As Chief Operating Officer, Partner at Hightower Great Lakes, Wes Barnes oversees operations for the firm and provides comprehensive advice and support for professionals, business owners, and their families including investment, retirement, college funding, estate and life insurance planning, and tax planning.
Wes is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and started his career in wealth management with Hightower Great Lakes in June 2008, just before the firm joined Hightower in September 2008. From September 2011 to May 2013, he was on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Wes rejoined the firm in June 2013 after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan serving as a Rifle Platoon Commander.
In the community, Wes serves as a board member for the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and Housing Opportunities, Inc. and enjoys spending time being active with his wife, Marissa, and daughter, Ella.