Firm Bios

Meet the CVA Team

Jerry Matecun

Founder, President

 

 
Why Work With Me? 

My working life began in a family-owned business at age 13. I learned early the value of superior service. Throughout my career I’ve served individuals and small business owners, and I’ve never forgotten the early lesson.

I founded CVA to provide clients’ customized, competent advice and superior service you can’t find with large institutions.

My fees are earned helping you find even more effective ways for your money to serve your lifestyle and legacy. The strategies we employ target the risks that most concern you today, and we’ll adapt as your needs change to better protect your hard earned wealth.

 
 
My Background, Skills, and Knowledge

My expertise spans over 25 years of financial and investment advice, portfolio management, and business valuation. I’ve advised business owners and individuals on retirement income distribution planning, succession planning, asset concentration risk, business valuation, and how to increase portfolio efficiency to serve particular objective(s).

Work Experience: Senior Adviser/Research Director at Integrated Wealth Counsel, planning and managing $250 million in client assets; co-founder Kalydus Asset Advisers, performing investment research, risk management, and security analysis; research analyst for a Bank of America private client team ($1 billion in client assets), serving venture capitalists and Silicon Valley executives.

Education, Credentials, Organizations: MBA, Finance, Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA; BA International Studies, Aquinas College (Magna Cum Laude) in Grand Rapids, MI. Professional licenses & certifications: Series 65; Oxford University’s Private Equity program.

I’m a voracious reader, bilingual, and have studied and taught in Spain and Peru. Global travel is a passion I pursue, having traveled extensively throughout 27 countries.

Lisa Chomko

Client & Administration Services

I have over 25 years of client service, admistrative, and operational experience in the financial services industry. I have worked in both small and large company environments. The range of my duties and responsibilities requires high attention to detail and diligent follow through with clients, vendors, and team members. Away from the office, Richard and I enjoy pickleball, tennis, and spending time with my elderly mother and our dog Benson.