Sean Ford, CFA, CFP®

Sean Ford, CFA, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Sean joined the Larrabee Wealth Management team in 2017, led by a passion for personal finance and desire to develop meaningful client relationships. He provides comprehensive goals-based financial planning, emphasizing that a client’s portfolio and investments should align with their stated goals. Sean believes valuable financial advice is understanding why money is important to someone and focusing on how to make better money decisions on their path towards financial freedom.

Sean graduated from Taylor University in 2013 with degrees in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., he worked as an equity research analyst at a local investment management firm. Sean is a CFA® charterholder and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. As a financial advisor, he finds it extremely important to continue developing his skills so that he can provide more comprehensive service to the team's clients.

Sean lives in Aurora with his wife Kelsey. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, working out and reading. An avid Chicago sports fan, Sean’s baseball loyalty lies with the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. He is a member at Highpoint Church in Naperville.

Fun Fact: Sean’s favorite annual meal is St. Patrick’s Day corned beef, and he’s also a sucker for ice cream – especially cookie dough!

 

WHAT IS A CFA®?

A Chartered Financial Analyst®, or CFA®, designation means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by 3 six-hour exams administered by the CFA Institute and have at least four years of relevant, professional work experience. Professionals who are awarded this designation demonstrate skill in investment analysis and decision-making. Additionally, individuals must adhere to a Code of Ethics, complete a Professional Conduct Statement annually, and are subject to a disciplinary process.

 

WHAT IS A CFP®?

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 10-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.