Steven E. Steinbruegge, ChFC®

Director of Advisor Development, Financial Advisor
(623) 282-9404

Dedication to people and building relationships is the cornerstone of Steve’s success, both in his career and his personal life. His extensive knowledge in investments and insurance, as well as his rigorous attention to the ever-changing features of the financial industry, are what have made him an integral part of Renaissance Financial’s strength since he joined the firm in 2000. However, it is Steve’s loyalty and commitment to clients and peers that distinguishes him the most.

Steve is a Shareholder, member of the Investment Committee and acts as the Director of Advisor Development for the Phoenix office. He is a mentor and friend to new advisors, helping them advance the skills they need to be successful. He achieved Renaissance Platinum Advisor* status, most recently in 2020 and has twice received the firm’s Charlie Baum Award* in 2012 and 2019, which is presented to the person who displays an unselfish, caring and unending commitment to the development of members of the Renaissance team. At the national level, Securian Financial Services, Inc. awarded Steve the Gold Field Director of the Year Award* in 2016, and the Diamond Field Director Award* in 2015 and 2017. Steve has also been named a member in several clubs by Securian Financial Services including the President’s Club* in 2015 and the Senate Club* in 2014 and 2016-2018. 

As a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Steve has extensive knowledge in investments and insurance and specializes in helping clients prepare for the future. He finds that this specialty draws him to those who are focused on retirement preparation, as well as successful executives, business owners, non-profit organizations, and families with a wide array of financial objectives. In addition, Steve holds his Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Agent license as well as his FINRA Series 7, 66 and 24 registrations.

Steve’s loyalty to his clients and perseverance in helping them realize their goals is unmatched and is a natural progression of the leadership and commitment he has always shown. While at Washington University in St. Louis, Steve not only earned degrees in human resources, management and marketing, but also served as captain for both the football and baseball teams. Outside the office, Steve gives back to his community by generously supporting various organizations that benefit children in need, animals, as well as medical research. He and his wife, Erin live in Phoenix and enjoy traveling the world with family and friends, exploring their shared passion for all things related to food and wine.

Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, Securian Financial Services, Inc.

* Awards and club membership are granted annually based primarily on commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products of the previous year, and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.


Jake Desiderio

Practice Management Assistant

Jake Desiderio joins the Renaissance team with a level of fiscal expertise that makes him an invaluable resource to both his co-workers and the firm’s clients. As an executive practice management assistant working with standout advisor Steve Steinbruegge, Jake brings several years of financial experience to his new position and looks forward to the opportunity to leverage his skillset in collaboration with Steve as they strive to craft investment plans capable of helping their clients reach their long-term goals.

Accomplished academically, Jake has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance and Bachelor’s of Arts in Sports Business from Arizona State University. After earning his undergrad degrees, he completed a Masters of Global Management degree with a concentration in Finance and Legal Studies from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He has supplemented his education by obtaining his Life and Health Insurance license with plans to obtain more financial licenses. After college, Jake picked a career in finance due to his genuine interest in helping people to better their lives, and he comes to Renaissance Financial anxious to deepen his investment acumen and learn from some of the top performers in the financial advising field.

A former college baseball player, Jake grew up in Chandler, Arizona, and currently lives in Phoenix. Jake has spent time mentoring youth baseball players and volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, he hopes to take part in them more now that he completed his schooling. Outside of the office, Jake enjoys snowboarding and traveling to tropical beach destinations.


Kenzie Kaper

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kenzie Kaper is proud to join Renaissance Financial as an executive assistant working with advisor Steve Steinbruegge. Kenzie initially became acquainted with the firm as a client and looks forward to the opportunity to help Steve grow his practice by offering others the same amazing, client-centric service that has been provided to her.

A graduate of Arizona State and Pepperdine Universities with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law respectively, Kenzie is excited to supplement her educational background by gaining real-world experience in the financial sector. Through her work as a legal assistant, Kenzie has handled significant responsibilities in several areas relating to record keeping and general organizing. This skillset will prove to be invaluable as Kenzie strives to help Steve continue to deliver best-in-industry service to each individual and business that he works with.

Originally from Scottsdale, Kenzie currently lives in Phoenix, and stays active in her community through Doctors Without Borders, the Honor Health Foundation, and Christ’s Church of the Valley. In high school she won 3 state championships in badminton, and still enjoys smacking around the shuttlecock during her free time.