Wesley Kotys


Kotys Wealth Professionals

Founder and CEO

Wesley Kotys


Kotys Wealth Professionals

Founder and CEO

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Wesley Kotys, CFP®, AAMS®

(219) 465-6924

Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas.

Wesley Kotys is a Valparaiso, IN fee-only financial planner. Kotys Wealth Professionals provides holistic financial planning, portfolio management, tax planning, and estate planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Wesley Kotys is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

As Founder and President of Kotys Wealth Professionals, Wesley (Wes) Kotys brings nearly 20 years of financial planning and investment management experience to the firm. Also acting as Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Wealth Advisor, Wes is intricately involved in our day-to-day business, managing investment models and conducting research utilizing our highly disciplined rules-based process.

Prior to launching Kotys Wealth Management in 2007, Wes spent nearly a decade with major broker-dealers, such as Prudential Financial and Edward Jones. At Edward Jones, he had one of the fastest growing offices in the country. A second generation financial adviser, Wes was also in the top 10% of all financial advisors associated with LPL from 2012-2013.

As an accomplished speaker and financial educator, Wes has received national and regional awards as a financial advisor. He is also very involved in the community and believes strongly in giving back. His many business and social appointments include past Board Member of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and past Vice Chair of Small Business, 2015 Co-Chair of Chef’s Around the Table Empower Porter County, past Board Member of Bethel Valparaiso Church and past Board Member of the Valparaiso YMCA.

Wes attended Purdue University from 1996-1999 and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He believes strongly in continuing education and has earned the following certifications and accreditations:

  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®)
  • Registered Investment Advisor

Wesley Kotys is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

At Kotys Wealth Professionals everything we do is focused on you and your goals. Our first order of business is taking the time to get to know you – what you want for yourself and your family, your appetite for risk, your plans for the future. With that foundation set, we then educate you, guide you and provide you with financial strategies that will help you accomplish your goals. We see money as a tool to help you realize your dreams and reach a higher purpose with your wealth.

We Evaluate. Our process looks beyond your current assets to identify what you feel is most important. We will discuss your past experiences, family values, dreams, and accomplishments – in order to compile an accurate, holistic picture of where you are and what your future can be.

We Plan. Once we fully understand your life’s priorities, the next step is to assess any gaps in your financial situation that need to be filled. Together, we will create a living blueprint — one that adapts to change and life events – to help you accomplish your goals.

We Grow. As the global economy continues to integrate, making the world an even smaller place, it has become more important than ever to have an investment process that looks beyond broad markets. We have a disciplined, rules-based process to guide you toward areas of the market which are most suitable for current economic conditions.

We Preserve. In certain market conditions protecting your investments becomes more important than looking for growth. We will help you position your portfolio in a defensive posture during volatile market conditions. While growth is our ultimate long-term goal, Kotys Wealth Professionals aim to offer downside protection of your assets preparing you for the unexpected.

Kotys Wealth Professionals will develop your own personal investment plan that fills any gaps in your current financial situation. We explain your options which are most appropriate and work with you to execute those recommendations at the highest professional standards.

We do this while keeping you fully informed. We monitor your investments, recommend rebalancing as needed, and provide you with regular reports on your holdings, your performance, and market conditions. Our aim is to always make the most of your current assets while being prepared for the unexpected.

Today, Kotys Wealth Professionals is one of the region's most respected financial advisory firms according to Financial Advisor Magazine-RIA Survey & Ranking 2016 article. With its headquarters just 45 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, it is always the firm’s goal to build deep and genuine relationships with clients, deliver extraordinary service and help clients achieve their dreams through true wealth management.

According to Wes, “Our dreams come true every time we help our clients achieve theirs.”

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Wesley Kotys is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Wesley Kotys is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Wesley Kotys is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

  • AAMS - Accredited Asset Management Specialist
    Wesley Kotys is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist

    Financial advisors and investment managers who hold the AAMS® designation have completed a course of study encompassing investments, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning issues. Individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. All designees have agreed to adhere to Standards of Professional Conduct and are subject to a disciplinary process.

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Office Locations:

  • 1111 Glendale Blvd.
    Suite 105
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

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