Richard M. Gordon  (far right)
Senior Vice President - Investments

Max Nutkowitz, CFP®
First Vice President - Investments

Judith Johnson     
Senior Registered Client Associate


Our team is part of the Wells Fargo Advisors office in downtown Chicago, Illinois.  Richard Gordon and Max Nutkowitz have over 50 years combined experience helping people invest their money for the future.  We follow a disciplined and conservative approach to investing and planning.


Richard M. Gordon has earned the distinction of “Presidents Council Premier Advisor” with Wells Fargo Advisors Private Client Group.  Max Nutkowitz has earned the distinction of “Executive Council Premier Advisor.”  Richard and Max are among a select group of Financial Advisors who meet or exceed Wells Fargo Advisors’ high standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation , educational attainment and client-service best practices.

Judith Johnson was named a Premier Client Associate and was selected as a "2014 Elite Service Professional" awarded to only 50 associates in the country.


Richard M. Gordon and Max Nutkowitz have been named as Five Star Wealth Managers in the November 2014 issue of Chicago Magazine.  Fewer than 10% of Chicagoland financial service professionals are names as Five Star Wealth Managers*.




"The Five Star Weath Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment advisor or a registered investment advisor representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional's consumer complaint process""); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations.  Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded.  Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products.  The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner's future performance.  2014 - 8161 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; (9% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. **To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license or payment of a fine 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional's consumer process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. Been convicted of a felony.