Founded in 2001, Republic Wealth Advisors is a fee-only registered investment advisory firm. We primarily offer actively managed investment management services to affluent and high-net-worth individuals and institutions helping them to make smart investment decisions. Based in Austin, TX with additional offices in Houston and The Woodlands, Republic Wealth Advisors works with individuals, trusts, retirement plans, and corporations—both locally in Texas and across the United States.
Our advisors bring over a combined 60 years of investment expertise. We attempt to deliver competitive investment performance and an unmatched level of personalized service, creating an overwhelming value.
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Kenneth J. Landgraf
Kenny Landgraf founded Republic Wealth Advisors in 2001 and has helped drive the firm’s growth to over $150M in client assets. Kenny is a Member and Portfolio Manager and helps to oversee the firm’s investment programs as a member of the firm's investment committee. He has appeared on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been interviewed by national media including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Radio, TheStreet.com, CNNMoney.com, and SmartMoney magazine. Kenny is also a charter member of Kingdom Advisors (www.kingdomadvisors.org).
Previously, Kenny was the vice president and a minority owner at Capital Cities Asset Management, where he was instrumental in growing the firm’s assets from $7M in 1995 to almost $120M in assets under management by mid-2000. With his strong background in technology, Kenny played a key role in developing and implementing the firm’s operational infrastructure. In addition, he acted as the liaison to major financial institutions and to the firm’s over 300 family groups. Prior to Capital Cities, Kenny held senior software development positions with several Fortune 500 companies including Pennzoil and Tenneco Gas (now El Paso).
Kenny attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on an athletic scholarship, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Business Administration. While there, he developed an interest in the wealth management field as a result of his studies and his mentor relationships with active investors. He began investing personally in the mid-1980’s and became especially interested in dynamic strategies using sector funds, which are still a part of his investment strategy today.
Outside of Republic Wealth, Kenny enjoys spending time outdoors and with his dogs. His hobbies include snow skiing and boating on Lake Travis. Kenny is an active member of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin.
Frederick M. Hanish
Frederick M. Hanish is a Member and Portfolio Manager at Republic Wealth Advisors. He is a member of the firm's investment commitee.
He was previously a Director of Partner Solutions at Avalon Advisors a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Prior to Avalon Fred was CEO of H.I.P. Wealth Advisors, a Texas-based investment advisory firm.
Fred has more than three decades of industry experience including 15 years at Russell Investments. At Russell, Fred was a managing director and member of the firm’s global operating committee, helping oversee more than $220 billion in managed assets.
Fred has served on numerous investment committees and several boards, including nonprofits such as his children’s school and his church. Fred authored Three Generations from the Outhouse… If We (U.S.) Are Lucky! A Concise Guide to Investing, Success and Life Itself. He also wrote the foreword to The Wealth Management Edge: Unlocking the Wealth Building Secrets of America’s Most Successful Families.
Fred earned a B.A. in business administration and economics from St. John’s University, Minnesota. While still a student, he began doing equity research for his corporate finance professor, who also managed the university’s endowment portfolio. It was the genesis of his investing career.
When vacationing, Fred enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with his family.
A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, David is a Member and Portfolio Manager at Republic Wealth Advisors. He is a member of the firm's investment committee. David oversees Republic Wealth's due diligence evaluations of fund companies and service providers and also acts as the firm's trader. In addition, David serves as the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. As a Republic Wealth spokesperson, David has been interviewed and quoted by CNNMoney.com, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and foreign-language media in China, Indonesia, Thailand, France, and Canada.
Prior to joining Republic Wealth Advisors in 2005, David spent a brief period with Wells Fargo Investments where he performed financial investment research and analysis. David attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with Honors with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
David is currently a member of Austin's Young Men's Business League and has served in a leadership capacity for fundraising events including the Sunshine Run (formerly the Bun Run). David is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Jewish Academy as well as the Men's Division Cabinet of the Jewish Community Association of Austin. He also has served in various leadership roles for the Jewish National Fund and JNFuture, the young leadership arm of the organization.
David is an avid sports spectator, closely following the Texas Longhorns. He likes water sports, snow skiing, and to play softball. David also plays the violin and enjoys traveling.
Bernadette A. Mitchell
Bernadette is the operations specialist for Republic Wealth Advisors. In her role, she provides administrative and operational support to the client advisory and portfolio management teams. Bernadette is also responsible for many day-to-day accounting and marketing functions such as accounts payable and receivable, client communications, and many of the firm’s marketing activities.
Prior to joining Republic Wealth Advisors in 2009, Bernadette spent a brief period in a bookkeeping role as an independent contractor. Previously, she spent ten years at Capital Cities Asset Management, serving as support for daily operations and as the administrative assistant.
Outside the office, Bernadette enjoys exercising, photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.
To speak with a member of the Republic Wealth team for more information, please contact us today. We can be reached in Austin, Texas at 512.506.9395 or in Houston and The Woodlands at 281.408.2538.