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Naperville, IL (2019) – Sebold Capital Management, Inc., an independent fee-only wealth management firm continues its growth strategy with the acquisition of assets of Stafford Wells Advisors, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois.

Stafford Wells Advisors, Inc. was founded by Susan J. Templeton in 2008 to bring her background in corporate and foundation investment management to serve high-net worth investors in a fee-only advisory model.

Susan will continue to manage her clients with Sebold Capital Management, Inc. and will be a member of the Investment Research Committee. She will also continue her role as consultant for two Midwest family offices.

Prior to founding Stafford Wells, Susan was a partner with QIS Advisors, a quantitative money management firm. In 1996 Susan became CEO and President of Templeton Associates, which provided strategy, portfolio design, and marketing for institutional investment advisors. Susan also managed and led two mutual fund companies, The Newton Funds (a subsidiary of the M&I Corporation) and the William Blair Mutual Funds.

“I have built our growth and reputation on a foundation of trust, service and results,” Susan Templeton said. “Joining Sebold Capital’s team allows me to take advantage of their very strong operational infrastructure while maintaining a high-level of client service with the investment expertise I have built in my career.”

Susan is an independent director of Claridge’s Trust Company and Marshall Street Capital, where she serves on the investment and audit committee, and is on the Advisory Board of Seyen Capital, a Chicago-based early stage venture capital firm. Susan is also on the Board of Directors of Ryan Banks Academy and is founding Chair (former) of the Planned Giving Committee for the Advocate Foundation.

“We work on behalf of our clients, with a personal approach to their portfolio – one that makes the most sense for their needs, both now and for their future,” said Sean Sebold, President of Sebold Capital Management, Inc. “I am looking forward to working with Susan and her clients as we continue to grow our firm.”

Sebold Capital Management, Inc. is an independent fee-only wealth management firm that creates value for high net-worth clients, their families and entities. We commit to putting our client’s needs first, providing services guided by their priorities. We work to accomplish our client’s goals by utilizing a holistic view of assets and applying our deep expertise to deliver honest, straightforward advice that is refreshing to hear in this industry.

Naperville, IL (2018) – Sebold Capital Management, Inc., an independent fee-only wealth management firm is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Sean Sebold founded Sebold Capital Management in 1998 in Chicago, and shortly after, moved the business to Naperville.

Sebold Capital Management has grown from one person’s vision to a thriving office of six staff, plus seasonal interns from local colleges, all working together for the benefit of each client. Sebold Capital Management works with a limited number of families who have a net worth ranging from $2mm to $150mm. We can attribute the growth and overall success of the firm to a commitment to the mission: to build relationships on integrity, trust, and unrivaled personal service. By listening, evaluating, educating, and upholding strict confidentiality, we prepare the roadmap to achieve what matters most to our clients and guide them through the challenges life presents along the way.

“I am very proud that Sebold Capital Management has been successful for the past 20 years with a 99% retention rate. Service and integrity underscore that success,” says President, Sean Sebold. “When we do take on a new client, it is because we feel a strong connection to the goals and priorities they have for their families and businesses. We constantly strive to understand all of our clients’ needs, and support them in any way we can.

Sebold Capital Management kicked off the anniversary year in January with an annual dinner meeting discussing Cybersecurity with an expert panel. Also in January, Sean Sebold discussed investment and financial planning advice for the New Year on WTTW Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce. In February, Sean will be presenting to Microeconomics students at North Central College; and in March, Sean will be speaking at the Hesed House Champions of Hope Breakfast. The firm will be hosting a 20th Anniversary outing this summer for everyone that has been involved in the success of the firm and for those in the community that would like to meet the Sebold team.

Naperville, IL (2017) – Sebold Capital Management, Inc. was recognized at the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 27th Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABEs), in the small business category. The AABEs highlight successful suburban businesses and the people who make them successful. They are awarded based on business achievement, growth and community involvement.

Sean Sebold, President of Sebold Capital Management attended the AABEs reception held March 15, 2017 at Medinah Banquets, Addison that honored the recipients. Sebold Capital will also be profiled in a special publication of the Daily Herald Business Ledger published on April 17, 2017,

“I am truly thankful to the Daily Herald Business Ledger for such an honor,” says President, Sean Sebold. He adds, “I am very proud of my team. They have helped me make Sebold Capital Management successful for the past 20 years with a 99% retention rate due to our pledge in our core values: integrity, trust, and unrivaled personal service.”

Sebold Capital Management, Inc. is a fee-only wealth management firm that creates maximum value for high net-worth clients. We commit to putting your needs first, providing extraordinary service guided by your priorities. We work to accomplish your goals by utilizing a holistic view of your assets and applying our deep expertise to deliver honest, straightforward advice that is refreshing to hear in this industry.

Naperville, IL (2016) – Sebold Capital Management, a fee-only comprehensive wealth management firm is proud to announce Andrew “Drew” Blessman has successfully achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation.

The CFP® designation places Drew in an elite class of financial advisors. The CFP® certification marks identify professionals who have met the high standards of competency and ethics established and enforced by CFP Board. CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct require CFP® professionals to act in their clients’ best interests.

Drew joined Sebold Capital in 2015 as an Associate Planner. His responsibilities include preparing presentation materials, performing due diligence work, and assisting with the development and implementation of financial plans. He graduated from the Financial Planning Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“We are pleased that Drew has earned his CFP® marks,” says President Sean Sebold. “The dedication and sacrifice it takes to achieve this important designation is to be commended; and we are proud of Drew’s accomplishments.”

Sebold Capital Management is an independent fee-only wealth management firm that creates value for high net-worth clients founded by Sean Sebold in 1998. Sebold Capital provides an unrivaled focus on their clients and what is important to them. This is accomplished by using deep expertise, a holistic view of the clients’ assets, commitment to putting their needs first, and delivering straightforward advice that is refreshingly honest to hear in the industry.

Naperville, IL (2013) – Sebold Capital Management, a fee-only registered investment advisor (RIA), is proud to announce it has exceeded $100 million in assets under management – a benchmark achievement in the financial services industry.

“I am very proud of the success that we have brought to our clients over the past 15 years. While the assets that we manage for our clients are an important benchmark for the industry, we aspire to have our clients successfully reach their long term objectives. Our 99% client retention rate tells us we continue to provide value to our incredible clients. As we continue to grow, adding new clients and new employees, we look forward to continuing our work helping our clients thrive in a tough economy.”

Sebold Capital Management currently employs six staff members to manage 90+ clients and attributes its growth and overall success to a commitment to its mission of continually earning the clients’ trust by helping them to identify their financial goals and guiding them through the lifelong process of achieving them.


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