Nick Kochanski, CFA, MBA

Nick Kochanski, CFA, MBA

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Client Advisor

Lake Forest - IL

Nick Kochanski is a Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Client Advisor of Crescent Grove Advisors. Nick provides C-suite executives, entrepreneurs and private business owners unbiased financial advice and straightforward solutions to complex financial planning matters.

Prior to co-founding Crescent Grove Advisors, Nick was a Senior Client Advisor at Cedar Street Advisors,a boutique wealth management organization catering to highly affluent clients. In this role, Nick was responsible for counseling a number of high-net-worth families and providing asset management services. Earlier in his career, Nick was a financial analyst with a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for advising high-level executives on their personal financial affairs.

Nick has attained his CFA designation and is a current member of the CFA Society Chicago. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois. Born and raised in Chicago, Nick and his wife, Jacki, currently reside in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. In addition to staying busy with their two young children, the Kochanskis are active fundraisers for a variety of philanthropic organizations. Nick also is an avid sportsman and especially enjoys the outdoors and fishing.