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Steve Sudhoff

Stephen E. Sudhoff, CFA


Jefferson Cook Associates, Ltd.


Stephen E. Sudhoff brings to his clients thirty years of experience in the Chicago financial community.  Mr. Sudhoff is President of Jefferson Cook Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm focused on risk management in the financial space. He is known for combining a cerebral mindset with a very practical approach to problem-solving. 

Mr. Sudhoff earned his  M.B.A., Finance, from the University of Chicago in 1988. He also earned a B.S. (Summa cum Laude) in Political Science and Economics from Bradley University in 1984. His CFA Charter was awarded in 2002.

He was recently elected President of Family Promise Chicago North Shore, an organization which provides short-term housing assistance to homeless families. He was a co-founder of the organization in 2009. He is also a past President of the Chicago Jaycees as well as a past board member of Christmas in April – Metro Chicago. He is served several local religious congregations, and has engaged in several international mission trips.


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