John Valleau, Jr.
Background and Education
John is the president and a shareholder of ShankerValleau Wealth Advisors, Inc. He is a registered investment adviser, a certified public accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University with a specialty in Finance and Economics. John is also the vice president of ShankerValleau Accountants, Inc., which he joined in 1985.
John is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the Financial Planning Association, and NAPFA, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. The mission of NAPFA’s members is to provide comprehensive client-centered advice to individuals and families. NAPFA’s continuing education requirements exceed those of any other association of financial advisors and all members must sign a Fiduciary Oath that they explicitly promise “to place the clients’ interests first.”
John is a member of the board of directors of the Piven Theatre Workshop. For over forty years, the Piven Theatre has maintained a nationally acclaimed actors training center.
John is also a board member and president of the Lakeside Singers, Inc., a unique group of professional singers. The group’s recent performances include concerts at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Additionally, John is a board member of Coat Angels, a Chicago charity dedicated to providing clothing to poverty-stricken children in Chicago. Coat Angels works with teachers and social workers to identify needy children who are then personally fitted with a new winter coat, fleece, hat and gloves. Annually, the organization serves over 4,000 children in Chicago.