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Our Vision

When you step into the TJ Stearns home you are family. Our dedicated team creates a comprehensive strategy to make sure you are covered in all aspects of your financial planning, wealth services and estate protection needs. A plan we would only want our own families to have.

When working with TJ Stearns, we can promise:

+ To create an individualized solution for you, no matter what stage of life you are in or entering.

+ To act as an objective, independent financial advisor with your benefits at top of mind. Meaning, we do not rely on stock pricing and market timing

+ An approach that is based on planning and that is focused on achieving your unique financial goals.

+ We are not paid by an investment or insurance company to sell their products.

+ To act as your guide by helping you realize and achieve your financial goals.

+ A investment portfolio that is designed to be diversified, tax efficient, low cost and individualized

Our Team


Tim, CFP®, ChFEBC, MBA, is the president and founder of TJ Stearns in Arlington Heights, IL. As a registered Investment Advisor Representative, Tim’s focus in on what is financially best for his clients. He can assist clients with their insurance needs, utilizing Fixed/Fixed Index/Variable Annuities and Life, LTC, Commercial, Property & Casualty, Health Disability and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Finance, and also earned his MBA (emphasis on Marketing and Finance) from Northern Illinois University.

When not at the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years, Jen, and their 3 boys: Jake, 17; TJ, 15; and Ryan, 12. He is also active in the Knights of Columbus, and loves coaching and sponsoring local basketball, football, and baseball teams.


For the last five years, John has specialized in working with clients to help develop their financial security and reach their financial goals through thorough planning and use of tactics available, while making them feel comfortable and excited about their choice to work with TJ Stearns. He is also in charge of making sure things are working properly and running smoothly at the TJ Stearns locations.

Everyone has different ways of working together, John understands that, and learned very early on in his career that being able to listen to a valuable skill.

He and his wife live in Arizona where John is a sports enthusiast and active hiker with the Arizona Hiking Group. He is also active with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He is licensed and can help with your needs in Illinois and Arizona.


Jeff’s innate desire to help people and give back to the community is what brought him to TJ Stearns. Prior to working at TJ Stearns, Jeff was a police officer where he was able to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Now he is still able to help people but in a different, but just as important, manner.

Jeff specializes in working with benefits and TSP of individuals who work for the Federal Government, and with clients needing help with their Medicare benefits.

Away from the office, Jeff enjoys being able to spend time with his family; his high school sweetheart and wife of 16 years, and their three children. As a family, for the past 14 years, they have participated in the Mother’s Day Breast Walk, and Jeff has also helped raise funds in support of Misericordia for the past three years. Jeff also enjoys supporting and coaching his two boys in their sporting endeavors.


Sean is the newest member of the TJ Stearns’ team, hailing from Cary, IL. Sean gradated from Carthage College with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics.

Sean brings a strong interest in supporting the community as well as a desire to apply a personal touch and care for clients. In his tenure so far, Sean has seen and learned that no matter who you are, it is important to be smart with your finances and investments. It is never too early to begin planning and saving for your future financial needs.


Our History

For over 20 years, TJ Stearns, Inc., has offered financial services for individuals, families and businesses. Founded by Tim Stearns in Arlington Heights, IL, the firm focuses on financial processes and customization for each and every person who walks through their door.

Tim and his team guide clients in meeting their investment goals through discussion and understanding. They are dedicated to providing exceptional service, comprehensive financial planning, and an unbiased perspective in helping guide you to realizing your financial goals. All in an effort to help provide financial peace of mind.