As a business owner, your personal wealth is inextricably linked to the financial health of your company. I understand the interplay between your business decisions and your future financial security. I can work with you to assess your business needs, identify risks and opportunities, as well as develop strategies to help achieve goals as diverse as retaining talented employees, managing cash flow and planning for succession.
- The Rotary Club - Rotary One
- Chicago Council of Global Affairs
- Rotary One Community service Committee Co-Chair
- Rotary One New Member Committee Chair
- Professional Portfolio Management
- 401(k) Rollovers
- Lending Services
- Qualified Retirement Plans
- Institutional Services
- Asset Management
- Wealth Management
- Structured Products
- Stock Purchase Plans
- Retirement Planning
- Qualified Plans
- Philanthropic Services
- Life Insurance
- Insurance Services
- Foreign Exchange
- Fixed Income
- Financial Planning
- Family Consulting
- Executive Financial Services
- Executive Benefit Services
- Exchange Traded Funds
- Estate Planning
- Endowments and Foundations
- Education Planning
- Defined Contribution Plans
- Corporate Trust Services
- Corporate Retirement Plans
- Corporate Pension Funds
- Corporate Cash Management
- Corporate 529 Plans
- Cash Management
- Business Succession Planning
- Business Planning
- Blocked Trust Accounts
- Alternative Investments
- 529 Plans
- MAFM - Masters in Accounting and Financial Management
- BS - Bachelors in Computer Science and Telecommunications
- Series 7
- Series 66
- Series 63
- Annuity and Life Insurance licensed
- Accident and Health Insurance licensed
- 2014 5Star Broker Award
- 2010: Zacks Investment Management
Create customized stock and bond portfolios for high net worth clients.
Direct client allocations and interface directly with internal money managers.
Collaborate with a team of specialists to deliver quality customer service and advice-based solutions simplifying the complexities of Zacks portfolios which are custom designed on an individual basis to achieve the client's goals.
Ensures service standards including execution and delivery are achieved.
Presents seminars to high net worth, market savvy individuals.
Polished and professional sales client contact and relationship management skills.
Provides client with current trends and commands a thorough knowledge of investment products, trading strategies and market dynamics.
- 2004: Business Broker
Evaluated and determined the market value of privately owned businesses – M&A Mergers and Acquisitions
Worked in conjunction with bankers, accountants, attorneys, and other professional advisors.
Assisted business buyers in achieving their dreams of owning and operating their own business.
Served as a trusted facilitator to all parties during the business sale process.
Specialized in the marketing and sale of small and mid-size businesses by providing valuable services to both business sellers and buyers.
Presented educational seminars to both potential business buyers and sellers.
- 2002: Accession Technologies, LTD - ATL
Managed P&L responsibilities, daily operations as well as leading the company to steady growth.
Originally a computer consulting ‘job shop’, ATL evolved into a B2Be consulting firm as market conditions demanded.
Directly engaged in strategic planning, marketing, sales, account penetration, public speaking, employee development, P&L and corporate analysis.
Presented seminars of various I.T. technologies and application development strategies on a national basis.
Managed several large –scale projects for Fortune 500 companies such as: GATX, Johnson & Johnson, Hub Group & Akzo Nobel with teams of up to 30 consultants.
Established outsourcing relationships with developers in India which dramatically reduced costs and quickened development timeline efficiencies.
Defined and created a large scale e-Commerce interface product which interfaces with existing ‘back-office’ systems by integrating internet and EDI technologies.
Responsible for managing I.T. Services Management process model, service level agreements and performance measures, technical and help desk.
Worked with the following types of systems: ERP, CRM, worldwide networks, insurance, financial, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
IBM Business Partner for AS/400’s and Networking.
- 1997: Diamond Consulting, Inc
IBM Business Partner specializing in AS/400’s.
Provided application and technical support to augment existing I.T. staff at medium to large companies in the Chicago metro area.
Responsible for sales, planning, managing, directing, coordinating and controlling the overall operation of the firm.
Gave seminars of various I.T. technologies and application development strategies in the Chicago metro organization and occasionally on a national basis.
Primarily a computer consulting ‘job shop’ using a mix of employees and independent contractors with an average of 25 employees.
- 1993: Midwest Indemnity
Managed underwriters, I.T. and sales support staff and prepared the company for the sale of the organization by dramatically reducing expenses and staff. Was brought on specifically for this task and used the exit bonus to fund Diamond Consulting.
Managed a staff of 83 employees with 4 - 6 direct reports.
Responsible for daily operations management.
Created an environment of continuous cost reduction and improvement, and extended the process through all levels of the work force.
- 1992: Allied American Insurance
Started as a contract programmer and became CIO.
Performed strategic planning enabling the rapid expansion experienced by the firm when auto insurance became mandatory in Illinois.
AS/400 and PC networking infrastructure.
Budgetary responsibilities, approximately $3 million.
Managed a staff of 12 – 15 plus consultants which varied in number from 1 – 10 contractors.
Who is watching over your retirement? Building an investment portfolio that you hope might cover your needs down the road isn’t a substitute for a retirement plan. Call or email us and get advice that goes beyond investments. A new standard for retirement planning.
A change in employers can be an ideal time to decide what you want to do with your accumulated retirement funds. Whether it’s rolling over to an IRA or leaving the funds in your former employer’s 401(k) plan, call or email us to see how we can help you make informed decisions.
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