Kevin GildeaKevin Gildea
Executive Director
Wealth Advisor

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About Kevin

Kevin Gildea is an Executive Director and Wealth Advisor with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management.

As the founder of The Gildea Group, Kevin delivers investment advice to high-net-worth individuals, families and small institutions who seek a source of seasoned guidance for their complex financial scenarios. His focus is on helping them to preserve and grow their wealth so they can enjoy the lifestyle they envision.

Drawing on nearly 35 years of experience through multiple market cycles, Kevin has found that at the end of the day, the only financial elements one can control are fees and taxes. He keeps his eye on asset allocations and the overall risk of a portfolio and looks for tax-efficient investments that have a fair margin of safety built in. This disciplined value approach aims to avoid speculation and is designed to protect individuals from major drawdowns. Clients describe him as patient and even-keeled, someone they can trust to help them stay the course through both good and challenging markets.

Kevin has spent his entire career at J.P. Morgan after graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University's College of Business. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® with a strong background in retirement plan solutions for individuals and corporations.

An Evans Scholar who earned a full ride to college through the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation, Kevin stays true to the organization's mission of preparing young caddies to become leaders who give back so that others may follow. He continues to support their fundraising efforts and is proud they have surpassed 11,800 scholarships awarded since the inception of the program.

Kevin and his wife live in Palos Park and have successfully launched two daughters into adulthood. When he is not at work, his favorite thing to do is spend time with his family. They enjoy biking, hiking and sailing on Lake Michigan.

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