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A Legacy of Stewardship

The Agnew Company was started by Samuel A. Agnew (1879 – 1965), a Northwest timber industry icon, whose pioneer spirit and principled work ethic laid the foundation for a burgeoning family enterprise. The Agnew family’s stewardship approach was practiced and instilled as an indelible value by both Sam and his son, Jay Agnew (1917 – 1980). Their foresight and commitment to future family generations have made it possible for the third, fourth and fifth generations of the family to continue to promote the advancement of intellectual growth, individual/collective responsibility, and generational wealth management.

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Our People

Tom Kim

Thomas Kim, PH.D., CAIA

President & CIO

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson, CPA, CGMA

CFO

Ethan Uecker

Ethan Uecker

Investment Analyst

Darrin Kasteler, Managing Director

Darrin Kasteler

managing director & VP

Maggie Underwood

Maggie Underwood

Property Manager

Chuck Woolcott, CPA

Chuck Woolcott, CPA

Senior Accountant

Tom Petroff

Tom Petroff

managing director & VP

McKee Thomason

McKee Thomason

Portfolio Manager

Katie Hendrickson

Katie Hendrickson

Staff Accountant

Our Directors

Dan Agnew

Dan Agnew

Chairman

Alex Cappello

Director

Steve Lytle

Director

paul agnew

Director

Gary Stachlowski, CPA

director

Jack Peat

Director

Margaret Trilli

Director

Michael Thomas, CFA

Director

Darrin Kasteler

Darrin Kasteler

Managing Director & VP

Tom Petroff, Managing Director

Tom Petroff

MANAGING DIRECTOR & VP

Matt Johnson, CPA, CGMA

CFO

Maggie Underwood, Property Manager

Maggie Underwood

Property Manager

McKee Thomason

Portfolio Manager

Ethan Uecker

Investment Analyst

Chuck Woolcott, CPA, Senior Accountant

Chuck Woolcott, CPA

Senior Accountant

Katie Hendrickson, Staff Accountant

Katie Hendrickson

Staff Accountant

Our Directors

Dan Agnew, Chairman

Dan Agnew

Chairman

Alex Cappello

Director

Gary Stachlowski, CPA

director

Jack Peat

Director

Steve Lytle

Director

paul agnew

Director

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Thomas Kim, Ph.D., CAIA

President and Chief Investment Officer

Thomas is responsible for the overall leadership of The Agnew Company and its broadly diversified investment portfolio. He possesses over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, asset allocation, investment selection, and portfolio management and has served as a trusted advisor to various for-profit and non-profit organizations. Thomas holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.

Matt Johnson, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Matt oversees all finance, risk, treasury, tax and compliance functions. Before joining The Agnew Company, Matt practiced public accounting as both an auditor and tax professional. Matt holds professional certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant and has degrees in accounting and finance from George Fox University.

Ethan Uecker

Investment Analyst

Ethan Uecker joined The Agnew Company in 2020 as an Investment Analyst.  Ethan is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon (Honors Program) where he earned a double-major in Business Administration and Economics and was awarded a Presidential Scholarship.  Prior to his role at The Agnew Company, Ethan interned with the commercial banking group at Wells Fargo and completed the Invest Like the Street training curriculum.

Darrin Kasteler

Managing Director & VP

Darrin manages and oversees The Agnew Company’s commercial real estate partners and investments. Outside of the company he serves in leadership capacities on several boards and committees. Darrin has a background in finance and business management, and graduated from Brigham Young University in International Relations and Japanese.

Maggie Underwood

Property Manager

Maggie manages the direct-owned, commercial and industrial real estate assets in Washington and Oregon. Maggie has a degree in Mass Communication from Western Oregon University and was captain of the woman’s soccer team. Maggie’s past work experience include sales and banking for Fortune 500 companies.

Chuck Woolcott, CPA

Senior Accountant

Chuck manages and oversees the financial closing process by reconciling, analyzing, and interpreting the financial position of the company. Chuck holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University and professional certification of Certified Public Accountant with a public accounting background as a tax professional. Prior to The Agnew Company, Chuck worked for a Fortune 100 company gaining experience in international accounting.

Tom Petroff

Managing Director & VP

Tom manages and oversees the private equity portfolio and supports its growth through new investment evaluation, execution, and representing The Agnew Company through various board positions.  Prior to The Agnew Company, Tom worked for a leading middle market investment bank and also for a consumer-focused private equity group.  Tom received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

McKee Thomason

Portfolio Manager

McKee manages and oversees The Agnew Company’s commercial real estate portfolio and supports its growth through acquisitions and asset management. Prior to the Agnew Company, McKee worked on the REIT coverage team at an investment bank and on the commercial real estate lending team for a large regional bank. McKee received his M.B.A from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in both Economics and Finance from Clemson University.

Katie Hendrickson

Staff Accountant

Katie is responsible for daily cash reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and general ledger posting. She graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Walla Walla University and has background in the construction and aerospace industries.

Dan Agnew

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Dan is a third generation family member who has championed and led The Agnew Company’s business growth and investment diversification for over 30 years. Dan is a graduate of Oregon State University and Willamette University School of Law and has been and remains active on industry and charitable boards.

