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Chris Behrens
Chris Behrens

The Mather Group Names New CEO

Chris Behrens, the president and CEO of YA, will officially join the Chicago-based wealth management firm on Jan. 1.

The Mather Group, a Chicago-based registered investment advisory firm with offices throughout the country and $8 billion in assets under advisement, announced it has tapped Chris Behrens as its next chief executive officer.

Behrens, the president and CEO of the engagement and marketing firm YA, will take on the new role starting Jan. 1. The Mather Group, which was founded in 2011, currently has nearly 100 employees and serves affluent and ultra-affluent families and individuals. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, the firm has offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco and Philadelphia areas.

According to Stewart Mather, a founding partner of the firm, Behrens will be a “great asset” to the firm due to his experience in scaling business.

“With plans to expand into five new markets next year, Chris’s leadership will position the firm for our next phase of strategic growth,” Mather said.

Last year, the Mather Group expanded to California with its acquisition of Mill Valley, Calif.-based Berman Investment Advisors, a firm that served ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families in the San Francisco area.

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