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BERGMAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At Bergman Wealth Management Group, we have developed a regimented service model over 20+ years, focused solely on navigating the complexities of family wealth. Our team takes a holistic approach to wealth management, and we take time to understand our clients needs, goals and long-term financial priorities.

We pride ourselves on being proactive about client life events by anticipating future financial or wealth planning needs before they actually arrive. In order to do so, we prioritize building intimate relationships from the outset. Being a part of Rockefeller Capital Management enables us to keep our clients at the center of everything we do.

Our standards for our services are the same standards established by the Rockefeller family legacy and the guardians who have so skillfully helped it thrive throughout seven generations and counting. The trends they have weathered, the familial bonds they have bolstered, and the positive impact they have had on society are our benchmark.

BERGMAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP

(312) 681-7622

227 West Monroe Street
Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606

“From a young age, the prospect of being a private wealth advisor always intrigued me. Being a part of a legacy name like Rockefeller has given me and my team an abundance of resources to successfully serve our clients.”

Richard H. Bergman, CFP®, CRPC®

We are a team of experienced and dedicated financial professionals, with every member of our group playing an integral role in servicing our clients.

RICHARD H. BERGMAN, CFP®, CRPC®

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
RBergman@rockco.com
(312) 681-7620
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CLAYTON D. BALKO, CRPC®

Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
CBalko@rockco.com
(312) 681-7621

BILLIE DANICEK

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate
BDanicek@rockco.com
(312) 681-7622

DIANA ALEKSIC

Client Associate
DAleksic@rockco.com
(312) 681-7624

COLBY BROTHERS

Wealth Management Analyst
CBrothers@rockco.com
(312) 681-7623

MATT COOPER

Wealth Management Analyst
MCooper@rockco.com
(312) 681-7625

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A leading private wealth practice...
Customized Investment Strategy Design

We diagnose and evaluate your financial situation and design a tailored investment strategy for you, combining long-term goals and near-term opportunities.

Portfolio Management & Optimization

We manage your complete financial ecosystem including tax & estate planning, insurance, retirement entities, and your investments.

Investment, Tax, & Legal Advisor Coordination

We work with your CPA to manage your investments in a tax-efficient manner and coordinate with your attorneys to help plan your estate, structure business transactions, and manage charitable donations.

Risk Management

We align your portfolio with your tolerance for risk and monitor your allocation for unexpected behavior in multiple market conditions.

Cash Management, Optimization, & Access

We handle all cash activity and cash equivalents including loans, banking products, and mortgages.

Ongoing Monitoring & Performance Analytics

We provide you with a high level of transparency through advanced analytics and regular meetings with our team.

merged with holistic advisory and family office services.
The Rockefeller difference is our combination of holistic and specialized services, designed to complement customized wealth planning and advisory.
  • Financial Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Tax Efficient Planning & Preparation
  • Family Legacy & Governance Advisory
  • Bill payment
  • Philanthropic advisory
  • Human Resources Services
  • Cash flow and liquidity planning
  • Next Gen Financial Education

Rockefeller Capital Management provides strategic advice to ultra-high-net worth families, family offices, individuals and corporations. Families that own businesses or are interested in purchasing a business can come to Rockefeller Capital Management for thoughtful, tailored advice on whether to sell a business, sell a portion of a business, purchase a business or grow an existing business.

Rockefeller Capital Management also works with corporations seeking customized, innovative solutions and independent advice on strategic transactions. Our focus is to deliver exceptional results for our clients through flawless execution and to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Rockefeller Capital Management provides securities activities and services through Rockefeller Financial LLC, its registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC.

  • Differentiated, independent advice for entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Execution across private and public companies owned or operated by our clients
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises
  • Real estate advisory
  • Sports franchise advisory

Rockefeller Asset Management offers equity and fixed income strategies across active, multi-factor passive, and thematic approaches that seek outperformance over multiple market cycles, driven by a disciplined investment process and a highly collaborative team culture. Drawing on the intellectual capital built over the past 40 years, Rockefeller Asset Management offers investment solutions integrating ESG research and a constructive engagement approach.

Equity Strategies
  • We offer global, U.S., and non-U.S., thematic dedicated environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) equity strategies for institutions and individuals. A core differentiator of Rockefeller’s approach is our well established practice of constructively engaging shareholders in a way that drives long-term value creation across portfolios and improves ESG standards globally.
Fixed Income Strategies
  • We offer a range of tax-exempt and taxable fixed income strategies, serving high-net worth and family office clients. Our fixed income investment process employs an analysis of macro-economic conditions complemented by fundamental credit research set within a sophisticated risk management and portfolio construction framework.

We are pleased to offer our clients and their families special access and privileges through a handful of thoughtfully vetted and selected partners – each preeminent providers in their respective fields – providing highly personalized support on how to simplify, navigate, and elevate modern life.

Private Aviation
• A unique private aviation platform designed exclusively for Rockefeller Capital Management Clients

Private Health Advisory
• Proactive health and wellness support, travel/emergency contingency 24/7 and complete management of any health concern.

Personal Security
• A total security solution tailored to each client and location, assessing their needs and goals.

Emergency Travel Services
• The world's leading organization providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services.

Art Advisory
• With access to specialists in art and collectibles globally, experts will provide guidance through the sales and acquisition process.

Next Gen Advisory
• Career and life coaching for emerging professionals, as well as health and wellness resources for young adults.

Elder Care
• A unique benefit that can help with everything related to aging, elder care or special needs.

Virtual Specialty Care
• A virtual specialty care platform that leverages sophisticated technology to curate access to a network of leading doctors across 48 US hospitals for expert insights on specific health concerns.

