Ann Gunst

Wealth Advisor

Ann has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She believes her role as a wealth advisor is to assist clients navigating life’s transitions and help them grow through the challenge, while utilizing an optimal synergy of relationships, money management, and comprehensive, individualized life planning. Ann is passionate about helping those whose lives have been upended by a life altering event such as the loss of a spouse or divorce and is dedicated to helping those in transition pursue financial freedom.

Ann completed the rigorous process of earning her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification in order to provide comprehensive financial planning and integrated investment strategies to her clients. She also earned the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation (CDFA®) and is a trained mediator. She is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.

Ann is dedicated to her family; she is married and blessed with three children. As an avid triathlete, Ann knows the transition period between each of the three disciplines is critical, demanding both physical and mental adaptability. She applies this same discipline when working with clients. Ann also brings the experience she gained from her family’s successful manufacturing business to the business decisions, tax considerations and succession planning facing her clients’ closely held business dynamic.

Ann graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is a CPA, a CFP® professional, and CDFA TM. In addition to her focus as a financial planner, Ann is a member of the Board of Trustees for Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. She was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors at Medinah Country Club and currently serves on the long-term Strategic Planning Committee. She also enjoyed serving as Director of Administration for the 2006 PGA Championship and as Executive Vice Chairperson for the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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