Broker Check

David Stachowiak, CPFA, CFF

Director of Planning and Investments/Partner


Dave was initially educated with a focus on concert piano and trombone at DePaul University.  His advanced degree was attained in Economics from Elmhurst University.

His career began in the technology field where he worked his way up to CIO of a $2.5 billion electronics firm.  During this time technology took a twist and began focusing on the internet presence and year 2000 issues ahead.  Dave became a partner in a technology consulting firm that was eventually sold to a public company.  Receiving public equity in the company Dave became interested in the markets.

Shortly, thereafter, Dave began his advisory career.  Dave’s firm experience includes AG Edwards (now Wells Fargo Advisors), Chase Investment Services, US Bancorp, Wells Fargo Advisors, and now Lincoln Financial.

During his tenure at Chase Investment Services Dave achieved his supervisory license (series 24) and began managing northern Illinois.  Only one thing was missing from this opportunity, and that was working with people and helping to plan for their financial success.

Dave moved back into the advisory/planner role where he could affect people’s lives and help them achieve their goals.  This vast experience allows Dave to draw from his experience as a business owner, securities supervision and compliance, and experience with multiple platforms to bring a heartfelt and sincere approach to doing his best work for each client.

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Keith C. Piscitello, CFP® CRPC® CPFA™ MBA

Lead Financial Planner/Founder



Keith has been a trusted advisor to families with care-giving needs for over a decade.   Whether an aging parent needing to transition to assisted living or a child with special needs who is approaching their age of majority, each situation is unique and requires specific and creative planning strategies to optimize expected outcomes.

Keith earned his BA in business administration and economics from Carthage College, and his MBA in Finance from Roosevelt University.  He holds the Chartered Retirement Planning ConsultantTM (CRPC) designation from the College for Financial Planning and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional.  Keith holds his Series 7 and Series 66 registrations and holds state licenses for life, health and long term care insurance.

Current/past community involvement:

    • 2007-present, Assistant Scoutmaster Scouts BSA Troop 159 and Merit Badge Counselor
    • 2008-Present, Classroom Volunteer, Junior Achievement of Chicago
    • 2011-present, Volunteer for Clearbrook
    • 2013-present, Member Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council (2020-21 Co-president)
    • 2015-present, Member Illinois Continuity of Care, Lake/McHenry, Northwest Cook and Alpha Chapters
    • 2016-2019, Advisory Board Member Lake/Northern Cook County Junior Achievement of Chicago
    • 2019-2021, Board member, Chicago Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council
    • 2017-2019, Board Member Clearbrook Guardians
    • 2019-present, Board Member, Arlington Heights Senior Center, Inc.

Keith, his wife Jennifer, their four children and dog, Bailey have been residents of Arlington Heights, IL for nearly 20 years.  Keith enjoys running (he's training for the Chicago Marathon in October 2021), tennis, throwing bags and golfing. 

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Rick Shapiro,  CFP® CLU ChFC

Director of Insurance/Partner


Rick provides a framework for accumulating, managing, preserving and distributing wealth, helping clients understand how each decision fits into a larger picture and affects their overall well-being. We work primarily with high net worth individuals and closely held businesses, providing strategies for wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer. Rick’s team specializes in repositioning assets to help maximize wealth.

Our primary purpose is to help clients achieve their personal and professional goals. Led by Rick Shapiro, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, our experienced insurance planning team leverages its expertise to customize programs aimed at helping clients derive maximum benefit from reaching their goals. We will work with you to develop strategies that will help to protect your assets through asset protection planning. This type of planning is the cornerstone of any estate plan. In addition, we will help devise plans that will boost productivity while increasing income for dedicated and motivated employees.

Through legacy planning, Rick’s team can provide strategies to help you pass on much of your wealth to multiple generations. We can work with you to shape a legacy that reflects your goals, wishes and values. Our legacy planning can help ensure that your wishes are fulfilled by passing on your wealth to future generations, and/or your favorite charities and causes.

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