Our Team

Our Team

Mark Gubernik

Mark Gubernik is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, with more than 25 years of experience in the financial planning industry. He has a special affinity for pre- and post-retirees who would like to plan for their financial security.

Mark is married to Lisa, his wife of 16 years, and has two girls, Melanie (14) and Amanda (10). The girls definitely keep them busy! On the weekends, you can find Mark and Lisa running from activity to activity, whether it’s driving Melanie to her cheer practice, games, or gymnastics (she’s striving to complete a back handspring on the ground!) or Amanda to her hip-hop class and rehearsals for ballet productions!

Mark plays the drums in a rock ‘n roll band called, “Mack Daddyz.” Their group plays every few months in local bars, and when he’s not playing in the band, Mark enjoys traveling. The family’s favorite place to visit is downtown Chicago, as well as Grand Cayman Islands. Of course, the girls would like to return to Disney World where they visited a few years ago and learned the tricks of how to navigate the Fast Passes. Be sure to ask Mark about saving time in line at Disney!

Mark and his family are considering getting a dog. Melanie is allergic to dogs, but her allergies seem to be able to tolerate some breeds more than others. Do you think they’re crazy for even toying with the idea given all the maintenance of a puppy? Would love input and suggestions on dogs!!

Laura Menzenwerth


Laura Menzenwerth has two decades of professional administrative and legal support experience. She is passionate about service excellence and brings a wide variety of skills to every client service opportunity, including expertise in financial planning coordination, computer software, organizational tools and administrative systems. In addition to her years of service since 2009 as Office Administrator for Mark, Laura has spent more than eight years in office and team management and four years as a paralegal. Her strong background in business, finance and legal matters, coupled with her strong interpersonal skills, has helped her forge long-term, productive relationships with clients.

Laura enjoys spending time with her three college-age daughters, as well as traveling, baking, hiking, gardening and reading. She is the go-to person for most desserts for family and friend functions. Common requests include cheesecakes, gooey butter cake and pumpkin cookies. Laura has recently read "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and is on a mission to read all Nicholas Sparks' books. She is happy to take any suggestions for good romance novels!

Laura previously served on the St. Richard School Board, as a Girl Scout Leader and softball coach. She continues to enjoy volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul and Crisis Nursery.