Allan Mendel

With over 40 years experience in Banking and Finance, Allan is a driving force behind Mendel Capital. Prior to establishing Mendel Capital in 1990, he served as Vice Chairman and COO of First Commercial Trust Company and Executive VP over Trust, Retail, and Administrative Services divisions for Worthen Bank, both in Little Rock. As Mendel Capital has grown under his leadership, Allan continues to remain focused on providing the best service possible for our clients. In his spare time, Allan enjoys spending time with his wife, Carol, and their family.

Maureen Ruggiero


When Allan hired Maureen in June of 2000 he was certain he  found a competent office manager. He didn’t imagine that a dozen years later he would have an operations manager, portfolio manager and analyst. Over the years Maureen has acquired her series 65 license, earned the CFS designation (Certified Fund Specialist) and an MBA. Her current endeavor is completion of the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) course work. None of this should have surprised Allan; she is third generation “Wall Street”.

Maureen and her husband of 20+ years, Phil, have called Arkansas home since 2000. They live in West Little Rock where they take care of her parents and their Neapolitan Mastiff, Nunzio.