Michael B. Andelman
Mike serves as the co-portfolio manager for the Rising Dividend strategies. He conducts equity research in the Healthcare and Technology sectors of the market with a specific focus on companies with a growing dividend stream. Prior to joining Dearborn in 2004 he worked in various capacities at MPI Investment Management as well as First Trust Advisors, LP. In 2010 he was named partner in the Firm.
George P. Jameson, Founder
Founding Managing Director
George is responsible for overseeing the firm's operations. Prior to founding Dearborn Partners, he was a Managing Director of the Fixed Income Division of Nesbitt Burns Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served 16 years in various capacities, including Fixed Income Product Manager, Midwest Regional Manager, and Vice President.
Jameson also served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Marketing at First Chicago Capital Markets.
Wayne C. Stevens, CFA, Founder
Founding Managing Director and CIO
Wayne is the lead manager for the firm's institutional and private client equity products. Prior to founding Dearborn Partners, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. where he directed investment policy and strategy for $40 billion in assets. Prior to being appointed CIO in 1993, he served as President of Duff & Phelps Investment Research Co. for ten years. Stevens began his career at The First National Bank of Chicago. During his ten years there, he was Director of Investment Research and Chairman of the Equity Selection Committee.
John V. Celentani, CFP®, CPWA®
John is responsible for providing financial planning and personalized service to private clients of the firm. He focuses on asset allocation, income tax planning, retirement and education planning, as well as sophisticated charitable giving and estate planning techniques. John served as Vice President in the Wealth Strategies group of Northern Trust for eight years prior to joining Dearborn Partners.
Luke Knecht, CFA
Luke has lead portfolio management responsibility for the firm's alternative fixed income product, Return Profile Management (RPM). He joined Dearborn Partners from Deerfield Capital where he held a number of senior management positions. Luke’s extensive previous experience includes positions at Colorado National Bank, Harris (Bank) Investment Management and Dresser RCM Global Investors.
RPM is an absolute return fixed income strategy, with a lengthy track record of generating enhanced returns over U.S. Treasuries without using derivatives, leverage or credit risk. It offers clients total liquidity, no "lock-up" period and complete transparency as to the portfolio holdings and market value.
Thomas J. Rowland, CFA
Tom provides portfolio management services to private clients. He joined Dearborn Partners from the Private Investor Department of William Blair & Company.
Previously, Tom spent 19 years at Wayne Hummer Asset Management where, as a First Vice President and Managing Director, he supervised the management of their mutual funds and balanced equity accounts. Earlier, he was with CNA Financial Corporation as a portfolio manager, research analyst and securities trader. Tom began his investment career with the Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago.
Mark H. Dierkes, CFA
Mark provides portfolio management services to private clients. He joined Dearborn Partners from the Private Investor Department of William Blair & Company.
Mark had previously served as a First Vice President and Managing Director at Wayne Hummer Asset Management. For 10 years there, he managed portfolios for a diverse roster of clients. He earlier managed a portfolio of common stocks for Protection Mutual Insurance Company.
Teresa oversees the firm's trading and operations areas. She has 25+ years experience in the financial services and securities brokerage business. Prior to joining Dearborn Partners in 1999, Teresa was a Senior Registered Sales Associate at Prudential Securities, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.
Sam is accomplished in all of the wealth management support functions necessary to provide Dearborn clients with an outstanding experience. She began her career with UBS Financial Services in 2010.