Kyle Bartsch planned to go to college to become an engineer. Then the dot-com crash devastated investments meant for his education.
So, he got a job at Blockbuster Video and enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College, attaining an associate’s degree in engineering technology. A stint in engineering work suggested to Kyle that he had another calling.
Considering the experience of the dot-com crash, he decided to pursue a degree in finance and accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was selected for the school’s Investment Management Certificate Program.
Kyle wanted to learn about investing—and not just for himself.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to help others,” Kyle says. “I believe helping one another gives meaning to what we do.”
Upon graduation, Kyle was hired by a Milwaukee firm servicing mutual fund companies. He gained experience in accounting and administration and learned the inner workings of mutual funds.
Then, Kyle heard from Paige Radke, his classmate from the UWM investment program, who asked if he might be interested in joining her at Landaas & Company.
“It’s what I always wanted to be doing,” Kyle said, “being hands-on with clients, being able to provide value to them.”
Kyle and his wife, Alex, live in Milwaukee with their daughter and two sons. Kyle enjoys outdoor family activities. He is secretary of a local church where his family has been active for five generations.