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Madison’s investment professionals average over 20 years of industry experience and are well-positioned to succeed through a structure that combines a high degree of autonomy, extensive investment resources and operational support which allows them to stay focused on managing client portfolios. Each distinct investment team share a common goal of protecting capital and generating consistent, long-term positive returns.


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Steven Carl
Chief Distribution Officer, Chairman of Executive Committee
Rich Eisinger
Co-Head of Investments – Equity, Executive Committee
Steven Fredricks
Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Legal Officer
Jill Friedow, CFA®
Director of Operations & Chief Technology Officer
Mark Henrickson, CFA®, CPA®
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Committee
Paul Lefurgey, CFA®
Co-Head of Investments – Fixed Income, Executive Committee
Christopher Aleman
Regional Investment Director
Morgan Alexander
Operations Administrator
Peter Altobelli, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Holly Baggot
Director of Mutual Fund Product Operations
Jeff Baker, CIMA®
Regional Investment Director, Client Service
Maya Bittar, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
John Brown, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Frank Burgess
Chairperson of the Board
Steve Cherrier, CFA®
Insurance Portfolio Manager
Ray Di Bernardo, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Katherine Doyle
Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Stuart Dybdahl, CFA®, CAIA®
Associate Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Joel Dykman
Regional Investment Director
Deanna Endres
Marketing Associate
Mindi Endres
Client Service & Operations Specialist
Bryan Englebert
Senior Operations Administrator
Jennifer Eriksen
Operations Manager
William Fain
Insurance Portfolio Manager
Faraz Farzam, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
William Ford, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Kay Frank
Member of the Board
Douglas Fry, CFA®
Portfolio Manager
Aaron Garcia, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Dave Geisler
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Mike Glatkowski, CIMA®
Director of Institutional Business Development
Matthew Goetzinger, CFA®
Sr. Analyst
Breeann Gumz
Compliance Analyst
Nic Harenda
Marketing Associate
Tricia Hendrickson
Senior Operations Administrator
Greg Hoppe, CPA®
Chief Financial Officer of Mutual Funds
David Hottmann, CFA®, CPA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Kala Hover
Sales & Marketing Associate
Sue Huxtable
Client Service & Technology Administrator
Ryan Jaques
Operations Assistant
Alyssa Johnson
Insurance Analyst
Natalie Johnson
Institutional Investment Specialist
Connor Jones
Analyst
Steve Joyce
IT Manager
Drew Justman, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Ajla Kavazovic
Associate Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Valerie Larson
Trade Settlement Administrator
Bob Lindner
Director of Credit Union Business Development
Dave Lokken
Business Systems Analyst
Mark Lutz
Investment Specialist
Adam Lynch
Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Joe Maginot
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Michael Massel, CFA®
Fixed Income Analyst
Jeffrey Matthias, CFA®, CAIA®, CIPM®, CFP®
Portfolio Manager
Denise Mazzara
Client Relationship Manager
Tim McDowell
Chief Compliance Officer for MFD Distributor, LLC
Donald J. Miller, CFA®
Head of Insurance Solutions, Insurance Portfolio Manager
Brian Milligan, CFA®
Sr. Analyst
Sarah Molitor, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Peter Montelbano, CFA®
Analyst
Sarah Morken
Human Resources Manager
Chris Nisbet, CFA®
Portfolio Manager
Thomas Nolte
Director of Institutional Business Development
Alexis Oimoen
Accounts Receivable/Client Reporting Specialist
Josh Oldenburg
Investment Specialist
Leslie Oliversen
Key Accounts Manager, Regional Investment Director
Allen Olson, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Matt Perry
Marketing and Project Management
Michael Peters, CFA®
Portfolio Manager
Reece Piotter
Associate Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
Greg Poplett, CFA®
Portfolio Manager
Renee Resch
Client Service Associate, Insurance
Laura Richardson
Performance Analyst
Chris Ridberg
Regional Investment Director
Sherri Ring
Client Service Administrator
Andy Romanowich, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Alyssa Rudakas, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Patrick Ryan, CFA®
Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Portfolio Manager
Mike Sanders, CFA®, FRM®
Head of Madison Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager
Kyle Schalow
Accountant
David Scharf
Client Associate
Chris Schroeder
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Eric Schuettpelz
Equity Trader
Alan Shepard, CFA®
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Molly Smith
Accounting Manager
Rob Tallinger
Senior Equity Trader
Betty Tam
Director of Research & Technology
Patrick Tan
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Thomas Tibbles, CFA®
Head of International Equity Team, Portfolio Manager
Haruki Toyama
Director of Research, Portfolio Manager
Tim Van Pelt, CTFA
Private Client Advisor, Portfolio Manager
Lisa Vieth
Fixed Income Trading & Operations Administrator
Michael Wachter, CFA®
Head of Reinhart Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager
Matthew Weiss, CFP®
Client Service Associate
George Weitz
Operations Administrator
Kathy Wilhelmsen
Administrative Assistant & Office Coordinator

Steven Carl

Chief Distribution Officer, Chairman of Executive Committee
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Steve is a Principal at Madison Investments and serves as Chief Distribution Officer. He leads the firm’s Sales & Marketing teams and operates as a Key Account Manager. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee, a member of the Madison Investments Board of Directors, and a board member of the Madison Investments Foundation. Steve started in the financial services industry in 1996 and joined Madison Investments in 2003. Prior to joining Madison, he worked in a variety of roles at Coopers & Lybrand, LLC, Strong Capital Management, and Hewitt Associates. He holds a B.B.A. from The University of Wisconsin–Madison in Finance and Accounting. Steve earned his CPA designation and is a FINRA registered Principal.

