The Pitti Group at Morgan Stanley

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001Educating Our Clients Is Empowering Despite an abundance of financial information available in the media, longtime investors often find themselves owning products and investments that may no longer serve them well. At the same time, important considerations have fallen through the cracks. “No one knows what they don’t know,” says Salvatore Pitti, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with The Pitti Group at Morgan Stanley. “I have found the most successful investors are those who are open to having new conversations and exploring new ideas.” …Read More

The Cohen Group at UBS Financial Services Inc.

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001Understanding Clients’ Risk Tolerance Is Essential for Investment Success “Money is supposed to provide you with a sense of security and comfort. If your investments have caused you to feel stress, your portfolio is invested incorrectly!” – Robert D. Cohen, Managing Director – Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Manager, Certified Investment Management Analyst at UBS Financial Services Cohen is an advisor who provides true customized portfolio management. When it comes to growing and protecting his clients’ wealth, he couldn’t be more serious. …Read More

Blue Spark Capital Advisors

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001‘Softer, Gentler’ Wealth Management If she’s heard it once, she’s heard it a thousand times. “Many of my clients – whether they have a million dollars or 10 million – joke about becoming a bag lady,” says Maura Griffin, CEO and principal of Blue Spark Capital Advisors, a fee-only investment management firm based in Manhattan. “They’re afraid of making bad decisions.” Griffin’s job, of course, is to help build long-term financial security for her clients so they don’t face that fate. While she serves a wide-ranging clientele, she has a special affinity for women, …Read More

Strategic Mobility Group

ActionStaffing121514FBSW_ACTIONS00001Customer-Oriented Enterprise Mobility Solutions Strategic Mobility Group (SMG3) has won numerous awards for helping companies mobilize their workforce to work more efficiently. The firm’s innovative enterprise mobility solutions have gained the respect of many companies and manufacturers in the supply chain and field mobility space. The enterprise technology firm’s 964 percent growth over the past three years earned two “Fastest Growing Private Companies” designations by Inc. magazine, including making …Read More

Heron Financial Group

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001What Do Planning for Retirement and Landing an Aircraft Have in Common? The answer is simple: A wrong move could be disastrous! Once, Americans were carefree passengers who enjoyed the benefit of a secure pension to provide income in retirement. Today, retirees receive a lump-sum 401(k) distribution and are encouraged to wing it. These pilots have as good a chance of successfully managing their own investments as they do spontaneously landing an airplane. When a seasoned pilot prepares to land an …Read More

HH Global

ActionStaffing121514FBSW_ACTIONS00001Optimizing the Global Marketing Supply Chain of Fortune 500 Brands PRINT IS NOT DEAD, at least not for HH Global, a leading global marketing services provider specializing in print management outsourcing, creative production, and digital and data management solutions. The company has found a way to dramatically grow in this fast-paced digital world. Over the past three years, under the leadership of Mike Perez, Chicago-based Global Managing Director and Americas CEO, HH Global’s U.S. operation has achieved 553 percent growth, …Read More

The Culov Group at Morgan Stanley

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001Life-Goal Manager to a Select Clientele The Culov Group at Morgan Stanley works for families of business owners, professionals and other high-net-worth individuals who may lack the time or knowledge to give their finances the attention they deserve. “We strive to be everything financial to our clients,” say Amela Culov, Vice President, Financial Advisor, and Emir Culov, First Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor. “Our clients are successful people with complex …Read More

Vautier Communications

ActionStaffing121514FBSW_ACTIONS00001Preparing Executives to Lead Through Effective Communication: Seasoned Coach and Author Shares His Point of View Professionals working today in the fields of talent development, human resources and executive communications training are working at unprecedented speed, with diverse workforces and international audiences. They are challenged every day to understand and interact within new communication channels and to find ways to do less with more. Successful, change-adept companies are recognizing that they must prepare their leadership teams not for the …Read More

H. Haller Financial

Spoc121514FBSO_SPOCANC00001‘Let Our Experience Help You to Maximize Your Retirement Experience’ Howard “Fritz” Haller, CFP® is a “glass half full” kind of financial advisor. He’s optimistic yet realistic, always looking for ways to help his clients retire earlier and better. And he’s the rare advisor who isn’t worried his clients are going to run out of money in retirement. As far as he’s concerned, that’s just a scare tactic. “I’ve never had it happen,” says Haller, president of H. Haller Financial, in Saugerties, New York. “Not once in 30 years.” …Read More

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

ActionStaffing121514FBSW_ACTIONS00001Protecting Your Legacy Many of Chicago’s leading philanthropists, entrepreneurs and household names turn to Neal Gerber Eisenberg as their most trusted advisers to protect and grow their individual and family legacies. Trusted Advisers Since 1986 Over the past 28 years, our growth has been spurred by helping nearly 1,000 high-net-worth clients and their families across the United States and throughout the world. We create sophisticated estate plans and family office structures to develop, preserve and maximize …Read More