Who We Are

Rita Mahn, CFP®  Branch Manager Senior Vice President/Investments | Stifel of Festus, MissouriRita Mahn, CFP® 
Branch Manager
Senior Vice President/Investments

(636) 678-4382 direct | rita.mahn@stifel.com

Rita began her investment industry career in 1993 with an independent firm, where she developed her fundamental investment knowledge.  In 1998, she joined A. G. Edwards and worked for their successor firms until her team joined Stifel in 2020. 

Rita helps clients manage assets on their journey toward financial stability and pursuing their goals.  This can mean different things to different people, and that's why she takes the time to learn more about you and your family to ensure your plan aligns with your wants and needs.  Through a long-term investment approach, she helps her clients develop and apply highly personalized strategies designed to build wealth and mitigate risk throughout every phase of their financial life.  Her mission is to provide objective and timely financial guidance with a high level of professional service.  She helps her clients address what she believes are the two most fundamental questions:


1)  How are you progressing toward your financial goals? 

2)  Do you have any potential financial “blind spots”?


By answering these questions, Rita works with her clients to define their goals and look critically at their plan. 

Rita earned a bachelor's degree in Management from Webster University and attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification in 2007.   In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling to California, Texas, and Mississippi to visit her children.  She enjoys cooking and trying new foods, which also means she needs to keep up with her running (which she tries to do several times a week)! 

Kyle Gowen, CFP® Vice President/Investments | Stifel of Festus, MissouriKyle Gowen, CFP®
Vice President/Investments

Kyle began his investment industry career in 2015 and focuses on helping clients create long-term, personalized investment plans in addition to overseeing portfolio design.  He attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification and serves high-net-worth families and businesses.  He also earned an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Outside the office, Kyle volunteers with the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition cleaning local streams and rivers.  He also enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and walking his dog, Tellie.  He is an avid Mizzou sports fan and enjoys attending St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games.  When vacationing, Kyle spends time fly-fishing or skiing in Colorado.  During weekends, he enjoys cooking for family and friends. 

Kyle was born in De Soto, Missouri, and he and his wife, Katie, currently reside in Crystal City, Missouri.

Chris Olinger Senior Registered Client Associate | Stifel of Festus, MissouriChris Olinger
Senior Registered Client Service Associate
(636) 678-4384 direct | christina.olinger@stifel.com

Chris is dedicated to integrity and a client-first philosophy in delivering an outstanding client experience.  She has nearly 25 years of financial services experience.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys the outdoors and spends her free time cooking, flower gardening, reading, and attending school sporting events to watch her daughter cheer, dance, and play lacrosse.  She looks forward to her annual trips to Las Vegas and the West coast to visit family.  She is from Crystal City, Missouri, and currently resides in Festus, Missouri, with her husband, Gary; daughter, Cassie; and their rescue dog, Jack.