Rich Eisinger

Co-Head of Investments – Equity, Executive Committee
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Rich serves as a mid-cap and large cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He is one of the Principals at Madison Investments and is Co-Head of Investments with a focus on the firm’s Equity Teams. He started in the financial services industry in 1994 and joined Madison in 1997. Rich is also a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Risk Management Committees as well as the Board of Directors. He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville and his MBA from Cornell University.

Steven Fredricks

Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Legal Officer
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Steve serves as Madison's Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Legal Officer. He joined Madison in 2018 and has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, serving in both legal and compliance capacities. He is a member of the firm’s investment risk management committee. Steve has a B.A. in economics and political science from Marquette University, a J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law, attended the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business and completed an international law program at the University of Oslo School of Law. He is a member of both the Massachusetts Bar and the Wisconsin Bar.

Jill Friedow, CFA®

Director of Operations & Chief Technology Officer
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Jill Friedow serves as Madison Investments Director of Operations and is the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. In addition, Jill serves on several committees for the firm, including the Risk Management, Brokerage, Business Continuity, and Sustainable Committees. She joined Madison Investments in 1999 and has more than twenty years of industry experience. Prior to joining Madison Investments, Jill was an Operations Manager for Gratry & Company, a Cleveland-based international investment advisor firm. She holds a BS from Iowa State University and an MBA from Kent State.

Mark Henrickson, CFA®, CPA®

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Committee
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Mark serves as Madison Investments Chief Financial Officer and is on the firm’s Executive Committee. He joined Madison in 2014 and has over ten years of financial services experience. Mark oversees all financial functions of the firm including accounting, tax, treasury, reporting and budgeting. Prior to joining Madison Investments, Mark worked as a finance leader at Broadwind Energy, a research analyst with Baird and a CPA with Deloitte. Mark holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Paul Lefurgey, CFA®

Co-Head of Investments – Fixed Income, Executive Committee
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Paul is one of the Principals at Madison Investments and serves as Co-Head of Investments with a focus on the firm’s Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Solutions Teams. He is on the firm’s Executive Committee, a member of the Madison Fixed Income Team, and a member of the firm’s investment risk management committee: Investment Strategy & Oversight Committee. He started in the financial services industry in 1988 and joined Madison in 2005. Paul is also a member of the Madison Investments Board of Directors and the Madison Funds Board of Directors. Paul was previously the Head of Fixed Income at MEMBERS Capital Advisors and Duff & Phelps Investment Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Christopher Aleman

Regional Investment Director
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Christopher is a Regional Director for Madison Investment Advisors, based in New York City. Chris has been working in the financial services industry since 2007. Prior to joining Madison in March 2015, he was an Investment Product Specialist for J.P. Morgan Securities specializing in Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction. Chris holds a B.B.A. in both Corporate Finance and Financial Services/ Risk Management from St. Mary’s University and is pursuing his MBA with Fordham University. Chris is FINRA registered.

Morgan Alexander

Operations Administrator
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Morgan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Personal Finance and a focus on Financial Planning. Prior to joining Madison, he was self-employed as a Property Management Freelancer.

Peter Altobelli, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Peter, CFA, serves as a Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Altobelli joined Reinhart in 2002 and has been working in the financial services industry since 1995. He was previously a Securities Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2009. Prior to that he was an analyst at Campbell Newman Asset Management, a Milwaukee based investment firm. Mr. Altobelli holds a BBA Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Holly Baggot

Director of Mutual Fund Product Operations
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Holly is a member of the Madison Asset Management mutual funds operations team and serves as the Assistant Treasurer and Secretary for the Madison Funds and the Ultra Series Funds. She has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Madison, Holly was employed by MEMBERS Capital Advisors in Madison, WI, where she was the director of mutual fund product operations and served as the Treasurer and Secretary of the MEMBERS and Ultra Series Funds. Holly holds a BBA in Finance, Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin and is FINRA registered.

Jeff Baker, CIMA®

Regional Investment Director, Client Service
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Jeff is a Regional Investment Director and also serves as a liaison with the Marketing Department and Investment Teams. He started working in the financial services industry in 1996 and joined Madison Investments in 2003. Prior to joining Madison Investments, he served in a similar capacity for Tom Johnson Investment Management and worked for Smith Barney. Jeff holds a BA in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California-Santa Barbara. He has earned the CIMA® designation.

