Jack Petras


Jack Petras graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Consumer Economics and a concentration in Financial Planning. While on campus, Jack served as the Vice President of his Financial Planning Club. Through the club, Jack was able to participate in various professional conferences and case competitions. Additionally, he served as Vice President of his fraternity and worked in the map library.

Previously, Jack interned at brokerage firms Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo. These experiences helped Jack develop a passion for the day-to-day life of a financial planner, and taught him the importance of professionalism and trust in the client-planner relationship.

Outside of the office, Jack has developed a passion for running which has allowed him to increase his daily chocolate consumption. After being challenged by Lauren Stansell during his interview process with Yeske Buie, Jack recently ran his first half-marathon in 1:47:08. He plans to run the Golden Gate Half-Marathon in November and hopes to see you out there. Jack also is an avid sports fan and follows multiple sports including baseball, football, soccer, golf, and hockey.

Client Focus: Jack is excited to meet YOU! He has developed a passion for financial planning through actively listening to Clients’ unique personal financial story, and he is excited to learn about your family, your passions, and your Live Big® goals.

Current Update: Jack is excited as March Madness gets underway. His University of Illinois Fighting Illini are expected to be a #1 seed in this year’s tournament and a favorite to win it all! It’s been a while since the Illini were this competitive (in either football or basketball) so Jack is enjoying every second of it.

Jack is also thoroughly enjoying the start to his 2021. He cannot believe it’s already been a year since the pandemic started. And, since joining Yeske Buie, he’s now been working remotely longer than his time in-person – something he never imagined. While he’s enjoyed the freedom of working from home he’s itching to get back to the office with the Yeske Buie team. Jack is excited about the progress that is being made with vaccinations and looking forward to a semi-normal summer!