We believe clients should benefit from the collective expertise of our entire group and not just one individual. Learn more about what every individual of our diverse team has to offer to your portfolio:
Mark A. Fiedler, CFA
Mark Fiedler is the managing partner of Autus Asset Management, LLC. Mark founded the firm in 2001. His prior investment experience includes VP and Senior Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Management, L. Roy Papp & Assoc., Northern Trust and Wells Fargo. Mark has been in the industry managing client funds for over 25 years. Mark earned both his under-graduate degree in Finance in 1992 and his MBA, with emphasis in Investment Valuation and Money Management, in 1996 from Arizona State University. Mark was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation in 1996 and is an active member of the Phoenix CFA society.
Kipp C. Goll, CFA
Kipp Goll is a partner at Autus Asset Management, LLC. Before joining Autus in 2004, Kipp was a VP and Senior Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust. Kipp’s investment background dates back to 1987 and includes working at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Kipp has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Additionally, Kipp earned the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation in 1997 and is an active member of the Phoenix CFA society.
Donald S. Cuppy
Don Cuppy is a partner at Autus Asset Management, LLC. He joined the firm in 2006, after working for large investment organizations for 16 years. He started his career as an Equity Research Analyst at Wells Fargo and moved into portfolio management in their private client group. He then moved on to M&I Investment Management for 10 years, where he was responsible for managing over $300 million of client assets. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University and is an active member of the Phoenix CFA Society.
John L. Stull, CFA, CPA
John Stull is a partner of Autus Asset Management, LLC. John joined the firm in 2009. His prior investment experience includes Partner at L. Roy Papp & Assoc., Johnson Bank and Foothills Asset Management. John has been in the industry managing client funds for over 20 years. John earned his under-graduate degree in Business in 1986, his MBA in 1992 and a Master of Taxation in 1995. John earned the Certified Public Account designation in 1995 and the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation in 2000. John is an active member of the Phoenix CFA society.
Jason G. Richards, CFA
Jason Richards is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Autus Asset Management, LLC. He is responsible for developing and implementing tailored investment strategies for high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments. Prior to joining Autus, Jason served as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for TrustBank, where he managed approximately $250 million in assets for private clients. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has served as Portfolio Manager for larger firms such as BMO Harris Bank and Northern Trust. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Jason is an active member of the Phoenix CFA society and the CFA Institute.
Michael J. Konen, CFP
Mike Konen is a Portfolio Manager at Autus Asset Management, LLC. He is responsible for implementing tailored investment strategies for high net worth individuals and foundations. Prior to joining Autus, Mike was a Portfolio Manager for Allegiance Financial Advisors. Mike worked for Honeywell and Phillips Petroleum for a total of 25 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Oklahoma State University and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. Mike is an active member of the Phoenix Financial Planning Association.
Theresa Krueg is a Senior Financial Advisor with Autus Asset Management, having joined the firm in January 2021. She began her career with Charles Schwab in 1997 and after earning her Series 7 in 1998, she started working directly with clients. Her main focus was managing investments for both families and individuals, helping them work toward their financial goals. Her experience in analyzing financial models, reviewing strategies, and making recommendations has continued on over the years. At age 49, she completed her MSFS (Master of Science in Financial Services). TK was born in upstate New York, in the Village of Unadilla on her father’s dairy farm. After moving to Lodi, CA, she eventually met Jeff Krueg, married and has resided in Chandler, AZ for 26 of their 32 years of marriage. She is a mother of 4 grown children, with her daughter Theresa “Cricket” Standard following in her footsteps.
Theresa “Cricket” Standart
Theresa “Cricket” Standart is a Senior Financial Advisor at Autus Asset Management, LLC. Prior to joining Autus in January 2021, she was a Financial Advisor at Dynamic Wealth Advisors. Cricket started her career at Charles Schwab in 2000. She worked at Schwab for 16 years, including 10 years as a Registered Broker specializing in Margin Services. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Cricket has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her dog and attending sporting events.
Valerie A. Plate
Valerie Plate is the Client Experience Manager at Autus Asset Management. She began her career at the Northern Trust and then Kemper Securities and was a fixed income trader in Chicago for 20 years. More recently, Valerie shifted her focus to client service and worked at Edward Jones in Scottsdale for 8 years before joining the Autus Asset Management firm in January of 2018.
Austin Witherill is a Client Service Associate at Autus Asset Management, LLC. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business while playing four years of basketball at Arizona State University. After graduating in December of 2017, he went on to work for Waste Management, where he did commercial sales for three years. In his spare time, Austin enjoys playing golf and volunteering at Paz De Cristo Outreach Center..