Jennifer Z. Disbennett

Manager of Employee Experience

Matter recruited Jen from Mercer Investment Consulting in 2012, for her deep understanding of investment data and performance reporting for complex private wealth clients. She spent her first eight years at Matter managing the intricacies of hedge funds, private equity, and traditional exchange-traded securities for our families, which she tackled with precision and poise.

In 2019, Jen transitioned to her current role as Matter’s manager of employee experience and led the successful rollout of our new project management system. She focuses on making our processes more efficient and effective, and she’s responsible for hiring, training, and supporting Matter associates. Jen also leads our internal culture team, a group tasked with spreading joy across the firm. She’s dedicated to making sure Matter is a place where employees thrive and can do their best work for the families we serve.

Jen graduated from St. Louis University with a BSBA in accounting. Her skill with numbers is rivaled only by her passion for learning languages; she has studied German, Spanish, Chinese, and American Sign Language. She is on the board of Perennial, a St. Louis nonprofit dedicated to creative reuse, which appeals to her practicality and her love of crafts. Jen loves creating—whether it’s coloring with her kids, making jewelry, or weaving on a loom—because it relaxes her and the final product always sparks happiness. She also likes to get outside and explore St. Louis neighborhoods and parks with her husband, children, and two dogs.

Maddie Atherton, JD, MBA

Senior Financial Consultant

Kate Awbrey, JD

Associate Director

Ryan M. Blackburn, CFP®, CAP®

Partner, Managing Member

Thierry J. D. Brunel

Managing Director
Every family we work with gets the very best of Matter. We live our values and build authentic relationships with the families we serve.

Joshua Davis

Reporting Analyst

Jennifer Z. Disbennett

Manager of Employee Experience

David Ettenson

Financial Consultant

Brian J. Fernandez, JD, CPA

Partner, Managing Member

Lily Hartnett, FPQP

Client Service Consultant

Lisa Y. Hauck, CFP®

Director of Administration

Lauren M. F. Hebel, CFA

Associate Director

Max Hood

Analyst

Suzanne V. Kasten

Tax Coordinator
We share our knowledge with families and each other and show up every day with curiosity, positivity, and appreciation for the work we do.

Ashley Kastler

Client Service Consultant

Kelsey Keller

Portfolio Reporting Consultant

Adam J. Kerschinske

Financial Consultant

Matthew A. Kuykendall

Director of Technology and Portfolio Operations

Julie Lampe

Client Service Consultant

Katherine B. Lintz, CFP®

Partner, Managing Member

Connie Lucks

Administrative Support

Erin McCloskey, CFP®, CDFA®

Senior Financial Consultant

Diane Milburn

Manager of Family Education

Connor Mondschein

Reporting Analyst

Kirby Ott, MBA

Partner, Managing Member

Patti Peters, IACCP®

Chief Compliance Officer

Lisa Read

Client Service Consultant

Margaux H. Roth, CFP®

Associate Director

Andrew Sanders

Financial Consultant

Andrew Sebastian, MBA

Senior Portfolio Management Consultant

Laura M. Slawski, CFP®

Financial Consultant

Cecilia Tarlas

Financial Consultant

Kristin Tracy, CPA

Financial Consultant

Mari Vossen

Administrative Support

Joni Zeis

Project Coordinator