Our Team

Our Team

Meet our team. We are a group dedicated to our craft and passionate about having our clients meet their goals. Match that with an unrivaled work ethic, and you won't find a better partner for your financial future.


Disclosure: Mortgage origination services offered through First State Mortgage are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.

Jeffrey Hejza, CFP®

President and Comprehensive Wealth Manager

Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and was honored to be featured in Chicago magazine in 2011 through 2019 as a Five Star Wealth Manager*. Jeff is a Certified Trustee and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations as a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®; Illinois life, health, property, and casualty insurance licenses; and Illinois and national mortgage broker licenses. He also is a licensed (non-practicing) real estate broker. Jeff has served as a mortgage consultant for more than 18 years and is currently affiliated with First State Mortgage, LLC, as a mortgage banker. He will continue to bring his financing expertise to the LPFG team.

Jeff completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification program through Northwestern University in 2007 and currently holds the CFP® certification. As an undergraduate, he attended DePaul University where he earned a BS in finance with a minor in accounting. He has been retained as an expert witness and is available to assist as an expert witness for financial and investment-related litigation. Prior to his current positions, Jeff spent nearly seven years as a law clerk and research associate with Martin Brown & Sullivan, Ltd., a law firm in the Chicago Loop that specializes in white-collar criminal defense.

Jeff's service to the community has included serving as an ambassador for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, joining his fellow members at the Union League Club to provide service and funding to the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago. Jeff is a board member and trustee of the Park Ridge Police Pension Fund. In addition, Jeff is active with the Chicago Fellowship, a group that focuses on accountability and stewardship. He is also extremely proud to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. Jeff is passionate about giving back to and helping U.S. Navy SEALs. He has a financial management program that is almost as special as they are, exclusively available to SEALs and their immediate families.

Jeff and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Park Ridge. Although a part of them misses living in Lincoln Park, they still enjoy coming to their favorite restaurants in Chicago and are taking advantage of all that the city has to offer. Jeff's other interests include martial arts, golfing, skiing, and mountain biking. He has an affection for things made of fiberglass and enjoys boating, aerobatic flying, and Corvette road-racing events.

*Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 5,430 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 429 (8 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers.  (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year.) These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

Suzie Fechner

Director of Client Relationships and Executive Assistant

Suzie joined Jeff’s team in 2019 as the Director of Client Relationships and Execute Assistant.   With more than 15 years of experience that includes everything from the planning and execution of corporate events and national media tours to reaching English on the North Shore, Suzie is excited to focus her energy and experience on the valued clients of Lincoln Park Financial Group. 

Suzie earned her B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.   She left the midwest to study in Rome for a year, where she promptly fell in love with Italian culture and the country.  

Prior to joining Jeff, Suzie worked in Public Relations and Event Planning for several years.   She enjoyed the excitement and travel of the industry, but when much of her work was focused on Ronald McDonald House Charities, she realized that she wanted to continue working with children and completed her Master of Arts in Teaching at National Louis University in 2009.   She then worked as a middle school teacher in Northbrook before having her children of her own. 

While things are busy at home, Suzie enjoys reading, kick boxing, and running.   Suzie and her family reside in Glenview.

Robin Kubiak

Mortgage Operations, First State Mortgage

Robin began working with Jeff in 2009 and has been helping clients work through the mortgage process since then, in addition to an expanded role in internal compliance. She maintains a strict timeline in each transaction to ensure that a real estate closing is never delayed due to the financing component. Robin helps clients through the mortgage process in an effective manner, keeping client satisfaction as the primary goal.

Prior to joining Jeff in 2009, Robin was a wholesale account executive with Chase Home Equity. She has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Robin was a loan officer with National City and was also securities and insurance licensed through her past work at other banks. 

Robin resides in Chicago with her husband, Rich, and daughter, Rachel.

Of Counsel
Cary Stamp, CFP®

Comprehensive Wealth Manager

Of Counsel
Greg Kojak, AIF®

Comprehensive Wealth Manager, Kojak Capital