Toll Free: 866.916.7855
Our Wealth Management Team

QAM’s collective goal is to help each and every client determine and accomplish their financial objectives. We accomplish this by asking questions, listening, educating and delivering quality service. We recognize that every client is different with varying expectations. Our goal is customized services for each client according to their needs.


Jeffrey L. Farni Sr.
President/Financial Advisor

Mr. Farni Sr. is a veteran of the financial services industry having advised clients for over 35 years. Jeff started his financial services career with Dean Witter in 1972. During his tenure at Dean Witter he was Regional Manager of the Dean Witter Tax Advantage Investment Department. In 1994 Jeff moved to RBC Dain Rauscher to open and manage their first office in Wayzata, Minnesota. Jeff and his wife, Patty, have three children: Jeffrey, John, and Kathryn. Jeff has been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations and served on several boards over the years. His interests include travel, golf, fishing, hunting and following his children’s sports careers.

John C. Farni
Executive Vice President/Investment Advisor

John has been working in the investment management business for the last 15 years. Prior to joining QAM, John spent over 13 years working as an Associate Vice President - Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. In addition, John also spent 2 years working at Fidelity Investments in their Private Wealth Management Group in Boston. John graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in Economics and minor in Government and Legal Studies. John currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Page Education Foundation. John lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Kirsten and three children: Ella, Olivia and William.

Karen Sims Ridgeway
Vice President / Treasurer

Karen Ridgeway, an entrepreneur and marketing professional brings a comprehensive understanding of business management to her work. Her own experience includes over 20 years of marketing and strategic planning and execution for Fortune 500 Companies as well as her own business ventures.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Karen started her career in marketing working for The Pillsbury Company, Standard Brands and Sterling Drug. In 1984, Karen formed her own company Karen Ridgeway Associates representing 12 illustrators and one photographer in the New York Metropolitan area. For the last 21 years Karen has been a Partner/ Director of Client Services at Ronald Ridgeway Inc. a branding/ design firm managing such accounts as JP Morgan Chase, Sony Electronics, and Guardian Investment Services. Karen and her husband, Ron have two daughters Rachel and Reeve.

Jeffrey L. Farni Jr.
Customer Service Administrator

Jeffrey Farni Jr., a seasoned manager, delivers strong customer service and management skills to his account work. A graduate from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Construction Management, Jeffrey worked in the residential homebuilding industry for seven years. His experience includes varied positions and assignments such as site manager responsible for daily site supervision/operations, scheduling, inspections and material delivery, customer service/quality control and final closings. For recreation Jeffrey enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.



Telephone: 952.476.7855
Toll Free: 866.916.7855

Facsimile: 952.476.7856
641 East Lake Street, Suite 216
Wayzata, MN 55391