The financial professionals that make up the SII Management team have been able to expertly combine their educational backgrounds with their professional accomplishments to propel SII Investments forward. With Business Administration, Marketing, Information Technology, Communications and Accounting degrees, Financial Planning, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and PHR certificates, and a variety of FINRA and NYSE registrations, it’s no wonder SII continues to rank among the top independent broker/dealers in the country. Learn more about each of our Management Team members today!

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Senior Management

  • Todd Kinart

    Todd Kinart

    President/CEO

    Joined SII in 1997

  • James Miller

    James Miller

    SVP NPH Operations

    Joined SII in 1999

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  • Dawn Kalinowski

    Dawn Kalinowski

    SVP Chief Operations Officer

    Joined SII in 1997

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Management

  • Alice Hittle

    Alice Hittle Naef

    VP, Relationship Manager

    Joined SII in 2000

  • Becky Haase

    Becky Haase

    Transition Manager

    Joined SII in 2000

  • Brian Carlson

    Brian Carlson

    VP, Regional IT Manager

    Joined SII in 1998

  • Jeremy Burton

    Jeremy Burton

    AVP Surveillance / Dispute Resolution

    Joined SII in 2001

  • Kathy Hank

    Kathy Hank

    AVP Commissions

    Joined SII in 1997

  • Kelly VanAlstine

    Kelly VanAlstine

    VP, Sales Supervision

    Joined SII in 2003

  • Kelly Vanden Brook

    Kelly Vanden Brook

    AVP Operations

    Joined SII in 1997

  • Mike Kitzman

    Mike Kitzman

    VP, New Business Development

    Joined SII in 2001

  • Nancy Huempfner

    Nancy Huempfner

    Director of HR

    Joined SII in 2000

  • Ryan Armock

    Ryan Armock

    VP Products and Service

    Joined SII in 2001

  • Steve Van Domelen

    Steve Van Domelen

    VP, New Business Development

    Joined SII in 2003

  • Sue Witthuhn

    Sue Witthuhn

    VP Strategic Business Reporting & Systems Analysis

    Joined SII in 1997



SII Management Team – Biographies



Todd Kinart – President/CEO

Todd joined SII Investments, Inc. in 1997 as a producing representative. He developed his hands-on experience by working in the SII Home Office Trading Department, and in a recruiting and relationship management role, before being appointed President in 2007. Todd’s diverse background brings multiple perspectives to his leadership style. He understands the needs of financial advisors, and his experience has helped SII accomplish its mission of furthering the growth and success of its affiliated representatives. Todd is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 registrations in addition to being insurance licensed in several states.

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James Miller – SVP NPH Operations

Since 1999, Jim has led the implementation of several process, technology and clearing firm software enhancements. He played an instrumental role in the development of SII’s paperless transaction software, Electronic Order Entry (EOE), and continues to research and develop solutions to the changing operational needs of SII Investments and its advisors. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63, and 65 licenses in addition to multiple state insurance licenses.

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Dawn Kalinowski – SVP Chief Operations Officer

Dawn has been a key driver in the development of SII’s paperless transaction initiative, Electronic Order Entry (EOE). In addition to managing operations for SII, she serves as a brokerage operations liaison for SII representatives within our broker/dealer network and the financial services industry. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds the following FINRA Series registrations: 7, 24, 53, 57, 63, and 65.

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Alice Hittle Naef – VP, Relationship Management

As SII's Relationship Manager, Alice is responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships with financial institutions and independent offices. She aligns representatives the with guidance and tools needed to run their business in a more efficient and effective manner. Alice joined SII's Advertising Compliance Unit in 2000 and was quickly promoted to Investment Review Manager. In 2001, she joined the Compliance Department as Director of Compliance and was later promoted to Assistant Vice President. Alice earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She holds FINRA Series 3, 6, 7, 24, and 63 registrations.

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Becky Haase – Transition Manager

Becky began working within the Transition department at SII in June 2000. As SII’s Transition Manager, Becky is responsible for assisting newly acquired OSJ offices with transferring their books of business and with learning the policies and procedures of the SII brokerage firm. During her tenure with SII, she has assisted over 400 of the current 600 representatives with their transition to our broker-dealer. Becky attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

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Brian Carlson – VP Technology

Brian Carlson began his career at SII in 1998. As VP of Technology, he oversees the entire SII IT Department, as well as provides technical support to registered representatives, their clients, and home office staff, including, but not limited to, website functionality, email security, and answering questions regarding IT policy changes.