Maya Bittar, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Maya serves as a portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team, where she co-manages the Sustainable Equity strategy. Maya also serves on the firm’s Sustainable Committee and is President of the Madison Investments Foundation. Maya has over 35 years in the financial services industry and 28 years as a portfolio manager on large cap, high quality portfolios. Maya joined Madison in 2018. Prior to joining Madison, Maya worked as a global sector analyst at Artisan Partners, LLC. Maya also worked as a portfolio manager at Wellington Management for over 16 years, where she managed several strategies, including Large Cap Core, Strategic Growth, and Focused Equity. Before joining Wellington, Maya worked at Firstar Investment Management and Research Co. as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager from 1993 to 1998, where she co-managed the Firstar Growth and Income Fund. In addition to her role at Madison, Maya is a member of the investment committee at Agrace and a member of the Affordable Housing Committee at United Way of Dane county. Maya holds a BBA (Accounting), an MBA (International Business), and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also a graduate of the Applied Security and Analysis Program.

John Brown, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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John serves as a portfolio manager on Madison's Dividend Income strategy and as an analyst on the Madison U.S. Equity Team. John started working in the financial services industry in 1983 and he joined Madison in 2009. Prior to joining Madison, he worked as a Registered Representative for Charles Schwab in 1983, as an equity analyst for The Bank of California starting in 1986 where he managed equity portfolios through the crash of 1987, and started managing Relative Yield portfolios in 1988. In 1994 he joined Montgomery Asset Management as a partner and portfolio manager of Relative Yield portfolios. John Joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1998 as an equity analyst and portfolio manager of Relative Yield portfolios. In 2009 he joined Madison Investments, where he continues to work as an equity analyst and portfolio manager of Relative Yield portfolios. John earned his B.S. in Finance and Computer Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University. John earned a Fellowship and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including graduating from the University’s Applied Security Analysis Program.

Frank Burgess

Chairperson of the Board
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Frank founded the firm in 1974 and is currently Chairperson of the Board. He is involved in overall corporate strategy and structure. Frank has degrees in engineering from Iowa State University and law from the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves as a trustee of the Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund, one of the firm’s closed-end funds, and Director of Capitol Bankshares of Madison, WI, American Riviera Bank of Santa Barbara, CA and Outrider Foundation.

Steve Cherrier, CFA®

Insurance Portfolio Manager
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Mr. Cherrier, CFA, has over 35 years investment management experience in managing insurance company, bank and trust fixed income portfolios. For the past 24 years he was the Chief Investment Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, where he managed over $4 billion in assets. Mr. Cherrier has considerable experience in insurance company asset allocation, risk analysis, regulatory and total return management. He holds a BS degree in Finance from St. Cloud University and holds the CFA designation. He has served as an officer and board member in the North Carolina Financial Analyst Society and President of the BCBSNC Credit Union.

Ray Di Bernardo, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Ray serves as a portfolio manager on Madison's covered call strategy and as an Analyst for Madison U.S. Equity Team. He started working in the financial services industry in 1986 and joined Madison in 2003. Ray began his portfolio management career in Canada as an Investment Officer with a large Canadian trust company before moving to an international equity asset manager where he was an equity analyst and co-managed a number of international mutual fund and institutional mandates including Japanese and emerging market equities. In 2000, Ray moved to the United States and joined Chicago-based Concord Asset Management as a U.S. and international equity analyst. In 2003, he joined the Madison equity team and has co-managed the firm’s closed end fund covered call strategy beginning in 2004. Ray has managed the Madison Covered Call & Equity Income Fund since its inception in 2009 and manages all other options-related mandates. Ray earned his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and completed his CFA certification in 1993.

Katherine Doyle

Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Katherine serves as a Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Ms. Doyle joined Reinhart in 1998 and has been working in the financial services industry since 1997. She was previously a Fixed Income Associate and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2007. Ms. Doyle holds a BA Colorado College and an MBA from Marquette University.

Stuart Dybdahl, CFA®, CAIA®

Associate Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Stuart, CFA, CAIA, is an Associate Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst for the Multi-Asset Solutions team at Madison Investments. He earned a B.A. in accounting and business management from Luther College. Stuart is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder, and is FINRA registered.

Joel Dykman

Regional Investment Director
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Joel is part of Madison’s Business Development team and serves as a Regional Investment Director. Mr. Dykman joined Reinhart in 2012 and has over 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to Reinhart Partners, he was a Senior Vice President with Johnson Asset Management, an SC Johnson Company, predecessor to Optique Capital. Mr. Dykman holds a BA from John Carroll University.

Deanna Endres

Marketing Associate
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Deanna serves as a Marketing Associate for Madison. Before joining Madison in 2022, she worked as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator in the print industry. Deanna received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, majoring in history and political science.

Mindi Endres

Client Service & Operations Specialist
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Mindi serves as a Client Service and Operations Specialist of the firm’s Madison Mosaic Portfolios and has been in the financial industry since 2000. Prior to joining Madison, Mindi served as an Investment Associate at BMO Harris Financial Advisors and as an Executive Investment Assistant for Custer Financial Services. Mindi earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Bryan Englebert

Senior Operations Administrator
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Bryan works with various broker/custodial relationships at Madison. Prior to joining Madison, he worked for BMO Harris Bank as a personal banker in the customer call center. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Economics and Communications Arts.

