Since 1992, Charles Melka has been assisting clients in creating, accumulating and protecting their wealth. Individuals, couples and business owners come to Charles telling him what they want. Then it is his job to help his clients accomplish their goals. He does just that, with a spirit and style of the highest quality.
Presently a senior associate with GCG Financial (GCG), Charles has used his education, knowledge and experience to become one of Chicagoland's prominent talents in financial strategies. His academic background includes a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University and further education leading to an accounting degree at DePaul University in Chicago.
Being associated with GCG allows Charles the ability to access resources that few other companies can offer. GCG is a progressive firm with more than forty years of experience in the financial services industry. He is complemented by a full staff of dedicated professionals specializing in all aspects of the profession.
His specialty is helping clients acquire more benefits from what they already contribute to their financial plan. He does this by carefully analyzing the financial data and then developing well thought out strategies to help clients use their money more efficiently.
He also works with businesses in the development and management of their employee benefit programs, which encompasses group insurance plans, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, executive benefit programs, business succession strategies, and personal insurance and wealth accumulation needs of the executive team.
Before becoming associated with GCG, Charles worked as a tax consultant in an accounting firm in Wheaton. He is a CPA with a background in auditing and taxation.
Charles has been the recipient of several awards within the financial services industry, including the honor of qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table, of which he is now a member. The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce honored Charles as 2000 Volunteer of the Year. In addition, he is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the International Association for Financial Planning, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Charles is currently involved in fundraising for Benet Academy where his son attends high school. He is active in his church, including the Men's Ministry, and very active in his community.
Charles lives with his wife, Jeanette and their two sons Nicholas and Charles, in their Glen Ellyn home. When he is able to tear himself away from the financial pages of the daily newspapers, he can be found watching his son's football games or pursuing his passion for golf.
Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, Securian Financial Services, Inc.