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RAPPAPORT REICHES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Your Team

Your team of wealth management experts brings significant experience and a comprehensive approach to meet your needs. 

We have CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, and investment advisors with backgrounds in taxation and estate planning. Our operations team was awarded Charles Schwab’s Operational Excellence Award in 2019.


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Karen L. Asbra, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Director of Operations

Karen L. Asbra, CFP®

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS


KASBRA@RRCAPITAL.COM

WORK: 847-832-0060  MOBILE: 847-921-4734


Here’s how I can help you:  

Bring efficiency and organization to illuminate the path towards your financial goals

Here’s my professional background:

Joined RRCM in 2007, a CFP® professional and Series 65 licensed

Here’s my educational background:

Northwestern BA, Certificate of Financial Planning from New York University

A little about my family:

Live in Evanston with my son and two dogs

How I give back to my community:

Volunteer at the Evanston Vineyard Food Pantry

During my free time I like to:

Travel and go to the theater

My favorite musician:

Keith Urban

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Kristyn Gibson

Financial Advisor

Kristyn Gibson

Financial Advisor


kgibson@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0090  MOBILE: 773-398-6991


Here’s how I can help you:

You’ve worked hard to accumulate your wealth.  I will put that same effort into providing peace of mind.  Through a comprehensive approach, I will be your partner and help navigate life’s financial decisions.

Here’s my professional background:

Prior to joining RRCM in January 2016, I worked for Smith Barney and Sanford Bernstein providing wealth management services to high net worth clients.

Here’s my educational background:

1992 graduate of Indiana University.  BA Economics and Political Science.  Series 65 licensed.

A little about my family:

My husband, three children, and dog live in Wilmette.

How I give back to my community:

In addition to various PTO positions over the years, I volunteer as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) working with children in the court system because of abuse or neglect.   Additionally, I help as a grant writer for local charities applying for grants from Kenilworth Union church.  

During my free time I like to:

I love spending time and travelling with family and friends.  When not planning our next vacation, I enjoy reading and walking our golden retrievers, Haley and Addie.

My favorite musician:

There is no way I can narrow down to a favorite artist.  Be it current, bad 80’s music or classic rock, I love it all!

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Wendy Greco

Office Manager

Wendy Greco

Office Manager


wgreco@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0030 


Here’s how I can help you:

As the Office Manager, I coordinates with the Rappaport Reiches team to ensure all runs smoothly within the office, including providing on-site technical support. I am dedicated to providing all clients with an enjoyable experience when visiting or calling the office.

Here’s my professional background:

Prior to joining Rappaport Reiches Capital Management in May 2015, I was a software consultant with Accenture and worked for software startups in San Francisco, CA and Pittsburgh, PA.

Here’s my educational background:

I received a BS in Finance from Miami University.  

A little about my family:

I live in Deerfield, IL with my husband, 2 sons and a dog.

How I give back to my community: 

I volunteer for the Deerfield High School Booster Club to support our school’s athletics.   I enjoy volunteering with my family at the various soup kitchens and food pantries in the Greater Chicago area.

During my free time I like to:

I love spending quality time going on long walks, bike rides and vacations with family and friends. 

My favorite musicians:  

Through my children and their control of the car radio, I have learned to love today’s pop artists in addition to classic rock!  

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Adriane McKnight

Senior Client Associate

Adriane McKnight

senior Client Associate


amcknight@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0030  MOBILE: 773-771-0817


Here’s how I can help you:

As a Senior Client Associate, I am dedicated to providing you with the best service possible and will be a trusted partner while helping you achieve your financial goals.  I am also an Illinois Notary Public.

Here’s my professional background:

Prior to joining RRCM, I worked as an Administrative Officer and Senior Private Client Associate at Bernstein Investment Research and Management.

Here’s my educational background:

I received a BA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  I am Series 65 licensed.

A little about my family:

I live in Wilmette with my husband, daughter and son.

How I give back to my community:  

I served on my local PTO Executive Board as VP of Communications for the last two years and still am an active participant on PTO committees.  I previously was a member of the Kohl Children’s Museum Women’s Board and currently enjoy volunteering with my family at the Kindness Connection.

