Your Professional Staff

FOUNDERS

Co-Founded Envoi, LLC in 2006

Past Experience
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Tonkawa, Inc.
Education
  • Carleton College, B.A., Economics
  • Carlson School of Management, M.B.A., Finance, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
 

Co-Founded Envoi, LLC in 2006

Past Experience
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Ford Motor Company
Education
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., Finance
  • Carlson School of Management, M.B.A., Marketing
 

Co-Founded Envoi, LLC in 2006

Past Experience
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Oppenheimer & Co., Lehman Brothers
Education
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., Economics

CLIENT ADVISORY

John Benson, JD, CPA, CFP® | Senior Director

Joined Envoi in 2017

Past Experience
  • Tonkawa, Inc.
  • Greycoach Properties, Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
Education
  • North Dakota State University, B.S., Accounting
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
 

Peter Braxton | Director

Joined Envoi in 2017

Past Experience
  • DOM Capital Group, LLC
  • Credit Suisse USA, LLC
Education
  • Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Biology
  • Washington University in St Louis, M.B.A.
 

Elizabeth Gustafson | Director

Joined Envoi in 2014

Past Experience
  • Merrill Lynch - Private Banking & Investment Group
  • Morgan Stanley
Education
  • Northwestern University, B.A., English
  • Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University M.B.A., Finance & Marketing
Community Involvement
  • Children’s Minnesota, Legacy Advisor Leadership Committee
 

Anthony Quill, CFA | Vice President

Joined Envoi in 2019

Past Experience
  • Terra Partners Asset Management
  • University of Minnesota Endowment Fund
  • Ameriprise/Columbia Asset Management
Education
  • Hamline University, BA Economics and Spanish
  • University of Minnesota, MS Applied Economics
 

JT Paine | Analyst

Joined Envoi in 2017

Education
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., Economics

INVESTMENT RESEARCH & REPORTING

J.J. Kirby, CFA, CAIA | Director

Joined Envoi in 2014

Past Experience
  • Minnesota State Board of Investment
Education
  • University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, B.A., Finance & Marketing
  • University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, M.B.A.
Community Involvement
  • Investment Committee Member, Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota
  • Investment Committee Member, Workers Compensation Reinsurance Association
 

Erich Hartwig, CFA | Associate

Joined Envoi in 2011

Education
  • Bethel University, Economics and Finance
 

Kyle Drake, CFA, CAIA | Associate

Joined Envoi in 2010

Education
  • Carleton College, B.A., Mathematics
Community Involvement
  • Board member, CAIA Association in Minnesota

FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Brad Brunell | Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Joined Envoi in 2010

Past Experience
  • Castlelake
  • Carlson Companies/Tonkawa Family Office
  • SUPERVALU
  • Metris Companies
  • KPMG
Education
  • Villanova University, B.S., Accountancy
  • Carlson School of Management, M.B.A., Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
 

Amy Malinski | Senior Manager

Joined Envoi in 2019

Past Experience
  • JLL Commercial Real Estate
  • Envoi, LLC (2010 – 2015)
Education
  • Hamline University, BA Business Administration
 

Alyssa Hokanson | Assistant

Joined Envoi in 2019

Education
  • University of Minnesota, BA Anthropology