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Ponderosa Wealth Management was founded on the principle that an effective investment portfolio should directly reflect the investor’s economic objectives. We are a fee-only company, specializing in long-term investment strategy and dynamic portfolio design. We also offer private equity investments through Ponderosa Capital, LLC.Ponderosa Wealth Management provides financial and investment counseling for a limited number of high net worth families, trust and pensions. We develop a personalized investment policy, a diversified portfolio and provide comprehensive performance measurement and monitoring. We act as an “information hub” for our clients helping to coordinate all aspects of their financial lives. We make an uncompromising commitment to provide world class client service and strive to meet every client’s highly individualized wealth management needs.


Janie C. Strasser

Ms. Strasser is the co-owner and managing partner of Ponderosa Wealth Management and has over 20 years experience in the financial services business and managing the finances of individuals and businesses. Ms. Strasser earned her Bachelor of Science and MBA at Arizona State University. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant she was employed with Arthur Andersen in their business consulting division. In 2002, Ms. Strasser earned the professional credential, Certified Financial Planner TM and now devotes her attention to assisting her clients in making smart decisions with their money.


Michael D. Strasser

Mr. Strasser is owner and managing partner at Ponderosa Capital LLC, a related private equity investment company and has more than 25 years experience in finance and capital markets. He did his undergraduate work at Arizona State University and earned a MBA in International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago. Upon graduation from the UofC, he worked with Dr. Arthur Laffer, the progenitor of the Supply-side School of Economics and The Laffer Curve, at the former Presidential advisor’s investment management and research firm in La Jolla, California. He left Laffer, Canto and Associates in 1997 to start his own company. Mr. Strasser develops the portfolios and manages the investment accounts for Ponderosa Wealth Management.