Mark S. La Spisa, CFP, CFS
Vermillion Financial Advisors

Tel: (847) 382-9999
16 Executive Court,Suite 3
Barrington, IL 60010
Vermillion Financial Advisors | Financial Advisor in Barrington ,IL

About Vermillion Financial Advisors

Vermillion Financial Advisors has been providing investment management, personal financial planning, and business consulting services since 1988. We specialize in serving individuals over the age of 50, who wish to be proactive in addressing their personal finances. These individuals are often interested in planning for a secure retirement and confirming they have sufficient funds to last throughout retirement. They also want to engage the services of a professional to assist the family when a loved one passes or becomes incapacitated. Clients generally seek Vermillion Financial Adavisors' advice as the result of many common changes in life but most often as of a monetary windfall (e.g. an inheritance, sale of a family business, severance package or retirement buyout), an unexpected life event (e.g. death or change in health status of a loved one). Often it is simply because time is too limited for busy clients to properly address their financial planning needs or because personal finances have become too complex. Business owners often seek VFA advice to evaluate current employee benefits, strategic planning, or business succession.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1988
No.of Employees:   10-19
Number of Years with Current Firm:   30
I work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors, Businesses
Foreign Languages Serviced:   English


Investment Types:   Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds
I can meet clients in the following ways:   At my office, Via phone, Via email


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Investment Advisor Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   1,000,000


  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®)
  • Will you be the only person working with me? At Vermillion Financial Advisors we have 5 Certified Financial Planners.You will work
  • How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services? Vermillion Financial Advisors is a fee for service company. We are not commissioned based. We do not accept any soft dollars. We are transparent with our fees so that as client you understand fully the fees you will pay based on the services you have chosen.
  • If you are going to manage my account, will you obtain my permission every time you buy or sell something? At Vermillion Financial Advisors we take pride in educating our clients so that you have a complete understanding as to why your advisor is making their recommendations. With this information, you then have the choice to agree with the recommendation or not. We work on a non-discretionary basis so that you are involved in the decision-making process.
  • What services do you provide? What are your specialties? At Vermillion Financial Advisors we offer comprehensive financial planning with our planning services including Retirement, Investment, Estate,Tax, Insurance, Major Purchase/Event, and Cash Flow Management. Seven key areas that impact your overall financial well-being.
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Mark S. La Spisa, CFP, CFS

Mark S. La Spisa, CFP, CFS

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My Services

Financial Planning for Individuals

Clients of VFA typically are looking to learn how and when they can retire or if they are on pace to retire. They want to be sure their families are cared for in the event something unexpected happens. Our clients come to us help them pull together all the pieces of their financial puzzle and help them get organized to gain control of their finances.

Financial Planning for Businesses

VFA works with business owners either looking to create a retirement plan for your business by helping you identify the most appropriate type of plan for your business. If a plan exists, VFA offers a second opinion that looks at your current plan to make sure it is meeting your stated goals. The Vermillion maintenance program keeps your advisor actively involved with your plan by continuously monitoring investment performance and recommending alternatives when existing investments are underperforming their peers.

Financial Advice & Consulting

Since 1988, VFA has been committed to providing both personal and business financial planning services for people who sincerely desire to improve their finances. As financial planning and investment services become increasingly complex, we can offer you sound advice to help you find the critical solutions you need for the financial issues you face. We will always take into account all aspects of your finances, including risk, taxes, personal values and current position in life, as we strive to help you achieve your long-term goals. Vermillion prides itself on providing trusted financial planning and investment services and consultation to high net worth individuals through objective analytical research and consistent investment processes, which we continuously improve and expand.

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Communities Served

Arlington Heights Buffalo Grove
Carol Stream Cary
Crystal Lake Des Plaines
Elgin Gilberts
Lake Zurich Mount Prospect
Palatine Prospect Heights
Schaumburg Wheeling
Wood Dale North Barrington

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