John Stanton

Founder/Wealth Advisor

Phone: 630-445-2380
Mobile: 630-886-7248

John is the founder of The Stanton Group WP, and through Seacrest Wealth Management, LLC serves as the advisor for clients, focusing on financial planning and investment strategies to support the financial plan. Before establishing his own practice, he was a Vice President, Investment Advisor with the regional investment bank Wunderlich Securities. His resume' also includes time with the Global Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley, and executive roles with two prominent investment management firms.

John has a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance & Business Management from DePaul University, and a BA, Economics and Business, from Eastern Illinois University. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association. Away from the office, John and his wife Jill enjoy spending time with family and friends. Their love of outdoor activities has them getting out to play golf, tennis, and finding new places to visit, preferably with a beach, and great sunsets!

Erika Buchta

Client & Office Services Associate

Erika recently joined us in 2021. She coordinates our new client onboarding, account openings,  account maintenance,  and various office projects.    

Erika's attention to detail, and being super organized, come naturally to her, as she balances raising her two daughters, Isabel and Natalia, with her husband Jessie,  and her office responsibilities with ease

Strategic Partners

As your needs become more complex, we have developed relationships with a small group of wealth strategy professionals who are available to consult with our clients on a wide range of issues associated with the accumulation, preservation and transfer of family wealth.

These professionals include CPAs, Tax Professionals, Estate Planning Attorneys, Business Attorneys, Commercial Bankers, Mortgage Bankers, and an Insurance Advisor.

We make no representation or endorsement of any third-party services or individuals or entities providing them. We work equally well with our client's established professional relationships.

Tax & Accounting

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Peter Schimmel, CPA , MST, Senior Managing Member

Hegre, McMahon & Schimmel, LLC

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Dan Niforatos CPA, Principal

Miller Cooper

Corporate & Estate Counsel

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Jason Doran, Partner

Momkus LLC

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Ted Kuczek
Kuczek & Associates


Eugene Cohen Insurance Agency Inc.

Real Estate

Jill Stanton

Jill Stanton

Kimberly Zahand Team /Keller Williams

Jay Cunningham

Jay Cunningham, Senior Loan Officer

First State Mortgage