Jennifer Eriksen

Operations Manager
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Jennifer is responsible for the day-to-day operational duties at Madison. Prior to joining our firm in 2002, Ms. Eriksen worked in the culinary and health spa industries, living in various countries abroad, as well as in the United States. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, Ms. Eriksen is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

William Fain

Insurance Portfolio Manager
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Mr. Fain joined Madison Scottsdale in 2002 and brings almost three decades of experience managing taxable and tax-advantaged portfolios for insurance companies. Mr. Fain holds a BS in Finance from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University. He previously held the position of Vice President of Portfolio Management at a large, multi-line insurance consortium where he managed various affiliated company and external insurance client portfolios and spent several years prior to that managing the treasury operations for a regional property and casualty insurance company.

Faraz Farzam, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Faraz serves as small cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started working in the financial services industry since 1999. Prior to joining Madison, Faraz served on Broadview Advisors’ small cap strategy and all cap strategy as an analyst and Portfolio Manager. Previously, he worked with Strong Capital Management as an analyst. Faraz holds a BS from University of Wisconsin.

William Ford, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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William, CFA, serves as a Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Ford joined Reinhart in 2005 and has been working in the financial services industry since 2005. He was previously an analyst and was promoted to Fixed Income Portfolio Manager in 2010. Prior to that he held multiple analytical roles at United Airlines. Mr. Ford holds a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kay Frank

Member of the Board
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Kay serves on the Board of Directors. She also previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Kay has been working in the financial services industry since 1983 and joined Madison in 1986. She earned her B.A. in economics from Macalaster college.

Douglas Fry, CFA®

Portfolio Manager
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Doug, CFA, serves as a Portfolio Manager for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Fry joined Reinhart in 2001 and has been working in the financial services industry since 1990. Prior to that he was the Director of Fixed Income at Campbell Newman Asset Management, a Milwaukee based investment management firm. Mr. Fry holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and an MBA from Marquette University.

Aaron Garcia, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Aaron serves as small cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started working in the financial services industry in 2002. Prior to joining Madison, Aaron served on Broadview Advisors’ small cap strategy and all cap strategy as an analyst and Portfolio Manager. Previously, he worked with Stifel Nicolaus as an associate analyst. Aaron holds a BA in Chemistry from Rice University.

Dave Geisler

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Dave serves as a large cap sustainable equity portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He also serves on the firm’s Sustainable Committee and is a board member of the Madison Charitable Foundation. Dave started in the financial services industry in 2004 and joined Madison in 2019. Prior to joining Madison, he worked in various analyst and portfolio manager roles at Lateef Investment Management, Artisan Partners and Cowen and Company. Dave graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Economics, Highest Distinction, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley with certificates in Management of Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he earned the Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.

Mike Glatkowski, CIMA®

Director of Institutional Business Development
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Mike is the Director of Institutional Business Development at Madison Investments. He started in the financial services industry in 1996 and joined Madison Investments in 2016. Prior to joining Madison Investments, Mike worked at Artisan Partners where he was a director within the intermediary distribution group. Mike has held a variety of positions at Strong Capital Management, Heartland Investments and Sentinel Funds including wholesaling, wholesale management and key account management. He received a BA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Matthew Goetzinger, CFA®

Sr. Analyst
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Matthew serves a Senior Equity Analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity team with an emphasis on Large Cap and Mid Cap stocks. He started in the financial services industry in 2004 and joined Madison in 2022. Prior to joining Madison, Matthew worked for the Hawk Center for Investment Analysis where he was a Lecturer and Advisor and previously spent over 14 years at Fiduciary Management, Inc. where he was a Portfolio Manager, Senior Equity Analyst and Partner. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Finance, Investment & Banking, Economics and French and a Masters of Science in Finance, Investment and Banking. Matthew is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin Applied Security Analysis Program.

Breeann Gumz

Compliance Analyst
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Breeann serves as a Compliance Analyst for Madison. Before joining Madison, Breeann graduated from UW – Madison with a B.S. in Agriculture and Applied Economics and holds a Certificate in Business Management.

Nic Harenda

Marketing Associate
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Nic joined Madison in 2021 and serves as marketing associate. Prior to joining the team he worked in digital marketing, carrying out campaigns for clients across various industries. Nic earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Northern Michigan University, where he was also a member of the men’s soccer team.

Tricia Hendrickson

Senior Operations Administrator
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Prior to joining Madison, Tricia worked at CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services in Dubuque, IA. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a B.A. in economics and business administration with a marketing emphasis.

Greg Hoppe, CPA®

Chief Financial Officer of Mutual Funds
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Greg serves as Chief Financial Officer of Madison Mutual Funds, Ultra Series Funds and Madison Covered Call and Equity Strategy Fund. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Amcore Bank-South Central and prior to that a CPA with McGladrey & Pullen working with financial services clients. Greg graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.

