FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM, SENTINUS, DOUBLES ITS TEAM AND RELOCATES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO OAK BROOK AFTER 70 YEARS IN BUSINESS
Family-Owned, Multi-Generation Company Attributes Expansion to More Clients Seeking Independent, Strategic Wealth Management Advice and Counsel
OAK BROOK, IL – November 17, 2015 – After nearly 70 years in business, Sentinus (formerly Reynolds Financial Group), an Illinois-based wealth management firm, announces its relocation from Joliet to Oak Brook to accommodate the company’s exponential growth over the past year and expected client expansion into 2016. The new 5,374 -square-foot headquarters located at 700 Commerce Dr., Suite 170 will offer increased capacity for the high-touch boutique financial firm as it more than doubles its team to meet the demands of an ever-growing portfolio of high net worth clients and business owners.
“Our company was founded by my father 70 years ago, and we’ve had a long, successful history serving generations of families just like ours,” said Scott Reynolds, CEO of Sentinus. “Helping our clients meet their financial goals remains at the core of every decision we make as a firm, and this move will allow us to attract top talent and continue to provide the personal service for which we are known.”
Sentinus is a family-owned, financial planning firm that focuses on providing a fee-based approach through a philosophy of clarity and transparency with its clients. The firm and its 17 employees offer a variety of financial services to individuals and businesses and became an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 2012.
The firm will retain an office in Joliet to remain easily accessible to clients in that area.
“We truly appreciate the Joliet community for housing our company for so many years,” said Tyler Qualio, President of Sentinus. “Our new headquarters puts us closer to dozens of clients downtown and provides us a centralized location to reach even more people seeking financial strategy and guidance.”
To build on their individualized client-focused approach, Sentinus recently welcomed several strategic new hires, including four advisors, with a breadth of financial industry experience.
“Our family-run culture is very important to us and we’ve hand-picked a group of financial advisors with exceptional client service skills and knowledge to support the firm’s growth and diversify our capabilities to best meet our clients’ growing needs,” said Qualio. “It’s a really exciting time here at Sentinus as we welcome these new leaders to our team.”
Jim Davenport: Jim Davenport served a six-year tenure at Charles Schwab, where he acted as Vice President, Financial Consultant and Registered Representative. He worked closely with organizations, executives and their families to develop comprehensive financial plans and filled in the gaps with personalized wealth management solutions. Attune to the fact that no client situation is alike, he appreciates the trust his clients have in him to tackle and conquer their unique challenges. Davenport is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in finance. He holds the industry designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist in addition to insurance and five securities licenses. He is currently working toward a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Ann Gunst: Ann Gunst has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, with more than a decade spent in financial consulting and accounting. Gunst’s background making financial decisions and tax consideration for her family’s successful manufacturing business gives her a unique insight for corporate clients and small business owners. A former Vice President of Finance for Strategic Management Advisors, Gunst successfully completed the rigorous process of earning a CFP designation, allowing her to bring a holistic approach to clients. Ann graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She is also a CPA and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA TM).
Kevin Cooney: Kevin Cooney has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. He works primarily with individuals, families and small businesses to develop and focus on building fully comprehensive financial plans. Cooney is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, Registered Representative and Licensed Life Producer. Kevin spent much of his finance career trading and managing options and futures on the trading floor for his own personal account, enabling him to become acutely aware of risk and volatility as it relates to investing. Cooney received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University and holds an industry designation of AIF.
Greg Johnson: Greg Johnson has 25 years of experience working with individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses to help identify and reach their long term goals, assess strengths and weaknesses, and determine strategic opportunities to create long term value. He is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative providing full-service planning and founder of Coldwater Financial, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions consulting firm. Johnson was also an investment banker for Bear, Stearns & Co., and worked in the merchant banking division of Koch Industries, where he analyzed and advised on M&A transactions, joint venture opportunities, and domestic and international opportunities. He began his career at Northern Trust Company in their corporate trust department analyzing corporate pension plans. Greg is a graduate of Creighton University and received an MBA with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
To learn more about Sentinus, visit www.sentinus.com.
Founded in 1946 by WWII veteran Richard A. Reynolds, Reynolds Financial Group was a responsible and progressive wealth management firm with a focus on customer service. The company began offering fee-based comprehensive financial planning coupled with risk-based asset allocations in 1978, which put them ahead of the curve in helping their clients build unique and diverse investment plans to meet their financial goals. In 2012, the company moved to independence and rebranded with the Sentinus name, which provided an opportunity for client growth and a more streamlined, effective client experience with greater hands-on management and service.