History

ITASCA, IL: Balasa Dinverno Foltz, LLC principals and staff pose for a group photo on Thursday, September 15, 2016 near the firm’s offices in Itasca, Illinois. Photo credit: Randy Belice

Experienced. To advise with a wide breadth of expertise.

As CPAs and attorneys, Armond Dinverno and Mike Foltz left Price Waterhouse in 1984 to start a law firm. Practicing law many of their clients would come to them with tax and investment questions. Mike and Armond realized that with their tax and legal expertise they could help clients make better financial decisions. In 1986 they formed Dinverno & Foltz Financial Group to serve their clients.

After working in a small business Mark Balasa went to work at a small financial planning firm in 1987. He started a wealth management company for a CPA firm in 1990 that eventually became Balasa and Hoffman Inc.

A better way to serve

Mark and Armond first met at an industry conference in 1992. They built a mutual friendship over the years that grew into profound respect for how each was running their individual business. It occurred to them at another industry conference that maybe they could better serve their clients and help one another by coming together.

Mark, Mike, and Armond merged their firms in 2001 to create Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC. The strategy behind the merger was to combine the talents of the people and the best practices at each company to create a better solution for the clients of the firm. The result is who and what we are today.