Paladin Leadership Team
Bradley W. Clark, CFA, CPA
Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Brad is a co-founder of Paladin Wealth Partners and is the firm's Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Brad’s vision for serving clients was core to the creation of Paladin:
Surround the client with a coordinated team of highly experienced professionals. Help identify and solve needs with well crafted solutions. Bring a disciplined, institutional approach to family wealth management.
Brad has over 20 years of diverse financial industry experience focused on providing solutions for family and institutional clients. Prior to forming Paladin, Brad was President and Chief Investment Officer of HJN Advisors, where he directed the firm’s investment strategies and was a key partner with clients in helping them identify and achieve goals for their wealth. Brad’s experience also includes leadership roles managing client assets for U.S. Bank, Aviva Investors, and OFS Capital. Brad began his career with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP in Chicago, IL.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and a MBA (with Distinction) from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Brad has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is licensed as a CPA in the State of Iowa.
Timothy E. Pratt
Partner – Senior Wealth Adviser
Tim is a co-founder of Paladin Wealth Partners. Tim’s vision for serving clients was core to the creation of Paladin:
Character and technical knowledge are both essential traits in being a trusted adviser. Clients must trust you and have confidence in the quality of the advice you provide. These traits, combined with a level of service that demonstrates that the client and their goals are respected and valued, will allow Paladin to make a difference for clients.
Tim has over 30 years of specialized experience providing financial guidance to successful individuals and families. Tim’s focus includes financial and estate planning and risk management. Prior to forming Paladin, Tim was a Lead Adviser with HJN Advisors where he played a significant role in the firm’s financial planning and wealth management success. Tim’s experience also includes leadership roles in wealth management with Ameriprise Financial and RSM McGladrey.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a MA degree from Northeast Missouri State University.
Debra J. Minkler
Partner – Senior Wealth Adviser
Deb is a co-founder of Paladin Wealth Partners. Deb’s vision for serving clients was core to the creation of Paladin:
Serving clients is as much of a personal relationship as it is professional. To achieve success, we must know the client and their family well because we play a big part in their lives. We want to be the first phone call they make when they seek guidance, regardless of the issue.
Deb has over 30 years of comprehensive experience advising successful individuals and families on their wealth. Deb brings significant experience and knowledge to help clients succeed in their financial life. After successfully passing the CPA exam, she began her career in wealth advisory in public accounting assisting clients with income tax issues. After attaining her JD degree, she invested several years practicing law with an emphasis on estate planning before joining U.S. Bank to help lead their regional wealth management team in Des Moines, IA, where she spent the next 20 years. Prior to forming Paladin, Deb was a Lead Adviser with HJN Advisors where she played a significant role in advising clients and helping grow the firm.
Debra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Central College and received her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Memphis, with high honors.
Adam C. Bormann
Partner - Senior Wealth Adviser
Clients deserve adviser relationships that are solely focused on their financial and life success. My passion is to understand each client’s situation better than anyone else. I’ve consistently found that being a good listener is one of the best, but often overlooked, starting points.
Adam has over 15 years of experience coordinating the financial lives of a select group of individuals and families across the country. His strength as an adviser comes from the depth of experiences gained both personally and professionally, which allow him to advise clients on a wide variety of issues and opportunities. Prior to joining the Paladin Wealth Partners team, Adam held leadership roles with several prominent wealth management firms including HJN Advisors, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and RSM McGladrey.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and a MBA from Iowa State University.
Tyler K. Kromkowski
Tyler joined Paladin in 2018 as an Investment Analyst. His passion for investment management, paired with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong commitment to service, make him an asset to our team and clients. Prior to joining Paladin, Tyler interned with Bridgepoint Investment Bank and participated in the Krause Fund undergraduate program at Iowa.
Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Management from the University of Iowa. Tyler has passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam and is a CFA Exam Level II Candidate. He is also candidate member of the CFA Society of Iowa.