Our Team

Andrew S. Martzloff

Managing Director & Founder

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Andrew S. Martzloff

Managing Director & Founder

Andrew S. Martzloff founded Bitterroot Capital Advisors, in 1998, as an independent financial advisory firm dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized financial advice and service to a select group of private clients worldwide.

Andrew has built an organization and culture that is unsurpassed in client service and results.

Before founding Bitterroot Capital, Andrew spent more than ten years advising public and private corporations as an investment banker with Alex. Brown & Sons in San Francisco, and Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York.

Andrew earned his BA with Distinction, and Honors in Economics, from Stanford University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar.

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William J. Powers

Chief Compliance Officer

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William J. Powers

Chief Compliance Officer

William J. Powers, MBA, CPA, joined Bitterroot Capital Advisors in 2011. Bill has extensive financial and operational experience and held such executive positions as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Hall Capital (2000-2007) in San Francisco and Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer with C.M. Capital (2007-2009).

Bill earned his BS in Economics from St. Mary’s College and MBA in Accounting from Golden Gate University.

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Eric W. Flynn

Principal

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Eric W. Flynn

Principal

Eric W. Flynn, CFA and CPA (inactive), joined Bitterroot Capital in May 2002. Prior to joining Bitterroot he worked as a tax intern for Arthur Andersen.

Eric earned his BS in Accounting and Masters of Professional Accountancy, both with Highest Honors, from Montana State University.

Francis M. Chu

Senior Investment Analyst

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Francis M. Chu

Senior Investment Analyst

Francis M. Chu, CFA, CPA, joined Bitterroot Capital Advisors in 2012. Francis has more than 15 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Bitterroot, Francis was Head of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager at Muirfield Capital Management and was also Head of Relative Value Strategies at Ivy Asset Management, both in New York City. Francis began his career at Goldman Sachs and Arthur Andersen.

Francis graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU.

Nathan R. Tewson

Portfolio Analyst

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Nathan R. Tewson

Portfolio Analyst

Nathan R. Tewson joined Bitterroot Capital Advisors in July of 2013, after over ten years of experience in the finance industry as a Business Analyst and Commercial Lender for American Bank. In addition to performing accounting and analytics for client portfolios, Nathan conducts research on investment managers and markets.

Nathan received a BS, with concentration in Finance, from Montana State University and recently completed graduate level coursework through the University of Washington’s Department of Applied Mathematics where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Computational Finance.

Carrie P. Chestnut

Portfolio Analyst

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Carrie P. Chestnut

Portfolio Analyst

Carrie P. Chestnut, CFA, joined Bitterroot Capital Advisors in 2017. Prior to joining Bitterroot, she worked as a Portfolio Manager at Capital Guardian Trust Company in Los Angeles and as a Financial Analyst at Right Now Technologies (now part of Oracle) in Bozeman. Carrie manages analytics, accounting and reporting for client portfolios and works with our clients as part of BCA’s client services team.

Carrie earned a BS in Business from Montana State University.

Elyse V. Finnegan

Portfolio Analyst

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Elyse V. Finnegan

Portfolio Analyst

Elyse V. Finnegan joined Bitterroot Capital Advisors in 2018. Prior to joining Bitterroot, she worked as an Experienced Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. Elyse manages analytics, accounting and reporting for client portfolios and works with our clients as part of BCA’s client services team.

Elyse earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.