During my free time I like to:

I love being outside container gardening or spending quality time with family, friends and our dog, Ollie. I am an active participant in the North Shore Women’s platform tennis league and recently served as the Club Coordinator.

My favorite musicians:

U2

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David M. Rappaport, CFP®

Principal

David Rappaport, CFP®

Principal


drappaport@rrcapital.com

work: 847-832-9025  MOBILe: 847-361-2318


Here’s how I can help you:

Entrepreneurs and corporate executives lead busy and interesting lives.  I act as their Family CFO, providing organization and clarity in their finances.  The benefit is the additional time and peace of mind that comes from knowing that a thoughtful and disciplined financial plan is in place.

Here’s my professional background:

I co-founded our firm with Shari Reiches in 2005.  Prior to that, I was a principal and financial advisor at Sanford Bernstein & Co. I started my career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1990.  Prior to business school, I worked in the audit division at Arthur Andersen LLP. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Here’s my educational background:

I have an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

A little about my family:

My wife Karen is a real estate agent in Lake Geneva Wisconsin, where we have a home.  Check out her podcast “Loving Lake Geneva”!  We have two wonderful girls.  Leah works in software testing for Aspiritech, and Rachel is studying at Newcastle University in the UK.  Ryder and Layla, our dogs, complete the family.

How I give back to my community:

I serve as Board Chair for Aspiritech, a non-profit that hires adults on the autism spectrum to provide software testing and quality assurance services for corporate clients.   Please ask me about Aspiritech if you have questions!

I also serve as Board Member for the State of Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan. Secure Choice is a program that provides a Roth IRA to those employees who do not have access to a retirement savings plan through work.

I am a past president and board member of the American Technion Society, which supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

During my free time I like to:

Play guitar.

My favorite musician:

The Rolling Stones.

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Rhea Ravindran, CFP®

Senior Client Associate

Rhea Ravindran, CFP®

Senior Client Associate


rravindran@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0044  mOBILE: 847-997-5420


Here’s how I can help you:

As a Senior Client Associate, I am here to help on a day to day basis with any financial needs – transferring funds, updating accounts, etc.

Here’s my professional background:

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.  Previously, I was an Account Manager at Insurance Plans Agency, Inc for 5 years. I'm also an Illinois Notary Public.

Here’s my educational background:

BA in Finance at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Series 65 licensed.

During my free time I like to:

Play volleyball, watch movies, read books.

My favorite musician:

Lauryn Hill

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Shari Greco Reiches

Principal

Shari Greco Reiches

Principal


sreiches@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-9075  mOBILE: 847-778-7907


Here’s how I can help you:

I work with clients to design a customized comprehensive financial roadmap to navigate their most crucial financial decisions. The result is a long-term solution which is aligned with their core values.

Many of my clients are women who have sole responsibility for their finances. I enjoy partnering with them on their financial and life decisions.

Here’s my professional background:

I started my career at Arthur Anderson in the financial services division. I left to join my family bank group in the northern suburbs. We ultimately sold our bank group to US Bank where I was President of the Private Banking division for the Chicagoland area. Several years later, I met up with David Rappaport and joined him at Sanford Bernstein as a financial advisor. In 2005, we founded Rappaport Reiches Capital Management.

Here’s my educational background:

Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and successfully completed the CPA exam before going on to earn a Master’s degree in banking from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

A little about my family:

I live in Evanston with my husband Stephen – married for 30 years. He is my life partner and partner in business as well. This surprises most people on how we can work together. I am happy to meet for coffee to give you the inside scoop.

We are proud of our children Madeleine who is a system control engineer and Isabel who is studying accounting.

How I give back to my community:

I enjoy giving back to the community. I was previously Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Investment from 2015 – 2019. In addition I have been involved in many civic organizations including the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago as a board member of the Women’s Board, Chicago Foundation for Women on the professional advisory committee, The Standard Club past board member and Beth Emet Synagogue as past board member, past foundation board member and co- chair of the capital campaign to raise $7.1 million.

