Meet the Staff
Sebold Capital Management is comprised of individuals who have numerous characteristics in common—even if none of them are exactly common in the world of wealth management—a devotion to understanding and embracing our clients uniquely individual goals; a commitment to using our broad expertise to realize those goals; and a personal zeal for doing what we do in ways that continually set us apart from our larger, corporate peers in this field. This team includes:
Sean Sebold, CFP®, CFA, President
Sean has 20 years of experience in the financial planning and investment management industries. His diverse background and experience, ranging from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to a Global Consultancy in Andersen Consulting, provide a unique vantage on wealth management.
By focusing on the distinct needs of business owners, leaders and their families, Sean is able to guide the client through life decisions that bridge the gap between wealth and quality of life.
Sean, a strong believer that education and knowledge provide value, is a part of a small group of advisors that have earned both the CFP® certification and the CFA Charter. Both designations are the highest level of certification in their respective field. (Less than 3% of all advisors in the country hold both designations.)
His formal education began with a BA in English from Villanova University. He completed his CFP® education at the College for Financial Planning and went on to obtain an MBA with majors in Finance, International Business, and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
Sean is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Board of Hesed House. He is past-president and past-chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois, the largest FPA chapter in the country. After serving at the state level, Sean chaired the Financial Planning Association’s National Pro Bono Advisory Committee. He also served on the Illinois State Treasurer’s Advisory Council on Financial Education and Literacy.
Sean’s unique philosophy of financial planning has been quoted in many articles, most prominently in The Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, CFA Magazine, Financial Advisor Magazine, USAA Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. He has made presentations at the Kane County Bar Association, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, the CFA Institute of Chicago, and at the Financial Planning Association meetings. He has been a guest on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce as well as ABC’s Sunday Morning “NewsViews” with Alan Krashesky and Fox News.
When not working, Sean spends his time with his wife, four children and two dogs. He enjoys golfing, tennis, sailing and reading.
Drew Blessman, CFP®, Associate Planner
Drew joined Sebold Capital in October, 2015. His responsibilities include preparing presentation materials, performing due diligence work, and assisting with the development and implementation of financial plans.
Prior to joining us, Drew worked for a trust company, specifically assisting clients with their investment needs. He graduated from the Financial Planning Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and passed his CFP® exam in March 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, getting together with friends, and just about anything that has to do with basketball and baseball.
Christi Hausmann, Portfolio Administrator
Christi joined Sebold Capital in September, 2017. Her responsibilities include implementing investment strategies and day-to-day portfolio trading. Christi has 20 years experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining us, she was with an active manager’s portfolio administration/ operation team. She also previously served as assistant vice president/senior associate portfolio manager for an investment fund where she was responsible for trading, reconciling, and client reporting.
Christi earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides in Naperville with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves to be cheering on her daughter and son at their sporting events as well as actively participating or volunteering in school and community events.
Devon Moon, Marketing Manager
Devon joined Sebold Capital in August, 2017. Devon is responsible for formulating Sebold’s marketing strategy including business development and public relations. Prior to coming aboard, Devon was a financial advisor with an insurance firm. He also previously was the director of development for a non-profit foundation where he developed partnerships and programs with C-level partners and oversaw transition from private granting trust to public fundraising.
A lifelong Naperville resident, Devon graduated from Naperville North High School and went on to earn a B.A. in Business Management from Southern Illinois University. He currently resides in Naperville with his wife, Katelyn, and son, Devon Jr. Away from the office, Devon plays as much golf as possible and is a baseball fanatic.
Mary Lyn Patterson, Office Manager
Mary joined Sebold Capital in November, 2010. She has come to us from a financial and college planning firm, and has 20 years operations experience in the financial and securities industry. Mary is responsible for managing the office administrative functions, client account transactions, scheduling meetings as well as providing compliance and marketing assistance.
Mary resides in Aurora with her spouse, son and their dog, Kip. During her free time, she loves spending time in her garden.
Kelly Sebold, Administrative Assistant
Kelly previously worked for a Midwest regional bank, where she spent 10 years as an investment specialist. She then moved to the private banking sector handling high net worth clients. Kelly provides administrative and office support. She is the friendly voice you hear when you call the office and provides assistance with client transactions.
Kelly is married with four children. Her hobbies include art and enjoying time spent with her grandchildren.
Jared Fritz, Intern
Jared joined Sebold Capital in May, 2017. As the intern at Sebold, Jared is responsible for developing Economic Insights, tracking returns for investment funds, creating visual aids for presentation purposes, and handling weekly investment updates. Jared is currently in his Junior year at North Central College. He is double majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Accounting. In the future, Jared plans to obtain his CFP® certification and become a Financial Advisor.
Jared’s hometown is Mendota, Illinois. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He also is an avid Blackhawks fan and tries to go to as many games as possible.
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