Our Team

Introducing J.D. Mellberg Financial

Joshua Mellberg

President and Founder, J.D. Mellberg Financial

Joshua Mellberg is a licensed insurance agent. As a public speaker, he frequently conducts presentations on retirement income, as well as national training events for financial professionals in using annuities for tax and income planning strategies. He has been featured on CNBC, AZ-PBS and Yahoo! Finance. Josh learned the value of a dollar the old-fashioned way – through hard work and integrity. His work ethic started in high school when he managed his own lawn-care business. While in college at Western Michigan University, he proved his business savvy as he ran an online collectibles business and four construction crews building lofts in college dorm rooms. After graduating with a business management degree, Josh began his financial career with a trust company and then moved to a captive insurance company. These jobs taught him a valuable lesson. A successful company needs to find products their clients need, rather than look for clients to sell products to. This prompted Josh to start J.D. Mellberg Financial where he vowed to always offer clients a wide array of time-tested retirement products and services to help them protect and then manage their assets to fit their goals.

Peter Russo


Pete’s experience in the financial industry began with a mortgage firm where he increased their monthly business from $9 million to $60 million within one year. When he joined J.D. Mellberg Financial in 2012, it was during a pivotal time in the company’s growth, and Pete was charged with building the sales floor team, processes and systems with an emphasis on integrating with marketing. The congruent and streamlined client experience, on which J.D. Mellberg Financial prides itself, has been key in the firm’s continued growth. Pete’s responsibilities today are in building the national team of licensed agents and advisors – recruitment, development and fulfillment of ongoing educational materials, training and incentive events, and individual marketing collateral – all centered around Josh and J.D. Mellberg Financial’s core client-centric belief system.