bio-jamieJamie H. Blumenthal

President of Retirement Strategies & SolutionsJamie earned his BSBA from The American University in Washington D.C., passed all sections of the Certified Senior Advisor Program and has been licensed to sell insurance since 1985. He also qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), an international, independent association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals with a rich tradition of sharing knowledge for the benefit of clients.

As a financial services professional, Jamie believes in a consultative approach to the planner-client relationship. With over 30 years of professional experience in strategic and legacy planning, Jamie provides a simplified, hybrid and helpful approach to asset accumulation and wealth protection that considers the forces of future inflation, market volatility and the fluctuating interest rates of a global economy. He specializes in helping people near or entering retirement achieve a tax-favored strategic plan balanced for growth and an income that cannot be outlived. Together with his wife, Nancy, they are known for their knowledgeable and responsive answers to complex questions and their practice of taking care of clients like they are one of the family.

As an agency, Retirement Strategies and Solutions has access to over 30 companies whose products and services allow advisors a wide range of helpful solutions to apply to the specific goals and objectives of each client. Their mission, helping protect your money in any market, is championed through their partnerships with other dedicated professionals who have extensive experience and expertise in their fields of legacy planning, probate avoidance, and tax saving strategies.

Jamie H. Blumenthal, CSA, is President and CEO of Retirement Strategies and Solutions, where he works with his dynamic duo, Nancy Blumenthal, wife and Vice President of Operations. Together they make for a dynamic duo, helping pre- and post-retirees grow, protect and secure their financial futures. Today, Retirement Strategies and Solutions generates more than 20 million dollars in annual sales.


bio-nancyNancy Blumenthal

Vice President of OperationsNancy Blumenthal has an intimate knowledge of the credit and financial industry. Nancy’s role as the VP of Operations of Retirement Strategies & Solutions, was shaped by her talents and passions as well as the success of their practice. Partnering with her husband, Jamie, they started a firm specializing in helping clients who want to protect their investments as they transitioned into retirement. She quickly got her Insurance license for life and health. With Nancy’s excellent presentation and communication skills to impact decisions, service clients and close sales, the company has grown rapidly.

Nancy started her professional career after graduating with honors from Georgia State University, with a BBA in Accounting and Marketing. This experience started at a major retailer, Macy’s, where she specialized in managing large staff quantities and designed an automated new accounts credit system with a CPU link to all credit bureaus with a built in fraud system that had never been done before. Nancy left the retailer to become the VP of Marketing for Magnum Communications, which developed the new accounts credit system with her. While in this role, Nancy discovered her real talent; talking with people and making sure they felt as if they were the only ones that were important and they knew that their satisfaction was of primary importance.




Nancy and Jamie have been married for over 30 years. They have two wonderful children, Stephanie and Nathan.


dean-lillyDean Lilly
Retirement Specialist
As a highly experienced financial professional, Dean is committed to providing his clients with the professional and individual attention necessary in helping them achieve their financial and retirement goals. Dean has strong technical and business skills for working closely with his clients to maximize their financial needs and put forth the best innovative and effective solutions to meet their goals.Dean works with his clients closely so he can put together a personalized plan to exceed that client’s needs. His main attribute is being able to analyze the financial needs of his clients and then educate them with the most accurate and up to date information available.


patrick-lillyPatrick Lilly
Retirement Specialist
As a financial professional, Patrick Lilly is dedicated to providing his clients with professional and individual attention necessary to help them achieve their financial goals. Patrick specializes in working with pre-retirees and seniors in securing their retirement needs. Patrick prides himself in getting to know each individual he helps and offers a personalized plan to meet every client’s needs. Patrick specializes in Teachers Retirement and maximizing Social Security benefits.



nickNick Stovall, CPA /PFS
Tax Strategist and Consultant for Gradient Tax, LLC

Nick Stovall CPA/PFSSM, MBA boasts an extensive background in accounting, finance and investments. With over 20 years of experience, he brings decades of private industry accounting, public accounting, business taxation, IRA taxation, technical taxation, tax law, and tax policy knowledge to the organization. With an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and solid understanding of the complex demands of diverse business settings, his experience provides an invaluable perspective on the intricate relationships between tax and business issues.

During his tenure in the private industry sector, Nick served as the chief financial officer for Glenn Corporation, E Energy Adams and Gradient Financial Group, LLC. He has also consulted in the public sector serving individuals and businesses in the areas of financial and tax planning. Nick was an instructor with National American University, teaching upper division accounting courses and remains a mentor for aspiring accountants in the Twin Cities area.

Nick earned the Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of St. Thomas where he graduated with distinction. In addition, he attended Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota for the Masters of Business Taxation. Nick also holds his series 27, 7, and 66, as well as his life and health license.

Nick remains active in the accounting industry and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MnCPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Nick is a member of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group.