About Us

A private investment firm focused on our clients.

At AZA Capital Management our clients range from young professionals to retired couples, from financial advisors to family offices and institutions. What they all share is a desire to better navigate the investment risks and opportunities that flow from economic, financial, and political events.

As a result, we place an emphasis on the ongoing management of portfolio allocations over time and in relation to changing market conditions.

Firm Facts

  • Private company established in 1997.
  • Regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment advisor.
  • As a fiduciary, we serve as an advocate for our clients.
  • We provide fee-only advice to better align ourselves with our clients' interests.
  • Headquartered in Chicago. We have Midwestern roots with a national reach.

Leadership Team

A team-based approach enables the resources of our entire organization to deliver rational, creative, and intellectually grounded investment solutions to each client.

Chris Recker

Chris Recker

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Recker joined the firm in 2014. His prior experiences include employment at InterOcean Capital LLC, UBS O'Connor, New Millennium Hedge Fund, and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Recker received an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, a Masters of Public Policy (Economics and Finance) from the University of Chicago, and a degree in Engineering and Physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jeff Keen

Jeff Keen, CFA

Partner & President

Mr. Keen joined the firm in 2005 and helped open the firm's Chicago office in 2009. He received a degree in Economics and Business from Kalamazoo College. He is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Mike LaFontaine

Mike LaFontaine

Partner & Officer

Mr. LaFontaine joined the firm in 2009 to help open the firm's Chicago office. His prior experiences include employment at Sheridan Road Financial and Marquette Partners, which included three years in London trading European markets. He received a degree from John Carroll University.

Learn How We Partner With You

We've been serving high net-worth individuals, investment advisors, and institutions for the last 20+ years, and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you.