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2921 Landmark Pl, Ste 501
Madison, WI 53713
Tim Price serves as a portfolio manager and partner with our digital assets and blockchain technology division. Prior to his involvement with Atlatl, Tim was Principal of RiverRock Investors, a consulting firm specializing in algorithmic investing models. His past experiences also have included senior positions in 2 start-up quant funds, CIO for a $1 billion RIA, and financial analyst for a boutique private equity firm. Tim has earned a MBA from the University of Wisconsin and also is a CFA charter holder. Tim and his wife Cara enjoy spending their free time at their Montana cabin exploring the greater Yellowstone ecosystem preferably with a fly rod in his right hand and a trout coming to the net in the left.
Ross founded Atlatl Advisers and serves as a Managing Director and Financial Adviser, particularly with the team’s high net worth clients. Ross began his career in finance as an analyst at a hedge fund before specializing in Private Wealth Management. After attending the University of Chicago, Ross furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin and became the first graduate from the Wealth Management and Financial Planning Program, which his father, Mark Fedenia, Ph.D. founded. With his progressive vision and strategic direction, Ross is an innovative leader of the group. When away from the office, Ross enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Emily. As a former collegiate soccer player, he remains active both as a player and a member of the local community.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Audrey serves as the Director of Financial Planning with Atlatl Advisers. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with a MS in Taxation. Audrey adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Previously serving as a Regional Financial Planner for the Private Wealth Management division of Baird, Audrey worked with financial advisors and their clients to deliver a comprehensive wealth management experience. Over the span of 6 years, Audrey trained advisors in all planning areas while collaborating with other CFPs, CPAs, and JDs.
Audrey’s technical background was developed as she studied finance within the Wisconsin School of Business with an emphasis in Private Wealth Management. Her coursework included additional classes related to wealth management including taxation, estate planning and risk management. Audrey frequently attends the University of Wisconsin to talk with students about potential careers in Wealth Management and is a guest lecturer for the Wealth Management and Financial Planning program.
Emily is the Director of Marketing at Atlatl Advisers. With a background in client facing industries, as well as human resources, her diverse experience adds essential value aimed at connecting an organization to individuals on an authentic and transformative basis. While away from the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, being outdoors, and reading with a big cup of hot tea.
Lauren joined the team at Atlatl as Director of Compliance. Lauren holds a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a background in scientific research and teaching, Lauren brings her attention to detail, integrity, and project management skills to Atlatl. Outside of the office, Lauren can be found managing her farm with her husband and Australian Shepherd, hiking, and canning jam.
Hunter started with Atlatl Advisers in 2022 as an Associate Financial Adviser. Hunter received her degree in Finance and Economics from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Outside of the office, she is passionate about outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and hunting as well as fostering dogs and spending time with family. Hunter is also a fervent volunteer in the community. She serves as President for Momentum Professional Inc., Co-Chair of Membership for Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW), a member of the Young Professional Committee for First Tee Southcentral Wisconsin, and an ambassador for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Antonio Mello serves as a portfolio manager and partner with our digital assets and blockchain technology division. In addition, he serves as the Frank Graner Distinguished Chair in Finance at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. His research interests are in corporate finance (risk management, capital structure, and security design), capital markets (arbitrage, manipulation, and crashes), and international finance. Previously, Antonio Mello taught at MIT-Sloan, Imperial College, London, the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, INSEAD and London Business School. He was visiting scholar at the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Banco de España. Mello has held senior positions at commodity hedge fund RiverRock Investors, at investment banks Jefferies, Millennium-BCP and Bankers Trust, at private equity firm Finpro, and was the lead economist at the Central Bank of Portugal. Mello holds a BSc in civil engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, an MBA and a MA in Industrial Economics and Engineering from Columbia University, and a PhD in Financial Economics from the London Business School, University of London.
