Our Team

Chad B. Sutton, CFP®, AIF®

Financial Advisor

chad@endurancecapital.us

Hi, I'm Chad Sutton, a seasoned CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional (CFP®) with over fifteen years of expertise in retirement planning. My journey began at Eastern Illinois University, where I earned my Finance degree, igniting my passion for financial empowerment. 

With a commitment to client-centric values, I obtained the designation of an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, ensuring that every recommendation I make is in the best interest of those I serve. From my humble beginnings as a solo advisor, my practice has flourished into a dedicated team of six professionals, all driven by a singular goal: our clients' financial well-being. 

Beyond the office, I find solace in nature, whether hiking the rugged trails of Misery Ridge in Oregon or pounding the pavement in marathons around the globe, including five of the six prestigious World Marathon Majors (with Tokyo eagerly awaiting!). My dedication to community extends beyond finance, as I proudly serve on the Taylorville Hospital Foundation and Visionway School Board of Directors, while also coaching at Taylorville Junior High Cross Country and High School Distance Track. 

But amidst the hustle, I cherish moments of exploration and relaxation with my wife, Heather, and daughter, Claire. Together, we embark on adventures near and far, cherishing every moment of shared discovery and growth. 

Join me on this journey toward financial empowerment and a life well-lived. Let's make your retirement dreams a reality. 

Heather Sutton

Human Resources Coordinator

Hi, I'm Heather, and I'm thrilled to be part of the team at Endurance Capital as the Human Resources Coordinator. My journey here began back in September 2017 when I joined this incredible company, eager to make a difference. 

Before my time at Endurance Capital, I obtained a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University. My career initially took shape in the education sector, where I spent many fulfilling years supporting students in school settings. I made the pivotal decision to join my husband Chad in a new venture at Endurance Capital, where we both share the goal of helping people in meaningful ways. 

Outside of work, I find immense joy in various interests. Family is everything to me, and I cherish every moment spent with my loved ones. As a runner, I love embracing the outdoors to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, I'm involved in volunteer work within my community, as giving back has always been a core value of mine. Traveling is another passion I have, allowing me to immerse myself in new cultures and create lasting memories with my family. 

My dedication to both my professional role and personal interests reflects my commitment to growth, connection, and making a positive impact.

Kristen Hartman

Paraplanner

Hello, I'm Kristen, and I have been part of the Endurance Capital team since April 2017. With over 13 years of banking experience, I started as an Administrative Assistant, and expanded my role in 2018 by obtaining my FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations, further enhancing my role within the firm. In May 2023, I earned the Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalTM certification. 

I am passionate about delving into financial plans to assist our clients in achieving their goals.  

My husband and I reside in the Teutopolis area with our four children. During my free time, I cherish moments with my family, attending Cardinals baseball games, and taking short trips to nearby State Parks. These activities bring balance and joy to my life outside of my professional endeavors. 

Lisa Bland

Administrative Assistant

Hello, I’m Lisa, and I've been with Endurance Capital since 2015, serving as an Administrative Assistant. Graduating from Pana High School in 1980, I later completed my education at the School for Community Bankers in 1989. With over 25 years in banking, I've always enjoyed serving clients directly, ensuring they receive exceptional service. My commitment to consistency and care is a valuable asset to both our team and our clients. 

Beyond work, I find joy in tending to my yard and staying active at the “EPOC Experience” gym. I dedicate time to volunteering with Pana Pride, a group focused on revitalizing Pana, IL. 

My husband, Ken “Moose,” and I are proud parents of Morgan and Drew, who, along with their spouses, have blessed our family with three wonderful grandchildren. We're eagerly anticipating the arrival of our fourth grandchild later this year! 

Jen Berg

Service Specialist

Hello, I'm Jen. In February 2024, I joined Endurance Capital as a Service Specialist, bringing expertise in enhancing client experiences and driving operational efficiency. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Business Management, where I developed a strong foundation in strategic planning, leadership, and problem-solving crucial for success in the business world. 

With over 16 years of valuable experience in the banking industry, I bring a wealth of knowledge to Endurance Capital. My role focuses on retirement plans and assisting individual clients. I'm excited to apply my skills and contribute to the success of our team and the satisfaction of our clients. 

Outside of work, I cherish life with my husband and our two daughters south of Altamont. Family gatherings, attending my children’s activities, camping adventures, and reading bring me personal fulfillment and complement my professional pursuits.

Katie Smith

Marketing Coordinator

Hello! I'm Katie, and I am delighted to be a part of the Endurance Capital team as the Marketing Coordinator.  I joined Endurance Capital in February of 2024, bringing with me a wealth of visual design and branding expertise to the company. With a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Graphic Design from Eastern Illinois University, I possess a strong foundation in design principles and artistic expertise.  

 My focus lies in developing cohesive brand experiences and professional identities across various touchpoints, ensuring consistency and credibility in client interactions. I excel in crafting visually compelling materials to effectively communicate complex concepts to clients.  

Outside of work, I cherish spending quality time with my husband and son. I am an avid reader and enjoy drawing, painting, photography, and exploring nature to collect rocks.  

I am committed to excellence, creativity, and personal development that shape my approach to design, as well as fuel my passion for delivering impactful visual solutions that resonate with audiences.