Savant Expands Team and Announces Employee Promotions

October 10, 2011

Rockford, IL (October 10, 2011) – Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, is pleased to announce Michelle Angileri has joined the team and Kathy Pirtle and Matt Armstrong have taken on new roles.

Michelle Angileri joins Savant as a Marketing Coordinator. Her responsibilities include coordination of all advertising and sponsorship opportunities, database/prospect management, market research, and overseeing a variety of other internal and external Savant marketing and communications projects. Angileri previously worked at a local bank and more recently a large non profit, where she handled event planning, media relations, graphic design, website maintenance, and publication creation and editing. Angileri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Illinois State University. She is actively involved in the community and volunteers with several organizations.

Matt Armstrong has transitioned from Marketing Coordinator to a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team for Savant Portfolios. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment processes for Savant’s clients. Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Augsburg College. He is past president and active member of the Rockford Cosmopolitan Service Club, a member of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council’s Business Attraction Solutions Team, Next Rockford, Ignite, and Savant’s Toastmasters Club. In 2010, Armstrong received the Cosmopolitan International President of the Year Award and was recognized by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as one of their “40 Leaders Under 40.” He is currently pursuing the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation. Armstrong joined Savant in February 2005.

Kathy Pirtle has been promoted from Human Resources Administrator to Human Resources Manager. She joined Savant in February 2011 and has over twenty years of experience in the staffing/recruiting industry and in employee relations. Her duties at Savant include overseeing the Receptionist and Concierge Front Office support staff, recruitment, on boarding, benefits administration as well as coordinating Savant’s intern program and overseeing the Savant Employee Encouragement Recognition Team (Seer). Pirtle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Rockford Area SHRM.

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