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Melissa Machlitt

Melissa Machlitt


My journey in the financial services industry began in 1995 where I had the privilege of working at JRA Financial Advisors in Maple Grove, MN. I’ve been a Financial Advisor for over two decades, guiding clients through every phase of life. I carry all required licenses as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designations. Over the course of my career, I've been instrumental in building a Financial Planning firm from the ground up, focusing on the Planning, Investment Research, Qualified Plans and Marketing departments.  

In 2021 I partnered with 3 other Advisors and, together, we decided to build Encore Financial. Today, there are 20 amazing people on the Encore team offering a wide range of experience and expertise. We pride ourselves on combining robust systems and processes that rival those of industry giants with the personalized touch unique to a small midwestern company. Our mission is simple:  to be the first - and last - phone number our clients need to call for help.   

When not working, chances are good you’ll find me on a golf course, on a pickleball court or indulging in a little shopping. My family and friends are my foundation - their patience, humor, and unwavering support have been instrumental in shaping who I am today, and I am forever grateful for their influence.