Our History


Jack Feltl started in the brokerage industry in 1970 with R. J. Steichen & Company, where he built a solid reputation as a knowledgeable, hard-working investment professional, and a man of integrity. In 1986, Jack bought Steichen and transformed it into one of the most successful broker-dealers in the Twin Cities. Under Jack’s guidance, Steichen developed a reputation as the brokerage firm to go to if you were an early stage company in need of capital, or if you were an investor looking to invest in early stage growth opportunities. By the year 2000, Jack had grown Steichen to over 200 brokers. In September 2000, Steichen was acquired and merged into Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard.

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In May 2002, the Feltl family opened the doors of Feltl and Company. It was the Feltls’ hope and desire to create an investment firm that would support, foster, and capitalize on the strong entrepreneurial spirit in the Twin Cities business community. The Feltls envisioned a firm that would attract entrepreneurs with early stage companies looking to raise capital; they envisioned entrepreneurial customers looking for unique investment opportunities; they envisioned hiring entrepreneurial investment professionals committed to providing objective advice to their clients, rather than just pushing a brokerage firm’s latest products or funds.

Shortly after opening the broker-dealer, Feltl and Company started a registered investment advisor, which is known today as Feltl Advisors. Feltl Advisors became SEC registered in early 2008.

Jack Feltl passed away in August 2005, but the firm carries on under the capable leadership of Jack’s wife, Mary Jo Feltl, and their son, John C. Feltl. They have already built the firm into the company they envisioned. Like Steichen before, Feltl and Company has become THE “go to” firm for emerging growth companies. Whether you are a company in search of capital, or an individual or institutional investor seeking to invest in such companies, Feltl and Company is uniquely positioned to satisfy your investment goals. And if emerging growth companies are not your primary interest, Feltl and Company has a vast array of investment products and services to help you meet all of your investment needs.