During my free time I like to:

I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I recently trained and completed 2 sprint triathlons. Being empty nesters, Stephen and I enjoy traveling, and I continue to spend time with my charitable interests. I have been playing bridge for 4 years and finally feel I am no longer a beginner.

My favorite musician:

I am a proud Fanilow – a fan of Barry Manilow. I have seen him in concert over 30 times and know every word of all his songs. I am happy that my children enjoy Barry too. Haven’t been able to turn Stephen into a fan but still working on it.

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Stephen M. Reiches

Principal

Stephen M. Reiches

Principal


stephen.reiches@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0050  MOBILE: 847-363-6510


Here’s how I can help you:   

I provide clients with impartial objective advice in the areas of estate planning, risk management and charitable giving.

Here’s my professional background:

With 15 years of experience as an estate planning attorney with the Chicago firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, I bring unparalleled financial and estate planning experience to RRCM’s advisory services.

Here’s my educational background:

BA, Economics, Northwestern University (Phi Beta Kappa)

JD, The University of Chicago Law School

A little about my family:

I live in Evanston with my wife, Shari, and we enjoy time together without children and dogs.

How I give back to my community:

I currently serve as Treasurer of Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston and am a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

During my free time I like to:

I am a recovering attorney and avid cyclist.

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Terri Velgara, CFP®

Wealth Planner

Terri Velgara, CFP®

Wealth Planner


tvelgara@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0088  MOBILE: 773-454-4561


Here’s how I can help you:

As a Wealth Planner, I coordinate with clients and the Financial Advisors to develop comprehensive financial plans and investment strategies. Using the financial plan as a roadmap, I assist clients in achieving their personal and financial goals through retirement planning, estate planning, education planning and charitable giving.

Here’s my professional background:

Before joining Rappaport Reiches Capital Management, I worked with clients for 7 years as an Account Manager at Geneva Advisors, LLC, which merged with CIBC Private Wealth Management. Prior to that, I spend 5 years assisting high-net worth clients and family offices in the Wealth Management Group at Northern Trust.

Here’s my educational background:

I graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Economics, and I earned my MBA with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago. I am also a Certified Financial Planner™ and have a Series 65 license.

A little about my family:

I grew up in Chicago and love the city. I live in the Portage Park neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, two children and my dog, Lucy.

How I give back to my community:

I’m involved in my children’s school parent organization, and I volunteer at various school events.

During my free time I like to:

I enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my family and board game nights.

My favorite musician:

Currently, I like listening to the Black Keys.

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Liz Xilas

Senior Vice President

Liz Xilas

Senior Vice President


lxilas@rrcapital.com

WORK: 847-832-0080  MOBILE: 312-218-2767


Here’s how I can help you:

Through a holistic approach I will help you to use your financial resources to achieve what you care about most in life. The result is a long-term, sleep at night solution, which will be 100 percent aligned with your core values.

Here’s my professional background:

I spent 13 years at Oppenheimer and Company and 7 years at RBC Wealth Management as a financial advisor before joining RRCM in 2011.

Here’s my educational background:

1988- BA Political Science (major) and Economics (minor), University of Michigan

A little about my family:

I live in Chicago with my husband Peter and puppy Stella and am very proud of my two children, Gabrielle (22) a recent graduate and Benjamin (19), currently a sophomore at The University of Michigan, my Alma mater….GO BLUE!

How I give back to my community:

Over the years, I have been very involved at my kids' schools and a mentor in various tutoring programs. Currently I sit on the Executive committee and chair the investment committee and co-chair the education committee of The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, serve as a Grant Review Chair for Impact Grants Chicago, and actively contribute to the Institutional Advancement Committee at The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School.

During my free time I like to:

Binge watch TV, see movies/documentaries that make me cry, try different restaurants, travel to new places, read a book I can’t put down , walk along the Chicago lakefront, and spend time with friends and family.

My favorite musician:

Bruce Springsteen…that’s the NJ girl in me!