Staff

Kevin Spahn team photo

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff.

Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients. If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond to your needs promptly.

 
Darren M Kriston

Darren M Kriston, CFP®

Chief Operations Officer
Office 630-458-7056

Darren is a highly qualified financial planner, with CFP and MBA credentials, as well as 20 years of experience in financial services. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing and executing intricate financial plans, and is an excellent resource for analyzing complex alternatives such as stock options, taxable gains/losses, refinancing, distribution strategies, and more. Darren lives in Northbrook with his wife Amy and their two sons, Haden and Harrison.

 
Timothy M. Funke

Timothy M. Funke, CFA®

Director of Investments
Office 630-458-7081

Tim joined us in 2016 from Northern Trust where he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Tim’s career at Northern spanned a little over 12 years and the majority of his time there was in their Personal Wealth Management division working with high net worth individuals and families. His most recent position was in Northern’s Global Family Office working with multigenerational, ultra-high net worth individuals and families. Tim is a graduate of the University of Dayton and has an MBA from DePaul. Tim is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Tim lives in Chicago with his wife Maureen and daughter Viviene.

 
Michelle L Komperda

Michelle L Komperda

Director of Client Services
Office 630-458-7074

Michelle is highly efficient in addressing client needs, using her vast knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the insurance field. Contact Michelle if you need to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions regarding your insurance needs. Michelle lives in Westchester with her husband Scott and her two children.

 
Steven M Wilder

Steven M Wilder, CFP®, CLU®

Director of Financial Planning
Office 630-458-7033

Steve has over 10 years of industry experience and is a CFP® professional. He develops comprehensive financial plans for our clients to help better understand where they are in relation to their financial goals. Contact Steve with any financial planning questions. Steve lives in Elk Grove Village and enjoys snow skiing, traveling and going to the theater.

 
Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel

Investment Operations
Office 630-458-7042

Nirav provides excellent service to our clients, assisting the team in the preparation and processing of paperwork  He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Finance.  Nirav joined the Spahn Financial team in 2013.  He lives in Bartlett and is an avid cricket player.

 
Kyle A DeRaedt

Kyle A DeRaedt, CFP®

Investment Operations
Office 630-458-7041

Kyle was newly added to our team to support the investment practice. Prior to joining Spahn Financial in 2016, he worked at two boutique firms helping high net worth individuals and business owners. Kyle graduated from North Central College and was a four-year member of the school’s soccer team as a goalkeeper earning NCAA academic all-region honors. 

 
Laura A Frank

Laura A Frank

Business Manager
Office 630-458-7013

Laura has the role of office manager, responsible for accounting duties and coordinating the workflow for our growing practice. Laura previously worked as an actuary in the pension-consulting field. Laura is a graduate of the University of Dayton. She lives in Lombard with her husband Chuck and her three children.

 

Kevin M Spahn, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor


Spahn Financial

 

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