Alex Cappello

director

Alexander L. Cappello has led several public and private companies over the past 46 years, including Cappello Global, LLC a global merchant bank, whose principals have conducted over $155 billion in transactions in over 50 countries. He is a Director of RAND Corporation’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, as well and Director of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ), Caldera Medical, and Virco Manufacturing Corporation (NASDAQ). Mr. Cappello was formerly: a Trustee of the University of Southern California (USC); Chairman of: Intelligent Energy, PLC (London), a global technology leader in hydrogen fuel cells, Inter-Tel (NASDAQ) and Geothermal Resources Intl. (AMEX); and Director of Cytrx (NASDAQ), Genius Products (NASDAQ) and Koo Koo Roo, Inc (NASDAQ), RAND’s Center for Global Risk and Security, and the RAND-Russia Forum.

Steve Lytle

director

Steve Lytle has been an active participant in the Agnew Family Enterprise System for 30 years where he’s served in various roles including CEO and Chair of the family’s beverage distribution holdings.  Today he serves as an investor, advisor and board member for closely held businesses and family enterprises in the US and Europe.

Paul Agnew

director

Paul Agnew is a fourth-generation family member who has participated in Agnew family meetings since their inception in 2003. He has been an integral part of developing systems, governance and policies the past 17 years.  Paul has worked in various aspects of the family businesses from timberlands to operating companies. The past 10 years he has worked in luxury consumer goods. He currently works as a Regional Sales Manager for Samsung. Paul graduated from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. He lives in Snoqulamie, WA with his wife and two kids.

Gary Stachlowski, CPA

director

Gary has over 40 years of business and public accounting experience.  He was a tax partner with two of the largest international accounting firms and spent time in Seattle, Portland and Europe.  During 2006 he co-founded a boutique tax practice advising family businesses and high net worth families.  His practice was acquired by Delap LLP in 2016 where he currently serves as a tax partner in the family business practice.  He has been an advisor to The Agnew Company since 1998 and is on the board of several family businesses and charitable foundations.  Gary graduated from the University of Washington in business, with an accounting concentration.  He has a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate

Jack Peat

director

Jack is a partner in a real estate investment and development firm in Southern California.  Prior to that he was a CEO/COO in the private club business for 25 years.  Away from his business responsibilities, he serves on several educational and community organization boards.  Jack received his BA from George Washington University.

Margret Trilli

director

Margret is the CEO and CIO for ImpactAssets, a private equity and impact investing firm serving family offices and family foundations. Margret’s 25-year career includes executive leadership, investment and operating roles for companies including Barclays Global Investors/Blackrock and Charles Schwab. Her experience spans investment management, product management, strategy and planning, reengineering, turnarounds and business building. Margret’s investment expertise spans direct PE and venture capital, international equities, currency hedging, commercial real estate, energy, natural resources, ESG/values-aligned strategies and impact investing. She founded Intentional Capital, a boutique PE firm serving custom direct investments to a select group of family offices. Margret also serves on the boards and investment committees of three family offices. 

Margret graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a degree in Economics from University of California Santa Barbara.

Michael Thomas, CFA

director

Mike recently “graduated” from Russell Investments and now teaches asset management at the University of Washington. During his 20+ year career at Russell, Mike was Chief Investment Officer, Americas Institutional and was responsible for asset allocation / risk management, the US consulting business, and investment practice for the firm’s outsourced CIO offering. Mike has published research articles on topics ranging from downside protection and volatility management to active and passive rebalancing and governance.  He has spoken at industry events around the world. Mike sat on Russell Investments’ Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Innovation Council.  Mike started Russell’s derivatives overlay business, which grew to over $60 billion in assets under management under his leadership, earning clients more than $10 billion in net-of-fee incremental gains.  

Mike has an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in Business Administration from Seattle University (both with concentrations in Finance). Mike is a CFA Charterholder.

Margret Trilli

director

Margret is the CEO and CIO for ImpactAssets, a private equity and impact investing firm serving family offices and family foundations. Margret’s 25-year career includes executive leadership, investment and operating roles for companies including Barclays Global Investors/Blackrock and Charles Schwab. Her experience spans investment management, product management, strategy and planning, reengineering, turnarounds and business building. Margret’s investment expertise spans direct PE and venture capital, international equities, currency hedging, commercial real estate, energy, natural resources, ESG/values-aligned strategies and impact investing. She founded Intentional Capital, a boutique PE firm serving custom direct investments to a select group of family offices. Margret also serves on the boards and investment committees of three family offices. 

Margret graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a degree in Economics from University of California Santa Barbara.

Michael Thomas, CFA

director

Mike recently “graduated” from Russell Investments and now teaches asset management at the University of Washington. During his 20+ year career at Russell, Mike was Chief Investment Officer, Americas Institutional and was responsible for asset allocation / risk management, the US consulting business, and investment practice for the firm’s outsourced CIO offering. Mike has published research articles on topics ranging from downside protection and volatility management to active and passive rebalancing and governance.  He has spoken at industry events around the world. Mike sat on Russell Investments’ Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Innovation Council.  Mike started Russell’s derivatives overlay business, which grew to over $60 billion in assets under management under his leadership, earning clients more than $10 billion in net-of-fee incremental gains.  

Mike has an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in Business Administration from Seattle University (both with concentrations in Finance). Mike is a CFA Charterholder.