Kinateder Hired as Executive Vice President

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 1, 2017 – Ferguson Wellman is pleased to announce that Tara Kinateder has joined the firm as executive vice president and a member of the firm’s wealth management committee.

With more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Kinateder came to Ferguson Wellman after working at U.S. Trust as a private client advisor and market leader. Before her career at U.S. Trust, she worked for Bernstein Wealth Management as a financial advisor and Paychex MMS as a strategic consultant. Kinateder specializes in business succession and pre-transaction planning, asset management and asset allocation planning, retirement planning and advising women in transition on strategies to help them protect their wealth.

Raised in Georgia, Kinateder earned her B.A. from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, with a double major in journalism and business, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received a certificate in personal financial planning from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a certificate in investment strategies and portfolio management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Kinateder serves as chair of the Classic Wines Auction board and has been a board member since 2014. She is also current chair of the annual Wine Auction. Kinateder chairs the Arlington Club entertainment committee and is a member of the house committee. 

“We are extraordinarily pleased to add Tara to our team of investment professionals. Her expertise in all aspects of wealth management allows her to become a value-add to our clients immediately. She has a shared vision with us for serving clients and growing our firm. We are delighted to have her,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive officer.

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment advisory firm, established in the Pacific Northwest. As of January 1, 2017, the firm manages over $4.5 billion for more than 760 clients that include individuals and families; Taft-Hartley and corporate retirement plans; and endowments and foundations with portfolios of $3 million or more. West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson Wellman, serves clients with assets starting at $750,000. (Data as of January 2017).