Brent Bruggink

Brent Bruggink

Lead Business Advisor


As a lead business advisor, Brent Bruggink serves as the trusted point of contact for business clients, delivering comprehensive retirement services and solutions. Brent partners with plan sponsors to reduce the burden and risk of administering retirement benefits by providing tailored solutions to ensure each client is successful. In addition, Brent leads a team of business advisors who specialize in providing retirement solutions to business clients and plan sponsors across the country.

Brent served in the Army National Guard as an infantry team leader and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his military service, Brent was a police officer in special operations before transitioning to the financial services industry. He joined Alerus in 2015 and was promoted to advisory services operations manager before moving to the business advisor role. His previous financial services experience includes financial advising and personal banking.

Brent holds an associate degree in business administration and a bachelor degree in entrepreneurship from American Military University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University. He serves as a Selective Service System board member in Michigan.

Brent resides in the Lansing, Michigan, area with his wife, Kristina, and daughter Sutton.