ABOUT RIVERWATER PARTNERS

Riverwater Partners is a Milwaukee-based socially responsible investment advisory firm. Our dedication to ESG investing allows us to help align each investor’s specific values and mission with their investments. Our experienced investment and client services team of independent fiduciary advisors and sustainable investors delivers a range of services from investment advising to asset and wealth management.

Riverwater was founded in April 2016 by Laura and Adam Peck and in 2018 became the first certified B-Corporation in Milwaukee. We are proud to be a Certified Women’s Owned business with women representing 53% ownership of the firm.

At Riverwater, we believe that companies that incorporate ESG are stronger and, therefore, you can do well while doing good. And this is backed by data. Studies have shown that working for positive change and achieving competitive returns do not have to be mutually exclusive.

We are proud to be a Certified B-Corp™.

OUR MISSION AND VALUES

OUR MISSION

To make the world a better place by growing wealth through responsible investing.

OUR VALUES

  • Embrace humility and diversity of thought
  • Strive for excellence with integrity and passion
  • Generate measurable impact

OUR TEAM

Our experienced team is committed to providing excellence in service to our clients, our communities and society as a whole.

Adam Peck, Riverwater Partners' Chief Investment Officer

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Prior to forming Riverwater in 2016, Adam was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Heartland Advisors where he co-managed a multi-billion dollar small-cap value mutual fund. He currently serves on the board of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Coral Gables Trust Company…

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Cindy Bohlen, Chief Mindfulness Officer and Analyst at Riverwater Partners

Chief Mindfulness Officer & Analyst

Cindy is the Chief Mindfulness Officer at Riverwater Partners. Prior to joining Riverwater, Cindy managed money for clients, serving as an analyst, fund manager, and portfolio manager at Robert W. Baird and M&I Investment Management. More recently, she added a…

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Greg Wait, Partner

Greg has over thirty years of experience working with individual and institutional investors. In 2003, Greg founded Falcons Rock Investment Counsel, LLC, an independent and fee-based investment advisor and grew it into one of the leading responsible investment firms in…

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Kirk Fox, Senior Analyst at Riverwater Partners

Senior Analyst

Kirk has over 17 years in the investment industry. Most recently, he managed a billion-dollar global portfolio for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). While at SWIB, Kirk covered the energy sector and traveled globally searching for investment ideas. Both through…

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Laura Peck, Founder and Chief Compliance Officer at Riverwater Partners

Founder & Chief Compliance Officer

Laura practiced law at Holland & Knight in Miami, FL, specializing in maritime contracts and litigation. Laura is an officer and board member at the Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee, is on the Board of Directors at the Milwaukee Institute…

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Liz Kiefer, Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Elizabeth “Liz” is the Operations Manager at Riverwater, where she enjoys taking ownership of all aspects of client communication, performance reporting, back office operations, and vendor relationships.  Liz has 25 years of experience working with institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Prior…

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Matt Drvaric, CFP at Riverwater Partners

Matt has been in the investment industry for over a decade and has strong research and client service experience. Prior to joining Riverwater, Matt worked at Wells Fargo Asset Management as an Associate Regional Director where he was responsible for…

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Nathan Fredrick, Research Analyst at Riverwater Partners

Portfolio Manager

Nate is a CFA Charterholder and the co-Portfolio Manager for the ESG Microcap Opportunities Strategy. He received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Economics and an MBA from University Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Investment Management Certificate Program. Prior to…

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Investment Research Analyst

Connor Doak, Investment Research Analyst, is responsible for manager selection and asset allocation research and provides research support to the Riverwater analysts. Prior to joining Riverwater, Connor worked as a Research and Due Diligence analyst within U.S. Bank’s Asset Management…

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Senior Wealth Analyst

Jan is a Certified Financial Planner™ with over 20 years of financial planning and client services experience at several large wealth management firms including LPL Financial, Wintrust Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Advisors. In addition to being a CFP®, Jan…

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ADVISORY BOARD

Riverwater is privileged to have the support, expertise, and strategic thought partnership of our Advisory Board – made up of individuals with deep industry and philanthropic experience.

