Meet our Team
With more than 200 years of combined experience, we offer a seasoned team of investment professionals who will work on your behalf.
Ken joined Mitchell Capital in February 1990. Today, he serves clients as president of the firm, working with U.S. Treasury securities, Federal Agency securities, state and local tax-exempt securities and corporate bonds. “I know that at Mitchell Capital, we do the homework, we do the analysis and we do the research to be prudent investors,” Ken says. “We’re not given to speculations and that’s important.” Furthermore, he revels in the economic analysis he does each day. “I’ve studied economic history and my job affords me a ringside seat. I really enjoy furthering that understanding of what’s going on economically.”
After Ken earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Missouri, he began his career in finance at Central Bank in Jefferson City, Missouri. “It was a great learning ground for me,” Ken says. He had always been passionate about security analysis and eagerly earned his Chartered Financial Analyst certification. “I’d wanted to be a security analyst since my freshman year in college, and I wanted to do this with the best scientific method I knew.”
Ken met Fred Mitchell, the founder of Mitchell Capital Management, when the firm was still small. “Fred was seeking someone with bond expertise, and that was my first position. Fred has been my mentor ever since.” During his time at Mitchell Capital, Ken’s responsibilities have included fixed income security analysis and portfolio management, as well as institutional tax-exempt clients and individual taxable accounts. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Economic Club of KC and the KC CFA Society.
Ken and his wife have one daughter and one son, both in high school. He is an active volunteer in his son’s Boy Scout troop. In leadership as Committee Chair, Ken oversees all parent volunteers. “It’s very similar to running a business,” he smiles. Ken also enjoys playing tennis and spending time on the family ranch in Lebanon, Missouri.
By the Numbers
190: Scouts Ken oversees as Committee Chair for the third-largest Boy Scout troop in the nation.
Jonn joined Mitchell Capital in October 2000. As Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Jonn researches growth companies, conducts economic analysis, manages equity portfolios and assets and visits with clients. Jonn loves the opportunity to learn something new every day, both about the companies he analyzes and in conversation with his clients. “It makes us better portfolio managers when we’re sitting across the table from those who we’re serving,” Jonn says. “That learning experience is invaluable.”
Jonn has lived and worked across the Midwest, and his career highlights include a role in a bank trust investment department with a mutual fund management company. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Finance, as well as his MBA, from Rockhurst University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the KC CFA Society.
Jonn particularly enjoys travel, and likes researching new destinations in his spare time. Next on his list is Australia. “After I visit Australia, I will have been to every continent,” he says.
By the Numbers
7: Number of continents Jonn has visited. And yes, that means he’s traveled to every continent.
Rich joined the Mitchell Capital team in 1994 and serves clients as Vice President and Portfolio Manager. “Over time, I’ve learned how a portfolio should be managed and handled, and we build a portfolio stock by stock and bond by bond,” he says. “We really know each stock like the back of our hands. And this allows us to be proactive for our clients and ultimately help their portfolios grow.” In conjunction with this stock analysis, Rich also enjoys his client relationships. “I look forward to being in front of my clients on a regular basis and visiting with them,” he adds.
Originally from Salina, Kansas, and raised in Topeka, Rich earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA degrees from the University of Kansas and then relocated to Kansas City. “I’m a byproduct of I-70,” he smiles. Rich began his investment career in 1980 at First National Bank of Kansas City. Over the next 13 years, he was assigned portfolio management responsibility for trust and pooled fund accounts totaling $400 million. Rich is a member of the CFA Institute and the KC CFA Society.
He and his wife have two grown children, as well as two dogs, four cats and a horse. Rich played basketball in high school and still enjoys playing today. He also loves golfing and running. He has served on the Board of Directors for Harvesters and is currently on the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation Board.
By the Numbers
20: How many years Rich served Harvesters as a member of the Board of Directors.