In 1996, Kipton (Kip) began his financial advisory career in Decatur, IL. His professional education includes a B.S. degree from Eastern Illinois University with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. He has also successfully obtained the FINRA series 7, 24, 51, 63 securities registrations which are held through LPL Financial & 65 registration which is held through Cornerstone Wealth Management. In addition, he holds his Illinois life, health, and long-term care insurance licenses.
He has achieved the professional designation of Certified Retirement Planning Counselor CRPC© from the College of Financial Planning and is also a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute School of Comprehensive Wealth Management. He has also been a member of the LPL Financial Freedom Club in 2011-12 and the Directors Club from 2013-15*. He values his clients' friendships that have been developed over the years and strives through consistent education and communication to help his clients understand their portfolios and pursue their goals.
Kip lives in Rochester, IL with his wife Kristen and their three sons. He is involved with his boys' sports activities, coaching their basketball and baseball teams. Kip also enjoys golf traveling, watching his sons' games, working out, hunting and fishing. Kip has been active in the communities where he lives and works serving on several community boards.
*This distinction is based on where the advisor's annual production ranks among the firm's approximately 14,000 registered nationwide advisors.