Jacob D. Vaiden ,
Senior Trader / Portfolio Integration Coordinator
Jacob has been involved in the financial services industry since 2011. Prior to joining Savant, he was a financial analyst and senior project manager for The Hope Institute for Children and Families, a provider of educational and residential services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Jacob earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He serves as treasurer on the young professional’s board of Carpenter’s Place, a nonprofit homeless shelter that helps those suffering from homelessness find peace and hope.
During the warm months, Jacob spends most of his free time boating and water skiing on the Rock River. He grew up on the water – not in a houseboat, but that would have been fun too. His family had a cabin on a lake in Wisconsin where they would gather with extended family every weekend in the summer. On a completely unrelated note, Jacob is a huge fan of hamburgers. In 2019, he started a tour of the Chicago suburbs to try the 20 best burgers and as of March 2020 he was halfway through the list (the list was curated by a writer for the Chicago Tribune). In addition to what might be an unhealthy relationship with meat, he enjoys cooking foods from a variety cuisines.