Scott Eltjes, CFA, FLMIChief Executive Officer and President
Scott is the Chief Executive Officer and President, managing day-to-day operations and driving the strategic vision of the firm. Scott also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and is Executive Vice President of Investment Management and Wealth Management Divisions for Bankers Trust Company. Scott has more than 30 years of investment management experience, which includes portfolio management, business management, marketing, and client service. Scott earned a degree in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and has a Masters of Business Administration from Drake University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Scott also holds a Fellowship in the Life Insurance Management Institute.
Kevin Chorniak, CFP®Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Chorniak currently serves as Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer. Kevin also manages the Wealth Management and Trust businesses for our affiliate, Bankers Trust. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has worked in the wealth management industry for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Bankers Trust, Kevin served as Chief Operating Officer for the Institutional Services line of business at Fifth Third Bank. He has broad experience encompassing institutional trust, institutional investment management, trust operations, corporate trust, foundation & endowment management, global custody, qualified and non-qualified retirement plan services and reinsurance and escrow businesses. Highlights of Kevin’s community involvement include serving on the Board of Directors at the Blank Park Zoo, on the Board of Directors at the Iowa Center for Economic Success as Immediate Past Chair, and also serving as a member of the ExecuNet MBA Executive Advisory Network. Other highlights include serving as a former member of the Board of Directors of 3660 Grand Avenue HOA, as the former Director of Salvation Army of Southern Indiana, Exploited Children’s Help Organization, and YMCA of Southwest Indiana. In addition, he has volunteered with Animal Care Society and Try Kids Tri Splash and Dash USAT Youth Aquathlon. Lastly, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for a local start-up company, Emory Dry Ice.
Jon Augustine, CFAChief Investment Officer
Jon is Chief Investment Officer for BTC Capital Management. Jon is responsible for firm-wide risk management and oversight of all investment processes and strategies. Prior to joining BTC Capital Management, Jon was CIO & Director for WB Capital Management Inc. Jon earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1985 and has more than 30 years of investment management experience. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Iowa. Jon earned his BBA in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.
Dave JacksonSenior Managing Director, Institutional Consultant
Dave is a Senior Managing Director for BTC Capital Management. Dave is responsible for new business development and client service for both direct Institutional investment relationships, as well as Private Client relationships in conjunction with the Wealth Management division of our affiliate, Bankers Trust. Dave has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. His experience has included business development, relationship management, and product management for institutional and wealth management clients. Prior to joining BTC Capital Management, Dave was an Investment Consultant for Miles Capital and previously held business development positions with Zurich, N.A., National City Bank, and the Principal Financial Group. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Currently, Dave serves on the Board of Directors for the ALS Association, Iowa Chapter.
Brian Rolland, CPA, CMA, CTPSenior Managing Director
Brian is a Senior Managing Director for BTC Capital Management. Brian has over 20 years of experience serving the investment needs of institutional and private clients. Brian is also in charge of our bank channel and works with our bank sub-advisory clients, providing investment consulting and participating in client presentations and business development coaching. Brian has a very diverse background. He started his career as a classroom educator and is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa. He also has experience in public accounting, private accounting, treasury and cash management, as well as other financial services. Brian has earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Iowa. He has also obtained in Series 65 license.
Jeff Birdsley, CFASenior Managing Director
Jeff Birdsley is a Senior Managing Director for BTC Capital Management. Jeff has more than 25 years of investment experience. Jeff’s primary responsibilities include fixed income portfolio management and strategy. Prior to joining BTC Capital Management, Jeff was a fixed income portfolio manager for EMC Insurance Companies. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Iowa State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska.
Mark MandziaraSenior Managing Director
Mark Mandziara is a Senior Managing Director for BTC Capital Management. Mark has more than 35 years of experience serving the investment needs of institutional and private clients and has been with BTC Capital Management since the firm's inception in 2003. Mark directs the portfolio management activities, including research and trading of the firm's Equity team. Mark also serves a lead strategy manager for two of the firm's five equity strategies. Mark has a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree from Buena Vista University.
Deb NortonSenior Managing Director, Institutional Relationship & Services Manager
Deb is the Senior Managing Director, Institutional Relationship & Services Manager at BTC Capital Management. She leads the Client Service and Relationship Management teams comprised of professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of client service and portfolio management. Deb has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry developing and managing strong client relationships, onboarding clients, discussing investment goals, and leading portfolio reviews. She enjoys building strong relationships with her clients to better help them reach their investment goals.
