Our Team - Leadership

Martin O. Nelson Jr.

Martin O. Nelson Jr. is President and Chairman of the Board of MNCO.  Mr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance.  He began his career at MNCO in 1970 as a director, and in 1972 joined the firm as a registered representative; he became a principal in 1979.  Mr. Nelson has served on numerous regulatory and industry committees including being Treasurer of the Seattle Security Traders Assn 1980 to 1983, Expert Witness in Securities Criminal Litigation and Civil Arbitration 1984 to 1994, member of the NASD and MSRB Board of Arbitrators starting in 1989, member of the NASD District 3 DBCC 1991 to 1993, Chairman of the Board NASD District 3 in 1993, member of the NASD District 3 Surveillance Committee 1994 to 1996, member of the NASD nominating committee for District 3 1994 to 1996 and 1998 to 2000, member of Securities Industry Assn Board of Directors 1994 to 1996, and member of the NASD Small Firms Advisory Board in Washington DC 2003 to 2005.  Mr. Nelson has also served on the Board of Trustees of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 1993 to 2009, serving as Chairman of the Foundation Board from 1995 to 1999.  He is currently on their Board of Ambassadors.  Mr. Nelson is also managing director of MON LLC, a family real estate LLC that owns two buildings and a marina on Lake Union.

Frederic Roebke

Frederic Roebke is the Vice President of Investment Securities and a principal of the firm. He joined Martin Nelson & Co., Inc in 1999 as a registered representative. In 2000, Mr. Roebke became a principal of the firm. He helps his clients build portfolios of investments that are appropriate for their individual investment needs and goals.  Mr. Roebke is experienced in the analysis of equities, municipal bonds and investment products for his clients.

Mr. Roebke is a lifelong resident of Seattle, WA where he resides with his wife Kristina and their two children, William and Lydia. He currently serves on the board of the David McKinlay Trust, a trust that supports nonprofit organizations in King County that serve homeless youth in the region.


Sabine Koenig

Sabine Koenig (“Sasha”), Secretary/ Treasurer,  is the Chief Compliance Officer and Operations Manager for Martin Nelson & Company. Sasha was born and raised in Germany and graduated from college in Germany with a degree in business and economics.  After working several years in business in Europe, she came to Seattle and completed an internship with Martin Nelson & Company in 2000, where she passed the series 7, 24, 27, 53 and 63 exams.

She returned to Europe and became the operations manager and compliance associate for Hornblower Fischer & Co., a NYSE member broker/dealer with headquarters in Frankfurt and multiple branch offices, including New York, Zurich, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin.Sasha returned to Seattle in 2002 and started to work full time for Martin Nelson & Co. and is now our chief compliance officer and operations manager. Sasha is fluent in four languages (German, English, French and Italian).


Our Team - Key Staff

Seattle Office

Peggy Burton

Peggy Burton, Operations , processes daily trades, opens new accounts and handles ongoing maintenance of client accounts and helps resolve client questions/problems.  Peggy has experience in all phases of operations including front, middle and back office as well as cash management experience. Prior to joining Martin Nelson, Peggy worked at Washington Mutual and USBank.


Jim Blumenthal

Jim Blumenthal, Vice President/Senior Municipal Underwriter, serves as the Lead Investment Banker and primary contact for firm clients.  Mr. Blumenthal serves as the financing manager and is responsible for assisting clients with any long-term financing objectives and conducts workshops and presentations as needed.  Mr. Blumenthal has issued or supported more than $4.5 billion in tax-exempt financings over the last nineteen years. His achievements include organizing and leading efforts to utilize multiple cost effective capital funding sources for selected financing needs at a large national investment bank in addition to the acquisition of high inaugural ratings for several local governments. Prior to joining Martin Nelson & Company, Inc., Mr. Blumenthal served in the Municipal Securities Divisions of UBS Securities LLC and Bank of America Securities LLC.  Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A. in Finance from Seattle Pacific University and currently holds the FINRA series 7, series 52, series 63 and 79 securities licenses.


Robert Kollack

Robert Kollack, Registered Representative, started in the brokerage business over 45 years ago. First at Foster& Marshall for about five years then at National Securities for over 34 years in which he became shareholder, President and Chairman at different times. In 2005 he started to work with Martin Nelson. He is specializing in income ideas for his clients, and enjoys his Independence.


Robert W. Edwards

Robert Edwards, Registered Representative, Since 1978, Bob has developed personalized investment portfolios using tax free municipal bonds and diverse stock holdings targeting a long term investment horizon. Prior to joining Martin Nelson & Company in 1989, he had worked through National Securities. Bob graduated from the University of Washington in 1973 with both a degree in physics and a degree in aeronautical engineering which he put to work at Boeing Aerospace as a staff propulsion engineer prior to working on investments.

Bob’s civic activities include terms on the Renton City Council and the Port of Seattle Commission while also serving as the president of the Association of Washington Cities and president of the Washington Public Ports Association.


Bung Le, Registered Representative, has been with Martin Nelson & Company since 2005. Bung was born and raised in Vietnam. He has been a registered representative since 1983. He specializes in equities  and options and provides a high level of personalized service to all clients.


Peter MacKintosh

Peter MacKintosh, Bond Trader, joined Martin Nelson and Co in 2006. He entered the securities industry in 1975 moving to the municipal bond sector in 1976. His past associations include Lehman Brothers, Shearson, Dain Rauscher and Foster & Marshall Company. His extensive experience allows him to provide continuous information on changing conditions in the tax exempt market. Peter is a graduate of the University of Washington.



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