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In 2012 and 2013, Frank was recognized as a
"Top Wealth Manager" in Financial Advisor magazine
and by Five Star Professionals.*
Frank T. Patzke CFP®


“Many of our clients simply seek a partner who always puts their best interests first, allowing them to confidently move on with the business of living their lives.”

Frank T. Patzke, CFP ® is the President of Guidant Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisory firm founded in 1993. Based in Palatine, Illinois and serving the surrounding Northwest Chicago communities including: Arlington Heights, Barrington, and Northbrook along with a nationwide client list, the firm is comprised of eight professionals who serve over 250 clients. 

Frank earned his BA in Political Science and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He went on to earn the CFP® mark of distinction from the CFP® Board of Standards, which certifies that he has successfully passed all of the requirements to hold himself out as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Frank has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager in Chicago Magazine for the 2nd year in a row. This award is based on ten criteria associated with providing quality services to clients including credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2013 Five Star Wealth Managers.

Independent advisor and consultant Frank Patzke has specialized in advising retirees and the “suddenly single” since 1978. In fact, more than half of his clients are single, widowed or divorced. Through his investment counsel and retirement workshops, innumerable individuals have benefited from his expertise and ability to simplify the often-confusing concepts of personal finance.

Trust is far more than simply feeling comfortable with your advisor, having a plan in place or setting achievable goals. It’s the ability to set daily financial worries aside with the full confidence and knowledge that someone is looking out for you and your needs.

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