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Firm – Our Team

Senior Management and Investment Committee Members

Nicholas Tompras, CFA®
Non-Executive Chairman

Nick has over 23 years of experience in the investment management industry. He founded the firm in 1999 and developed its core investment philosophy and research process. Nick has been the lead portfolio manager of the firm’s primary EQR strategy since its inception in 2000. Prior to forming the firm, Nick was a portfolio manager at a St. Louis based asset management company. Nick has a BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and has attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Brett Rufkahr, CFA®, CAIA®
President

Brett has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Since 1996, Brett has held several positions at U.S. Trust including Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager, Market Executive, and Private Client Advisor. Additionally, Brett led the investment side of TIAA-CREF Institutional Trust Company based in St. Louis. Brett has a BSBA with a double major in accounting and finance and an MBA, both from Saint Louis University and has earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

To review Brett’s background as an investment professional please visit FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Kris Cervera
Chief Operating Officer

Kris has over 27 years of experience in the investment management industry. Over the last 15 years, Kris has served as Vice President of Operations for Alpine helping grow its assets to $3.4 billion. As the Chief Operating Officer of Alpine Private Capital, Kris is responsible for both the operations of the firm and for leading Alpine Private Capital’s client service team.

Mike Stanton, CFP®
Managing Director & Private Advisor

Mike has 19 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining APC, Mike was an Executive Director and Private Banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank serving high and ultra-high net worth families and family offices across the country. His former positions include Private Client Manager at U.S. Trust, Sr. Financial Representative at Fidelity Investments, and a member of the Product team at Morningstar. Mike has a BS in Finance from University of Illinois and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

To review Mike’s background as an investment professional please visit FINRA’s BrokerCheck.