Katie Ackerman

Executive Assistant

In Katie’s role as Executive Assistant, she supports client services and firm operations. You’re sure to speak with her when scheduling meetings and interacting with our client service team. She works to leverage our time—ensuring that we’re as responsive and attentive as ever.

Like our two founders, Matt Hall and Rick Hill, Katie formerly worked at Buckingham Asset Management. She was a member of the institutional services team as it grew from a few hundred million in client assets to approximately $800M.

Family matters

My husband, Doug, and I were married in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City in 2015. These last five years have flown by, and we have added two little ones to our family. Our daughter Sally is three, and our son Billy is two. Our children are the center of our whole world: and we cannot remember what life was like before they were here! We love to spend as much time with the kids as possible.

We are also incredibly close with our extended family. My mom and dad are two of my best friends and phenomenal grandparents to Sally and Billy. My brothers Tim and Colin have officially claimed Doug as their mentor and hunting buddy while being fabulous uncles to the kids.

Community involvement

Being involved with nonprofits is one of my favorite things. I have been very blessed and want to give back as much as I can. I recently stepped down from the board at Gateway to Hope: A Breast Cancer Lifeline but have stayed very involved with their fundraising events and volunteer activities. I am involved in various Catholic organizations around town, and my husband and I are active parishioners at Annunziata Catholic Church.

Most memorable trip

While it’s hard to pick, Italy is my favorite place to visit, more specifically, Rome — the eternal city! Each trip has been incredibly special. In 2012, I was privileged to meet Pope Benedict with my dad through the Papal Foundation. In 2013, I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip with a friend for the Conclave and witnessed Pope Francis’ election and installation mass. Still, the most memorable trip I’ve ever been on was in October 2015 when my husband, Doug, and I were married in Saint Peter’s Basilica. We will never forget that trip — and were lucky enough to go back a few months later for an audience with Pope Francis.

Favorite workout routine

In my former life before kids, I loved to practice yoga daily, especially Ashtanga. I now practice once or twice per week and have added the cardio of chasing around toddlers for fun. We love to go on family walks when the weather is nice.

Top five movies

This answer is always changing, but, right now: The Women, To Catch a Thief, Thomas Crown Affair (the remake), The Money Pit, and Blue Jasmine

Favorite app

Instagram. It’s kind of an addiction.

Ideal weekend

Relaxing with my family, spending time outdoors at the pool or the park, and cooking something delicious.

Most satisfying part of life at hig

Hands down, the people on our team! Also, the attention to detail in all aspects of our company. I never thought I would find an investment firm so thoughtful about all our materials’ design and quality.

I love how close-knit we are here at Hill Investment Group. We know one another’s children, we celebrate the ups and downs that life throws at us, and we are honest with one another – even when it hurts.

Most likely to spend a spare hour

Laughing with the kids, reading, needlepoint, or letting my OCD run wild by organizing!

Inspired by

My parents, my grandma, Ralph Lauren, and Walt Disney.

Favorite quotes

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.”
–Warren Buffett

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
–Jim Elliot

What's the deal with the pink hair

Fifteen years ago, the hair salon I frequented participated in a program called “Pink Hair for Hope.” During October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), they would attach pink hair extensions and donate the proceeds to various charities. About nine years ago, I decided that I wanted the pink to stay year-round, so my stylist agreed to continue donating and started dyeing a section permanently with hot pink! It doesn’t hurt that pink is also my favorite color.

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Our Team

Matt Hall

Cofounder & Partner
Rick Hill

Rick Hill

Founder

John Reagan

Partner

Nell Schiffer

Partner

PJ McDaniel

Partner

Matt Zenz

Chief Investment Officer

Buddy Reisinger, Jr.

Client Concierge

Katie Ackerman

Executive Assistant

Abby Crimmins

Associate Advisor

Charles Kafoglis

Associate Advisor

Matt Luzecky

Client Service Associate
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