Our Profile

The Seekel Solberg Boersma Group is built upon shared values of honesty, integrity, genuine concern for clients, and respect for associates. These values drew us to join Baird and remain central to our ability to earn the quality client partnerships and maintain the high standards that are Baird traditions. Find out about the client-focused service for which The Seekell Solberg Boersma Group is so well known. Contact us today to explore a partnership.




Michael T. Seekell

Director – Financial Advisor
(800) 888-6200
(616) 233-8716
Michael joined Baird in July 1988 and has been serving clients in the financial services industry ever since. His areas of expertise include investment consulting, retirement planning and portfolio construction. 
 
“The key is to help clients analyze how individual investments and strategies fit into the bigger picture and help them achieve their goals,” says Michael. “My investment philosophy is to continually evaluate each client’s investment needs and construct an investment portfolio that reflects the individual’s time horizon and risk profile.”
 
Michael holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. He has also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the Wharton School and Certified Retirement Counselor designation.  Active in his community, Michael is a current Forest Hills Public School Board of Education Trustee. He is a former FHPS Foundation trustee, and a former Director/President at Cascade Hills Country Club.
 
Michael and his wife, Suzy, live in Grand Rapids. His five adult children (Alex, David, Chelsea, Lindsay and Brittany) live in the area so he's never short of family time.  Mike also received the title of grandpa with the addition of a set twin grandchildren, Ryder and Piper. In December of 2018, he welcomed his third grandchild Briar!  In his leisure time, Michael enjoys golfing, construction projects and spending time with family and friends.

Paul R. Solberg

Director
Private Investment Management
(800) 888-6200
(616) 233-8737
Paul entered the investment industry in 1986 and joined Baird in 1995.  Paul’s investment philosophy is to work in partnership with his clients in order to establish a long-term, disciplined investment strategy that balances risk and return through a combination of income and growth investments.  “The key is to help clients analyze how individual investments fit into the bigger picture and help them achieve their goals,” says Paul.
 
In 1985, Paul earned his Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  He obtained his Senior Investment Consultant designation from Baird in conjunction with the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in September 2003.  Paul is a Private Investment Manager at Baird
 
Active in his community, Paul serves as a board member of the Cascade Hills Country Club Board as well as being a past president of the club. He has also been involved with the U of M Club of Grand Rapids, U of M Alumni Association and the National Association of Investment Clubs – West Michigan Chapter.  
 
Paul resides in East Grand Rapids with his wife, Jackie, and their three children, Rebecca, Matthew and Eric.  In his leisure time he enjoys playing golf, running, and mountain biking.

Timothy Boersma

Tim Boersma
Vice President
(800)888-6200
(616)233-8776
tboersma@rwbaird.com 


Tim joined Baird in 2010 and has more than 35 years of industry experience. Tim believes that prudent investments in the primary equity and credit market can build capital and income over time, and this is vital to the financial well-being of any family. Prior to Baird, Tim was a financial advisor at Peninsular Securities Company where he developed his expertise in retirement planning and investments.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and went on to pursue his master’s degree from Rutgers University. Additionally, Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional.

Tim currently resides in Spring Lake with his wife, Carolyn, and together they have four children Sarah, Ruth, Luke, and Maria. In addition to spending time with his family, Tim enjoys history, reading, and going on nature walks. An active member of his community, Tim is a past trustee of both the Tyrone Township and North Ottawa Community Hospital.

Admir S. Lugonjic

Financial Advisor
Certified Financial Planner - CFP
(800) 888-6200
(616) 233-8741 
 

Admir joined Baird in 2016. The Seekel Solberg Boersma investment philosophy focuses on tailoring plans to each individual or family’s needs and goals. Admir begins each relationship by gaining an understanding of what is important to you – your values, hopes, dreams and concerns. Next, he prepares personalized solutions to meet your goals and objectives. Throughout the process, Admir encourages an open line of communication with you to ensure that you feel safe and secure about your future. His love of people and the financial world led him to a career at Baird where he combines these passions to provide the best possible experience for his clients.


Admir’s areas of expertise include financial and retirement planning. He also has over 10 years of experience in supply chain management with a focus on business financials, giving him unique experience and perspective when assisting clients. 

Admir earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business and Finance and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Donald W. Maine College of Business at Davenport University. He also attended Regent’s University in London and Ningbo University in China. Admir is a Certified Financial Planner. He completed his coursework at the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

Admir enjoys giving back to his local communities and sits on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Ballet.  In his free time, Admir enjoys playing sports, running, kayaking, walking on the beach, eating at local restaurants and traveling. Admir is a global individual having lived in four different countries. Throughout his global experience, Admir has learned three languages and set foot on three continents. 

Karen Winkels

Client Assistant
(616) 233-8743
kwinkels@rwbaird.com

Karen joined Baird in 2001 and has over 37 years of financial service experience. She provides excellent administrative support and has a great understanding of the client needs. She is also known as the office “go-to” person. Karen and her husband Tim are active members of their church, and keep busy as volunteers with local community events. They have two children, Tyler and Kylie. Karen enjoys running, watching her children’s sport activities, and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Gast

Client Specialist
(616) 233-8783
egast@rwbaird.com

Elizabeth Gast is a Client Specialist who has been in the financial services industry since 1991. She began her career at A.G. Edwards and Sons in operations before becoming a Sales Assistant. Then in 1994 she joined Smith Barney and then came to Baird in 2009. Elizabeth is responsible for order entry for the purchase and sale of securities, administrative services, account maintenance, marketing, and client events. She holds an Associates Degree from Davenport University. Elizabeth enjoys Golf, Downhill Skiing, Running, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Byron Center with her husband, Lance and their 5 children, Emily, Abby, Evan, Alivia, and Charlie.

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