About Us

Building lifelong relationships rooted in performance and trust

Gentz Financial is characterized by a team of honest, experienced financial professionals who carefully assess your current situation and help you make prudent financial decisions. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our clients. We endeavor to understand your financial situation and provide you with the highest quality information, services, and products to help reach your goals. Along with our combined experience we spend countless hours educating ourselves on the issues that affect our clients.

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Get to know the team...

Nyles R. Gentz

Since 1980, Nyles has been helping individuals and families make wise investment and insurance decisions that assist with the financial growth and protection of their retirement savings.

As Founder of Gentz Financial, Nyles is committed to helping Minnesotans with their retirement income planning. He strives to build lifelong relationships with clients by asking questions and truly listening so he can understand each unique, individual situation.

Nyles is a popular and prominent public speaker. His informative seminars and insurance sales presentations have shown hundreds of area residents how to avoid unnecessary taxes on Social Security and IRAs/401(k)s, as well as how to protect and preserve their retirement savings, Nyles also hosts a weekly retirement-focused radio show in the St. Cloud area on KNSI 103.3 FM, “Planning for lifetime income with Gentz Financial Services.” His advertisements can also be seen during the morning and evening news hours on the Fox news channel.

He is a member of The Better Business Bureau. Nyles has been involved in many organizations, including past Head Elder at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buffalo, past President and board member of Let's Go Fishing with Seniors Buffalo Chapter, and past board member of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation.
Nyles and his wife, Helane, are long-time residents of Buffalo and live on a hobby farm near Buffalo Lake. They have four children and seven grandchildren. In his free time, Nyles enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, collecting John Deere memorabilia, and any other activity that allows him to spend more time with his family.

Denise Hermosillo
Director of Client Services

Denise started with Gentz Financial in 2006 as the Director of Client Services. Prior to coming to Gentz Financial, Denise served for 12 years in the United States Army, including two tours to Kuwait and one to Iraq. She wears many hats here at Gentz Financial and her experience serving in the United States Army along with her degree in business administration lend themselves to her day-to-day interactions with clients.

From the moment you call our offices to years after becoming part of the Gentz Financial family, Denise is there to make sure you are comfortable. She believes helping our clients is one of the most rewarding experiences. Our Clients have placed their trust with us and that means she will continue to excel at what she does.

Denise also serves as the Executive Assistant to Nyles R. Gentz, President of Gentz Financial. She facilitates his schedule to allow him to focus his time on helping our clients.  

She lives in Buffalo with her three children. Her oldest is at college in Canada. Denise has become very comfortable with her drive back and forth to the “the great white north.” With her two kids at home, she keeps very busy with hockey. Between practices and games, she spends a lot of time at the rink. She is also very active in her church where she has been a lifelong member.


Roger Strege

Roger earned a bachelor's degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and began his career in the financial services industry.   He is passionate about helping others---especially those who are most vulnerable---prepare for retirement. He helps individuals make prudent financial decisions to assist in the accumulation and preservation of their retirement assets. Roger skillfully analyzes clients' information and prepares plans suited to meet each clients' individual needs.

Roger specializes in assisting persons with disabilities and their families in identifying and resolving their unique life and estate planning issues. Roger helps them protect their government benefits, prepare appropriate wills, establish Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts, avoid family conflict, manage their family funds, and reduce professional costs.

Roger is an active volunteer in the community. He is the founder and President of Autism Allies, a nonprofit dedicated to serving children and families with autism. He also serves on the Board of Directors for ARC United, a nonprofit helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Roger also holds several lay leadership positions at his church, including Evangelism Board Chairman, Head Elder, Church Council member, and Capital Campaign Marketing Chairman.

He lives in Buffalo, Minnesota, with his wife Suzy and two teenage children, one of whom has autism.


Nyles W. Gentz

Nyles Jr. is likely the person you will meet with at your first visit to one of our offices.  He has been working in the insurance industry since 2003. During that time, he also owned and operated a successful landscaping company, always returning to insurance during the winter months. His desire to help retirees protect their lifestyle brought him to Gentz Financial full time, year round in 2009. 
During your time with Nyles Jr., it is all about you and gathering your information.  He makes each client meeting top priority, and you can feel that when you meet with him.  He cares about the information you are sharing with him, this is your first step on your way to becoming part of the Gentz Financial Family.
Nyles Jr. wears multiple hats here at Gentz Financial, from first meetings to coordinating all that goes into hosting successful educational events, he works hard to make sure all clients see their retirement plans fit in line with their hopes and dreams.
Nyles Jr., and his wife, Melissa, and their four children live on a hobby farm near Milaca. He enjoys spending time with his family and together they take care of their chickens and pets. His dog, Zeus, an ivory British Lab, makes sure to keep him on his toes during their morning training sessions. Nyles Jr. also enjoys passing on his passion for hunting to his kids.


Natalie H. Lee

Natalie started working with Gentz Financial in 1998. She has a passion for helping retirees plan for their retirement and to reach their goals with proper planning. In 2002 she joined the home office of one of the world's largest insurance companies. She was there just shy of seven years before returning to Gentz Financial in early 2009. During her time spent there she worked with other financial representatives across the country, helping their clients plan for retirement. From that experience, she brings many tools and strategies that we utilize for our clients here at Gentz Financial.

When you listen to one of our radio shows, that is the production work of Natalie. She works hard to keep the shows informative and something both Nyles and their radio host, Bob Hughes, will enjoy discussing as they bring the information to the public.

Natalie lives in Hanover with her husband, Matt, and their three children. She is also involved in the PTO board, as a Parent Representative. Natalie enjoys seeing the world through her children's eyes and exploring the world as a family. Anything getting their busy family outdoors having fun is her favorite activity!


Diane Kuehl

Diane works in Client Services at Gentz Financial primarily at our St. Cloud office. She has been with Gentz Financial since the beginning of 2014. Diane is semi-retired and enjoys helping people transition from full-time careers to easing into retirement, social security and possibly part-time work. She worked 20 plus years in management, chemistry lab work and quality control, bringing analytical detail and organizational skills to reinforce the Gentz Team. She assists with administrative, clerical and marketing work. Diane is service oriented and committed to high quality customer service. You will often hear her welcoming voice when you call the office or stop in for appointments.

Diane and her husband Wayne enjoy music, dancing and outdoor summer activities with family and friends. Wayne plays Tuba in the St Cloud Municipal Band and Diane is an avid “groupie” for his musical concerts. They are also members of the St Cloud Ballroom Dance Club spending 2 nights a week “exercising” for fun! Their 3 grandchildren are living in Washington State and they love to visit them as often as they can!

Diane volunteers as an Advisory Council member for Central MN Job Transitions where she helps people networking to find jobs. She is also active in their Townhome Association.