Strategic Wealth Partners was acquired by Kovitz Investment Group Partners, LLC ("Kovitz"), a registered investment adviser with the SEC on May 1, 2024. Strategic Wealth Partners is now a division of Kovitz and its registered investment adviser. Materials created prior to this date were created by Strategic Wealth Partners and are accurate as of the time of publishing.

TEAM

Meet your financial specialists.

Neal Price, CPA, CFA®, CFP®

Principal & Co-Founder

Neal has been advising clients on the stewardship of their wealth and other financial needs since 1988. Prior to founding SWP in 2008, he was a Senior Managing Director with Mesirow Financial.  Earlier in his career, Neal was with Kemper Securities (now Wells Fargo) and Arthur Andersen.

With the evolution of a confusing marketplace and complex industry, Neal is energized by helping clients sort through the facts and the misinformation they encounter when seeking to achieve their financial goals. Whether his client is worried about not having enough through retirement or concerned about losing family values by having too much wealth, Neal feels a serious responsibility to fulfill each client’s unique objectives. As Neal has been working with some of his clients for decades, he finds deep gratification from seeing planning unfold that was done many years ago.

The feeling of helping to make a difference in others’ lives is what drives Neal to be a loyal advocate of his clients and a leader in the community. Neal has enjoyed coaching youth baseball, mentoring college students, and has been involved with a variety of not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years.  Currently, Neal spends a significant amount of his time mentoring and developing the skills of SWP’s next generations of advisors and staff.

A native Chicagoan, Neal still lives in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs with his wife, Laurie.  He is the proud dad of two grown sons, both of whom followed in the family’s proud Illini tradition. In his free time, Neal especially enjoys travel, golf, and spending time in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Education

MBA, Northwestern University JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management
BS in Accountancy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professional Designations

Certified Public Accountant
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Chartered Financial Analyst®

Office Location

Deerfield, IL

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