Chris Knappstein

Chris Knappstein, CFP®, CTFA

Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Officer

Chris provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth transfer services to business owners, high net worth individuals and corporate executives. He advises clients in all areas of wealth planning, including meeting retirement needs, planning for their children or grandchildren’s educational needs, estate planning, managing their wealth and passing their wealth on to their family or charity. Chris does this after first gaining a thorough understanding of his clients’ priorities and goals.

To ensure proper coordination of all of our clients’ personal and professional needs, Chris works directly with his clients’ attorneys, accountants and other advisors to create a holistic, integrated plan. In addition, he involves other specialists at First Midwest Bank to provide comprehensive wealth management capabilities that help his clients meet all of their financial goals.

Chris has over 20 years of experience in advising individuals in all areas of wealth management, with an emphasis on trust and multi-generational wealth planning. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) and a Certified Financial Trust Advisor (CTFA). Chris is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, American Bankers Association and the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Call 708.831.7352 to get connected with Chris today.

Customer Care

Got questions? Get answers.

Call us at 800.322.3623.

  • Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 2pm

Find the Nearest Branch

You are leaving the First Midwest website.

Redirecting to