KMH Unlimited LLC was created in 2003 for one reason: to problem solve for my clients that did not involve the brokerage firm that I was affiliated with, and yet, was investment related. With expertise and passion, it has evolved into a first class donor and investor relationship builder.
This is my story.
I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have been a competitive “go getter” all my life. I started riding horses at the age of 6 and competed at the top venues of the show jumping arena for well over a decade. I have successfully owned and operated 3 separate companies: K & C Plowing as a teen, Pendleton Farm in my 20's and KMH Unlimited. As a teen, I owned and operated my own snow plowing business, graduated high school in 3 years and, from there, left home to become the assistant director of a children’s center at a world class ski resort. Realizing I needed that piece of paper to further any career, I returned home to earn an honors degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance in only 3 years from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 1991 my mother passed away unexpectedly. I sold my business, left my marriage and Illinois to spend the next 2+ decades traveling throughout the country exercising thoroughbred race horses as I was swept up into the upper echelon of the sport of kings!
In 1999 I joined forces with Oakbrook Investment Brokers Inc and obtained my securities licenses 7, 63, 65 and 35. My passion for clients and investments flourished! Focusing on raw materials, I became an integral part in breaking escrow and growing what soon became the number one performing index fund in any asset class in the world; the Rogers Raw Materials Funds. As an independent licensed investment expert, I continued traveling to exercise race horses in the early mornings and work with investments in the afternoon.
I became well versed in communication, marketing and PR. I coordinated efforts with brokerage firms, administrators, custodians and compliance. I built solid, ongoing relationships from all walks of life and loved it!
2001 brought down the twin towers and changed the face of the financial world forever. I immediately moved to upstate NY to join forces with Morgan Stanley, one of the big brokerage firms that had sustained substantial human loss. Listening to client requests, I became dual registered with Euro Pacific Capital. I was now part of the global stage and, literally, a whole world of investment opportunities was at my fingertips.
In 2007 I was recruited by a Canadian firm to launch another raw materials index fund in the US that was to be headquartered just outside of Chicago. I was going home! The second raw materials fund never did launch but I had the opportunity to work closely with my father, every day. Time we would not have had as he lost his battle with cancer in 2011. For the next 7 years I was back on the east coast; horses in the mornings, investments in the afternoon.
I am now back in the Chicago area. I have watched the investment landscape, the 501c3 arena and individual behaviors evolve to embrace the growing need for relationship specialists. I make entities and individuals succeed through structure, communication and coordination while maintaining regulatory savvy. Working with hundreds of requests to provide financial relationship solutions, KMH Unlimited has been refined to combine my passion, global connections and expertise to Make the right connections for your financial future!