David Hottmann, CFA®, CPA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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David serves as a portfolio manager on the Madison Mosaic Portfolios and the Madison Asset Allocation Funds. David has been working in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He joined Madison in 2009 from ACS Johnson Investment Advisors where he served as Chief Investment Officer. He earned his BBA in accounting & finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Kala Hover

Sales & Marketing Associate
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Kala serves as Sales & Marketing Associate for Madison’s Business Development Team. Prior to joining Madison, she worked in marketing and project management for a commercial real-estate and retail firm. Kala earned a degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Sue Huxtable

Client Service & Technology Administrator
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Sue began working in the financial services industry in 1988, and has been with Madison since 2000. Her primary roles include client administration and accounting support.

Ryan Jaques

Operations Assistant
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Ryan joined Madison in 2022 where he serves as an operations assistant, primarily working with fixed income trading. Prior to joining Madison, he worked as a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual. He graduated with a BBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Alyssa Johnson

Insurance Analyst
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Ms. Johnson joined the Madison organization in 2003 and oversees the investment accounting and reporting of our Insurance Asset Management Division. She began her insurance career with Marsh & McClennan where she focused on large commercial and industrial projects. Ms. Johnson holds a B.S. in Business Management from Arizona State University.

Natalie Johnson

Institutional Investment Specialist
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Natalie joins Madison Investment Advisors with 20 years of financial services experience. Since 2000, her career span from operational support to financial planning and advice, and from working with individual investors to institutions. With a significant part of her career as a performance analyst on a Graystone Consulting team of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Natalie brings her extensive knowledge of portfolio analytics and reporting as well as relationship management skills to Madison Investment Advisors. Natalie holds BA in English and Literature from the Far Eastern State University in Russia and is FINRA registered. She is fluent in both English and Russian.

Connor Jones

Analyst
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Connor Jones is an analyst on Madison’s U. S. Equity Team. His primary focus is on the small cap equity research effort. Connor joined Madison in 2020 from Marquette University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Finance and was a student in the selective Applied Investment Management Program.

Steve Joyce

IT Manager
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Steve serves as the firms IT Manager. Before joining Madison Investments, he was the IT Manger with a local mid-sized physicians group. Previous to that, he served as a Regional Technology Coordinator for a top 15 accounting firm. He holds a BS in Management Information Systems and an AS in Finance. Steve has received numerous networking and systems administration certifications over his 15+ years of experience.

Drew Justman, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Drew serves as a portfolio manager on Madison's Dividend Income and Covered Call strategies and as an analyst on the Madison U.S. Equity Team. Drew started working in the financial services industry in 2000 and joined Madison in 2005. Prior to joining Madison Investments, he worked at Merrill Lynch from 2001-2004 and Scottrade from 2000-2001. He earned his BBA in finance and economics and M.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Ajla Kavazovic

Associate Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Ajla serves as a Associate Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Ms. Kavazovic joined Reinhart in 2011 and has been working in the financial services industry since 2011. Ms. Kavazovic holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Valerie Larson

Trade Settlement Administrator
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Valerie graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Accounting. Previously, she worked at Mellon Financial in Pittsburgh, with a focus on trade settlement issues for large insurance companies.

Bob Lindner

Director of Credit Union Business Development
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Bob is Director of Credit Union Business Development. Bob started in the industry in 1990 and he joined Madison Investments in 2009. Prior to joining Madison Investments he was Director of Managed Accounts at CUNA Mutual Group. Bob was also responsible for Investment Advisory Services at MEMBERS Capital Advisors. He holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Edgewood College.

Dave Lokken

Business Systems Analyst
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Dave serves as the firm’s Business Systems Analyst. Prior to joining Madison in 2022, he worked as a Senior Business Analyst at SSM Health. Dave has 30 years of experience in operations and as a Business Systems Analyst, including project management and process improvement. He earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Mark Lutz

Investment Specialist
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Mark is a member of the Business Development team and is the Investment Specialist covering the East Coast for Madison Investments. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2009. Mark earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Vermont and is FINRA registered.

Adam Lynch

Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Adam serves as a Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Lynch join joined Reinhart in 2007 and has been working in the financial services industry since 2007. He was previously a Fixed Income Associate and was promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager in 2017. Mr. Lynch holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.

Joe Maginot

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Joe serves as a large cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started in the financial services industry in 2012 and joined Madison in 2019. Prior to joining Madison, he was an Investment Analyst at Zuckerman Investment Group. Joe earned his B.A. in chemistry and minor in economics from Indiana University.

Michael Massel, CFA®

Fixed Income Analyst
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Michael, CFA, serves as an analyst for Madison’s Fixed Income Team. Michael has been working in the financial services industry since 2012 and joined Madison in 2017. He earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.

