Scott A. Piggush, CEPA, CPWA(R), RICP(R), CPFA
Owner, Wealth Advisor
As owner and wealth advisor, Scott started SA Piggush Financial Consultants in 2015, created from the desire to find a superior client experience that included all that is needed to address and plan for, not simply investment management. It is his firm conviction that having a panoramic view of a client’s financial picture must be in place before effective financial advice can be given. This perspective is the foundation on which SA Piggush’s client experience process is built upon.
Scott is named to the Patriot’s Club at LPL Financial which recognizes the top advisors at LPL Financial. This elite award is presented to less than 7% of the firm’s more than 19,000 financial advisors nationwide.** Before founding his own firm, Scott worked in a community bank for over 10 years where he led the investment department.
Scott has always believed that true wealth management is a combination of investment management, advanced planning, and relationship management. Because of this, he has made the extra investment of his time into earning specific designations that he knew would increase our value to our clients.
Most recently Scott earned his Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), an advanced professional designation for advisors who provide the breadth of specialized skills required to meet the needs of high-net worth clients. In our experience it is evident that the challenges faced by high-net-worth clients are complex, unique, and ever evolving. Raising the bar with education felt necessary to assist through the life cycle of our client’s wealth including the following: accumulation while reducing taxes, preservation and protecting assets, and the transfer of wealth.
The CPWA® certification is not required to provide financial advice, in fact Scott is the only advisor in our area and one of less than 200 advisors statewide that has earned this title. Scott has made the investment of his time and resources to better help our clients through identifying and analyzing the challenges of higher net worth individuals, families, and business owners.
Scott is also a Retirement Income Certified Planner (RICP®) and a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA). An RICP® is a premier designation in retirement planning to which he provides comprehensive instruction on building integrated retirement income plans. Focusing on understanding, choosing, and executing a strategy for generating sustainable income from all available resources. The CPFA demonstrates Scott’s expertise and commitment to working with retirement plans by working with retirement plans by helping plan fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities.
Scott holds his Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses through LPL Financial and holds his Series 66 securities license through LPL Financial and HighPoint Advisor Group, LLC. Additionally, he maintains the Illinois Life and Health Insurance License. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Iowa.
Scott is born and raised in Bourbonnais, IL , just a couple miles south of our office in Manteno, IL. He is married to Kim and together they have two daughters, Sophia and Faith. Scott is an avid golfer, fisher, and hunter and enjoys coaching his daughter in youth softball. He serves as an active board member for Bishop McNamara Catholic schools and Uplifted Care, formerly Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
**Achievement is based on annual production among LPL Advisors only.