Marnie brings more than 35 years of experience to Archford’s talented lineup of investment industry professionals. Before joining Archford, Marnie was majority owner of Deschaine & Company, LLC, an independent investment management firm she cofounded in 1999 with her husband, Mark Deschaine, and managed with him until his passing in 2014. As president and managing member, Marnie directed all aspects of Deschaine’s business. Since the company’s inception, she championed client satisfaction and managed business administration. Before cofounding Deschaine & Company, Marnie spent more than 10 years with Investment Counselors Inc., an institutional investment advisor based in St. Louis, Mo. She served as Vice President of Client Service and Marketing from 1992 to 1997 and managed the firm’s business, client services, and back-office operations.
Having experienced an unplanned business transition personally, Marnie is passionate about helping business owners plan for the successful transition of their business through the services that Archford brings to business owners and their families.
Marnie studied Economics and Accounting at St. Louis Community College and Southwestern Illinois College. Marnie lives in Belleville, IL, and enjoys time with her family at live music and sporting events, walking her dogs, a good yoga class, togetherness, and laughter.