Golden Trail Advisers is highly focused on personalized advice for our clients

We geared every aspect of the firm toward the single purpose of helping clients on their path to financial well-being. This focus has shaped the menu of services we offer, our business affiliations, our systems & procedures and the way we interact with each client.


Clients of Golden Trail Advisers
receive the best of both worlds

As a small firm, clients can access our highest level of management and decision making. Yet through our business affiliations, clients can access the resources of boutique and multi-national companies alike.

Additionally, our considerable ongoing investment in technology and our ability to leverage it has enabled us to deliver a premium level of service in a cost-effective manner.

The result of our efforts is that a discriminating group of clients considers Golden Trail Advisers to be their trusted adviser. While not aggressively expanding, we are selectively taking on new clients.

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Mike Sedlak, CFP®, CFA, CEPA, MBA

Founder & Managing Member

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Mike Sedlak, founder and managing member of Golden Trail Advisers, LLC advises executives, business owners and individuals on their financial planning and investments. Since 1998, Mike has worked on cases with people at all stages of their financial lives.

Education and Certifications

Mike has broad designations such as his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and specific financial designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).


Depth of Experience

Mike's depth of experience enables him to advise individuals and business owners on a broad range of financial issues. Mike helps individuals clarify issues in complex estates, private investments and executive compensation programs. One specialty is guiding business owners through the process of enhancing value and transferring ownership. The sale or transfer of a business can be the most important decision business owners make.


Community Involvement and Family

Mike has held top leadership positions in volunteer organizations including the YMCA (head of Southwest Adventure Guides), Rotary Club of Hinsdale (President, Vice President and Board Member), St. Francis of Assisi Church and Knights of Columbus. Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two children.