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When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Schaumburg

We get you to think about money like you’ve never thought about it before

Has rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and building success always been part of your DNA? Then we believe Mercer Advisors is the wealth management firm for you.

Because we’re here to help you keep building on that success. But at the same time, we fundamentally believe there’s a point in life where the wealth-builder in you deserves to become the wealth-enjoyer of all you’ve attained.

We’re built differently

Because to us, helping you protect and grow your wealth is about much more than just your investment portfolio

Of course, a well-managed investment portfolio is the cornerstone to building wealth. And we strive to do that exceptionally well.
 
But if returns are your sole focus, those returns can quickly be offset by what happens in the other parts of your financial life. Like not preparing for major taxable events, having an incomplete estate plan, a retirement plan that’s on autopilot, or a less than ideal business succession strategy.
 
So, unlike most firms, we have expertise across financial planning, investing strategy, tax and estate planning, trust services, insurance coverage, and more. With specialists across each of these areas communicating with each other about you, and with you.

Put simply, we help oversee and connect all the dots of your financial life.

Meet our talented wealth advisors in the Schaumburg area

They’re here to help you connect all your financial dots

Laura Combs

Managing Director

Laura Combs

Laura Combs

Managing Director

Laura began her career in the investment management industry in 2008. As a Managing Director, member of both the Investment Committee and Senior Leadership Team, Laura's distinguished herself as an advisor and experienced leader with a passion for helping clients find their path to Economic Freedom™. She's been recognized by the Thrive Awards, named a Top Woman Advisor by Forbes and a top 40 Under 40 Advisor by InvestmentNews. Laura sits on the steering committee for Mercer Advisors' award-winning InvestHERs women's initiative, is a member of the Financial Planning Association, mentors through Mercer's Mentorship program and the Leeds Professional Mentorship Program at the University of Colorado. She has a degree in Communications from Wheaton College. Laura lives in Boulder with her husband and children.

*Disclosure

Nominees for Investment News’ eighth annual 40 Under 40 project should exhibit qualities of leadership within the financial advice field, such as the drive to succeed, along with prospects for a bright future. He or she must be under the age of 40 on June 7, 2021, which is the date our 40 Under 40 honorees will be announced in the print issue of InvestmentNews and online. Accomplishments: We are looking for professionals who are successful in the advisory business, industry-related projects and the wider world in an advisory capacity, as exhibited by their credentials and achievements. Contribution: We are searching for professionals who promote the financial advice profession, advocate for financial literacy and engage in pro bono financial planning work. Leadership: We are interested in professionals who offer guidance and successful management within a company or the industry as a whole. Promise: We want to celebrate professionals who have passion, enthusiasm, great ideas and show a commitment to the field.

Thrive Award: A panel of independent judges determined the WealthManagement.com 2019 Thrive Award winners. Criteria included demonstrable impact on their firm, the industry, and wealth management in general. The WealthManagement.com Thrive Awards recognizes advisors who are on the way up–those who have proven themselves skilled and ambitious by virtue of three solid years of revenue growth. To qualify for the WealthManagement.com 2019 Thrive list of fastest-growing advisors, applicants had to be based in the U.S., offer financial services to individual clients, and be free of regulatory actions. Applications were accepted from individuals, teams and companies of all types and sizes–including solo advisors, ensembles, practices, family offices, RIAs and IBD reps.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of: qualitative data, learned through surveys and interviews (in-person, telephone and virtual), so Forbes can evaluate best practices, service and investing models, compliance records, etc.; as well as quantitative data, like revenue trends and assets under management. All advisors have a minimum of seven years’ experience. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

These awards should not be construed by clients or prospective clients as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if Mercer Advisors or a Mercer Advisors Associate is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past client endorsement of Mercer Advisors or any Mercer Advisors Associate.

Douglas Gilbert

Senior Vice President, Sales

Douglas Gilbert

Douglas Gilbert

Senior Vice President, Sales

Doug began his career in the financial services industry in 2001. His past experiences include working at Westwood Trust and the Private Client Group for First National Bank of Nebraska, providing comprehensive financial planning and investment advice for high-net-worth clients, foundations, and endowments. Doug has served on several industry and community boards during his career. He graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in Business and holds the FINRA Series 65 License. Doug lives in Omaha with his wife and daughter, and enjoys playing golf and exploring new restaurants.