Jeffrey Matthias, CFA®, CAIA®, CIPM®, CFP®

Portfolio Manager
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Jeff, CFA, CAIA, CIPM, CFP, serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in tax-exempt municipal bond portfolios. Jeff has been working in the financial services industry since 1987 and joined Madison in 2011. He earned his B.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Denise Mazzara

Client Relationship Manager
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Denise plays a key role in supporting Madison's client service functions. She has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry. She joined Madison from MEMBERS Capital Advisors (MCA) where she was involved with marketing and field support. Prior to her role at MCA, she held positions at Strong Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and US Bank. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Lakeland College and is FINRA registered.

Tim McDowell

Chief Compliance Officer for MFD Distributor, LLC
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Tim serves as Madison’s Chief Compliance Officer for MFD Distributor LLC. He has over twenty years of industry experience. He joined Madison in November of 2018. Recently, Mr. McDowell served as Chief Compliance Officer for Jackson National life Distributors, LLC, overseeing the Compliance program for approximately 500 internal and external wholesalers and managing the firm’s relationship with FINRA. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Western Illinois University. Mr. McDowell holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 14, 24, 63 and 99 registrations, is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Donald J. Miller, CFA®

Head of Insurance Solutions, Insurance Portfolio Manager
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Mr. Miller, CFA, joined our firm with over 20 years of insurance company and bank investment management experience. Mr. Miller managed both the fixed income and equity portfolios for Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company for 15 years prior to joining Madison Scottsdale. Don also previously served as an investment officer and portfolio manager for Bank One Investment Advisors in Central Illinois. He currently holds the CFA designation and has an MBA from Bradley University in addition to his undergraduate degree in Finance from Creighton University and a General Banking degree from the University of Illinois.

Brian Milligan, CFA®

Sr. Analyst
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Brian serves as a senior analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started in the financial services industry in 2004 and joined Madison in 2019. Prior to joining Madison, Brian was with Schwartz Investment Counsel from 2014-2019 where he was Portfolio Manager on the Ave Maria Growth Fund. He started his career with Standard and Poor’s in their corporate ratings unit and earned his B.S. in finance from Trine University and MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Sarah Molitor, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Sarah, CFA, serves as a Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mrs. Molitor joined Reinhart in 2009 and has been working in the financial services industry since 2007. She was previously a Fixed Income Associate and was promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager in 2017. Mrs. Molitor holds a BS in Marketing and International Business from Marquette University.

Peter Montelbano, CFA®

Analyst
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Peter serves as an analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started in the financial services industry in 2010 and joined Madison in 2021. Prior to joining Madison, he was an Equity Analyst at Argent Capital Management. He earned his BBA in finance and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Sarah Morken

Human Resources Manager
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Sarah serves as Madison’s Human Resources Manager. Prior to joining Madison, Sarah was the Director of Human Resources for a technology start-up in Madison. A North Dakota native, Sarah was the Executive Team Leader of Human Resources for Target in North Dakota. She has over 9 years of Human Resource experience, as well as 10 years of Leadership experience. Sarah holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication and English Writing from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Chris Nisbet, CFA®

Portfolio Manager
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Chris, CFA, serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in government and corporate bond portfolios. Chris has been working in the financial services industry since 1990 and joined Madison in 1992. He earned his B.S. in economics and M.S. in finance and investments from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thomas Nolte

Director of Institutional Business Development
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Tom is a Director of Institutional Business Development for Madison Investments. Tom has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, the most recent fourteen years as director of institutional sales and consultant relations at BMO Global Asset Management and its predecessor M&I Investment Management. Tom previously served as a vice president and senior account executive for Strong Capital Management and began his career as an employee benefits attorney with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Tom holds a JD cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a BA in political science and economics summa cum laude from Marquette University. In addition, Tom holds the series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations.

Alexis Oimoen

Accounts Receivable/Client Reporting Specialist
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Alexis serves as an Accounts Receivable/Client Reporting Specialist. Her primary roles include Client Services and Accounts Receivable support. Prior to joining Madison in 2022, she worked in the Budget Department at the United States Attorney’s Office. Alexis graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Personal Finance.

Josh Oldenburg

Investment Specialist
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Josh is a member of the Business Development team and is the Investment Specialist covering the West Coast, and the Four Corners for Madison Investments. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2018. Josh earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is FINRA registered.

Leslie Oliversen

Key Accounts Manager, Regional Investment Director
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Leslie Oliversen directs the firm’s Key Account efforts and is a Regional Investment Director. In this role she manages many of the firm's key relationships in the Intermediary Channel. She joined the financial services industry and Madison Investments in 2011. Leslie is on the Madison Foundation Board of Directors, is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the Sustainable Committee. She holds a BA from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Leslie is a FINRA registered Principal.

Allen Olson, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Allen, CFA, serves as a portfolio manager and analyst for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in corporate-only and credit research. Allen has been working in the financial services industry since 1998 and joined Madison in 2002. He earned his B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and M.S. in management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Matt Perry

Marketing and Project Management
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Matt joined Madison Investments in 2021 and is responsible for the firm's marketing strategy, brand and digital presence, and strategic marketing initiatives. Matt is also a member of the firm's Sustainable Committee. He brings over a decade of financial services marketing experience, most notably as the digital marketing manager for BMO Global Asset Management. Matt holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Michael Peters, CFA®

Portfolio Manager
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Mike, CFA, serves as a portfolio manager and analyst for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in taxable and tax-free strategies. Mike has been working in the financial services industry since 1987 and joined Madison in 1997. He earned his B.S. in business administration from Valparaiso and his MBA from Indiana University.

