Jacob D. Vaiden
Corporate Development and Integration Associate
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 and has attained his Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. 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 (the list was curated by a writer for the Chicago Tribune), but that was put on hold in 2020 when COVID hit. He is excited to resume his expedition as restaurants reopen in 2021. In addition to what might be an unhealthy relationship with meat, he enjoys cooking foods from a variety of cuisines.