Chris Eller First State Investment Services

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Address:

1403 13th Avenue
Mendota, IL 61342

Phone:

815-539-3437

Fax/Other:

815-539-3477

Our Team


CHRIS ELLER
Presiden
t, CEFSIS / Financial Advisor, ICA

E-mail: chris.eller@investmentcenters.com

As President of Chris Eller First State Investment Services, I operate and manage the Investment Centers of America offices located at First State Bank in Mendota, Ottawa, Streator, McNabb, Bloomington, Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora and St. Charles, IL.

While well versed in all aspects of financial planning, my specialty is "Retirement and Business Transition", a stage that starts 5 years prior to retirement and lasts 5 years into retirement.  It is the most critical juncture in determining whether individuals and business owners will enjoy the retirement they have dreamed of and worked for.  I understand the tools and skill sets needed to accumulate money are completely different than those needed to efficiently distribute money.  I work with my clients to help build an efficient financial model stressing risk adjusted return within the context of investments, insurance and taxes.  I understand risk and strive to show my clients how to enjoy the retirement their finances should afford.

As a resident of Mendota since 1995, I believe it is important to serve my community and the people with whom I work.  I currently serve on the board of the Mendota Quarterback Club, remain active with the area Chamber of Commerce in the role of past President, and was a founding member of the Mendota Education Foundation. 

Chris Attends 2016 ICA National Conference


Eric ArkinsERIC ARKINS
Financial Advisor, ICA

E-mail: eric.arkins@investmentcenters.com

Eric, a graduate of the University of Illinois, joined the CEFSIS team in 2001 as a client advisor and portfolio strategist.  He brings a background in trust and risk management to the firm and is an integral part in all of our retirement planning activities.

Eric works with clients throughout the state of Illinois and is focused on working with those individuals willing to take a big picture approach to managing their dollars.  His attention to detail and concern for the goodwill of his clients has made him an excellent asset to the firm.  He understands efficiency and risk management are critical to the success of any financial strategy and this can only be achieved by understanding the unique perspective of each individual client.

Eric is a lifetime resident of the Illinois Valley residing in Peru with his wife, Julie and their three children, Hayden, Margaret and James.


Jennifer EllerJENNIFER ELLER
Operations Manager
E-mail: jen.eller@investmentcenters.com

Jennifer joined the CEFSIS team in January of 2006 as our operations manager.  A lifetime resident of the Illinois Valley, she brings over 7 years experience in office management and customer service to our firm.  While often overlooked, you will find she is the backbone of our operations and one of the most valuable resources in our firm.


 


LORI BRAUN
Virtual Marketing Associate
E-mail: lori.braun@investmentcenters.com

Before joining the CEFSIS team in September of 2011, Lori spent 12 years with the home office of Investment Center of America, Inc.  As a virtual marketing associate, she is responsible for helping plan and coordinate client events and workshops, market updates, assisting in scheduling review appointments and other marketing and client related content. 

A native of North Dakota, Lori holds her Series 7, Series 63 and Series 24 Securities Registrations. She splits time between Bismarck, ND and Denver, CO and loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.


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