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Jeremy Burton – AVP Surveillance / Dispute Resolution

Jeremy started at SII in September of 2001 as a Compliance Advertising Associate. Prior to coming to SII, Jeremy worked in the financial industry at T Rowe Price Mutual Funds. In his tenure with SII, he has worked as a Surveillance Analyst, Surveillance Manager, Surveillance Director, and was recently promoted to AVP of Surveillance. Jeremy’s main responsibilities include overseeing the Surveillance department, which is responsible for all aspects of the brokerage firm’s exception reporting and email review. Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the UW-Stevens Point and currently holds the FINRA Series 6, 7 24, and 63 licenses.

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Kathy Hank – AVP Commissions

Kathy began her career at SII in 1997 in the Account Maintenance department. Through the years, she has gained invaluable experience and knowledge in various positions leading up to her current role as AVP of Commissions. Her primary focus is to ensure the Commissions Department is always striving to process commissions in a timely and accurate manner, while maintaining excellent service levels. Kathy studied Business Management at FVTC.

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Kelly VanAlstine – AVP Sales Supervision

Kelly’s 8-plus years of service with SII have given her an excellent command of the financial services industry, as well as a keen understanding of the brokerage firm as a whole. She began as a member of the Compliance Department before switching to Investment Review (now Sales Supervision). Kelly served as Investment Review Manager and Director of Investment Review, before being appointed to AVP, Sales Supervision in 2011. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Business degree and holds FINRA registrations 7, 24, 66, and 97.

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Kelly Vanden Brook – AVP Brokerage Operations

Kelly joined SII in November of 1997 as a member of the Trading and Service Team. She assisted with creating a Brokerage Operations department, handled all margin and NetX360 issues, and was promoted to Manager of New Accounts. Shortly thereafter, Kelly took on the role of Director of Brokerage Operations where she oversees New Account Services, Account Maintenance, and Advisory Operations. Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 24 registrations.

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Mike Kitzman – VP, New Business Development

Mike joined SII in 2001 bringing with him a background in document management software that has been very helpful while guiding many of SII’s financial reps down the path of the technology age. Mike manages the growth and development of SII Investments through the recruitment of Independent Financial Professionals, and additionally, works closely with insurance companies, mutual fund companies, and other product vendors within the financial services arena to enhance the product offerings available to SII representatives. Mike currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.

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Nancy Huempfner – Director of HR

Nancy joined SII in May of 2000 as the Accounting Manager, was promoted to the Director of Administration and Finance in 2003, and became the Director of Human Resources in 2007. Nancy oversees the Human Resource functions for SII’s Appleton, WI associates, administers the deferred commission plan for all four broker dealers in the NPH network, and oversees reception, mailroom, and office management functions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, the FINRA Series 7, 63, 27 registrations, and the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

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Ryan Armock – VP Products and Service

Ryan began his SII career as a Trading and Service Team Associate where he was responsible for all aspects of Pershing Brokerage Operations. After assuming the role of Fixed Income Specialist, Ryan was promoted to Trading and Service Team Manager in 2003. In 2005, Ryan took on the role of Director of Products and Services. While continuing to head up Pershing Brokerage Operations, he also managed the Product Maintenance Department for all four National Planning Holding's broker dealers. In 2008, Ryan was promoted to AVP of Products of Services. In 2014, he was promoted to Vice President of Products and Services and continues to provide direction to the Brokerage Service Unit, Broker Dealer Operations Unit and Products while working with representatives to find service and product based solutions for their practice. Ryan has a BA in Communication from Wisconsin Lutheran College and currently holds Series 7, 24, 66 and 99 FINRA registrations.

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Steve Van Domelen – VP, New Business Development

Steve began his employment with SII in January 2003 as a Recruiter and was later promoted to Regional AVP of New Business Development. Since 1992, Steve’s career in sales has encompassed many diverse product offerings covering both tangible and intangible sales. His success had elevated him to a sales management role prior to his affiliation with SII. In 2003, Steve ultimately chose to leave his management position and return to focusing his career on selling which landed him the position he currently holds with SII.

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Sue Witthuhn – VP Financial Systems Analyst

Sue started with SII in 1997 processing commissions. She contributed to the creation of the firm's back office system, Granite, and after spending several years leading the Commissions Department, became a member of the Business Analyst team working on many of the firm's technological projects. When an opportunity to be more involved with data analysis and reporting presented itself, Sue partnered with the Financial Systems Analyst team which she currently oversees. The Financial Systems Analyst Department is responsible for creating, analyzing and documenting periodic and ad hoc data requests for the firm's Finance Department, regulatory inquiries for the Compliance Departments and production summaries for the firm's management teams.

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