Meet the Team

Mark Jimenez
Founder, Equity Portfolio Manager
Mark oversees the firm’s portfolio strategies and trading operations.  He attended the University of Maryland where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  Mark’s roots in the financial industry began in 1998 at a large brokerage where he assisted clients in de-leveraging and managing risk.  He became an Options Principal in 2000 and worked at a brokerage in San Francisco servicing sophisticated investors, later becoming a Securities Master and Trade Specialist.  He later spent three years with TD Ameritrade as an Investment Consultant helping clients find the right investment vehicles.

Don Bredehoeft
Partner, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Don is responsible for quantitative analysis, strategic asset allocation and analysis of fixed income securities.  He also participates in strategy and daily trading activities.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance at McNeese State University.  After spending five years with Columbia Funds, Don worked with TD Ameritrade, where he designed financial plans for high net worth clients and helped determine overall asset allocation strategies.

James Bauman
Investment Adviser
James is responsible for business development and customer care involving financial planning and account management services for clients.  He has spent 12 years working in the financial services field and providing clients with account management services.  He earned an Accounting degree from Eastern Washington University and Masters of Global Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Renée Carter
Compliance Officer
Renée Carter is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal rules and regulations governing the securities industry.  Renée is also responsible for tracking company performance using the latest available custodial data, supervising marketing activities and for compiling daily and monthly activity reports for clients and management.




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