Management Team

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Marc D. Kutter

Managing Partner

Marc Kutter is the Managing Partner and Founder of Dietrich Partners, Inc. (founded in 2004). The company is focused on growing a select set of portfolio companies with differentiating IP through strategic planning, leveraging valuable business connections, investing capital, and/or providing rigorous business planning.
Marc has led companies in the employee benefits and financial services industries as an executive in various strategy, business development, and operational roles ranging in size from early stage start-ups to large corporations.
In addition, Marc proudly served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army, serving in the 10th Mountain Division and the 82nd Airborne Division in the Middle East, Central America, and the Balkans. Marc earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Marc also serves on several boards for early stage companies mentoring entrepreneurs and giving back to the community by working with several non-profit organizations.
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Mark H. Hufham

Managing Partner

Mark has 35 years of marketing/advertising experience, serving as CMO of an Atlanta based marketing firm serving a broad range of industries, with specialties in technology, finance, travel & hospitality and healthcare.  Mark lead development of marketing/creative strategies for numerous Fortune 1000 companies, including: Andersen Consulting, GE, Compaq, Nortel Networks, Motorola, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, Rockwell International, Atlanta Financial Resources, Yum Brands and many others.Mark has held senior leadership roles in more than a dozen startup ventures where he has built and executed business development strategies, assembled management teams and coordinated operations, including product, brand and channel development through comprehensive marketing programs; market research and competitive analysis, content creation through plan development and implementation.

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Chris Sibila

Partner

Chris Sibila is a customer focused strategic leader with nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has led critical facets of technology, payments, product management, digital transformation and fraud prevention at the C-suite level with proven understanding of the financial services market and deep experience driving product vision and roadmaps. Chris also has a track record of success in high pressure, fast-paced environments with a career marked by helping organizations resolve challenges to drive growth. In addition, he has extensive experience with over 25 merger/acquisition projects and leading enterprise wide transformational initiatives.

Prior to joining Dietrich Partners, Chris most recently served as Senior Vice President, Product Management, Payment Services for Harland Clarke (a nearly $1 billion dollar revenue company that provided payment and marketing services to half of the financial institutions in the US). In this role, he led a company-wide initiative to transform the legacy financial institution check program into a holistic new account digital activation and fulfillment service. Before Harland Clarke, Chris was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Elements Financial Federal Credit Union where he drove the payments and deposit product growth strategy, while also leading the technology, project management, CRM, data analytics and fraud prevention teams. Prior to Elements, he held a senior leadership role at Citibank, served as Chief Operating Officer at a small community bank, and served in several senior leadership positions over a 19-year career at Fifth Third Bank.

Chris received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati where he also played on the Bearcat’s varsity basketball team and then went on to earn an MBA from Xavier University.

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James Breen

Partner
Jamie Breen is an Investment Management Expert with over thirty years experience in investment management, business management and consulting. He has created, marketed and managed successful investment programs for large institutions and individual investors which have attracted billions in assets under management; and has provided consulting services to many large (Fortune 500) Pension Funds and Endowment Funds with aggregate assets in the hundreds of billions. Key skills include product development, portfolio management, channel development and client relationship management.
Prior to joining Dietrich Partners Jamie led the ERISA effort for Horizon Investments, LLC, a multibillion dollar third party investment manager. Before Horizon, Jamie was Co Founder and President of Breen Financial Corporation, a pioneering developer of ETF Asset Allocation Strategies. Before founding Breen Financial, Jamie was Senior Vice President at LCG Associates, an Atlanta-based pension consulting firm, where he serviced over $10 billion in institutional client assets. He was also a Senior Vice President at Disciplined Investment Advisors, an institutional equity manager with over $2 billion in assets.
Mr. Breen has helped develop curricula and lectured on pension fund management for the Kellogg Graduate School’s Continuing Executive Education Programs, and has published articles on a variety of quantitative investment subjects. Mr. Breen received a BS from Northwestern University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Deyan Stojanovich

Partner

Deyan Stojanovich is an expert in financial services branding, marketing and distribution with over twenty-five years of industry experience. He has created, marketed and managed successful programs for large institutions, investment management firms, broker dealers, qualified plan providers and individual advisors which have attracted billions in assets; and has provided consulting services to many diverse financial institutions. His unique perspective and problem-solving abilities have allowed him to help companies create a differentiated presence in the marketplace. Key skills include branding and imaging, product development, channel development and client relationship management.

Prior to joining Dietrich Partners Deyan founded Benefit Solutions Corporation, one of the industry’s first qualified plan recordkeeping platforms that allowed for third party investment managers. Deyan started his professional career as a successful financial advisor earning many distinguished awards for his sales production following a collegiate basketball career that was cut short due to a knee injury. Deyan serves as an advisor to several corporations in various fields and has several issued and pending patents to his credit.