Jesse W. Bell
CFP®, AIF®, ChFC® – President
Jesse is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s in personal finance. Since earning his degree in 1996, Jesse has gone on to earn multiple accreditations to better serve his clients. Jesse provides fee-based planning and advice for corporate and individual clients. A licensed pilot, avid rock climber, experienced mountain biker and surfer, Jesse always appreciates a challenge. Jesse lives in Marquette with his wife, Christina, and four children.
Jesse Bell is proud to have been recognized as a Summit Club advisor for 2018—a distinction based on annual production that places him/her among the top 23 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network. Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Summit Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Summit Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.
Stephanie L. Hintsala
Operations and Client Service Manager
Stephanie is Bell Financial’s client service superstar. With more than 20 years of service experience, including 13 years at Bell Financial, Stephanie is an expert at anticipating client needs and creating a wonderful experience for all who visit. Active in her community, Stephanie and her husband, Chad, facilitate a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace program through their church. Her son Tyler will be off to Michigan Tech University in the fall and she plans to get more involved with the Ishpeming Noon Kiwanis and the Negaunee Elks Lodge, of which she is a member. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family; in addition to Tyler, she has two daughters and one grandson who live in the Lansing area. Stephanie’s kind smile is the first thing you’ll see when you walk through our doors. She loves her work and it shows!
Christina grew up in the western Upper Peninsula and attended college at UW Madison before graduating from Northern Michigan University with a degree in environmental science. Christina puts on awesome team and client events, oversees payroll and accounting, and vetoes Jesse’s bad ideas. Prior to assuming her role at Bell Financial, Christina worked in the field of GIS, surveying, and engineering. Christina and her husband have four children who keep them very busy! She can often be found running, biking, skiing or playing on the shores of Lake Superior with the kids. Christina enjoys volunteering as a hospice aide and traveling with Jesse.
Dennis L. Bell
Founder and Consultant
“At first, Dennis Bell wanted to be a hermit.” This opening line from a 1977 Mining Journal article profiling our company’s illustrious founder helps to highlight the incredible transformation Dennis underwent on his journey to today. His varied life experiences make for great conversation; ask him about his time spent hitchhiking across the country as a teenager or living on a hippie commune in Colorado; serving honorably in the U.S. Army in Okinawa, Japan, or building by hand a geodesic dome he designed with pencil and paper. After all this playing around, Dennis enrolled at Northern Michigan University and graduated with a degree in economics in 1983. Upon graduation, Dennis immediately began his financial services career as an agent with a large insurance company. In 1985, Dennis incorporated Bell Financial Services (then called Dennis L. Bell & Associates) to operate primarily as a third-party administrator to qualified retirement plans and eventually to be the conduit for providing investment and financial advice to individual clients. He built and ran the company, improving the lives of thousands of people, and retired after 30 years in the business. He remains on call to provide insight and support to the Bell Financial team. Dennis enjoys watching his grandkids play sports, traveling to other continents, and riding all of Marquette County’s best mountain bike trails.
Connor is our latest addition and is interning for the summer of 2019 while on break from his studies at Florida Gulf Coast University where he is studying finance. Connor will graduate in December 2019 and hopes to return to Bell Financial at that time. Connor appreciates a good game of golf, basketball, or foosball, celebrating birthdays with his family and spending time with his girlfriend, Lauren. He is energetic, professional, and excited to be a part of the Bell Financial team. He is interested in personal finance because “I enjoy helping people”.