Reece Piotter

Associate Portfolio Manager/Credit Analyst
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Reece serves as a Associate Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Piotter joined Reinhart in 2020 and has been working in the financial services industry since 2020. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Greg Poplett, CFA®

Portfolio Manager
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Greg serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in government and corporate bond portfolios. Greg has been working in the financial services industry since 1983 and joined Madison in 2004. He earned his B.S. in business administration from Illinois State University and his MBA from Western Illinois University.

Renee Resch

Client Service Associate, Insurance
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Renee, a graduate of Arizona State University, oversees and coordinates client service, acts as our back-office operations liaison, facilitates trade order management and settlement, and client reporting. She also acts as the primary custodial account manager and Clearwater Analytics liaison.

Laura Richardson

Performance Analyst
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Laura is responsible for GIPS performance and AUM data analysis at Madison. Prior to Madison, she was employed at SVA Plumb Trust Co/Wisconsin Capital Management LLC and held positions as as Senior Securities Trader and Trust & Operations Accountant. Laura received a B.S. in Accounting & Business/Finance at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Chris Ridberg

Regional Investment Director
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Chris is part of the Madison Business Development Team and is based in Charlotte, NC. He is a Regional Director responsible for developing and maintaining relations primarily in the Southeast. He has been working in financial services since 2001. Prior to joining Madison Investments in 2018, he served in a similar capacity at Van Eck Global, and before that, held similar positions at Sentinel Investments and Evergreen Investments. Chris holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting for Mars Hill University.

Sherri Ring

Client Service Administrator
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Sherri has served in the client services area of Madison Investment Advisors for more than 30 years and is the firm's longest-term employee aside from Madison's founder. She is vital to Madison as her primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of quarterly account reporting and fee billing for our regular managed clients.

Andy Romanowich, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Andy serves as a mid-cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. He started in the financial services industry since 2004. Prior to joining Madison in 2009, Andy worked for MEMBERS Capital Advisors where he was an equity analyst. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and graduated from the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Alyssa Rudakas, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Alyssa is a portfolio manager and analyst on the Madison International Equity Team and is responsible for multi-sector coverage. She joined the International Equity Team in 2011 as a research associate at Hansberger Global Investors, prior to joining Madison in 2014. Alyssa began her career at Dundee Securities Corporation where she worked as a licensed sales assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. She is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Toronto.

Patrick Ryan, CFA®

Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Portfolio Manager
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Patrick serves as head of Madison’s Multi-Asset Solutions Team and as a portfolio manager on Mosaic Portfolios and the Madison Target Allocation funds. Patrick is also a member of the firm’s risk management committee: Investment Strategy and Oversight Committee. Patrick has been working in the financial services industry since 2000. He joined Madison in 2009 from Members Capital Advisors, where he was a Senior Analyst responsible for managing MCA’s asset allocation program. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, graduating with distinguished honors. He is a CFA charterholder.

Mike Sanders, CFA®, FRM®

Head of Madison Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager
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Mike serves as a Head of Madison Fixed Income and portfolio manager for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in credit research. Mike has been working in the financial services industry since 2004 and joined Madison in 2013. He earned his BBA in finance from St. Norbert College, M.S. in economics from Marquette University and a MBA in analytical finance and accounting from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Kyle Schalow

Accountant
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Kyle serves as an Accountant for Madison Investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was a Senior Audit Associate for a public accounting firm in the real estate and construction industry. Kyle graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Capella University.

David Scharf

Client Associate
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David joined Madison Investments in February 2021. Prior to joining Madison Investments, David worked as a Senior Investment Analyst & Team Leader at RVK, an institutional investment consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington.

Chris Schroeder

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Chris serves as a portfolio manager and credit analyst for Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in high yield. Chris has been working in the financial services industry since 1997 and joined Madison in 2015. He earned his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MBA from Edgewood College.

Eric Schuettpelz

Equity Trader
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Eric plays a key role in the equity-trading portion of the operations department at Madison. Prior to joining Madison in 2002, he served as a client service representative for a financial planning firm in the Madison area. Eric received his degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Alan Shepard, CFA®

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Alan serves as a portfolio manager and credit analyst on Madison’s Fixed Income Team, specializing in corporate only and credit research. Alan has been working in the financial services industry since 1988 and joined Madison in 2011. He earned his B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Delaware and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program. Alan is a member of Madison's Sustainable Committee.

