Federal Street Advisors' Founder, John LaPann, brings more than 30 years of high-level investment and planning experience to his role as Chairman. An acknowledged industry leader, John was recently ranked as one of the nation's Top 30 Independent Financial Advisors by Barron's and was selected by Wealth Manager magazine as the Top Wealth Manager in the country in 2008.
John LaPannChairman & Founder
FSA Investment Committee
33 Years Experience
"Federal Street was created as a place where clients can get the outstanding, conflict-free advice they need based on a close working relationship with senior professionals." "Our consultants are experienced advisors, not relationship managers. They are here because they want to work directly with clients and the clients benefit."
As President and CIO, Kristin leads the firm and is Chair of the Investment Committee responsible for developing the firm's best thinking around asset allocation and investment manager selection. When she succeeded John LaPann as Federal Street's president in early 2013, it was her broad experience, fairness, collaborative leadership style, ability to make tough decisions, commitment to the firm's values and respect of both clients and colleagues which earned her this important role.
Kristin Fafard, CFAPresident & CIO
FSA Investment Committee Chair
25 Years Experience
"'Conflict-free' is so much more than a buzzword here at Federal Street; it's truly a core value and operating principle. Conflicts affect not only investment performance, eating away at a client's return, but conflicts also affect the team's morale and the focus of the advisor. Here, clients are truly at the center of every decision and every piece of advice we give, and our only revenues are direct client fees. My job as the President is to keep our employees happy and focused on our clients, and as CIO, demand nothing but excellence in the investment advice we deliver to our clients."
As Chief Operating Officer, Jen Murtie has leadership responsibility for client operations, business practices, financial performance, strategic planning and marketing and business development. In her first nine years at Federal Street Advisors, she served as Office Administrator, Business Manager, Director of Foundation Services and then as Director of Client Services. Jen was recently named a "Rising Star" in the wealth management and family office industry by Private Asset Management (PAM) magazine.
Jennifer S. Christian MurtieChief Operating Officer
16 Years Experience
"All of us at Federal Street are committed to building a sustainable business that will serve our clients for many generations. One of our most important advisory roles is helping clients with their own transitions to the next generation, and we're practicing what we preach."
"Federal Street's top management is dynamic and creative, and our clients continue to get the personal attention of senior consultants with many decades of experience."