Our Team

Andrew E. Burdsall

President

Andy Burdsall is the president of Riverbend Financial Group, LLC. He focuses on values-based financial planning, effective asset and cash flow management and efficient charitable giving. He holds the Behavioral Financial Advisor designation.

Andy grew up in the Air Force and moved around the country, landing in Kansas City when his father retired and he entered the fourth grade. Upon completion of high school, he attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Andy worked in engineering, supervision and management for Fortune 50 companies until 1999, when he and his wife, Deanna, decided it was time for a career change. Andy joined American Express Financial Advisors and eventually moved his practice from Louisville, Kentucky to New Albany, Indiana. He was instrumental in the formation of Navigator Financial Group in December, 2001, became the sole owner of the business in September, 2003 and continued as president when the business became Riverbend Financial Group LLC in July 2007. As a sister firm to Riverbend Physicians, Riverbend Financial serves clients coming from a wide range of demographics and geographies.

Andy is a Registered Principal with Securities America, Inc. and is an Investment Advisory Representative of Securities America Advisors, Inc.

Deanna and Andy live in Southern Indiana with their three girls, Kate, Camryn and Ellie. They enjoy volunteering at church and are very active in the girls’ activities, although empty-nesting is coming fast.

Adam Henley

Vice President, Client Service

Adam is the Vice President of Riverbend Financial Group. He helps lead the Riverbend team, assists the financial advisors in developing and growing their practices, and provides attentive service to our clients.

Adam is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, graduating from New Albany High School in 1996 and Indiana University Southeast in 2000. He joined the office in 1998 through an internship program offered by IUS, and has helped grow and transition the firm into Riverbend Financial Group.

Adam married his lovely wife, Tiffany, in 2000. They live in Henryville with their two children, Parker and Sophie. In his free time, he enjoys watching his kids participate in a variety of sports and activities. He also enjoys being active, getting outside, watching sports, playing computer games with Parker, and just hanging out with the family.

Amanda Janssen

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES

Amanda Janssen is the Director of Sales and Operations at Riverbend Financial Group, LLC.  She helps develop client relationships by implementing processes for our team to operate effectively and consistently, acts as a mentor to our advisors, removes any obstacles and manages accountability. 

Amanda has over 15 years of experience in accounting and wealth management, including three years working as Controller for one of the region’s largest private family offices.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Sullivan University, is a Six Sigma Lean Professional and has completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ curriculum at Bellarmine University.

Amanda and her husband, John, live on a small farm in Southern Indiana with their son, Ty.  They enjoy spending time with family and outdoor activities including horseback riding, camping, sports, and games.  Amanda also loves to spend time doing creative things such as photography, painting, crocheting, sewing and basically any form of ‘crafting’.”

Kristina English

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Kristina English is a Financial Advisor with Riverbend Financial Group, LLC.  She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Kristina believes in relationship-based financial advising and works personally with her clients to help them achieve their goals and dreams. She assists her clients in developing financial plans and implementing recommendations in areas of wealth management, retirement and investment planning, risk management, along with estate and tax planning.  Kristina also helps her clients with insurance planning for Medicare, life, disability, and long-term care.

Kristina holds a Master of Science in health care administration and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Western Kentucky University. She has her Series 7, 65, and 66 securities licenses, along with her life, health, and annuity insurance licenses in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. She is an alumni member of the 2017 Leadership Southern Indiana DISCOVER class. Kristina volunteered with Leadership Southern Indiana for several years serving as the committee chair for the NEXGEN program, while also serving as a member of the Leadership Southern Indiana Advisory Board.

Kristina and her husband, John, live in Jeffersonville and have two children, Ethan and Jake. With both of her boys in college, she is enjoying spending more time with her husband and focusing on some of her hobbies which include cooking, working out, and spending time with friends.

Nic Reed

Financial Advisor

Nic Reed was born and raised in New Albany, IN. He graduated with a double major in Finance and Marketing from a small school near Chicago, called Olivet Nazarene University. While in school, Nic interned with Riverbend but is now on-staff in a Financial Advisor and Financial Planning role. Nic is fully licensed after passing his CFP, SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 exams, as well as his Life & Health Insurance Certification.

Nic played college basketball for four years at Olivet Nazarene University and has been playing since he was four years old. His hobbies include anything involving sports, hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

He and his college sweetheart, Abby, were married in 2020 and they now live in the Louisville area.

Madison Shields

FIANCIAL ADVISOR

Madison was born and raised in New Albany. She attended Christian Academy of Indiana for all twelve years of her primary and secondary education. After high school, she attended the University of Louisville where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently attending the graduate school at IUS to pursue an MBA and a Master’s in Strategic Finance.

Madison interned with Riverbend during college and is now on-staff in a Financial Advisor role. She is fully licensed after passing the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 exams, as well as the Life & Health Insurance Certification.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, traveling, attending local theater performances, and spending time with her family. Madison recently got engaged. Her and Travis are getting married in July 2022

 

Matt Hamby

Operations Specialist

Matt is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana. He graduated high school from Christian Academy of Indiana, then obtained a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University Southeast.

While studying at IUS, Matt joined Riverbend as an intern then transitioned into a full-time role on the Operations team after graduation. He assists our financial advisors in the management and servicing of their practices.

Matt’s hobbies and interests include pick-up basketball, the outdoors, cars, travel, and spending time with friends/family.

Joe Burdsall

General Manager

Joe was born in Germany outside of Ramstein Air Force Base. After a couple of Air Force moves, he landed with his family in Kansas City where he completed his education through high school. The summer after his graduation, Joe entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. There, he graduated as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served for five years at Fort Lewis, Washington, as an Armor Officer, finishing his service as a Captain. Joe owned and operated a picture framing business outside of Fort Lewis for 13 years where he provided awards and recognition to those still serving. He also worked for several years as a production manager, project manager, and operations manager at two manufacturing plants. In 2018, Joe’s wife Vanessa retired after 21 years in the Army. Noticing a good opportunity to make a big life change, Joe and Vanessa made the decision to move closer to family, relocating from the Pacific Northwest.

Joe’s substantial experience in management and operations makes him the perfect fit to keep things running smoothly and efficiently at Riverbend.

Joe, Vanessa and their dog Max now live in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and are pleased to call Kentuckiana their new home.

Rachael Rightnowar

CLIENT EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Rachael is Riverbend’s Client Experience Manager. She is the friendly face that greets our clients when they walk in the door. She loves getting to know our clients personally and ensuring that every person who walks into Riverbend feels valued, respected, and understood.

Rachael was born and raised in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Surrounded by family and friends, she grew up on the local lakes and rivers and still refers to Arkansas as her home state. She moved to Southern Indiana in 1999, graduated high school and spent several years raising and homeschooling her children—Alowa, Elias, Titus, and Aiana—before beginning her professional career as an Administrative Assistant at Christian Academy of Indiana. Rachael took on the role of Client Experience Manager for Riverbend at the beginning of 2021.  

Rachael lives in New Albany with her amazing children. They all love to be on the water, out riding trails, around a campfire, attending sporting events, and going on family vacations. They hope to visit Hawaii someday soon.

 

Jamie Ritchie

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

 

Jamie is the Operations Specialist here at Riverbend Financial Group, LLC.  She is responsible for meeting preparation, account maintenance activities and providing our clients and advisors with efficient, attentive service.

Jamie was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky.  She attended Western Kentucky University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  She spent several years working with children in foster care before coming to work with Riverbend Group. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.