Our History

Founded in 1932, Gofen and Glossberg L.L.C. has provided investment guidance to generations of clients.  We have navigated portfolios through all market cycles ranging from deep recession to robust growth.  Our successful long-term approach to wealth management is shaped by our depth of investment experience, our understanding of how different market environments influence our clients’ financial well-being, and our commitment to personalized service. 

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client services

  • Foundations & Endowment Funds

    We help endowments and foundations achieve their mission by ensuring that their funds are managed effectively to meet both short-term and long-term objectives.

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  • Individuals & Families

    We provide individual investors with a uniquely personal approach to wealth management, custom tailoring an investment strategy and portfolio to address their particular needs and goals.

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  • Pension & Profit-Sharing Trusts

    Pension and profit-sharing plans are integral to institutions seeking to attract and retain valued employees. We work diligently with fund trustees and administrators to ensure retirement security.

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our Approach

Client portfolios receive constant supervision at Gofen and Glossberg and each client works directly with an experienced portfolio manager who serves as the primary contact.

What distinguishes our approach to investing is our focus on long-term targets rather than short-term market activity. We continually study and analyze national and global economic, political and market conditions and select the strongest mix of equities, fixed-income and other financial instruments to build each client’s portfolio to meet overall objectives and risk-return parameters.

Professional Team

Personal attention and service are the hallmarks of Gofen and Glossberg.

Since opening our doors in 1932, we have been providing clients with wise investment guidance to help them achieve their financial goals while maintaining peace of mind. Over time, we have developed some remarkable relationships with our clients and are honored to have served a number of families for four and five generations.

Contact us to learn how one of our experienced investment counsellors can help you meet your financial goals.

Your investment goals are our top priority

James G. Borovsky

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1513

Jim is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1984. He received an A.B. degree from Occidental College and a Master’s of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Jim is actively engaged in multiple community and national boards and committees, including the Arthritis Foundation, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation. Jim has served as Chairman of the Governing Members and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.

Mary Pat Burke

Research Analyst

(312) 832-1572

Mary Pat is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 2004. She received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Loyola University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Before coming to Gofen and Glossberg, Mary Pat was a Senior Analyst at Zurich Scudder Investments.

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Mark A. Brown

General Counsel

(312) 832-1534

Mark is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been the firm’s General Counsel since 1999. Mark received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. He has been a member of the Texas Bar since 1991. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Mark was Associate General Counsel at U.S. Global Investors and Compliance Officer at Phoenix Duff & Phelps. Mark has been a frequent speaker on various securities law topics.

John W. Myers

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1515

John is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1989. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina. John is a past member of the Chicago Executive Board of the American Jewish Committee and has served two terms as a member of the President’s Commission of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

Joseph B. Glossberg

Investment Advisor

(312)832-1512

Joe is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1965. He received a B.S. degree in Economics and a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor designations. He has served as a Trustee and member of the Endowment Board of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Investment Adviser Association’s Board of Governors. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Knox College and chairs the college’s investment committee and is a Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and serves on its investment committee. He is a Trustee of the Merit School of Music, where he chairs its investment committee, and is President of the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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Charles S. Gofen

Investment Advisor

(312)832-1516

Charlie is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1992. He received a B.A. degree from Stanford University and a Master’s of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor designations. He is a Senior Trustee and former Chairman of the Board at the Latin School of Chicago. He also serves on the boards of High Jump and the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois.

William H. Gofen

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1511

Bill is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1956. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. He holds the Chartered Investment Counselor designation. Bill was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Spertus College, a Trustee of the State of Illinois Retirement System and Chairman of the Advisory Council of DePaul University’s College of Commerce.

Mark R. Goodman

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1510

Mark is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1971. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from DePaul University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor designations. Mark is a Director for Life of the Jewish Council for Youth Services.

Peter B. Kupferberg

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1517

Peter is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1992. He received a B.A. degree from Grinnell College and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Peter currently serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and its Investment Advisory Council. He is a past board member and still advises for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs including managing JCUA’s endowment. Peter is a non-attorney member of the Hearing Board of the Attorney Registration and Disiplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. He is also the Grinnell College Class Fund Director and is on the advisory board for Cures Within Reach.

Daniel J. Sobol

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1560

Dan is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1978. He received a B.A. degree from DePaul University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He acts as the firm’s representative to the Investment Adviser Association. He also serves on the Finance Advisory Board of DePaul University.

MIchael J. Stelmacki

Director of Research

(312) 832-1560

Michael is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 2000 serving as Director of Research. He received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Michael was a Senior Analyst at Mississippi Valley Advisors, and an Associate Portfolio Manager at Robert Baird and Company. He is a director of The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Jonathan T. Vree

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1552

Jonathan is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 2007. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Jonathan serves as a trustee for the Village of Glencoe and is Chairman of the Village Finance Committee. He is also a board member of the Evanston Art Center. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Jonathan was a Portfolio Manager with Northern Trust Company.

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Alex Wang

Chief Information Officer

(312) 832-1521

Alex is the Chief Information Officer of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 2006. He received a B.A. degree from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China and a Master’s of Mathematics degree and a Master’s of Computer Science degree from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Alex was in charge of the IT at Cupps Capital Management.

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Deborah Johnson

Director of Human Resources

(312) 832-1525

Deborah joined Gofen and Glossberg as Director of Human Resources in 1994. She received a B.S. Education degree in History and M.S. Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Deborah directed the human resource function for ENSR Consulting and Engineering, Inc., and the Louis Zahn Drug Company.

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John J. Ptak

Research Analyst

(312) 832-1522

John joined Gofen and Glossberg as a Research Analyst in 2014. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has passed the Certified Public Accountant examination. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, John was a Vice President at GSV Ventures and a Senior Analyst with Vestor Capital. John currently serves on the Board of Honor Flight Chicago.

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Cheryl L. Evert

Fixed Income Trader

(312) 832-1524

Cheryl joined Gofen and Glossberg as a Fixed Income Trader in 2006. She received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Cheryl has been actively involved in the Junior League of Chicago for the past 13 years, serving as Chair of New Community Project Development and chairing various major fundraisers for the organization. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Cheryl was a Bond Trader and Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager for UBS Global Asset Management, the Chicago Board of Education, and Cargill Investor Services.

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Scott J. Frazin

Investment Advisor

(312) 832-1551

Scott is a Portfolio Manager at Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 2011. He received his B.A. degree from Columbia University in 2006 and his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2013, with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Management. Scott also serves as a Board Designate for the Jewish Council of Youth Services.

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Michael A. Gawlik

Research Analyst

(312) 832-1519

Mike is a Principal of Gofen and Glossberg and has been with the firm since 1997. He received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Prior to joining Gofen and Glossberg, Mike was a Consultant with Mercer Consulting and was an Analyst at Society Asset Management.

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Gofen and Glossberg currently manages several billion dollars in assets and maintains portfolios for individuals, retirement plans, foundations and charitable trusts in the U.S. and around the world.

Contact us to learn how our experienced investment counsellors can help you reach your financial goals.

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