Our Team How We Work Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community. Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients. Meet Our Team Cynthia Brown Komarek, CRPC Financial Consultant & Wealth Manager 847-387-3762 224-655-7621 Cynthia.Komarek@TheNBBGroup.com Cynthia Brown Komarek has been dedicated to helping clients manage their investments for more than 30 years. She provides holistic investment plan oversight to help her clients with wealth preservation and risk management strategies. She holds the Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations and applicable insurance licenses. She is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, a designation earned from the College of Financial Planning, obtained as a result of advanced training in investment planning, asset management, estate planning and retirement planning. Cynthia understands that at the heart of every strong client relationship is a combination of caring and trust, listening and loyalty. Those traits inform every action she takes on behalf of her clients as she helps them to invest for their future. Grant Birkley, CRPC Financial Consultant & Wealth Manager 224-385-3435 224-655-7621 Grant.BIrkley@TheNBBGroup.com Experienced with private placements and hedge funds, Grant has more than 20 years of experience in providing clients with professional advice designed to help them realize their optimal financial objectives. Grant's approach is marked by his ability to listen to his clients to understand their risk tolerance and the fianncial needs and goals that are most meaningful to them. By considering each client's financial situation and their vision of the future. Grant designs a portfolio that helps balance the client's current fianancial requirements wit their long-term aspirations. Grant holds the Series, 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations as well as applicable insurance licenses. He also is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, a designation earned from the College of Financial Planning, obtained as a result of advanced training in investment planning, asset management, estate planning and retirement planning. Pam Madsen Senior Registered Assistant (847) 387-3137 (224) 655-7621 Pamela.Madsen@TheNBBGroup.com Pamela A. Madsen has more than 20 years of experience working on behalf of clients in the financial services insustry. Her experience includes handling the day-to-day operations of the practice, meeting the administrative needs of clients, and overseeing the client services to help ensure requests are handled accurately, quickly with a personal touch. Pamela holds her Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations as well as applicable insurance licenses. Her gentle demeanor and accessibility combined with her productive work ethic promotes pleasant relationships with clients. Most importantly, Pamela takes time to understand each client's preferences. She is passionate about cutomer service.