Steve Billimack is the Managing Director of the Chicago Advisory Group. With more than 25 years of financial services experience, Steve specializes in guiding clients to help them achieve their long-term financial goals.
Prior to joining HighTower as the very first advisor partner in 2008, Steve managed a fee-based investment advisory practice as a Senior Managing Director with U.S. Fiduciary (USF). He also served as the President of West Hills Asset Management, directing both the asset management practice and the institutional research practice supporting outside CPAs, banks and brokerage firms. Steve’s passion for independent research has enabled him to hold additional positions in the past such as Director of Research and Chairman of the Investment Committee at both USF and HighTower.Steve earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from DePaul University. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® (CAIA®) and Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designations, which focus on non-traditional investment offerings and investment consulting, respectively. Steve also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation, further strengthening his education as an investment fiduciary for clients.
Steve, his wife, Vicki, and their two adult children, Grace and Jack, support a number of charities ranging from religious, to healthcare, education and the arts. When not avidly following his children’s pursuits, Steve competes with his German Shepherds in working dog trials, having won several regional championships.