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Gregory Rademacher, CFP®, CFA


Greg initially joined Buttonwood Partners in July of 1997 as a college intern, deciding to stay on full-time in 2001 following completion of his MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Greg was a founding member of Sycamore Investment Consulting in 2003, officially becoming Chris’ partner in 2006 and was named President in 2017.  He acquired his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2003 and received his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter in 2007.  Greg continues to belong to the Financial Planning Association and the CFA Society of Madison. 

Within the community, Greg serves as the Treasurer of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, is a trustee for the United Way Foundation (including being a member of the Investment Committee) and is on the board of the Wisconsin Association of Charitable Gift Planners. 

Greg and his wife Jenelle currently make their home in Middleton with their three children, where he enjoys coaching (soccer, baseball or basketball) or just cheering from the sidelines as the season dictates.  Greg also tries to sneak in a round of golf here and there, although he readily admits his game is in “maintenance mode” for at least the next few years! 


Chris Bugg, J.D.


Chris began his career as an investment professional in 1983 at The Milwaukee Co., today part of RBC Wealth Management. He joined Buttonwood Partners, Inc. as a partner in 1997, and is a founding member of Sycamore Investment Consulting (2003). Chris graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan (1975) and earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1978) where he served as managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. Chris is a board member and treasurer of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and is active in the United Way of Dane County. He is a trustee of the Jack DeLoss Taylor Charitable Trust and is a director of several other private foundations.



Jodie McLellan


Jodie graduated from Ripon College in 1992 with degrees in Economics, History and Physical Anthropology/Primatology.    Jodie began her career in the financial industry as a compliance examiner with Southwest Securities, Inc. in Dallas, Texas in 1996.  She moved back to Stoughton in 2003, joining Chris and Greg at Buttonwood Partners.  Jodie holds a Registered Representative license, a General Securities Principal license and Municipal Securities Principal license. She loves her Australian Shepherds and is active in breeding, training, trialing and showing them, and is a board member of the Rock River Valley Australian Shepherd Club.  Jodie lives in Edgerton on her family farm with five dogs, one cat and one bird. 


Andrea Widner


Andrea began her career in the financial industry in 2003 and joined Buttonwood Partners as an assistant to the B&I team in 2007. Andrea's previous office experience enables her to provide the high level of customer service our clients appreciate. She resides in Madison with her husband, daughter and cat.  She loves spending time with her family, but her secret passion is pinball games.  Andrea is a proud member of Belles and Chimes of Madison, a female pinball league, and can be found working on her skill shots in her free time.  


Anna Vang

Anna is an Administrative Assistant working with Linda to process paperwork, open new accounts and facilitate transfers for our clients.  She lives on the east side with her husband, Jay Thor and son Kaiden Thor, born in 2012.  She loves volleyball and do it yourself home projects.


Linda Kwiatkowski


Linda joined Buttonwood Partners in 2011 after performing administrative tasks in the legal and medical fields. Linda is a paperwork and problem solving expert and is always happy to assist clients in any way. Linda lives in Madison with her two daughters.  Now that both girls are older, Linda has been rediscovering her passions, including taking German at a local college and joining a classics book group.


Ryan Hannifan


Ryan graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Personal Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies in 2017.  He joined us shortly after and works closely with Greg, Jodie and Chris preparing client reports and analyzing financial data. Ryan enjoys playing soccer on Tuesday nights to stay in shape.  He spends most nights playing chess – either online or with friends in person. 


Whitney Cook

Whitney became a team member in 2018 and is the Executive Assistant, helping to prepare for meetings and keeping things moving. She is a transplant to Madison from Duluth, MN where she graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica with a BS in Psychology. Whitney lives on the west side with her husband, Thomas and their son, David, born in 2017.  In what free time she can find, she makes baby quilts for donation to charity.