Deb has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa. Deb and her family founded and manage the Chris Norton Foundation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord and neuromuscular disabilities. The Chris Norton Foundation provides grants to medical facilities to fund various accommodations and neuromuscular deficiencies equipment in addition to sponsoring an annual wheelchair camp. In her free time, Deb enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
Allen Goody, CFA, CPASenior Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist
Allen is a Senior Managing Director for BTC Capital Management and has more than 20 years of investment management experience with institutions and high net worth individuals. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Iowa. In addition, Allen earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Iowa and the CFA Institute.
Justin Carley, CFA, FLMIManaging Director II
Justin is a Managing Director II, providing portfolio management and credit analysis for fixed income strategies. He also manages the firm’s multi-manager portfolio strategies and contributes to the asset allocation framework. Justin has more than 10 years of experience focusing on management, analysis and trading of fixed income portfolios. Previously, Justin was a fixed income portfolio manager at American Trust & Savings Bank. Justin has a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and holds a Fellowship in the Life Insurance Management Institute.
Dwayne Krpan, CFAManaging Director
Dwayne is a Managing Director and is a member of the team responsible for the equity strategies at BTC Capital. He also provides advisory services regarding BTC Capital’s asset allocation strategy for multi asset class portfolios. Dwayne has 15 years of experience in the institutional investment industry including market analysis, fund management and asset allocation. He also has 13 years of experience in the energy industry including natural gas trading, long-term strategy and origination. Dwayne has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a current board member for the Des Moines After School Arts Program (ASAP). In his free time, he likes to travel with his wife and two sons and enjoys playing hockey and soccer.
David Chapman, CFAManaging Director, Institutional Sales Consultant
David is a Managing Director and Institutional Sales Consultant for BTC Capital Management. David has over 10 years of investment experience including fixed income portfolio management, equity portfolio management, external manager selection, asset allocation decision making and client relationship management. David has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in finance from Iowa State University. David also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in finance from Iowa State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from Drake University. David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Marie RodriguezClient Services Supervisor
Marie is the Client Services Supervisor II at BTC Capital Management. With a decade of experience in the financial services industry, she plays a pivotal role in Relationship Management, Investment Portfolio Implementation, Operations and Project/Risk Management. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College, where she obtained a double major in business management and Spanish. Marie also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a Finance concentration from the University of Iowa. In her free time, Marie enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with her husband and children.
Joseph McAndrewTrading and Implementation Specialist
Joe joined BTC Capital Management in 2018 as a Trading and Implementation Specialist. He has 4 years of investment operations experience, including corporate actions and data entry. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.
Lucas ParkerInvestment Services Specialist
Lucas is an Investment Services Specialist and serves as the mutual fund and common/collective fund trader. He assists the relationship management team with daily requests including onboarding, offboarding and account change processes for clients. Previously, Lucas worked for Robinhood Financial as a CX Representative. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in public administration with an emphasis in economics and finance. In his free time, he likes to spend time with family and friends and to watch and play sports.
Ian MolesOperations Specialist & Assistant Trader
Ian is an Investment Operations and Trading Specialist at BTC Capital Management. As part of the Client Service Team, he is responsible for onboarding new client accounts, account reconciliation, trading support and firm reporting. Previously, Ian worked at Wells Fargo in their Equipment Finance department. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in business administration from Monmouth College. Ian is the Assistant Varsity Coach for the West Des Moines Lacrosse Club. In his free time enjoys coaching and playing lacrosse and spending time with his dog.
Paul LarsenChief Compliance Officer
Paul Larsen currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer for BTC Capital Management, as well as Wealth Management & Trust Counsel for Bankers Trust. Paul has over 20 years of experience in estate and business succession planning, trust administration, and regulatory compliance related to the trust and fiduciary business. Prior to joining BTC Capital Management in 2020, Paul was the Chief Fiduciary Officer at Chemical Bank, a division of TCF National Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. Paul is past chair of the Michigan Bankers Association’s Trust Counsel Committee and past president of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council.
Alesia EndresExecutive Assistant III
Alesia Endres is an Executive Assistant for BTC Capital Management. Alesia provides administrative assistance and support to Scott Eltjes in his dual role with BTC Capital Management and Bankers Trust Company. Alesia has over 20 years of experience providing executive-level support.