Our History

Founded in 2004 as a family-run business, we strive to uphold the values, principles and traditions that have enriched the legacy of Swenson Investments & Commodities. We are a business oriented and devoted to our family, friends, customers and community.

Our Mission

It is our mission to offer personable service, quality advice and deliver customized investment strategies that are unique to each one of our individual clients.

Helping our clients thrive is our ultimate goal and their success is our greatest reward. We encourage company and client camaraderie and it is our objective to preserve and extend the Swenson family values to our customers.

Our Mission

It is our mission to offer personable service, quality advice and deliver customized investment strategies that are unique to each one of our individual clients.

Helping our clients thrive is our ultimate goal and their success is our greatest reward. We encourage company and client camaraderie and it is our objective to preserve and extend the Swenson family values to our customers.

Meet The Team

Brad Swenson
OWNER

Brad Swenson is the owner of Swenson Investments and Commodities and Swenson Wealth Management. He grew up in Sioux Falls, S. Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in business.

He joined the family animal health and feed business, Sioux Nation Ag Center in 1980. Brad started Dakota Commodities in 1990. Since then he’s added new team members, expanded to two locations and added new services which led to the business name change to Swenson Investments and Commodities and Swenson Wealth Management. Brad and his wife Konni have three grown children and live in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Brad is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Mike Teslow
CEO

Mike Teslow, as the CEO of Swenson Investments & Commodities, focuses on providing an environment where clients can make educated decisions about the opportunities they have working with trusted Swenson Wealth Management Advisors. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Mike attended the University of South Dakota where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He is a Registered Representative as well as an Investment Advisor. With 30 years of experience, Mike’s objective is to make sure that every goal set forth by Swenson Wealth Management’s clients are achieved. Mike and his wife, Chris, live in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Mike is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Matt Swenson
President

Matt Swenson grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D. and attended Arizona State University. After receiving a Communications Degree in 2002 he interned with Goldenberg Hehmeyer at the CBOT in Chicago. He became a broker in 2004 working alongside his dad, Brad Swenson the owner of Swenson Investments and Commodities.

Matt is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a member of the NFA with a Series 3 license. Matt and his wife Marie live in Sioux Falls.

Barry Matson
GRAIN MARKETING SPECIALIST

Barry grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of South Dakota. He has been a broker with Swenson Investments and Commodities since 2007.

He and his wife Ellie have been married for over 35 years and have two grown kids, Beau and Meagan. Barry loves what he does and when he is not at Swenson’s or with his wife and family, you will find him hunting, fishing, or golfing.

Barry is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Andrew Wieting
GRAIN MARKETING SPECIALIST

Andrew attended High School at James Valley Christian in Huron, S.D. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in economics and engineering.

He was the manager of the Swenson’s Huron, S.D. branch office prior to moving to Sioux Falls.

Andrew is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 and 30 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Travis Krueger
Vice President of Swenson Wealth Management

Travis Krueger focuses on financial and estate planning to help Swenson Wealth Management clients achieve their goals. Growing up in Norfolk, NE, he understands the challenges that today’s farmers face and works tiressly to help them pass on their legacies. Travis attended Dakota State University and has  degree in Business Finance and Marketing. As a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor, Travis helps individuals and businesses create and manage wealth. Travis is the Vice President of Swenson Wealth Management and he lives with his wife Jess and their two children in Sioux Falls, SD.

Travis is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Joel Farley
Grain Marketing Specialist & Branch Manager

Joel was born and raised in Atlantic, IA. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Agricultural Economics. Joel has personal experience as a grain and livestock producer. He previously worked as a grain originator and has extensive knowledge in commodity trading and the marketing of cash grain. Joel works with farmers in Northwest Iowa, Southwest Minnesota and SE South Dakota. Joel and his wife Greta reside in Spirit Lake, IA.

Joel is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 and 30 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Paula Jensen
CFO

Paula has been in the financial services area for most of her career. 

She joined the Swenson team in 2007 and is currently the CFO.

Brady Smidt
Advisor

Brady Smidt focuses on Asset Accumulation for his clients with Swenson Wealth Management. Brady grew up in Meno, SD and is known for his honesty and hard working attitude. Brady attended South Dakota State University and graduated from Kansas City Community College. Brady’s main goal is to help invidividauls create and maintain a stable and comofrtale future. Brady is a Financial Advisor with Vision Brokerage Sevices, LLC and an Investment Adivosr Representative with Aegis Wealth Management, LLC. Brady and his wife Jess, along with their daughter live in Sioux, Falls, SD.

Suzie Seydel
Manager of New And Existing Accounts

Suzie grew up in Southwest Minnesota and works as a Client Relationship Manager for Swenson’s.  Before joining the Swenson’s team, she worked in Vendor and Risk Management in the prepaid card industry.  Suzie and her husband Terry live in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mike Sonne
Grain Marketing Specialist & Branch Manager

Mike Sonne grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Mt. Vernon, SD. He graduated in 2004 from Dakota State University with a degree in finance. Mike spent 11.5 years in the banking industry doing primarily ag lending in the Watertown, SD area. Mike works with farmers throughout eastern South Dakota. Mike and his wife Vicki reside in Watertown. 

Mike is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a member of the NFA with a Series 3 and 30 license, and is an Associated Person of Swenson Investments & Commodities.