Meet Our Team

Mark Brown, CFP®

Investment Representative / Insurance

Mark Brown, CFP®

Investment Representative / Insurance

MARK BROWN, CFP® has been in the financial services industry since 1987 and founded M. Brown Financial Advisors in 2006.

Mark attended the University of Illinois and is a Registered Principal of Ausdal Financial Partners. Mark is a member of the Financial Planning Association, has the AIF® Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation and is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.

In addition to managing his client relationships, as President of M. Brown, Mark oversees all aspects of our firm and leads our charitable giving efforts.

Matthew Gill, CFP®

Investment Representative

Matthew Gill, CFP®

Investment Representative

MATTHEW GILL graduated from Illinois Benedictine University with a major in Finance and began his investment career with M. Brown in 2019. Matthew became an Investment Advisor Representative in 2020 and completed his CERTIFIED FINANICAL PLANNER™ certification in 2022.

In addition to managing his client relationships, Matt leads our firm’s technology and efficiency initiatives.

Greg Bruno, CFP®

Investment Representative

Greg Bruno, CFP®

Investment Representative

GREG BRUNO, CFP® began his financial career over 35 years ago, in the brokerage office of Granger and Company in New York. Greg was a full-time trader from 1983-2002, as a member of the NYSE Futures division and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 1993, he founded Countdown to Retirement Funds and was the portfolio manager of one of the first lifestyle mutual funds and he ultimately joined M. Brown in 2009.

In addition to managing his client relationships, Greg is the Lead Portfolio Manager for our Proactive Asset Management (PAM) Portfolios.

Andrew Buttimer, CRPC®

Investment Representative

Andrew Buttimer, CRPC®

Investment Representative

ANDREW BUTTIMER, CRPC® started his career in 1991 in Chicago and ultimately became a partner of Feil Daily Investment Co. in Tinley Park, IL, prior to joining M. Brown in 2011.

In addition to the FINRA accreditations of Options Principal and General Securities Principal, Andy also received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.

In addition to managing his client relationships, Andy leads our firm’s growth and marketing initiatives.

Charles Brown, CFP®

Investment Representative

Charles Brown, CFP®

Investment Representative

CHARLES BROWN, CFP® graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a major in Finance and then excelled in an 11-year career as a Senior Derivatives Trader in New York. Charles joined M. Brown in 2014 and utilizes the extensive experience he gained trading U.S. and global markets when building and managing tailor-made portfolios for our clients.

In addition to managing his client relationships, Charlie is the Lead Portfolio Manager for our IMPACT Portfolios.

Robert Slayton, MSEd, CITRMS, CDHC

Group Health Insurance Specialist

Robert Slayton, MSEd, CITRMS, CDHC

Group Health Insurance Specialist

Robert has been in the industry for over 15 years and specializes in helping employers manage the healthcare supply chain to create superior employee outcomes while growing the bottom line.

He is an expert on health insurance and has been quoted in trade magazines and the popular press (such as Crains, Chicago Tribune, US News & World Report, MSNBC.com, FoxNews, The Washington Examiner, and Yahoo Hotjobs). Robert is Past President of the Illinois State Association of Health Underwriters (ISAHU) and Past Legislative Co-Chair for the DuPage Association of Health Underwriters (DAHU).

He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Education in Counseling from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan (with a minor in International Business).

Robert and his wife Susan live in Naperville, Illinois, with their two children. He enjoys spending time with his family (and dog), reading, and being active in his community. His most recent position is as Chairman of the Permanent Funds Committee at his church.

Susan Kochalka

Administrative Assistant
Licensed Insurance Broker

Susan Kochalka

Administrative Assistant
Licensed Insurance Broker

Betsy Nurczyk

Administrative Assistant

Betsy Nurczyk

Administrative Assistant

Laurie Corrado

Administrative Assistant

Laurie Corrado

Administrative Assistant