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.
Richard A. Gartelmann Jr. currently manages the Bank’s Wealth Management Division. With over 20 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®) professional. 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.
Rich lives in Frankfort with his wife Kathleen and his two sons. He is an avid golfer and loves to travel with his family and attend sporting events. He is also currently a board member of the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation Board.
Mike is a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Old Second Bank’s Wealth Management Group. With over 30 years of investment experience, Mike co-manages the Fixed Income Common Trust Fund and manages major institutional accounts as well as individual accounts.
Mike earned a B.A. in Economics from Marquette University and a M.A. in Economics from DePaul University. Mike was also an Economics instructor at Moraine Valley Community College. He has the designations Charted Financial Analyst and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Andrew R. Crouch is Senior Vice President, Head of Trust and Fiduciary Services, Trust Counsel at Old Second Bank. Andrew provides guidance to individuals and families regarding the preservation and transfer of their wealth over multiple generations. He focuses his practice on the development and implementation of trust, estate, wealth transfer, tax planning, guardianship, real property transactions, charitable planning, and fiduciary planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. He advises on several aspects of the fiduciary practice, including business growth, risk management, trust counsel, and account acceptance.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and American Studies from the University of Kansas. He also has a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Andrew has been selected as an Emerging Lawyer in the practice categories of Trust, Will, & Estate Planning Law and Closely & Privately Held Business Law. Each year, fewer than two percent of lawyers under 40 years of age in Illinois receive this honor. In addition to his time practicing as an attorney, Andrew taught the course “The Laws of Property” as an Adjunct Professor. Andrew is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois.
Mike Demski is responsible for development and management of client accounts, management of stock and asset allocation models, portfolio analysis, evaluation of mutual fund managers, and quantitative and qualitative security analysis.
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University, has a FINRA License Series 65, and is a CFA Level III Candidate.
Edward J. Gorenz is a Vice President and Trust Officer with Old Second Bank’s Wealth Management Group. With over 32 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.
Brad Johnson serves as a Vice President and Senior Investment Officer with Old Second Bank’s Wealth Management Group. With over 10 years of financial industry experience, 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™ professional.
Brad serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Sunnymere Senior Living Community.
Steve has over 20 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 past president and member of the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council and a member of the DuPage Estate Planning Council. Michele resides in Plano with her husband Chuck. She is an avid equestrian and loves to travel with her husband and friends.
Sandra Nies brings over 20 years of banking industry experience to Old Second National Bank. Ms. Nies serves as an advisor to high net worth individuals, families, and business owners. She is responsible for coordinating the efforts of a relationship based team that includes investment professionals, financial planners, trust services, and estate specialists. This approach ensures our clients receive relevant and professional advice in our delivery of a comprehensive Wealth Management strategy.
Sandra is a holder of the FINRA 65 license. She is in the process of earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree at Northern Illinois University. She is also a member of the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council.
Sandra lives in Crystal Lake with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and participating in various sports. She also enjoys traveling.
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 13 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 30 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.
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.
Andy Roche brings over 25 years of trust experience to Old Second. In addition to his role as Senior Vice President- Trust Officer, 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.
Drawing on over 24 years of Trust and Investment experience, Jacqueline serves as a trusted advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She advises and guides high net worth individuals, families and business owners in the planning and management of their wealth. Utilizing our distinct and comprehensive approach she brings an integrated team of credentialed specialists to clients to provide advanced financial planning, investment and money management, tax planning, estate planning and administration, charitable giving and wealth transfer. 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™ (CFP®) professional. 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.
Yamilet offers over nineteen years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Ms. Suarez serves as an Assistant Vice President and Wealth Advisor. For the first twelve years of her career, she formed part of Old Second Bank’s Retail Banking Division. She has worked in trust and investments for the last seven years. As a Wealth Advisor, Yamilet provides high net worth individuals, families, and business owner’s investment management guidance and advice. In conjunction with a team that includes various investment professionals, Yamilet helps you sift through the many options available to create a unique strategy that is tailored to your wealth needs.
Yamilet earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Certificate in Finance from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, she holds the following FINRA registration: Series 65. She is in the process of earning her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Finally, Yamilet is an active member of the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council.
Carolyn S. Swafford brings over 26 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, Special Needs Trusts, and Irrevocable Life Insurance 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 and treasurer of the DeKalb Rotary Club and is the treasurer and Board Member of the Ellwood House Association.
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 has overseen the Irrevocable Trust, 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).
Investment advisory and financial planning services may be offered through River Street Advisors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Second National Bank. River Street Advisors, LLC is a registered investment adviser and only transacts business in states where it is properly registered, or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment or strategy will be suitable or profitable for a client's investment portfolio. There are no assurances that an investor's portfolio will match or exceed any particular benchmark.
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