At Ehlers, our mission is simple and powerful: We build communities. Our advisors and professional staff help clients create outstanding places to live, work, learn and play by delivering fully integrated public finance solutions. Yet, we believe successful community building isn’t simply the result of service sales or completed transactions. It’s the result of our people forging strong, long-lasting relationships and collaborating with one another to help clients achieve their visions. That’s what working at Ehlers’ is all about.
A little bit about us
Founded in Minnesota in 1955, Ehlers delivers municipal and investment advisory services to more than 1,500 clients across five states including Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas and Illinois.
We serve only public sector enitities. We do not represent developers, underwriters, investors, commercial banks or other private sector entities.
Ehlers employs 35 registered municipal and investment advisors and a total of 79 professional staff.
100% employee-owned by all staff members with at least one-year of service, our ESOP plan is designed to encourage employee ownership and provide an added source of tax-free retirement income that is completely funded by the company. No employee contribution is ever required and staff members become fully vested in their ESOP accounts after five years of continuous employment with the firm.
Outstanding Compensation Package
Ehlers delivers an outstanding compensation package! Aside from the 100% employer contributed ESOP, we offer competitive wages, discretionary and goal-based performance bonuses, and two excellent health-care coverage plans. We also provide employees with employer-paid life insurance, life insurance options for spouses and children, dental insurance, and generous vacation and sick-time allowances.
As an ESOP, Ehlers is not required to pay corporate income taxes. This provides an exceptional benefit to employees because our net profits after ESOP contributions and retained earnings requirements are distributed among staff as a percentage of base salary. Our profit sharing pay out averages approximately 12% annually!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Ehlers is committed to cultivating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to say 46% of our total employee base, 30% of our management team and 25% of our board seats consist of women. In addition, Ehlers continually strives to expand our staff with more people of color.
All compensation and benefits aside, the one factor that makes Ehlers such an amazing place to work is our collaborative, team-oriented culture. Our people are smart, approachable and always willing to roll up their sleeves to help clients and colleagues alike. We don’t make a “product.” Our clients hire Ehlers’ professionals for their sound advice and exceptional client service. That fact alone makes our people our most valuable asset. And it’s the reason we’re so dedicated to attracting top talent and creating a work environment where team members want to stay and grow with us!
Did You know...?
Ehlers was named one of the Minneapolis Star & Tribune’s Top 150 Places to Work for 2020?
Administer the process for the sale of securities and act as liaison with municipal market participants to disseminate information about upcoming and current sales. Manage the closing and settlement process for primary issuance, support secondary trade executions on behalf of investment advisors, and administer the paying agent processes for issuing clients.
Ehlers is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.