Once in a Lifetime Experiences
• Almost any “bucket list” wish can be fulfilled for Rockefeller clients with VIP-savvy concierge experts who can pave the way to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, whether meeting global stars, participating in iconic events, or realizing other long-held dreams.

Unique Travel Experiences
• A leading travel concierge service that offers exclusive planning and booking for Rockefeller clients seeking unforgettable vacations. Clients have access at member-only rates to unique settings and destinations with family privileges.

Purpose-Driven Wine Platform
• A leading wine-appreciation platform offering a single source for Rockefeller clients interested in fine wines, insider offers and access to unique experiences. Clients can obtain allocated, reserve, library and collector-level wines. Through the Rockefeller Live Well Do Good Membership Program, a portion of profits go to support The Ocean Foundation.

Cyber Security
• An exclusive boutique company with a proven history of providing elite cyber-protection services for all digital security needs of individuals and their families to eliminate the risk of cyberattacks.

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RICHARD H. BERGMAN, CFP®, CRPC®

RICHARD H. BERGMAN, CFP®, CRPC®

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor 

 

Rich graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in finance and concentration in accounting.  With over 27 years of experience, he was an early adopter of fee-based wealth management, having earned his Certified Financial Planner® designation in 1996 and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® certification in 2012. 

As an expert in tax, estate and retirement planning, he has been published and quoted in various corporate and industry publications; he also lectures universities and medical/dental associations, having co-founded the Chicago Dental Consortium in 2002.  His investment philosophy is to manage portfolio factors within his control—cost, risk, diversification, taxes and behavior.  His clients include professionals, executives, business owners and multi-generational-wealth families, with an expertise in addressing the unique planning of dentists and law firm partners.

Rich has been committed to philanthropy having fundraised in partnership with various charities while running 5 Chicago Marathons.  He has been particularly involved with the Jewish United Fund, having been a Young Leadership Division board director and co-chair of the Financial Services and Business Professionals Network committees.  He currently serves on the Legacies and Endowments committee.

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CLAYTON D. BALKO, CRPC®

CLAYTON D. BALKO, CRPC®

Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor 

 

Clayton joined Bergman Wealth Management Group in 2011 and in addition to advising clients, takes a lead on investment implementation and portfolio reviews. He has an expertise in investments, debt management and retirement plan due diligence.

Clayton holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® designation from the College for Financial Planning. He also holds his Series 66 and Series 7 registrations issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and his Illinois Insurance License for Life & Health. Clayton is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he obtained his B.S. in Finance as well as his B.S. in Accountancy. In his free time, he volunteers as a Mentor Coach with America Needs You, helping first generation college students realize their professional and personal ambitions.

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BILLIE DANICEK

BILLIE DANICEK

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate

 

With nearly 30 years in the financial services industry, Billie is “client concierge” for Bergman Wealth Management Group.  She goes above-and-beyond to serve our clients’ needs, whether to facilitate an account transaction, fund a retirement account, coordinate a meeting or event, manage the back office team or just check up on a client.  She is the team’s invaluable connective tissue. Billie holds her Series 66 and Series 7 registrations issue by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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VALENTINA TSOROTIOTIS

VALENTINA TSOROTIOTIS

PWA Client Associate 

 

Valentina Tsorotiotis graduated from DePaul University in 2019 with a B.S. in Finance, and a minor in international politics. After college, she started working in the accounting department of a Law Firm. She joined Bergman Wealth Management Group as a Client Associate and Analyst in February of 2020. Her primary duties include client experience facilitator, executive assistant, and account administrator. She is pursuing both her series 7 and 66 licenses. She is an avid Skier and plays tennis during her free time.

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COLBY BROTHERS

COLBY BROTHERS

Wealth Management Analyst

 

Colby graduated from Ohio University in 2018 with a B.B.A. in Finance as well as a B.B.A in Business Economics. Prior to joining the Bergman Wealth Management Group in 2022 as a Wealth Management Analyst, he worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management providing insights and analyzing investment portfolios. Colby primarily works on gathering data and preparing financial analyses for periodic client reviews. He holds his Series 7 and Series 63 and is pursuing his Series 65 registration issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, and cooking.

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MATT COOPER

MATT COOPER

Wealth Management Analyst

 

Matt Cooper is an Analyst for the Bergman Wealth Management Group. He primarily handles data collection, meeting preparation, and assisting in investment research.  

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Matt worked at Truist Securities as a Portfolio Management Analyst, underwriting to new and existing clients in the industrials sector that spanned from investment grade to sponsor-owned leveraged transactions, amendments, refinancings, and ancillary credit product approvals within Truist's investment banking division.  

Matt graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Co – Major in Digital Technology Management. He holds his Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) SIE, Series 79, and Series 63 licenses and is currently working towards his Series 7 and 65 licenses. In his free time, Matt enjoys training for marathons, reading, and cooking.

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DIANA ALEKSIC

DIANA ALEKSIC

Client Associate

 

Diana is a Client Associate with the Bergman Wealth Management Group at Rockefeller Capital Management.  As a Client Associate, Diana supports a team that provides comprehensive advice, services, and reporting to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families.  

Diana joined the Bergman Wealth Management Group with over 30 years of diverse work experience. At the start of her career, Diana owned and managed a small trucking company for 10 years. Following, she worked in Europe for a brokerage firm specializing in the Privatization Process of State-owned companies, as an office administrator. She also gained experience working in the commercial forklift industry in a variety of roles before becoming a Senior Billing Specialist for a company focused on relocating military personnel both domestically and internationally. 

Diana is a single mother of 3, and a recent grandmother of 2, who enjoys spending as much time as she can with family.  She enjoys reading, baking and crocheting. 

Diana is also pursuing her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses to add to her already extensive business background. 

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