Industry Pioneers with Unrivaled Experience

Ampersand’s Management Team

The Ampersand management team, having collaborated as industry pioneers in deposit administration since 1999, recognized the imperative for a national authority in this sector, particularly in the aftermath of the Spring 2023 financial crisis. Ampersand, backed by both Patriot Financial Partners and JAM FINTOP, is committed to our position as the foremost national authority in deposit administration, with a strong focus on aligning its strategy with the demands and requirements of depositors.

Kelly A. Brown

Chairman & CEO

Award-winning executive and founder of multiple financial services companies.

Jennifer Mickelsen

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Dedicated financial services professional involved in making a difference.

Jessica Fuchs

Co-Founder, Chief Experience Officer

Seasoned executive passionate about creating and delivering exceptional customer experiences.

Suzanne Hoeppner

Co-Founder, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Three decades in financial services with an emphasis on minimizing risk.

Michael J. Mainka

Chief Deposit Officer

Experienced entrepreneur, passionate about using financial services to make an impact.

Reid Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer

Seasoned industry strategist with a focus on impact investing and public policy.

Ampersand’s STAFF

Nicole Balistreri

Director of Marketing

Tracy Brymer

SVP Luxury Brands/Family Office

Ericka Seftar

Director of Administration

Board of Directors

Kelly A. Brown

Kirk Wycoff

Managing Partner
Patriot Financial Partners

Joe Maxwell

Managing Partner
JAM Fintop

Steve Kent

Byline Bancorp
Formerly of KBW and Piper Sandler Investment Banks

Tom Cestare

Patriot Financial Partners

Advisory Board

Dimas Ocampo

President - Vizance Insurance

Paul Soltwedel

President - ZBWisco

Cal Patterson

Former CFO - City of Franklin, WI

Lisa Voisin

Retired Public Finance - RW Baird

Find out how Ampersand’s revolutionary approach to deposit management can benefit you.