Meet Our Team

Richard R. Seitz

Managing Director

Mr. Seitz is in charge of marketing and sales of the firm 's investment products to financial advisors and other intermediaries, focusing now on the Rising Dividend Strategy. Prior to joining Dearborn Partners, he was a Managing Director and National Sales Manager for Legg Mason Global Asset Management and its predecessor, Citigroup Asset Management, with $700 billion of assets under management.

Rick is a thirty year veteran of the financial services industry with significant experience in separately managed accounts, open and closed end mutual funds as well as many structured products. He has also held senior marketing positions with E.F. Hutton and American National Security.

University of Minnesota, BS Business

Brian A. Payne, CFP

Director

Mr. Payne is responsible for marketing and sales of the firm's investment products to financial advisors and other intermediaries, focusing specifically on the Rising Dividend Strategy. Prior to joining Dearborn Partners, Brian was a CFP® at Bernstein Global Wealth Management and then head of business development for a golf technology company he co-founded. Following his graduation from Northwestern University, Brian pursued a professional golf career on various tours around the world.

Northwestern BS
University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA

Patricia Moler

Sales Director, Southeast

Ms. Moler is responsible for marketing the portfolios of Dearborns Rising Dividend strategy to financial advisors of brokerage firms and other financial institutions from our office in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Pat previously served in a similar role as Regional Vice President and Representative with American Funds, Lincoln Financial and Van Kampen.

Clemson University

Katie Wolford

Internal Wholesaler

Ms. Wolford is responsible for the internal operations of the Rising Dividend Strategy. She works closely with advisors, providing them with resources for our product offerings and answering any queries they may have.

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