Molly Smith

Accounting Manager
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Rob Tallinger

Senior Equity Trader
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Rob serves as one of Madison’s Equity Traders. Prior to joining Madison in 2021, he served as an Equity Trader at Silvercrest Asset Management in Milwaukee. Rob received his degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Betty Tam

Director of Research & Technology
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Betty joined the International Equity Team in 2006 while at Hansberger Global Investors, prior to joining Madison in 2014. She is responsible for the management of information systems within the portfolio management process on the Madison International Equity Team. She is also a key member of the quantitative research effort. Betty began her career specializing in systems integration and enhancement. Her experience includes working at IndagoCapital Management, an affiliate of Canada Life, LaketonInvestment Management and Hansberger Growth Investors. Betty holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Ryerson University.

Patrick Tan

Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Patrick is a portfolio manager and analyst on the Madison International Equity Team and is responsible for multi-sector coverage. Prior to joining Madison in 2014, Patrick was part of the Global Equity Team at Hansberger Global Investors. Patrick was an initial founder of the International Equity Team in 1996 when at IndagoCapital Management, an affiliate of Canada Life. As an equity analyst, Patrick is responsible for analysis for the international equity portfolios. Previously, he was involved in quantitative analysis of portfolios, program trading, research technology, database management and performance measurement. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto.

Thomas Tibbles, CFA®

Head of International Equity Team, Portfolio Manager
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Tom serves as a portfolio manager and multi-sector analyst on the Madison International Equity Team. Prior to joining Madison in 2014, Tom led the Global Equity Team at Hansberger Global Investors, in Toronto. Tom was an initial founder of the International Equity Team in 1996 when at IndagoCapital Management, an affiliate of Canada Life. Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Toronto, Trinity College. While attending the University of Toronto, he was awarded the Martin R. Lindsay Scholarship for performance in advanced finance and a Trinity College Scholarship for overall performance. He is a CFA® charter holder and a member of the CFA Society Toronto.

Haruki Toyama

Director of Research, Portfolio Manager
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Haruki serves as a mid-cap and large cap portfolio manager and analyst on Madison's U.S. Equity Team. He brings over 20 years of investment experience and is the team’s Director of Research. Haruki started in the financial services industry in 1994, was a member of the Madison U.S. Equity Team from 2002-2004 and he rejoined the firm in 2014. Outside of his tenure at Madison, Haruki was co-founder and President of Marcus Asset Management in Milwaukee where he was portfolio manager of a long/short hedge fund and started his career working in analyst and portfolio manager roles at MFS Investment Management and David L. Babson & Company. Haruki holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Cornell University.​

Tim Van Pelt, CTFA

Private Client Advisor, Portfolio Manager
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Tim serves as Private Client Advisor and Portfolio Manager for Madison Investments. In his role with the firm's Private Client Group, Tim provides investment planning and advisory services to professionals, business owners, families, and individuals. Tim joins Madison with a diversified background of business, legal, and investment expertise. Previously, Tim ran the $700 million Trust Division of National Exchange Bank & Trust in Fond du Lac, WI. Tim graduated from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa College of Law and is a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor. His success in working with clients stems from his ability to break down the financial issues facing each client into an understandable decision-making process and tailoring the investment plan to match the client’s financial planning needs, estate planning goals, and emotional peace of mind.

Lisa Vieth

Fixed Income Trading & Operations Administrator
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Lisa joined Madison Investment Advisors in 2002 where she assists the operations team primarily with fixed-income trading activity. She brings to Madison more than 15 years office management expertise. Lisa has a BS in Business Administration from Illinois State University.

Michael Wachter, CFA®

Head of Reinhart Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager
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Michael, CFA, serves as a Head of Reinhart Fixed Income and portfolio manager for Madison’s Reinhart Fixed Income Team. Mr. Wachter joined Reinhart in 1997 and has been working in the financial services industry since 1988. Mr. Wachter holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and an MBA from Marquette University.

Matthew Weiss, CFP®

Client Service Associate
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Matt serves as a Client Service Associate for Madison. Prior to joining Madison in 2022, he was a paraplanner for another financial firm in the Madison, WI area. Matt received his B.S. in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.

George Weitz

Operations Administrator
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George works on the operations team at Madison helping to maintain an accurate account of firm activities. He graduated with a BBA from UW-Madison with majors in Finance as well as Real Estate. Prior to joining Madison, he worked as an accountant focusing on cash management and investment analysis at Vitense Golfland in Madison, WI.

Kathy Wilhelmsen

Administrative Assistant & Office Coordinator
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Kathy is the Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator for Madison. Prior to joining Madison in 2021, she worked as an Executive Assistant in the Finance Department at Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS). Kathy brings over 20 years of administrative assistant experience for Madison Investments.

“Madison” and/or “Madison Investments” is the unifying tradename of Madison Investment Holdings, Inc., Madison Asset Management, LLC (“MAM”), and Madison Investment Advisors, LLC (“MIA”), which also includes the Madison Scottsdale office. MAM and MIA are registered as investment advisers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Madison Funds are distributed by MFD Distributor, LLC. MFD Distributor, LLC is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker-dealer and is a member firm of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The home office for each firm listed above is 550 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Madison’s toll-free number is 800-767-0300.

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