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Anton T. Vanek, Jr. - Background Information
Anton (Tony) Vanek is a native of Chicago. He graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a member of the Alpha chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of Wisconsin. Tony worked as Assistant Vice President in Commercial Lending at National Bank of Detroit (now Chase Bank) from 1975-1980. Since 1980 he has worked as a registered representative with AXA Advisors, LLC (formerly The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.).
Tony received his Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations through the American College in 1984 and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®) designation in 1987. He has been an instructor in Oakland University’s Personal Financial Planning Program since 1988. Through his class, Tony teaches prospective financial planners the material necessary to help them pass the national “CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™” examination.
Tony’s hobbies have included coaching youth sports (Birmingham Little League and Holy Name CYO basketball) and Church volunteer work (various committees at Holy Name Church, Birmingham, MI). He lives in Bloomfield Hills with his wife Anna.
CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)® 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.