My Story

When I was 5 years old, I started going to work with my dad at one of his 7 diners.  We’d get on the road around 6 AM.  I was allowed a day-old doughnut from the freezer for breakfast – white-iced, raspberry jelly-filled was my go-to.  He usually zapped it too long in the microwave, making the jelly in the middle piping hot.  I was great at peeling hardboiled eggs, restocking the candy case, and tallying up carry-out receipts – I loved every minute of it!  Dad always said my maiden name, Bassano, meant “hard-worker.”  I firmly believe that tongue-in-cheek joke, along with my mom & dad’s entrepreneurial spirit, shaped who I am today.  Whether it was graduating college as a double major with honors in 3 years, or cycling the US coast-to-coast in 9 weeks, I put my heart and soul into everything I do.  I fully expect the same of myself if given the opportunity to be your financial advisor.

Ashlee deSteiger, CFA, CFP®, CPA

Born & raised

Cincinnati, OH


Husband Joe, daughter Bennett, sons Graham & Riggs

Favorite BEER

Spotted Cow

Favorite Ski Run

Gunder’s, Beaver Creek, CO

Other Interests

Triathlons, Sustainability, Functional Medicine, Homemade Birthday Cards

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Ashlee deSteiger CFA, CFP®, CPA founded Gunder Wealth Management, LLC (GWM), an independent registered investment advisor, in 2019. Ashlee’s drive to consistently challenge herself professionally and desire to be part of the advice-driven, technology-focused movement within the financial planning space led her to start her own firm.

Prior to GWM, Ashlee was the Chief Operations Officer and Head of the Investment Committee at McFawn Financial Services, an advisory firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services, for two and a half years.

For the six years prior to joining McFawn, Ashlee was a Relationship Manager at Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services (NTHFS) in Chicago. Most notably, Ashlee was the Relationship Manager on a $4B high-frequency, Commodity Trading Advisor. Ashlee also had three years of experience at NTHFS in the Financial Control group as the Team Lead on a $9B hybrid fund structure.

Prior to joining NTHFS (formerly Omnium LLC, subsidiary of Citadel LLC), Ashlee was at KPMG in Chicago for six years where she ended her career there as an Audit Manager, with a primary focus on the Financial Services industry.

Ashlee majored in Finance and Accounting at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and also earned her Masters in Accountancy from Miami.  She is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She also holds her Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses. Locally, Ashlee is a board member of the CFA Society of Detroit and member of the Finance Committee of IMPACT100 of Oakland County. Ashlee and her husband Joe currently have three kids, Bennett, Graham, and Riggs.