While our team members may have taken different paths to joining us, they all share in a depth of expertise and a devotion to helping you, and your family, achieve your long-term objectives.
Joel Binder brings to Old Second over 41 years of trust and investment experience with over 30 years as head of investments. He previously managed the bank’s Wealth Management Division and co-managed the Old Second National Bank investment portfolio. Joel manages portfolios for individual and institutional accounts, and co-manages the bank’s Equity and Fixed Income Common Trust Funds. Joel holds a FINRA Series 65 License. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Aurora College (now University), a master’s of business administration from Northern Illinois University, and is a graduate of National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.
Richard A. Gartelmann Jr. currently manages the Bank’s Wealth Management Division. With over 19 years of trust and investment experience, Rich co-manages the Equity Common Trust Fund and the Fixed Income Common Trust Fund, co-manages major institutional accounts, and manages individual accounts. Rich is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Governor’s State University, a master’s of business administration from St. Xavier University, and has attended Cannon Trust School.
Andy Roche brings over 25 years of trust experience to Old Second. In addition to his role as Head of Trust Administration, he also oversees taxes, trust operations and is the department’s IRA expert. Roche earned a bachelor of science in accounting with a business minor from St. Joseph’s College and a master of business administration in finance from Benedictine University. He is also a graduate of National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University, a graduate of DePaul Financial Planning Certificate, is a CPA, CFP®, and holds a FINRA Series 65 License.
Brad Johnson is a Vice President and Investment Officer with Old Second Bank’s Wealth Management Group. Brad co-manages the Equity Common Trust Fund, co-manages major institutional accounts and manages individual accounts. Brad earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as a Master of Science in Finance degree also from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a holder of the FINRA 65 license and has the designations Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner.
Chris Barry, J.D., has over 33 years of experience to the Trust Industry. For 31 years, he has supervised Trust Administration, insuring Trust instrucions are carried out pursuant to statutes and case law. He has also served as Trust Department Head, overseeing not only Trust Administration, but Investments and New Business. Barry earned five degrees from Northern Illinois University including a BS in biology, a BS in chemistry, a MA in management, a MA in sociology, and a Juris Doctor degree. He also holds an executive degree in bank management from the University of Wisconsin, a certificate in financial planning from the University of Denver, and is admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois.
Edward J. Gorenz is a Vice President and Trust Officer with Old Second Bank’s Wealth Management Group. With over 27 years of trust and investment experience, Ed manages personal trust and estate administration relationships, and is a member of several Wealth Management committees including Real Estate, Trust Administration, Discretionary Distribution, and Trust Investment. Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Finance degree from Northern Illinois University. He also attended Northwestern University’s National Trust School and Southern Illinois University’s Illinois Banking School.
Jacqueline A. Runnberg brings over 20 years of Trust and Investment experience to Old Second National Bank. Ms. Runnberg serves as an advisor to high net worth individuals, families and business owners. She is responsible for coordinating the efforts of a relationship team to include investment professionals, financial planners, trust and estate specialists. This collaborative approach ensures our clients receive relevant and professional advice in our delivery of a comprehensive Wealth Management strategy. Jacqueline is a Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP®). She earned a BA from Michigan State University and completed the Certificate Program in Financial Planning from DePaul University. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council.
Jacquelyn Volkert, CTFA brings 30 years of trust experience to Old Second. As a relationship manager and senior trust officer, she secures and manages personal and business relationships. She oversees the Irrevocable Insurance Trust and has overseen Land Trust, IRA, and departmental trust operations. Volkert is a graduate of Rockfort Business College, attended Bradley University, is a graduate of the Trust School from the University of Wisconsin and National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University where she received her Certified Trust Financial Advisor (CTFA).
Carolyn S. Swafford brings over 23 years of trust experience to Old Second National Bank. She handles a wide variety of personal trust accounts, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Guardianships, Estates, and Special Needs Trusts. In addition, Carolyn is the Land Trust and 1031 Exchange Trust administrator.
Carolyn is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in Human Resource Management. Carolyn is a past president of the DeKalb Rotary Club and is a Board Member and Secretary of the Ellwood House Association.
Jean M. Van Keppel, CFA, brings more than 30 years of investment expertise to Old Second. The hallmark of Jean’s philosophy is listening to clients’ needs, working closely together to implement investment strategies aimed at reaching their financial goals. Jean co-manages the Equity Common Fund, develops asset allocation approaches utilizing bonds, stocks and mutual funds. At the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, Jean earned a M.B.A. in finance. Her B.S. in business administration degree is from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Jean is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
Mary Randel currently serves as Retirement Services Trust Officer at Old Second National Bank. She is responsible for the delivery of exceptional customer service to bank clients utilizing the Bank’s retirement plan product options. She possesses exceptional working knowledge of the Qualified Plan market. She has also worked on projects relating to non-qualified deferred compensation plans, stock purchase option plans, and 403(b) plans for the non-profit sector. Mary’s specialties include: (1) Retirement Services: Multiple Employer Plans, Profit Sharing Plans, Compliance, and Pension Consulting; (2) SPARK Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designation; (3) Client retention; (4) Asset management; (5) Employee communications; (6) Has held both Series 6 and 63 designations; (7) Over twenty years of retirement plan administration experience.
Steve has over 16 years of investment experience managing investments for trust clients, high-net-worth individuals and institutional relationships. He manages the Investment Team that is responsible for our investment strategy, market research, security analysis, and portfolio management. He also manages client portfolios and co-manages the Equity and Fixed Income Common Trust funds.
Steve has a B.B.A. in Finance, Investments & Banking and a B.A. in Economics from University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also has a M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.
Steve is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and of the CFA Society of Milwaukee.
Michele A. Morgan brings over 25 years of trust experience to Old Second. From simple to complex Estate and Trust administration, clients can trust that their financial matters will be handled in an efficient and expert manner. Michele also possesses expertise in the administration of Guardianships, OBRAs and Third Party Funded Special Needs Trusts. Michele has achieved the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. She earned a B.A. in Management, with honors, from Benedictine University. Michele is a member of the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council and DuPage Estate Planning Council. Michele volunteers her time at Equine Dreams, Inc.
Sean O’Connor began his career with Old Second National Bank in 2008 as Trust Officer in the Retirement Plan Services Group and became a manager of the department where he’s spent 2 years managing and developing the Client Management Team. He is responsible for the sales, marketing support and client relationship for the Old Second National Bank’s Retirement Plans. Sean is a graduate of Benedictine University with a bachelor’s degree in business economics. He has over 25 years as a financial plan professional specializing in the analysis, design and implementation of innovative retirement plan solutions for clients ranging from 250K to 250MM in assets. Sean has held FINRA Series 6 and 63 designations.
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