John C. Puetz

John Puetz is the sole principal and portfolio manager for LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel. He has spent the past 28 years in the financial services industry and has been managing clients' portfolios since 1996. Together with our clients, John is involved in the entire investment process, from the formulation of an investment plan to the construction of the portfolio as well as plan implementation.

Prior to becoming an investment advisor in 1996, John was a manager at Price Waterhouse's Valuation Services Group practice in Chicago, where he was responsible for managing the valuation of closely-held stock interests and businesses. He valued many types of assets, including common and preferred stock of many closely-held businesses, subsidiaries of large, publicly traded firms, and trade names, patent portfolios, and other intellectual property. Prior to becoming a manager, he worked as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in the Middle Market Group for small, non-public companies.

John has spoken to many community groups concerning relevant topics in the investment field and has traveled to the Far East, South America, and Europe for his valuation clients. In addition, he has successfully testified as an expert in court in a shareholder's dispute case.

John received his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. Puetz then attended the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 1991-1995 where he received his Masters in Management, majoring in Finance.

Tina Partlo

Tina Partlo joined the firm in 2000 and is the firm's Client Service Manager, although her position encompasses much more than that. Tina has been employed in the investment advisory business since 1986 and has extensive experience in the financial services business, particularly in the area of trade executions and financial software.

Tina is a lifelong resident of Traverse City and recieved her degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University.