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Adam Bernthal

Relationship Manager CFP®, CPWA® Chicago Wealth Management
Specializes In: Wealth Management

I met my wife in Destin, Fla. We learned we lived in neighboring towns back in Illinois. Some say it was destiny.
Adam Bernthal
Relationship Manager, CFP®, CPWA®


I provide holistic wealth management services to closely held business owners and ultra-high-net-worth families, with a focus on serving technology entrepreneurs. Through collaboration with my clients’ accountants and legal advisors, I help ensure their personal balance sheet, income taxes, estate plan, and investment portfolio are optimized and coordinated.

With more than 10 years of experience, I proactively look for opportunities to improve my clients’ financial situation while overseeing the day-to-day execution of their plan. They appreciate that I serve as their personal CFO, providing independent and objective advice to maximize their personal balance sheet on an after-tax, after-fee basis.

I’m a proud recipient of the firm’s Harry W. Buttorf Award in 2019 for exemplifying being a creative thinker, developing a new or better way of doing things, challenging the status quo, and approaching work with a can-do attitude. I earned my B.S. in finance from Michigan State University.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kelsey, and our two daughters, Blakely and Sienna. We like to travel, golf, and walk our yellow Lab, Woody.

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