Dominic Colletti

Regional Vice President

Dominic Colletti

Dominic Colletti

Regional Vice President

Dominic has a decade-long career in building comprehensive financial plans for high-net-worth families, small businesses, and trusts. As Regional Vice President, Dominic is responsible for introducing new and prospective clients to Mercer Advisors. Prior to joining the team, he served as the director of wealth management at a national RIA, assisting with its expansion efforts in the Chicagoland area. Dominic earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He holds the CFP® certification in addition to a FINRA Series 65 license. Dominic lives in Geneva, Illinois, with his wife and their golden retriever, and he stays active in the community through the Notre Dame Club of Aurora/Fox Valley.

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas Schwaller

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas has been providing high-net worth families with investment management guidance, trust design, and comprehensive financial planning since 2014. As Regional Vice President, Lucas is responsible for introducing new and prospective clients to Mercer Advisors and enjoys mapping out holistic wealth management strategies that help clients achieve their economic freedom. Prior to Mercer Advisors, Lucas oversaw trust services at FIM Group, which he joined after serving as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for a software development company. Lucas earned his B.A. from Rockhurst University and M.A. from Creighton University. He holds CTFA® and CES® designations, in addition to a FINRA Series 65 license. Lucas lives in La Crosse, WI with his wife and their two young children.

Tom Herzing

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Tom Herzing

Tom Herzing

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Tom specializes in the areas of investment management, retirement plan design, and personal financial planning. He began his career in the wealth management industry in 1998. Tom graduated with a degree in Economics from DePaul University in Chicago and holds the FINRA Series 66 License. He Joined Mercer Advisors as a financial advisor and held several positions before his current role as a Sr. Wealth Advisor. Tom, his wife Laura, and their two children reside in Gilberts, Illinois, and enjoy biking, tennis, and movies.

Lauren Rosberg

Wealth Advisor

Lauren Rosberg

Lauren Rosberg

Wealth Advisor

Carin Roman

Wealth Advisor

Carin Roman

Carin Roman

Wealth Advisor

Carin began her financial services career in 1999. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she worked in institutional investment consulting before transitioning to personal financial planning and wealth management in 2001. It was at CCP Inc., the fee-only financial planning firm that her mother had founded, that Carin’s passion for financial planning took root. Carin enjoys building personal relationships and developing financial plans that help individuals and families navigate their unique journeys towards their short- and long-term goals. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Carin graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Economics and French. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their three children.

Steve Roberts

Wealth Advisor

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Wealth Advisor

Steve started his career in financial services in 1997. Steve is a veteran in the industry having attained his CFP® certification while at Brown & Tedstrom in Denver, CO. He then joined USAA as a Financial Planner and held roles in executive management. In 2009, Steve became owner, President and Chief Compliance Officer of CCP, Inc. Steve has long held a passion for financial planning and portfolio management. That passion fuels a belief that strong relationships, thoughtful consideration and direct guidance can help our clients achieve success in their financial journey. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University. Steve, his wife and three children reside in the suburbs of Chicago.

Alec Montoya

Wealth Advisor

Alec Montoya

Alec Montoya

Wealth Advisor

Alec began his financial services career in 2014 and joined Mercer Advisors in 2017. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He holds the FINRA Series 66 License and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Alec is actively enrolled in the Yale School of Management program, Wealth Management Theory & Practice, which is the prerequisite for the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation. Alec specializes in creating strategies for business owners, planning for highly compensated professionals, and structuring tax strategies for clients in retirement. Alec enjoys spending time with his wife and their toddler son.

Grace Bossert

Associate Financial Planner

Grace Bossert

Grace Bossert

Associate Financial Planner

Grace joined Mercer Advisors after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Personal Finance-Financial Planning from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to graduating, Grace held an internship at a boutique investment firm in Middleton, WI. She is a candidate for CFP® certification. In her free time, Grace enjoys traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

Marzena Hanek

Lead Client Service Specialist

Marzena Hanek

Marzena Hanek

Lead Client Service Specialist

Marzena began her financial services career in 1998. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she gained valuable experience working with high-net-worth clients as an investment counselor at T. Rowe Price and an investment executive at MidAmerica Investment Services. Marzena graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing. She also holds the FINRA Series 65 license.

Melissa McCabe

Client Service Specialist

Melissa McCabe

Melissa McCabe

Client Service Specialist

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Please Note: The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Mercer Advisors is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.