Murphy Pohlad Asset Management was founded in 2000. Since our inception, we have brought together a group of skilled, experienced professionals, working as a team, to help you achieve your financial and investment goals.
John is an Investment Adviser and a Principal of the Firm. John works with individuals, families and foundations providing investment advisory services and financial advice.
Prior to establishing the firm in 2000, John’s prior work experience included serving as a portfolio manager, the director of research for an investment firm and a CPA in the tax department of a public accounting firm.
John holds a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. John and his wife live in Eden Prairie and are the parents of three adult children.
Tom is an Investment Adviser and a Principal of the Firm, interacting with individual clients and families to provide investment and financial advice.
Before joining Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC in 2002, Tom spent 16 years as a principal of his family office. Tom invested in both public equity and fixed income securities, as well as managed investments in privately held businesses in industries ranging from consumer products to financial services. Prior to that, Tom worked as a commercial lender at a large Minnesota based bank.
Tom has a B.A. in biology from Middlebury College and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Minnesota. Tom lives in Shorewood with his wife and has three daughters.
Sue is a Financial Manager providing an integral role to both clients and advisers with a focus on portfolio accounting, cash flow analysis and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Murphy Pohlad Asset Management in 2001, Sue was Vice President of Financial Planning for a financial planning firm. Sue began her career as a CPA in the tax department of a public accounting firm.
Sue is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in accounting. Sue and her husband live in Eden Prairie. She enjoys crafting and spending time with friends and family at the lake.
Aaron is the Chief Operating Officer and a Principal of the Firm. Aaron oversees organizational activities, strategies, and procedures designed to meet the individual objectives of our clients.
Prior to joining Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC, Aaron worked as an auditor with a local accounting firm. Aaron holds a B.S. in finance from Saint Cloud State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Aaron lives in Prior Lake with his wife and two children. He enjoys outdoor activities, following Minnesota sports teams and spending time with friends and family.
Stephen Berard is an Investment Adviser at Murphy Pohlad Asset Management. Stephen works with individuals, families and foundations providing investment advisory services and financial advice.
Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Stephen spent several years as an investment analyst for a global wealth management firm. Stephen holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Montana and serves as a board member of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce DRIVE Emerging Leaders program.
Stephen lives in Minneapolis and enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering.
Zach is an Investment Adviser at Murphy Pohlad Asset Management. Zach works with individuals and families providing financial advice and investment advisory services.
Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Zach started his career with a large-scale broker dealer, working primarily in financial planning. He enjoys helping clients identify their goals and develop strategies to maximize likelihood for success.
Zach has a B.A. in Economics from The University of Minnesota and holds the Charted Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation. He lives in Minnetonka with his Fiancé and enjoys Minnesota sports, specifically the Gophers and the Vikings.
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