Martin G. Gaughan
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
As founder and lead financial advisor of Gaughan Capital Management (GCM), Marty provides clients with comprehensive financial guidance, specializing in the areas of retirement planning and asset management. He started GCM with the goal of offering a local, independent alternative to large Wall Street brokerage firms. Marty's commitment to the highest fiduciary standards has positioned GCM as a leader in providing nonbiased financial planning and investment services to individuals and small business owners throughout the Chicagoland area.
Marty has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry and has been awarded credentials as both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®). Marty earned a BS in finance/economics from Regis University and an MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University.
Designations and registrations
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
- Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
- FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations held through Commonwealth Financial Network®
Marty is also a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 recipient of the Five Star Professional award*.
Additionally, Marty is insurance licensed in a number of states and is certified to offer Long-Term Care insurance in Illinois. He is also a licensed real estate broker with more than 25 years' experience in the investment real estate market. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Financial Services Institute, and the Chicago Association of Life Underwriters. Since Marty affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network in 1998, Commonwealth has grown to become the largest privately held independent broker/dealer in the country.
Marty is active in the community and supports numerous charities including the Chicago Fire Department Widow's and Children's Fund, the 100 Club of Chicago and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
*Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,411 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 726 (26 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
April joined Gaughan Capital Management as the executive assistant in June 2016. April provides administrative support for all aspects of GCM's business, from processing client paperwork to ensuring that our clients' requests are carried out promptly and efficiently.
April earned a BA from Lewis University and currently lives in Chicago with her husband, Nick, and their son, Nicholas. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.