Evan serves as Associate Wealth Management Advisor with Chad Opel. He facilitates the smooth operations of daily business, corresponds with clients, and handles the maintenance and workflow of all client accounts.
He became interested in the financial services industry from a young age, when his father was a banker and taught him the value of compounding interest. As he got older, he became intrigued with financial planning. He enjoys the problem solving aspect of working with clients, and gets tremendous satisfaction from seeing them accomplish the goals they set.
Evan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He was a Financial Representative intern in 2009 and ran his own practice for four years before joining Chad in 2014.
Evan grew up on a small farm in Payson, Illinois and has lived in the Edwardsville area since 2007. He enjoys going back home to the farm in the summer for grilling and playing yard games with family and friends. He married Kayla in June of 2018 whom he spends most of his free time with as well as their energetic boxer, Maggie. Evan serves on the board of the SIUe Alumni Association.