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Chris Janota

Chris Janota

President & Financial Advisor

Chris is the owner and founder of Envoy Wealth Management LLC where he is responsible for helping people reach solutions to both simple and complex financial issues. 

Prior to starting Envoy, Chris worked as a Director of Investments and Financial Advisor at several locations in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area, where he served as the advisor to individuals/families and small business owners of all investment and net worth levels.

Chris started his career in financial services back in 2005 and has been working with financial advisory clients since 2010. He began his advising career in Frankfort, IL where he co-managed investment management and day-to-day processes with another advisor. Afterward, Chris served clients in Chicago's booming South Loop neighborhood for several years before moving to Northwest Indiana.

Chris delivers a broad range of wealth advisory services to his clients, with a concentration in financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, and investment management. While he enjoys working with clients from all walks of life, Chris finds it especially fulfilling to work with small business owners and younger families -- two groups that are in especially high demand for sound financial education in today's environment.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University and holds multiple registrations in the securities and insurance industries and he is an active voice for further expansion of access to financial advice at all age levels, as well as the development of technology to support those very efforts.

Outside of business, Chris is passionate about history and making sure that it is correctly preserved for the next generation. Chris is currently the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Park Forest (IL) Historical Society. Coincidentally, this is the same board that Chris' grandfather, Ray, served on approximately 30 years ago. Chris is also the President of the board of Act of Grace in DeKalb, IL, which focuses on providing support and services to those with extraordinary medical, neurological, educational, emotional, and other conditions.

Recently, Chris was honored by InvestmentNews with their 2022 40 Under 40 Award, a prestigious accolade presented to financial professionals making a significant positive impact in the advice industry and their local community. You can read more about this here.

Chris resides in Northwest Indiana. In his personal time, Chris enjoys reading books, cooking, watching baseball, studying history, golfing (poorly), and spending time with his wife Megan.