and their four grown children.

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Neal Gunderson

Para Planner/Operations Associate
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Neal Gunderson

Para Planner/ Operations Associate



Neal Gunderson is responsible for developing & maintaining policies and procedures for operational aspects of the firm. 

He is a lifelong resident of Watertown, SD and retired from the South Dakota Army National Guard in 2015 with 30 years of service.

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL

Neal graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Studies with emphasis in Business and Psychology.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND HIM ON THE WEEKEND

In his free time he enjoys tinkering in the garage on old cars, doing small home improvement projects or researching his family history.

To Inspire Clients to Make Informed Decisions in Their Financial Lives, Through Providing Education, Communication, & Service That Exceeds Their Expectations.


We find satisfaction in creating a plan for someone and

watching them stick to it to achieve financial independence

Our mission is to serve, not to sell. We proactively listen to what keeps our clients awake at night, whether it may be protecting your hard earned assets, shielding you from rising healthcare costs, helping make sure you don’t run out of money in retirement, and planning to ensure you have a reliable income stream.



WHY US?


 


We are one-of-a-kind, just like you!


What we do here at Big Sioux is all about your needs. In our years of experience, we’ve honed our craft and systematized our workflows so that hopefully you can be comforted by the ease of our efficient process. You’ll find us to be timely and responsive to your needs, and deliver what we say we are going to. We work with not just you and your family but anyone else on your team, ensuring a flow of information from CPAs and attorneys to other support resources that you may need.


How We Honor Your Heritage ➩  


Big Sioux Wealth Management is a financial advising firm that can help you grow your wealth. 

 We Focus on Your Needs

Your needs are always our top priority. We understand that life can get crazy, that doesn't mean your financial life has to be... Let the professionals at Big Sioux Wealth help!

Big Sioux Wealth will help small businesses plan for retirement.

Locally Owned  Independent Firm

We are a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firm located in both Sioux Falls and Watertown, South Dakota.

At Big Sioux Wealth, we understand the importance of family and financial planning.

Experienced and Accredited 

Our finanical advisors have their CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and Mr. Padgett has his AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) certifications. Combined they have over 24 years of professional experience in wealth management.

As proud South Dakotans, we welcome your family’s story as passed down from generation to generation, and look forward to being a part of the next chapter by simplifying your financial life!


At Big Sioux Wealth Management, we believe that no matter how much progress we make as a society, the idea of connecting with people as one human being to another should never be left behind.

For this reason we named our firm after the Big Sioux River that joins so many of our communities as neighbors – from the Coteau des Prairies all the way through Watertown and Dell Rapids to Falls Park, to name a few.

We manage your wealth in accordance with technological innovation and all the advantages it brings.  In addition to your finances we pay close attention to your traditions, heritage, and values- what really makes you who you are.

Services

We provide a wide variety of services but we tailor them to fit each individual client. Whether you have an idea of what aspect of your wealth you want to work on, you’re just taking the first step, or somewhere in between we are here to help! With many different options to choose from, you may wish to focus on one or more of these areas.  

During our initial meeting, our team will conduct a needs assessment and help design a set of services that are tailored to meet your needs.

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Big Sioux Wealth Management is a financial advising firm that can help you grow your wealth. 

Growing Your Wealth 

Big Sioux Wealth will help small businesses plan for retirement.

Small Business Retirement Planning

At Big Sioux Wealth, we understand the importance of family and financial planning. 

Creating Financial Plans

The financial advisors at Big Sioux Wealth Management in Watertown, South Dakota help you plan for the long-term.

Long Term Planning 



We help protect what you have built by applying risk management and building a contingency plan.

Protecting What You Have Built 

We help continue your legacy by managing your wealth so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Continuing  Your Legacy 

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