Dave Beck | Managing Director - Portfolio Management
David Beck, a native of Chicago, Illinois graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.B.A degree in Finance. He started his career at Van Kampen Merritt Inc. where his assignments included mutual fund trading, municipal research and fund pricing. Prior to joining C.W. Henderson & Associates in July 2008, David worked at Bear Stearns & Co., where he spent over 23 years as the head municipal securities trader in the Midwest. In addition, David oversaw new issue underwriting, secondary trading and marketing of tax free products in over thirty states. David built a cohesive trading desk at Bear Stearns that focused on identifying value in the primary and secondary markets while managing a trading account that consistently delivered annual profits. David has an exceptional reputation as a municipal securities professional focused on providing excellent customer service and building strong long term relationships.
Monika Bhasin | Vice President - Portfolio Management
Monika Bhasin is a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned a bachelor's degree in history. Prior to joining C.W. Henderson & Associates in 1996, Monika supported the efforts of two financial consultants at Smith Barney and prior to that, was a paralegal in the litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago.
From the time Monika joined the firm to the summer of 1998, her main responsibility involved processing security transactions and maintaining client relations. Her primary functions currently include implementing our investment strategies, allocating holdings among our client portfolios, interacting with our institutional brokers and conducting in-depth structural research on new and secondary issues.
Monika holds an M.B.A. from Loyola University.
Francis Michl | Vice President - Portfolio Management
Francis Michl is a native of Geneva, IL and a graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He has over 28 years of experience in the municipal bond arena. Prior to joining C.W. Henderson & Associates in July 2018, Francis was a partner, Managing Director at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management. Before working at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, Francis held positions at Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds.
Francis' responsibilities as a Portfolio Manager include interacting with brokers, conducting in-depth structural research on new and secondary issues, implementing C.W. Henderson’s investment strategies, and allocating holdings among clients.
Matthew S. Andrews | Managing Director
Matt Andrews is a native of Kentwood, Michigan and a 2001 graduate of The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a degree in Economics. Prior to joining C. W. Henderson in March 2003, Matt worked as an Investment Advisor Representative at Zacks Investment Management in Chicago.
Matt’s primary functions include monitoring client portfolio structures to assure consistency regarding risk profiles and total return potential. In addition, he collaborates with wealth managers to explain how client portfolios can be restructured to control risk, improve returns and avoid excessive taxation. He has additional involvement in client relations, security analysis and trading.
Matt holds an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.
Daniel Thorpe | CFA, Vice President - Credit Research
Dan Thorpe is a native of Wayzata, MN and a 2003 graduate of Boston College with a degree in Economics. Prior to joining C. W. Henderson in June 2010, Dan completed his MBA studies at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. From 2003 to 2008 Dan worked as a municipal bond trader/analyst at Gannett Welsh & Kotler in Boston, MA.
Dan analyzes credit characteristics of inherited and existing securities to ensure that credit standards are maintained in client accounts. In addition, he collaborates with C.W. Henderson’s traders to evaluate new issue and secondary market offerings.
Andrew Castellucci | Assistant Vice President - Credit Research
Andrew Castellucci, a native of Chicago, IL graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in political science. He began his career at State Farm Insurance’s corporate office in the fixed income department where he worked as an investment analyst for the municipal bond group. Just prior to joining C.W. Henderson, he worked for the Private Bank in Chicago where his primary responsibility was reviewing and approving bank qualified municipal bonds for the bank’s investment portfolio. Andrew’s job function involves analyzing bonds for purchase and evaluating existing holdings.
In 2010, Andrew earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Kerry Kobe | Vice President - Information Technology & Operations
Kerry Kobe, a native of Northern Virginia and graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1998 with a degree in Finance and Business Economics, joined the firm in the summer of 1998.
When Kerry initially joined the firm, her main responsibilities were trade processing, client relations, and technology for the company. Subsequent growth required that Kerry focus her attention on developing and enhancing the firm’s technology infrastructure. As manager of Information Technology, Kerry focuses on assuring that hardware and software assets are sufficient to support the continued growth of the firm. She is responsible for third party vendor vetting, engagements and implementation coordination. Kerry designs and maintains the firm’s website and works with the marketing team to develop efficient information distribution processes. Kerry also supports various client service efforts.
Kerry holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
Clare Retrum | Vice President - Operations
Clare, a native of River Forest, IL holds her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Clare joined C. W. Henderson & Associates in 2001 and has expanded systems and procedures that have supported the firm’s growth.
Clare Retrum supervises the firm’s client service efforts that include account set up, back office operations, portfolio reporting, billing, account reconciliation, system integration and operations. These functions provide critical support to the firm’s investment process and support relations with clients, advisors and consultants. She provides valuable client service to meet the needs of our clients, advisors and consultants.
Clare holds an MBA from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Jeanhee Hoffman | Vice President - Marketing
Jeanhee Hoffman, a native of a Northwest suburb of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with bachelor's degree in finance, joined the firm in June 1997. Prior to joining C.W. Henderson & Associates, Jeanhee spent three and a half years as a sales associate with Bernardi Securities, Inc., a municipal broker-dealer in Chicago. Her past work experience also includes financial planning, management, and human resources.
Jeanhee is responsible for marketing, new business development, and client service and she maintains relationships with consultants, financial planners and other investment professionals. She reports performance data to record keeping institutions, such as, eVestment Alliance, PSN - Informa Investment Solutions, and Nelson Investment Manager Database, and completes questionnaire requests. Jeanhee is also responsible for the administration and accounting functions for the firm.
Shannon Flavin | Vice President - Operations
Shannon Flavin, a native of Buffalo, NY and graduate of Miami University at Oxford, Ohio with a degree in Finance, joined the firm in July 2008. Shannon’s primary role is to enhance the firm’s portfolio management system by processing security transactions, settling trades, reconciling client portfolios, processing billing and client reporting. She also provides valuable client service to meet the needs of our clients, advisors and custodians.
Shannon holds an MBA from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Allison Olexa | Associate
Allison Olexa is a native of a Southwest suburb of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Allison received her bachelor's degree in Finance, Investment and Banking before joining the firm in July 2016. Allison's primary role is to enhance the firm's portfolio management system by processing security transactions, settling trades, reconciling client portfolios, processing billing and client reporting. She also provides valuable client service to meet the needs of our clients, advisors and custodians.
Amanda Sweis | Administrative Associate
Amanda Sweis is a native of Oak Lawn, Illinois and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology before joining the firm in January 2018. Amanda focuses on administration and marketing for the firm. She manages internal office functions, assists with new business development, and maintains the company’s CRM system as well as communications with investment advisors and consultants.