Mello, A. & Ma, L. & Wu, Y. (2020). First Mover Advantage, Time to Finance and Cash Holdings Journal of Corporate Finance
Giambona, E. & Mello, A. & Riddiough, T. (2018). Real Assets, Collateral, and the Limits of Debt Capacity Real Estate Economics
Mello, A. & Liu, X. (2017). The Creditor Channel of Liquidity Crises Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Huh, S. & Lin, H. & Mello, A. (2015). Options Market Makers’ Hedging and Informed Trading: Theory and Evidence Journal of Financial Markets
Mello, A. & Parsons, J. (2013). Margins. Liquidity, and the Cost of Hedging Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
Liu, X. & Mello, A. (2011). The Fragile Capital Structure of Hedge Funds and the Limits to Arbitrage Journal of Financial Economics
Mello, A. (2008). A Dynamic Analysis of Growth via Acquisitions Review of Finance
Bhanot, K. & Mello, A. (2006). Should Corporate Debt Include a Rating Trigger? Journal of Financial Economics
Mark serves as Chief Investment Officer for Atlatl Advisers. Mark is the Baird Professor of Finance and Director of the Wealth Management & Financial Planning Program in the Wisconsin School of Business. His research and teaching interests include investment management, wealth management & financial planning. For more than two decades he was the director of the UW Madison Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP).
Mark earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is associate editor of the Financial Planning Review, the flagship publication of the CFP Board. In his role with ASAP, Mark managed equity and fixed income portfolios for the UW-Madison Foundation and UW-System. For many years, Mark was a consultant to the UW-System where he selected outside investment managers and wrote investment policies. In addition, he co-managed an alternative asset portfolio, a fund of funds, and a long-short equity fund between 2000 and 2012. Since 2015 he founded his own registered investment advisory firm which, after joining forces with the remainder of the team developed into Atlatl Advisers.
Choi, N. & Fedenia, M. & Skiba, H. & Sokolyk, T. (2017). Portfolio concentration and the performance of institutional investors worldwide Journal of Financial Economics
Beracha, E. & Fedenia, M. & Skiba, H. (2014). Culture’s Impact on Institutional Investors’ Trading Frequency International Review of Financial Analysis
Fedenia, M. & Shafer, S. & Skiba, H. (2013). Information immobility, industry concentration, and institutional investors’ performance Journal of Banking and Finance
Anderson, C. & Fedenia, M. & Hirschey, M. & Skiba, H. (2011). Cultural influences on Home Bias and International Diversification by Institutional Investors Journal of Banking and Finance
Fedenia, M. & Hirschey, M. (2009). The Chipotle Paradox Journal of Applied Finance
De, S. & Fedenia, M. & Triantis, A. (1996). Effects of competition on bidder’s returns Journal of Corporate Finance
Cuny, C. & Fedenia, M. & Haugen, R. (1996). Professional Investor re-entry and the January effect Advances in Financial Economics
Fedenia, M. & Thompson, H. (1994). On the necessity of solving the free rider problem in takeover bids Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Fedenia, M. & Grammatikos, T. (1993). Risk premia and the ex-dividend stock price behavior: empirical evidence Journal of Banking and Finance
Fedenia, M. & Hirschey, M. (1992). Empirical Studies in Industrial Organizations: Essays in Honor of Leonard W. Weiss
Fedenia, M. & Grammatikos, T. (1992). Options trading and the bid-ask spread of their underlying stocks Journal of Business
Fedenia, M. & Grammatikos, T. (1991). Portfolio rebalancing and the effective taxation of dividends and capital gains following the tax reform act of 1986 Journal of Banking and Finance
LuAnn joined Atlatl as the Director of Client Experience. Her background includes more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry with more recent experience in finance and design. She brings an understanding and skill set aimed at connecting an organization to individuals on an authentic and transformative basis. LuAnn received her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Dakota. Outside of the office, LuAnn loves to design, travel and spend time with her extended family and friends.
Stephanie is integral to the success of Atlatl Advisers. As a cofounder, Stephanie serves as the Director of Operations, managing and executing the needs of our clients. She began her career in 2010 with UBS and developed a wealth of knowledge that has led to her success today. While her experience in the industry is second to none, above all else, she enjoys developing and maintaining relationships with clients. Stephanie received a B.B.A. in finance from UW-Whitewater where she studied finance and accounting. Away from the office, if Stephanie is is not traveling you may see her on a waterski, snowmobile, or competing in a triathlon. She is also active in the community through her volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity.