Baji V Puram, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

My Team

As a Wealth Management Advisor for Northwestern Mutual, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best client service possible. If you need assistance at any time, please let us know.

Colin Ernst

Colin Ernst

Financial Planning Associate
Office 952-393-6990

Colin grew up on Long Island and graduated with his BS in Business Administration in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh. He loves getting to know people through learning about their passions and visions for their future. He finds fulfillment in his work by providing his clients with clear actionable steps toward making those dreams a reality. 

Colin partners with clients to develop a personalized financial plan to suite their needs and maximize their financial potential.

He places a special emphasis on client education to ensure they are empowered with the knowledge they need to make important financial decisions with confidence. 

When he's not working, Colin and his wife enjoy camping, rock climbing, traveling, and playing with and reading to their twin children.  

Jason M Vahlenkamp

Jason M Vahlenkamp

Financial Planning Associate
Office 715-271-3771

Jason Vahlenkamp is a Wisconsin native who graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Jason enjoys working with clients to help develop a comprehensive financial plan to obtain their goals.  He takes pride in furthering his education in finance and following the ever-changing markets.  Outside of work, Jason is an avid outdoorsman, woodworker, and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.  

Morgan Jean Muldoon

Morgan Jean Muldoon

Financial Planning Assistant
Office 612-758-7600

Morgan Muldoon is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and was born and raised in Minnesota. She has recently moved to Eagan, MN and enjoys discovering all of the new things the Twin Cities area has to offer. Morgan enjoys traveling and learning about the culture and history of the places she visits. She likes to read books of all genres and is always interested in any recommendations.

Surekha Puram

Surekha Puram

Practice Manager
Office 612-758-7655

Surekha is an integral part of Baji’s practice and client’s lives. She partners with each client to advance their financial plan. Working as an extension of Baji himself, Surekha knows and personally understands each client’s plan and helps make sure that it remains relevant to their family’s needs as well as the current economic and tax climate. She helps all of our team members grow and thrive in our practice. As Baji’s Operations Manager, Surekha coordinates underwriting, investment account establishment, and client relations.

Surekha can assist you with the following:

  • Financial Planning
  • Client servicing – insurance and investments
  • Scheduling meetings

Surekha is married to Baji and lives in Edina, Minnesota. She enjoys travelling, spending time with family, reading and solving puzzles.


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