Andrew E. Burdsall
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.
Andy can be reached by email: email@example.com
Director of Client Relations
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 has his Series 7, and Series 66, as well as his Life & Health Insurance Certification.
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.
Adam can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Janssen, CFP®
Director of Sales
Retirement Plan Advisor
Amanda Janssen is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and 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 is one of only 12 members of the Advisor Group National Operational Excellence Council. This council’s members represent the interests and voices of all Advisor Group financial professionals, as it strives to create efficiencies and make it easier to do business.
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 and is a Six Sigma Lean Professional. Amanda has her SIE, Series 7, 65 and 63 securities licenses, as well as the Life, Health & Annuity Insurance Certification.
Amanda and her husband, John, live on a small farm in Southern Indiana with their two children, Ty and Lilah. 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’.
Amanda can be reached by email: email@example.com
Kristina English, CFP®
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.
Kristina can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Services Coordinator
Rachel Cappola moved to Southern Indiana as a college student who attended Indiana University Southeast. At this school, she earned her Bachelors in Economics & Public Policy as well as received minors in Data Analytics and Spanish. Upon graduation, Rachel began working as an analyst in Louisville, KY. She soon realized that her passion for helping others was leading her in a new direction, to help change people’s lives, through personal finance. She is currently Riverbend’s Financial Services Coordinator and is studying for her financial licensing exams in hopes of becoming a financial advisor someday.
Rachel is a lifelong equestrian and moved down to the Kentuckiana area to train and compete on a more national level. She spends her free time riding horses, hiking, working on cars with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.
In August of 2022, Rachel married Anthony after meeting at a college-aged bible study that a local church held. They now live in the New Albany area.
Rachel can be reached by email: email@example.com
Director of Operations
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 is fully licensed after passing his SIE, Series 7 and Series 66 exams, as well as his Life & Health Insurance Certification.
Matt’s hobbies and interests include pick-up basketball, the outdoors, cars, travel, and spending time with friends/family.
Matt can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Joe can be reached by email: email@example.com
Client Experience Manager
Emmalise is the Client Experience Manager here at Riverbend Financial group, LLC. She is responsible for making sure our clients feel welcomed, are attended to, and cared for with attentive and detailed service. She also assists advisors and operations staff with miscellaneous projects.
After moving to Jeffersonville with her mother and sister when she was 6, she found her roots in Kentuckiana. Emma plans to attend college this fall for her Political Psychology degree, minoring in economics.
She enjoys spending time with her family (including her two cats). As well as reading philosophy, going to concerts, cooking delicious food, and watching 90’s movies.
Emma can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jamie can be reached by email: email@example.com