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.
John V. Celentani, CFP®, CPWA®
John oversees Dearborn’s Private Wealth Management practice. In this role, he is responsible for delivering exceptional service and advice to the firm’s clients. John is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor, an advanced certification for advisors who advise clients with a net worth of $5 million or more. John served as Vice President in the Wealth Strategies group of Northern Trust for eight years prior to joining Dearborn Partners in 2015.
Bradley C. Smith
Brad is responsible for providing personalized Portfolio Management investment advice to private wealth clients and their families. Areas of focus include developing comprehensive asset allocation strategies, as well as customized investment and financial goal plans. Prior to joining Dearborn Partners, he served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for 26 years at MPI Investment Management, Inc. Brad began his financial industry career at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in their Business Merger & Acquisition Division.
Thomas D. Horner
Luke Knecht, CFA
Luke manages the firm’s institutional fixed income products. These include laddered portfolios, targeted maturity portfolios, immunized portfolios and absolute return fixed income portfolios. Luke’s prior experience includes various portfolio and business management responsibilities at Harris Investment Management, Dresdner RCM Global Investors and Deerfield Capital Management. Luke is a CFA charter holder and most recently earned the CFA UK Level 4 Certificate in ESG investing. Luke also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado.
Sam oversees the firm's trading and operations areas. She 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.
Amber C. Delperdang
Operations & Trading
Amber joined Dearborn Partners in 2019 in our operations department. She began her career in 2014 with Northwestern Mutual in Los Angeles, CA as their Operations Associate, eventually becoming an Investment Analyst.
Annie L. Berni
Annie serves as a Relationship Manager providing support to a team of Financial Advisors for Dearborn Partner’s Private Wealth Management practice.Annie has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry serving in various roles at The Northern Trust Company and Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Prior to joining Dearborn Partners in September of 2021, Annie briefly stepped away from her career to spend time at home with her three children. Annie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness, Farm and Financial Management from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Associate Wealth Advisor
Eddie serves as an Associate Wealth Advisor supporting all facets of the Private Client team. Prior to joining Dearborn, he worked nearly two years as a credit analyst for Wintrust Financial Corporation in the commercial lending and capital markets groups. Eddie graduated from Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in May 2020 majoring in Finance, with an area of emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.