Robert A. Rikoon President & CEO

In 1987, Rob founded Rikoon Investment Advisors, Inc. and, in 2007, the firm joined Sanders Morris Harris to become The Rikoon Group, LLC.  Rob graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1977 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. He earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico. Prior to founding The Rikoon Group in… Continued

Jeffrey W. Sand Portfolio Manager, CFP®

Jeff Sand joined the Rikoon Group in 2002 and has worked in the financial services industry since 1989. He is a certified financial planner (CFP®) and has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Jeff is also a musician, vocalist and guitarist who… Continued

Kyle J. Burns Vice President / Portfolio Manager

Kyle Burns joined the Rikoon Group in 2014.  Kyle, a Santa Fe native, has an MBA from Hult International Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of New Mexico. Kyle moved back to Santa Fe after spending four years living and working in San Francisco. He has also lived in Boston, China,… Continued

Gayle E. Johnson CRPC®

Gayle Johnson is a Managing Director at HighTower. With more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, she works with individuals and their families to create custom, goals-based wealth management strategies. Gayle focuses on the development of long-term portfolios and financial plans, with an emphasis on philanthropic, wealth transfer and lifestyle planning… Continued

Contessa M. Archuleta Financial Advisor

Contessa joined the Rikoon Group in June 2017 after working in the legal field for 17 years and participating in government relations work since 2005. She was born and raised in Santa Fe and returned to the City Different after she received her BA in Communications from the University of New Mexico and an MBA… Continued

Keren James Financial Advisor

Before joining the Rikoon Group in February 2018, Keren worked as a corporate recruiter and Executive Assistant for Gerald Peters, and prior to that for a Bay Area recruiting firm. Keren moved to Santa Fe in 2010 after living in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as having spent 10 years traveling… Continued

Anthony D. Penner Client Service Specialist

Anthony Penner was born and raised in Santa Fe.  Before joining the Rikoon Group in 2016, he worked for New Mexico Bank & Trust for 12 years in the commercial loan department.  Anthony studied Banking and Mortgage Servicing at The Santa Fe Community College.  He married his wife Victoria in 2009 and they welcomed their… Continued

Elizabeth H. Hook Client Service Specialist

Elizabeth Hook joined the Rikoon Group in 2019. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, she answered a call to the great outdoors and began her career managing two hotels in Denali National Park, Alaska. Before moving to the financial sector, Elizabeth served for eleven years as Gallery Director of the Gerald Peters Gallery… Continued

Nizhoni Redmond Financial Advisor Assistant

Nizhoni Redmond was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She recently graduated from Dartmouth College in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Film and Media Studies. After four years of living in Hanover, New Hampshire, and spending a term in Auckland, New Zealand, she… Continued