Our Team

Mike Steele, ChFC®, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Steele, ChFC®, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

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Mike Steele, our owner and CEO, has been one of the nation’s predominant financial advisors for over thirty years. As a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC), he leads many of the firm’s comprehensive financial planning engagements. He also leads the firm’s investment committee, which researches and selects investments for utilization in client portfolios and is instrumental in establishing the firm’s investment philosophy. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Business, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Kathryn L. Moran, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Kathryn L. Moran, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Katie Moran, our Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, is responsible for developing and maintaining the firm’s overall operational strategies in addition to managing and safeguarding company financials.  In her role as Chief Compliance Officer she leads both the design and implementation of the firm’s compliance policies.  Katie earned her Accounting degree from the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa and has passed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination. Prior to joining Steele in 2002, she worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Brett Wessels, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Brett Wessels, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

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Brett Wessels, our Chief Investment Officer, leads the firm’s strategic investment planning initiatives and portfolio construction.  He also plays an integral role in developing and maintaining the firm’s operational efficiencies through multiple applications.  Prior to joining Steele Capital Management, Brett served as an investment analyst with FBL Financial Group, Inc., focusing on fixed income investment portfolios for insurance companies and mutual funds. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Business with an undergraduate degree in Finance and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He is currently a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Iowa.

Bradley Lewis, CPA, CFP®, CMFC

Senior Portfolio Manager

Bradley Lewis, CPA, CFP®, CMFC

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Brad Lewis, Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee, plays an integral role in the management of our clients’ investment portfolios. He also assists our clients with the tax aspects of financial planning. Bradley is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Business, where he earned both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Accounting. He has since passed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination and has been designated as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He joined Steele Capital Management in 1997.

Nick Smith, CFP®, CPA, CMFC

Senior Portfolio Manager

Nick Smith, CFP®, CPA, CMFC

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Nick Smith, Senior Portfolio Manager, is a member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee and plays a significant role in developing firm-wide investment policy and portfolio construction.   He has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation and leads the firm’s efforts in developing tax-efficient investment portfolios. Nick is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor.  Prior to joining Steele Capital Management, Nick served as an auditor at Roth & Company, P.C. for four years focusing on financial institutions.  He earned his Accounting degree from the University of Northern Iowa College of Business.

Chris Boxleiter CFP®, CMFC

Director of Company Sponsored Retirement Plans

Chris Boxleiter CFP®, CMFC

Director of Company Sponsored Retirement Plans

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Chris Boxleiter is the Director of Company Sponsored Retirement Plans and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee.  Chris leads the firm’s efforts in developing and implementing fiduciary investment policy in qualified retirement plans, along with consulting businesses on fiduciary liability and risk management.  He earned his Finance Degree from Clarke University and has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Martin J. Smith, MBA

Investment Advisor

Martin J. Smith, MBA

Investment Advisor

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Marty Smith, Investment Advisor, meets with clients to assess their needs and assists with the construction and monitoring of their portfolios. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee, providing key research and analysis for current and future security investments. Marty received a BA in Economics from Simpson College, an MBA in Finance from Western Illinois University, and has passed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination. Prior to joining Steele Capital Management, Marty worked for four years in the Chicago office of Prairie Capital Management.

Kevin Dietzel, MBA, CRC®

Portfolio Manager

Kevin Dietzel, MBA, CRC®

Portfolio Manager

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Kevin Dietzel, Portfolio Manager and member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee, assists clients with personalized investment advice and the management of their individual portfolios. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Data Analytics from Loras College. He has passed Series 7 General Securities Representative and Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examinations and also earned the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) designation. Prior to joining Steele Capital Management, Kevin worked for eight years as a retirement advisor with Prudential Financial.

Dawn Otting

Retirement Plan Services Manager

Dawn Otting

Retirement Plan Services Manager

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Dawn brings a wealth of experience in the retirement plan industry to the table. She started her career twelve years ago at Steele, working in a qualified retirement plan administrative management role, coordinating everything from processing retirement plan payrolls, year-end compliance testing, Form 5500’s, as well as being the point person for some of our most valued clients. Dawn has since expanded her responsibilities as a licensed investment adviser after passing the Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination. Dawn now serves as an integral part of our relationship management team and coordinates our clients’ retirement plan educational programs and fiduciary reviews.  

Jenny Kettering

Director of Client Services

Jenny Kettering

Director of Client Services

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Jenny Kettering, our Director of Client Services, oversees our team of client service professionals and guides the operational aspects of our investment advisory platform. She manages our portfolio management software, oversees all trade executions, produces quarterly performance reports, and assists clients with establishing new accounts and transferring assets. Jenny has passed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination and has been with Steele Capital Management since 1992.