Albert Lea native enjoys working with people in community he grew up in
Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2016
An Albert Lea man is assisting people in both retirement and youth in Albert Lea.
Troy Irvine, 41, is the vice president of wealth management at Alliance Benefit Group Financial Services Corp.
As vice president of wealth management, Irvine conducts face-to-face appointments and gives guidance to help clients make financial decisions. He is responsible for developing the firm’s vision and business decisions.
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Irvine said growing up in the community has strengthened his commitment to his clients.
“Growing up here, I know a lot of the people I work with,” Irvine said. “It’s rewarding, and it’s important to me that I take care of my clients.”
Irvine said he derives pleasure from helping his clients.
“I truly enjoy working with my customers and taking care of them, of their financial needs and goals,” he said. “It’s really rewarding to see people retire and enjoy retirement.”
Irvine said he wants clients to leave his office knowing that he cares about them.
Irvine’s impact in the community spans further than his work, however.
He has served on the Crossroads Church board for seven years and is the vice chairman for a search team the church has for a new pastor.
Irvine is on the Youth for Christ board of directors and coaches fourth-grade basketball, as well as baseball.
Irvine and his wife, Kristine, have three sons: Max, 10, Charlie, 7, and Abe, 2.
“I’ve always enjoyed coaching and trying to be a role model for kids,” he said. “It’s rewarding to me to see kids make progress.”
Irvine, an Albert Lea native, graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1993. He attended college at Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduation he moved back to Albert Lea and began three Quiznos’ stores — one in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.
In 2001 Irvine began working for Edward Jones in Mankato before moving back to Albert Lea in 2003 to continue to work for Edward Jones.
“We felt that Albert Lea is a good place to raise a family,” Irvine said. “We’ve always enjoyed it here.”
He said being in the community allowed their children to grow up near their grandparents.
Irvine began working for Alliance Benefit Group in 2015.
Alliance Benefit Group is made up of a retirement consulting business that manages about $2.6 billion in 401(k) and retirement assets.
An Albert Lea-based group, Alliance Benefit Group is a privately-owned full-service employee benefits consulting, recordkeeping and administration company that provides services to more than 1,800 plans nationwide.
What does it mean to work in Albert Lea, the place where you grew up?
“Growing up here, I know a lot of the people I work with. It’s rewarding, and it’s important to me that I take care of my clients.”
1993 Year Irvine graduated from Albert Lea High School
3 Children Irvine and his wife, Kristine, have: Max, 10, Charlie, 7, and Abe, 2
$2.6 billion Approximate amount Alliance Benefit Group manages in 401(k) and retirement assets.