Confidere Financial team

Committed to confidence.

We aim to bring order to our client's financial lives.

Attentive and engaged, we work to build long-term relationships and pride ourselves on the fact that some of our clients have been with us for more than 40 years. Our goal is to collaborate with our clients as we seek to educate and provide solutions that help them reach their financial dreams.

As an affiliate of North Star Resource Group, we have the tools and resources to provide a full suite of services, while delivering a boutique experience to our clients.

The Team

Confidere Financial is a woman-owned financial advisory firm led by Ann Wengronowitz and Emily Malecha.

Together with Colin Early and our experienced support staff, the team has over 75 years of industry experience, and our advisors have been helping clients on the road to financial freedom since 1981.


Financial Planner

Emily Malecha has been with North Star in Minneapolis since 2001.

Emily is committed to serving her clients to help...

Enthusiastic and driven to build personal and professional relationships, Colin collaborates with individuals, families...

Our Values



We are independent financial planners who pride ourselves in transparency and objectivity. We are product-agnostic, which means we are able to match you with the right solutions to suit your needs without being tied to a single company's product line.  



We provide the education and tools you need to take control of your financial well-being. We will work with you to find solutions that give you confidence.



We are at your side for the long-haul and will help you navigate the many twists and turns life throws at you. Through consistent and proactive communication, we will work to keep you on track through all phases of your life.