Relationship Managers

Our relationship managers serve as the first and ongoing point of contact throughout the client and consultant relationship. They conduct regular portfolio updates, sometimes drawing upon the expertise of our Senior Portfolio Adviser team.

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Jeffrey Kutler

Executive Director

Institutional Clients

Northeastern U.S. & Eastern Canada


Mr. Kutler joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in July 2007. Mr. Kutler is responsible for developing and servicing new client relationships in the Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Kutler began his financial career in 1984 holding successive institutional sales and client service positions at BKF Capital Management (formerly John A. Levin & Co., Inc.), Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd, PCM International (an international equity unit of The Prudential), Archery Capital (a long/short equity FoF), and ABD International Management (the U.S. asset management subsidiary of Dresdner Bank). Prior to starting his business career, Mr. Kutler served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He received a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton. In addition Mr. Kutler holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Amit Mukadam

Executive Director

Institutional Clients

Southeastern U.S.


Mr. Mukadam joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in February 2010 to head up the Institutional business development effort in the South U.S. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Mukadam was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 2005 - first heading their U.S. institutional strategic marketing division followed by becoming a vice president of U.S. institutional sales. Before that Mr. Mukadam was a vice president of product strategy and business development at Goldman Sachs; director of marketing at Lord Abbett & Co., and a senior product specialist of institutional sales & trading at Salomon Brothers. Prior to that Mr. Mukadam began his financial career in 1992 as a product manager at Reuters Analytics. He received an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Scranton, and a B.Com. in economics and accountancy from the University of Bombay (Sydenham College), India. In addition Mr. Mukadam holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7, 24 and 63.

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Mr. Kutler joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in July 2007. Mr. Kutler is responsible for developing and servicing new client relationships in the Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Kutler began his financial career in 1984 holding successive institutional sales and client service positions at BKF Capital Management (formerly John A. Levin & Co., Inc.), Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd, PCM International (an international equity unit of The Prudential), Archery Capital (a long/short equity FoF), and ABD International Management (the U.S. asset management subsidiary of Dresdner Bank). Prior to starting his business career, Mr. Kutler served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He received a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton. In addition Mr. Kutler holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Mr. Mukadam joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in February 2010 to head up the Institutional business development effort in the South U.S. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Mukadam was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 2005 - first heading their U.S. institutional strategic marketing division followed by becoming a vice president of U.S. institutional sales. Before that Mr. Mukadam was a vice president of product strategy and business development at Goldman Sachs; director of marketing at Lord Abbett & Co., and a senior product specialist of institutional sales & trading at Salomon Brothers. Prior to that Mr. Mukadam began his financial career in 1992 as a product manager at Reuters Analytics. He received an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Scranton, and a B.Com. in economics and accountancy from the University of Bombay (Sydenham College), India. In addition Mr. Mukadam holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7, 24 and 63.

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Evelyn Orley

Director

Institutional Clients

Western U.S.


Ms. Orley joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in March 2013. Ms. Orley is responsible for developing and serving new clients in the Western U.S. Prior to joining Vontobel, Ms. Orley was at Hansberger Global Investors for nine years as a senior vice president in marketing. She began her financial career in 1998 at Freeman Associates Investment Management eventually becoming their vice president of marketing. From 1997 to 1998, she was a tournament manager at Sports Events Management. Prior to starting her business career, from 1988 to 1996, Ms. Orley was self-employed as a professional golfer in the LPGA, European and Asian golf tournaments. Ms. Orley received a B.A. in political science from Duke University. In addition Ms. Orley holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Chris Walsh

Director

Institutional Financial Intermediaries

North America


Mr. Walsh joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. in March 2015. Mr. Walsh is responsible for developing new client relationships with financial intermediaries and institutional platforms. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Walsh was head of long only sales at Third Avenue Management. He has extensive experience in institutional investment sales, sales management and product development at organizations including Phoenix Investment Partners, CDC IXIS Asset Management, Fidelity Investments and Aetna Investment Services. Mr. Walsh began his financial career in 1988. He received a B.S. from Fordham University. In addition Mr. Walsh holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses.

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Ms. Orley joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in March 2013. Ms. Orley is responsible for developing and serving new clients in the Western U.S. Prior to joining Vontobel, Ms. Orley was at Hansberger Global Investors for nine years as a senior vice president in marketing. She began her financial career in 1998 at Freeman Associates Investment Management eventually becoming their vice president of marketing. From 1997 to 1998, she was a tournament manager at Sports Events Management. Prior to starting her business career, from 1988 to 1996, Ms. Orley was self-employed as a professional golfer in the LPGA, European and Asian golf tournaments. Ms. Orley received a B.A. in political science from Duke University. In addition Ms. Orley holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Mr. Walsh joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. in March 2015. Mr. Walsh is responsible for developing new client relationships with financial intermediaries and institutional platforms. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Walsh was head of long only sales at Third Avenue Management. He has extensive experience in institutional investment sales, sales management and product development at organizations including Phoenix Investment Partners, CDC IXIS Asset Management, Fidelity Investments and Aetna Investment Services. Mr. Walsh began his financial career in 1988. He received a B.S. from Fordham University. In addition Mr. Walsh holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses.

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Victor Schraner

Associate Director

Institutional Clients

Midwestern U.S. & Eastern Canada


Mr. Schraner joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in June 2015. Mr. Schraner is responsible for developing and servicing new clients in the Midwest U.S. and Eastern Canada. Prior to joining, Mr. Schraner was a relationship manager and portfolio analyst at Vontobel AG, parent company of Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. From 2008 to 201, he was a business development associate at Capital Dynamics in Switzerland. He began his financial career in 2006 at Scotiabank in Canada, where he held successive positions as a credit analyst and client relationship manager, until 2008. Mr. Schraner received a Bachelor degree in commerce (Honors) from the University of Guelph. In addition Mr. Schraner holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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Mr. Schraner joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in June 2015. Mr. Schraner is responsible for developing and servicing new clients in the Midwest U.S. and Eastern Canada. Prior to joining, Mr. Schraner was a relationship manager and portfolio analyst at Vontobel AG, parent company of Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. From 2008 to 201, he was a business development associate at Capital Dynamics in Switzerland. He began his financial career in 2006 at Scotiabank in Canada, where he held successive positions as a credit analyst and client relationship manager, until 2008. Mr. Schraner received a Bachelor degree in commerce (Honors) from the University of Guelph. In addition Mr. Schraner holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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