In its inaugural list, the Financial Times recognized Marian Quade as one of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisers in 2014. Inspired by her father, she was intrigued by investing from an early age. What she enjoys most about her profession is the relationships she has formed and the role she has been able to play helping clients achieve their goals.
With a BA in Economics from Stanford University, Marian moved to Wisconsin in the 1980s and managed her first mutual fund shortly after joining First Wisconsin Bank. Over the next 22 years, Marian’s responsibilities increased, ultimately resulting in being named head of equities.
As portfolio manager with Madison Investment Advisors, she serves as managing director of the firm’s private client business, specializing in customized portfolio management. Marian joined the School of Human Ecology’s Board of Visitors in 2011 and shares her expertise with students in the consumer finance program and with SoHE leadership. In making her gift to the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology, Marian hopes to inspire students to follow their dreams and passions.