Chuck is a Managing Member and co-founder at Pointe Capital Management. Chuck is responsible for serving existing clients, working with prospective clients as well as portfolio construction and security selection.
Chuck received his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 1974, and joined Goldman, Sachs & Co New York and moved to Goldman Detroit in 1975. In 1990, he joined Kidder, Peabody & Co, and worked for both Paine Webber and UBS AG through a series of acquisitions beginning in 1995. At each Firm, he was an Institutional research, trading and sales specialist providing both equity and fixed income investing services to institutional investors, ultra high net worth individuals, corporations and hedge funds. In addition, he sourced various capital raising activities including an Initial Public Offering, a private placement, two hospital financings, a hotel refinancing, a public pension fund restructuring and a leveraged buy-out. During his 35 year career on Wall Street, Chuck developed a deep and thorough understanding of U.S. and Global capital markets and served a diverse group of professional and institutional investors for trading execution, economic research, equity research, fixed income research, portfolio structuring and strategy. He has personally handled over $2b of trades every year or approximately $60b in total market value over his career. Chuck served as a Naval Aviator in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1995, retiring with the rank of Commander.
In addition to an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Chuck holds a B.S. from Michigan State University.
Paul is a Managing Member, Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Pointe Capital Management. Paul’s responsibilities include portfolio construction, security selection, trading, and Firm compliance.
Prior to founding Pointe Capital, Paul worked at UBS Financial Services where he served both institutional and individual clients. Paul’s practice included servicing institutional money manager clients with best execution trading on both equity and new issue municipal bonds. He also developed a robust individual and high net worth business that focused on custom portfolio allocations for successful business owners. Prior to UBS, he worked at Morgan Stanley in New York City where he performed performance attribution analysis and portfolio maintenance functions for its three largest internal managers.
Paul has a B.S. from Colgate University.
Jeff is a Managing Member of Pointe Capital Management. Jeff is responsible for serving current clients and building the Firm’s practice in addition to developing best practices for portfolio construction and security selection.
Prior to joining the Pointe Capital team, Jeff spent eight years at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in New York including four years as Executive Director building and leading a team which served the Firm’s most senior executives. In addition, Jeff also worked as an Alternative Investment Product Specialist for Morgan Stanley and helped raise $2.5 billion for these funds over four years. Earlier in his career, Jeff was a Vice President at JPMorgan Private Bank where he was accountable to a $6 billion portfolio of client relationships.
Jeff has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Jeff is a CFA charter holder.
As an Executive Director of Pointe Capital Management, Jessica is responsible for serving existing clients, developing new business and practice growth, marketing matters and Firm communications.
Prior to joining Pointe Capital, Jessica spent nine years with Plante Moran Financial Advisors serving individuals, families, estates and trusts where she assisted clients with asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment manager selection, income taxation planning and multi-generational strategic estate planning. At Plante Moran, Jessica assisted in serving 60 clients with combined assets under management of $635 million and was heavily involved in firm development by participating on a variety of committees, presenting frequently at firm training sessions and contributing to the Women’s in Leadership initiative. Earlier in her career, Jessica was a Research Associate for MacGregor Associates, an institutional real estate investment consultant in Chicago where she conducted and compiled real estate market research for corporations, pension funds, Taft-Hartley plans and other institutional investor clients.
Jessica has an MBA from the Quinlan School of Business: Loyola University Chicago where she was on the Dean’s list, as well as an active member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society and where she co-founded the Loyola Shares philanthropic organization serving Chicago’s at risk community. Jessica has a B.S. from the University of Michigan. Jessica is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Jim is Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Pointe Capital Management. Jim is responsible for portfolio management, security selection, serving clients and developing Pointe Capital Management’s institutional practice.
Jim spent 17 years with Loomis Sayles where he co-managed the $6 billion large-cap value strategy, a long only energy fund and was a co-manager of the Loomis Sayles Energy Hedge Fund. In addition, he spent 15 years with Paine Webber / Rotan Mosle as a Managing Director and Senior Energy Research Team Leader and Analyst. Jim has been widely quoted on a variety of energy related securities and topics in numerous national publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. Most notably, Jim was selected as an Institutional Investor Magazine All-America Research Team - member from 1984-1996, and Ranked #1 Energy Service Analyst in the U.S. from 1986-1996 by Greenwich Associates.
