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How We Work

How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

John Mitchell, J.D.


Mr. Mitchell had over fifteen years of investment experience prior to the formation of Mitchell, Vaught and Taylor, Inc., in 1996. Mr.Mitchell leads our Investment Committee. Prior to forming MVT, Inc, Mr. Mitchell served as senior...

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Dwight Ower


Mr. Ower joined the firm in January, 2008, after retiring as Deputy Chief of the Zion Police Department. He served as President of the Zion Police Pension Fund for over twenty years where he gained valuable knowledge in investments as...

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James R. Nowicki, CPA

Vice President

Mr. Nowicki joined the firm in December, 2010, after retiring as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the City of Elgin, Illinois, as well as the Treasurer for the Village of South Barrington, Illinois. As a municipal finance...
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Margie Mitchell

Chief Compliance Officer, Portfolio Manager--Fixed Income

Ms. Mitchell joined the firm in 2007 after graduating magna cum laude from DePaul University with her Bachelor’s degree. Sheworks directly with John Mitchell in researching, preparing, and executing our fixed income strategy for...

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Robert Osmanski

Portfolio Manager

Rob Osmanski joined the firm in August, 2018, to continue his career in financial services. He has an affinity for financialtrading, as he started working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at the age of 16. After graduating college...

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Judy Macnab, MBA

Director, Corporate Treasurer

Judy Macnab was elected to the board of directors of Mitchell, Vaught & Taylor, Inc., in October 2018, and was elected VicePresident and Treasurer in December, 2018. Her professional experience includes Manager of Incentive...

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Rhea Lameirinhas

Executive Assistant, Office Manager

Rhea joined the firm in 2007 as an office assistant to work on the major project of transitioning to electronic filing system at ourformer Naperville office. Over the years she has become our primary administrative support person....

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