Your Team Members

Our portfolio managers average over 35 years of experience encompassing the full range of market cycles and investment trends. We each bring our own investment experience and perspective to the investment process. Collectively we benefit from the variety of viewpoints, and individually we enjoy the flexibility to bring our unique point of view to our clients.

Our experienced support team handles the operational and administrative tasks with a knowledge born of industry experience. We share one objective, serving our client’s financial needs.


Faris F. Chesley

Chairman, Director

Faris has been an esteemed and active member of Chicago’s investment community for more than 40 years.


Joan M. Giardina, CFA

Principal, Director

Joan joined Chesley, Taft & Associates as a Principal in 2002.


William A. Goldstein

President, Director

Bill brings more than 40 years of investment experience to Chesley, Taft & Associates.


Gregory J. O'Leary

Principal, Director

Gregory has been with Chesley, Taft & Associates since its beginning in 2001, joining the firm from ABN AMRO, Incorporated.


Deborah T. Stotts

Chief Administrative Officer, Director

Debbie joined Chesley, Taft & Associates in 2013, bringing more than 25 years of financial services industry experience.


Brian Zavalkoff, CFA

Principal, Director

Brian joined Chesley, Taft & Associates as a Principal in 2009 and brings more than 25 years of investment management experience.


John J. Sobel


John brings more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry to serve our clients' portfolios.


Michael P. Stoffregen, CFA


Michael has more than 30 years of investment management experience as a Portfolio Manager.


Matthew S. Szafranski, CFA, CFP


Matt joined Chesley, Taft & Associates as a Senior Portfolio Manager in 2018.


Thomas A. Baumgart

Associate Portfolio Manager

With more than 23 years in the financial services industry, Tom has been with Chesley, Taft & Associates since 2015.


Jeffrey M. Hinko

Trader and Client Service Manager

Jeffrey has been a member of the Chesley, Taft & Associates team since 2007 and became an owner in 2020.


Therese M. Anderson

Client Service Specialist

Therese became an owner of Chesley, Taft & Associates in 2014 after joining the firm in 2012.

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Emily A. Mirrilees

Client Service Specialist

Emily joined Chesley, Taft & Associates in 2021 from CIBC Private Wealth Management where she was an Account Manager in the Private Wealth division.


Erin L. Murphy

Client Service Specialist

Erin has been with Chesley, Taft & Associates since it was founded in 2001.

Our experienced team is ready to support your financial needs and help you achieve your investment goals.