Jim has an MBA from Wayne State University with a concentration in Corporate Finance and a B.S. from Wayne State University with a concentration in Economics. Jim has been is a CFA charter holder since 1976.
Notes: 1) All-America Research Team mythology: Since 1971 Institutional Investor Magazine annually surveys institutions to rate the top analysts in four of their primary activities – picking stocks, estimating corporate earnings, the quality of their written reports and their overall service. The survey goes to the director of research or head of investments of the biggest money management organizations in the U.S. and other significant U.S., European and Asian institutional investors. Rankings are determined by numerical scores. 2) Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors – Rankings for qualitative metrics are based on leading research firms in annual survey. Survey winners are solely views reported by research participants and do not represent the opinions or endorsements of Greenwich Associates.
Liz is a Managing Director of Pointe Capital Management. Liz is responsible for serving existing clients, developing new client relationships and consulting on the Firm’s strategies under management.
Prior to joining the Pointe Capital Management team, Liz spent twenty-one years at Munder Capital Management as a Senior Investment Manager. While at Munder, Liz served over 140 accounts with assets of $1.6 billion, including domestic and international corporations, insurance companies, hospitals, endowment, foundation, and high net-worth clients. Liz provided guidance on investment policies, portfolio asset allocation and portfolio holdings. Earlier in her career, Liz was an Assistant Vice-President and Trust Officer for Comerica Bank in Detroit where she coordinated client relationships and administration for 100 endowment and foundation accounts and managed investment portfolios for 25 common trust fund accounts. Liz began her career at The Vanguard Group serving institutional clients including employee retirement plans.
Considering her broad investment background, Liz volunteers as the Chair of the Investment Committees for a variety of charitable organizations including the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, the Young Woman’s Home Association and the Tau Beta Association.
Liz received her B.A in Government from the College of William and Mary and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
As Director, Business Development, Ken is responsible for serving existing clients and developing new client relationships in the Firm’s institutional practice. Prior to joining the Pointe Capital Management team, Ken spent twenty-one years with the City of Sterling Heights (Michigan) Police Department acting under the role of President of the Sterling Heights Police & Fire Pension System and President of the Command Officers Association. Ken began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a Morse Intercept Operator with Top Secret Umbra Security Clearance. Throughout his tenure, Ken was awarded various honors including Department of Homeland Security Unified Incident Command Leader, Officer of the Year (1998), Project Manager of New World Systems Software Implementation and a selected speaker for the Police Academy Graduating class.
Ken graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree.
Heather is a Senior Investment Analyst at Pointe Capital Management. Heather is responsible for investment research, security selection, portfolio analytics & management, and performance evaluation.
Heather brings 30 years of investment experience from research and portfolio management to client services and philanthropy. Prior to joining Pointe Capital, Heather spent over nine years with TMW Enterprises, Inc. providing portfolio management, investment research, estate planning and wealth transfer strategies to an entrepreneurial, multi-generational family. Prior to TMW, Heather spent four years with Munder Capital Management and two years with Loomis Sayles providing quantitative equity analysis and research to identify potential investment opportunities for their respective large cap value and small cap value teams.
Heather received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and is a CFA charter holder.
Susan is the Director of Administration for the Pointe Capital Management team. Susan works closely with prospective and existing clients with their daily financial needs and she supports the PCM team members in all capacities.
Prior to joining the founding members at Pointe Capital Management, Susan served as a Sales Assistant at UBS Financial Services where she provided operational and administrative support to a team of financial advisors. Additionally, Susan worked closely with prospective and current clients with onboarding, daily cash flow activity, preparation of client reports and restricted security transactions. Over the fifteen years at UBS, Susan served 80-100 clients with approximately $450 million under management. Prior to UBS, Susan worked at Coopers and Lybrand in the Defined Contribution practice where she assisted with pension administration for the 401(k) plan and was responsible for asset reconciliation and other accounting functions. Earlier in her career, Susan worked for Olympia Entertainment and the Brookline Corporation serving prominent families and local corporations in a client serving manner