860 Blue Gentian Rd, Suite 150, Eagan, MN 55121

ABOUT THE MBKS Family Office
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality information, services, and products to help you reach your goals.
Kelene Skrypek
Partner Director | Senior Financial Advisor

My years in the financial services industry shaped me into an advisor who takes the time to listen, educate, and establish plans with my clients. I collaborate with clients to help achieve their goals.

After growing up in beautiful Stillwater, MN I completed my undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in 2001.

I started my financial advising career with Salomon Smith Barney and spent fifteen years with the firm which eventually became Morgan Stanley. Wanting to continue my passion of advising families, offer a complete wealth management plan, and offer independent advice I co-found MBKS Family Office in March 2016. My role as your advisor is to work alongside you, your family, and your other professional advisors to put a plan into place to address all areas of wealth management and family support. My goal is to help make the process less intimidating and easier to understand.

Outside of the office you will find me enjoying time with my husband and three kids at local and national parks, golfing, skiing, and lots of hockey!

CA Insurance License Number: 0F40652. Resident State MN.
  • 2016 - Current: Partner Director, Senior Financial Advisor, MBKS Family Office
  • 2003 - 2016: Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • 2000 - 2003: Registered Marketing Associate, Smith Barney
  • BA - Business Administration, 2001 University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • Twin Cities Five Star Wealth Manager 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Series 7, 2001
  • Series 31, 2011
  • Series 66, 2001
  • Insurance Representative, 2003
  • Nativity of Our Lord Church
  • Town & Country Club Member

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 2622 Minneapolis-St. Paul area wealth managers were considered for the award; 591 (23 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2017: 2304 considered, 836 winners; 2016: 4387 considered, 1690 winners; 2015: 2673 considered, 825 winners; 2014: 1931 considered, 844 winners; 2013: 2151 considered, 863 winners; 2012: 1256 considered, 624 winners.

What is a Family Office?
Family offices are private wealth management advisory firms that serve high-net-worth investors. We are different from traditional wealth management shops in that we offer a total strategy to managing the financial and investment side of an affluent individual or family in and independent fashion.
Retirement Planning
Help making the most of your employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs. Determining how much you need to retire comfortably. Help managing assets before and during retirement.
Tax Management
Developing tax-efficient investment strategies by looking for ways to help reduce your current and future tax burden. Referring you to qualified tax specialists.
Estate Planning Strategies
Working with estate-planning and trust specialists available through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and its affiliates to help review your wills and trusts, preserve your estate for your intended heirs, establish beneficiary designations, and reduce potential exposure to estate taxes and probate costs. Coordinating with your tax and legal advisors.
Education Funding
Recommending investment and accumulation strategies to help you pay for your children's education.
Risk Management
Reviewing existing insurance policies. Finding the best policy for your situation.
Investment Planning
Determining your asset-allocation needs. Helping you understand your risk tolerance. Recommending the appropriate investment vehicles to help you reach your goals.
Employee and Executive Benefits
Helping your business attract and retain qualified employees through benefit packages.

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and its affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. Transactions requiring tax consideration should be reviewed carefully with your accountant or tax advisor. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state.

Insurance products offered through nonbank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies.
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