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Larry Hightower, CFP®

Larry Hightower was inspired to go into the financial field when he witnessed an otherwise successful family business fail due to lack of financial planning and literacy. “I promised I would never let it happen again and dove into finance,” he says. That was 30 years ago, and Larry has been dedicated to providing financial guidance ever since, working as a financial advisor with both BMO Harris Bank in Chicago as well as with Ameriprise with clients across the nation. After taking a short sabbatical, Larry founded his own company, Hightower & Boler, LLC, in 2017, where he currently serves as president and CEO, and chief investment officer. “I ensure all the investments recommended for our clients are sound, suitable investments that are compliant with FINRA regulations and best address their financial goals,” he says. Hightower & Boler offers a wide range of comprehensive financial planning services including wealth and investment management, tax planning and preparation, estate and philanthropic planning. Larry values integrity above all, both personally and for his company, and ensures that all clients not only get investments that parallel their risk tolerance, but remember each step of the process as a pleasant experience with a capable and knowledgeable advisor.


While his three decades in the financial field have earned him national recognition, Larry is taking his time to build his growing client base, making sure that he’s able to dedicate personal attention to each and every client. Right now, he’s using his combined experience in finance and his 11-year tenure as an elected North Chicago alderman to provide services for municipal clients in the Chicagoland area. As an alderman, Larry provided expertise in the areas of bonds issuance, taxation, and revenue generation. Larry has also been an adjunct professor for the CFP® Certificate Program at DePaul University and Northwestern University. He also holds a certificate in philanthropic planning solutions from the Financial Planning Association and the American Heart Association. Most recently, Larry joined the board of directors for the Carole Robertson Learning Center, which provides educational services to children and families in the Chicagoland area. “Being a firm and a man of integrity is something I want to bring to my clients,” Larry says. He credits his religious upbringing to his ability to stick to his values and provide the best possible service. “I try to incorporate it into everything I do. One of my favorite quotes is:  "All things are possible with God.’”


Larry Hightower, CFP®

President & CEO — Hightower & Boler, LLC


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