Sterling Edge Financial
President - Founder
Kit has a passion for finance and desire to improve the lives of his clients. He understands there is a tipping point between emotional capacity and financial capacity. Where those two areas meet is where the most value can be created. Kit works in a fiduciary capacity as a Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP). Since 2011 he has helped clients navigate and understand financial challenges, opportunities and choices, including: retirement income planning, saving for retirement, saving for college, first time home purchase, risk management, insurance selection, student loan repayment options, employee benefits selection, employee stock options and asset location.
Kit enjoys actively supporting veterans and the veteran community in Chicagoland. Kit himself is a veteran deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Field Artillery Officer with the 214th Fires Brigade (2007, 2009). Since leaving the service in 2010, Kit donates his time by raising awareness and connecting veterans to Team Red White & Blue, American Corporate Partners, Veterans Leadership Council and Bunker Labs.
Kit lives in Lakeview and enjoys running, cycling, architecture, history and reading. He has successfully completed eight cycling centuries, run the Chicago Marathon twice and recently completed his first Triathlon. He and his wife Leann enjoy spending time with their two kids, traveling.
Kit is licensed to provide and implement investment and insurance solutions as a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative. He carries a series 7, 66, Health & Life licenses.
Education: B.S. Finance/Accounting, University of Denver Credentials: Certified Financial Planner CFP® (#267014)
Hunter Vititoe joined Sterling Edge Financial in 2018. She is in charge of administrative responsibilities and serves client engagement, client support, scheduling and client on-boarding. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Buena Vista University. Hunter currently lives in Selma, Iowa, and enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.
Tom Parker joined Sterling Edge Financial in 2020. Since graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2011, Tom has served as a tax advisor and consultant to business owners and their families. Every client is unique, and Tom enjoys developing tax strategies that compliment his clients' businesses and other personal investments. He also works on budgeting, forecasting, and developing strategic plans to help clients manage their money and reach their goals. Tom works in a variety of industries including construction, professional services, and manufacturing.
Tom lives in Itasca with his wife, Megan, and two kids. He enjoys traveling, which almost always involves lots of food and a brewery or two, and spending time with family and friends.