Kurt Wittmeyer CFP®
Why did you choose to be part of the BDF team?
Joining the BDF team was one of the easiest decisions I have made in my life. I quickly realized what makes BDF different, the People. It is a rewarding feeling to be part of a group of genuine and authentic people who work together to help clients achieve what is most important in their lives.
What skills or characteristics make you uniquely qualified for this work?
My natural curiosity and interest in getting to know the people I interact with. I am often labeled by family and friends as Mr. 20 questions. Listening and asking the right questions is essential in understanding our clients true goals and aspirations. As the old adage goes, “We were given one mouth and two ears for a reason”.
What’s the most influential book you’ve read and why?
No Excuses, written by Brian Tracy. It is separated into three areas of life; personal goals, financial and business goals, and personal happiness. No Excuses drove in the point of how important self-discipline is, and the prolific impact delayed gratification can have on an individual’s success over any time horizon.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
I love the fresh air of the outdoors. This means you will usually find me riding my bike around Chicago, playing in a few softball leagues, or out on the golf course.
Who are your role models?
My Mother. Growing up, I never fully understood the multiple hats she wore working full-time hours and raising two quite active boys. Add in being a business owner, and I truly admire the hard work, grit and sacrifice she put into raising a family. From my mother, I learned early on that building relationships is about trust and connection – and with these two ingredients, great bonds are made. I am proud to say I’ve developed some of my greatest strengths from my Mother.
Kurt Wittmeyer is a Wealth Manager and joined the BDF Team in the Winter of 2018. Before joining BDF, Kurt spent three years working with high-net-worth families at Northern Trust. Kurt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance & Accounting at Marquette University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Kurt developed his passion for wealth management by watching his parents in the service industry and developing the desire to connect and build relationships with those around him. He identified that working in wealth management combined the perfect balance of analysis with personal connections.
You will find Kurt on the golf course outside of work, raising his Bernese Mountain Dog (Rocco) or following baseball.