Meet the Team
Albert LalondeFinancial Planner, Investment Advisor Representative
Albert is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out financial strategy for retirement.
Albert was inspired to join the financial services industry in 2001, after watching his parents navigate their own retirements without anyone to properly guide them. He became an independent advisor in 2005, partnering with a colleague to establish a complete financial planning firm that embodied the ideal of placing clients’ best interests first. When his former partner decided to relocate the firm in 2012, Albert chose to remain nearby for his clients and founded the Kaizen Financial Group on those same investor-first principles.
As a fiduciary, Albert adheres to a comprehensive approach when providing investment advice and creating financial plans. He believes education is a vital component when making retirement decisions, and he frequently offers workshops and educational seminars on retirement-related topics.
Albert has passed the Series 65 securities exam and holds an insurance and health license. He has also completed certified courses on estate and tax planning; however, he does not provide any legal or tax advice. Albert graduated from Montana State University, where he earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees. He was a three-time College All-American in wrestling and also qualified for the 1992 Olympic wrestling team trials.
Albert resides in Washington Township, Michigan, and enjoys the outdoors, extreme sports and physical fitness training. As former head wrestling coach for Lapeer East High School, he feels everyone should have some type of coach or advisor to help them attain the dreams and goals they set for themselves
Director of Business & Family Relations
When it comes to working with clients, Angela pays close attention to detail. She has seen firsthand the benefits of creating a sound financial strategy — and the ramifications of not having a strategy at all. She is passionate about helping clients and coordinating their financial relationship with the firm.
Prior to joining Kaizen Financial Group, Angela worked as an assistant head teller at Standard Federal Bank before moving on as assistant operations manager at QPS Printing. Her extensive experience in office operations and customer relations is evident in her approach to serving clients.
Angela resides in Commerce Township with husband Charles, son Easton and their English bulldog, Betty. They enjoy spending summer days on the lake with friends and family, as well as attending music concerts and sporting events throughout the year.
Marketing & Service Coordinator
Renee’s attention to detail and love of working with people led her to her role with Kaizen Financial Group, which she joined in 2013. She is responsible for service and administration of new clients, processing paperwork and maintaining current client accounts.
Renee holds a Michigan life insurance license. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Wayne State University, as well as a Master of Management degree from Walsh College.
Renee and her husband, Anthony, often find themselves tackling new house projects. She also enjoys spending time at the family cottage in Port Sanilac as well as spending time with her extended family.
September 11 and its impact on the investment markets and business world was an eye-opening experience for Charles, serving as the catalyst for him to become a financial advisor in 2004.
Today, he serves clients with the philosophy that it is never too early or too late to seek advice about retirement. He also believes that everyone needs to know where they stand today to adequately implement a plan for tomorrow.
Charles attended Eastern Michigan University, where he studied business management and finance. After college, he successfully owned and operated two pizza franchises for a decade before joining the financial services industry.
Charles resides in Commerce Township, Michigan, with wife Angela, son Easton and their English bulldog, Betty. He enjoys boating, fishing and spending time with family and friends on their local lakes.
Julie brings over 30 years of bookkeeping experience to the Kaizen Financial Group team. Before joining the firm, she spent most of her career working as the personal assistant to the chairman/owner of an automotive engineering company.
Julie grew up in Shelby Township, Michigan, and now lives in Washington Township with her husband, Michael, and two dogs, Sammy and Harley. When she’s not working, she enjoys golfing, knitting and sharing good times with friends and family.