About Steve

Steven R. Jesanis, a partner of William Blair and member of the Kasten, Jannotta & Jesanis team, has been a wealth advisor since 2003. Before joining William Blair's Private Wealth Management group, he was a director of regional logistics for Hub Group, Inc.

Steve earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from Marquette University. He has also successfully passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Steve and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters and a son, and live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Their interests include skiing, cycling, boating, and traveling. Steve is also involved in various charitable organizations in Chicago.

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Barron’s Top Wealth Advisors, 2021, 2022, 20231
  • Barron’s Top State-by-State Advisors in America, 2021, 2022, 2023, 20241
  • Forbes Best-in-State Advisors 2023, 20242

1 The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

2 The Forbes ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

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William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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