About Us

About Us

Putting Your Interests First

Prism Planning Partners - Team Members

The team of advisors at Prism Planning Partners take pride abiding by the fiduciary standard. This Means We Are Profoundly Committed To:

Our Vision

Providing unbiased council in your best interest at all times.

Our Mission

Complete transparency in compensation and disclosing any conflicts of interest.

Our Values

Our founders follow the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and maintain a commitment to its ongoing educational requirements. Additionally, as members of the Financial Planning Association™ (FPA®), we follow its Code of Conduct. We are proud to adhere to some of the strictest industry standards for continuing education and ethical standards.

Ron Bernstein, CFP®, CPA/PFS™, CIMA®, CWS®, RMA®

Co-Founder & Managing Member


Ron Bernstein, CFP®, CPA/PFS™, CIMA®, CWS®, RMA® is co-founder and managing member of Prism Planning Partners. Alongside co-founder Nicole Sullivan, they set out to establish a different kind of financial planning experience—one that embraced the multifaceted emotional, human elements of life planning in addition to sophisticated, analytical financial planning.

Ron became a financial advisor in 2005 after working for years as a Certified Public Accountant and CFO of a publicly traded medical supply company. Ron then spent over 12 years as an advisor with a major financial services firm in the Chicagoland area. After over a decade of experience, Ron founded Prism Planning Partners in 2018.

Education: B.S., Accountancy and Finance, University of Arizona.

Designations: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™), Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®), Retirement Management Advisor® (RMA®)

Associations: Investments & Wealth Institute, Financial Planning Association, American Institute of CPAs, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management Alumni Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Nicole Sullivan, CFP®, RMA®

Co-Founder & Director Of Financial Planning


Nicole Sullivan, CFP®, RMA® is co-founder and director of financial planning of Prism Planning Partners. Prior to founding Prism Planning Partners, Nicole worked as a financial planner, specializing in providing financial planning and investment advice to a high net worth clientele.

As a co-founder of Prism Planning Partners, Nicole works closely with clients on their financial planning and investments, always putting their best interests first and helping to keep them in alignment with their goals as an objective third party. Nicole works with clients at all stages of their lives. However, she takes special interest in serving her Generation Y peers, helping many of them overcome the challenge of student debt and work to create a life of financial freedom.

Outside of the office, Nicole is a fitness enthusiast. She is also involved with several local charities, including Youth and Family Counseling in Libertyville and Horizons for Youth.

Education: B.S., Financial Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Designations: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Retirement Management Advisor® (RMA®)

Dan Peters, CFP®

Director Of Operations & Financial Planning

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Dan Peters has been in the financial services industry since 2005, serving the needs of families, professionals and business owners.  Throughout his over 13 year career, Dan has worked with business owners and individuals on a variety of financial issues. He is adept at helping clients with employee benefits, business protection, family security, tax-efficient investment strategies, employer-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(K) and deferred compensation planning, and education funding.

Dan is an active member of several charities, including the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Education: B.S. in Finance, Management, and Marketing, Augustana College


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