Brenda Campbell, Advisory Board Member at Riverwater Partners

BRENDA CAMPBELL

President and CEO, SecureFutures

SecureFutures is a non-profit that provides financial literacy programs and resources that
empower students to make sound financial decisions. As President and CEO of Secure Futures, Brenda oversees day-to-day operations as well as program evolution and expansion, board development, and fundraising. Brenda serves as the organization’s spokesperson, and regularly contributes her expertise on financial literacy as a writer and speaker.

Brenda’s background includes extensive experience in program development, management, and evaluation in the areas of financial literacy, education, workforce development, and child welfare. Brenda is also passionate about empowering women as leaders and has served on the boards of Milwaukee Women Inc. and Professional Dimensions. Brenda was a Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2010 and a 2017 recipient of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.

Bill Komisar, Advisory Board member at Riverwater Partners

BILL KOMISAR, CPA

Business Management Consultant

Chief Financial Officer, Asenzya, Inc. Former principal of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and Komisar Brady & Co. LLP – Certified Public Accountants where he was responsible for a multitude of business, individual, trust, and estate clients. Bill has extensive experience with service, distributorship, manufacturing, real estate businesses, and non-profit organizations, including extensive management and tax consulting for privately held businesses, individuals, trusts and estates.

Elmer Moore, Advisory Board member at Riverwater Partners

ELMER MOORE

Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee

Elmer Moore Jr. is executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Scale Up Milwaukee works to transform the culture of growth in southeastern Wisconsin using an expanding portfolio of programs including two accelerators and a membership platform. Scale Up accelerator companies have created more than 1300 jobs and generate more than $400M in revenue annually.

Elmer founded a VC-backed manufacturing business, Milwaukee Denim Co., is an Instructor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at Marquette University and supports the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He has traveled extensively speaking, teaching, and consulting on entrepreneurial growth and strategy for mission-based organizations and for-profit companies. He serves on several boards and advisories including Chairman of the board of Commissioners for the Social Development Commission and trustee for his alma mater, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Elmer also has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City.

Les Weil, Advisory Board member at Riverwater Partners

LES WEIL

Community Volunteer

Les is an active community volunteer, nonprofit coach, philanthropist, and former business owner/entrepreneur. Since 1994, he has collaborated with more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida areas. Specifically assisting them with friend-raising/fundraising training, board solicitation training, marketing, and the business operations of nonprofits. Les encourages board members, volunteers, and senior staff to work together in partnership.

He has worked with nonprofits in all sectors, including social service, health, education, arts, and the environment, and co-chaired numerous Capital Campaigns. Among the awards recognizing his service: the Honorary Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Todd Wehr Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the W.I.S.H. Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Friend of The Hispanic Community Award from the United Community Center, the St. Francis Children’s Center Community Service Award and the Human Relations Award from the National Conference on Community and Justice.

Beth Wnuk, Advisory Board member at Riverwater Partners

BETH WNUK

Consultant

Beth Wnuk is an accomplished financial services executive with over 25 years of experience in various executive leadership roles. She served as Regional President for PNC Bank in Wisconsin providing leadership for the region’s sales and service efforts, with direct oversight for all business lines, market revenue and strategic growth initiatives. She has held other executive positions with its predecessor, National City Bank, including Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing, responsible for working with a strategic partner to build and implement an off-shore operations center in Southeast Asia; and as Senior Vice President, managing their $13 billion Consumer Lending Product Division. Ms. Wnuk has held other various leadership positions in Retail Banking with U.S. Bank, Comerica Bank and M&T Bank; with experience in P&L management, acquisition strategy, product management and marketing. Ms. Wnuk most recently served as an outside director of Ixonia Bank from 2013 until 2018 and was the Chief Administrative Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Mount Mary University.

 

Ms. Wnuk graduated from the University of New York at Buffalo and earned her MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.