Patrick L. Doland


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Patrick L. Doland received his BA from Upper Iowa University and his MBA in 1988 from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. He also graduated in 1981 from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Pat is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Certified Cash Manager.


Pat has more than twenty years experience in banking, which included serving as senior vice president of a large suburban Chicago bank. In 1998 he became a principal of a fee-only financial planning firm located in Northbrook, Illinois. In 2003 he started Reason Financial Advisors, Inc. Although Pat is a licensed insurance producer, he does not sell insurance or receive commissions from any investment or insurance products.

For four years, Pat produced and hosted the Comcast cable access show Financial Solutions that aired in 225,000 households in the northern Chicago suburbs. He has been a speaker at national and regional conferences and has written articles for such publications as Crain’s Chicago Business and Midwestern Financial Planner. He has also served as an informational source and been quoted in publications including BuinessWeek Online, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Journal of Financial Planning, Fidelity Investor’s Quarterly, and Financial Planning magazine.

Professional and Civic Memberships:

Pat is past-president of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois’ North Shore Council (FPA-IL) and has served on the board of the National Association for Personal Financial Advisors Midwest Region (NAPFA).  He is also a member of the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council and past-president of the International Association for Financial Planning North Shore Chapter (IAFP).

Civic involvement has also been an important part of his life. He is past-president of the Rotary Club of Northbrook and past-president of the Northbrook Civic Foundation. He has also served on various boards including a downstate Illinois bank; the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin; the United Way of Suburban Chicago, and the United Way Crusade of Mercy serving the metropolitan Chicago area.

CFP®, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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