PRIZM team members are experienced, knowledgeable, and have a sincere appreciation for how important your financial goals are to you.

Dedicated Professionals

Much of our PRIZM team has been together almost from the start of our advisory business. Our goal has always been to ensure that you have the high-quality, comprehensive financial plan that you deserve.

Dean Zayed, JD, LLM, CFP®

President
Joined: 2000

In addition to being Founder and a Principal of PRIZM Financial Advisors, Dean is the Founder and CEO of Brookstone Capital Management LLC (BCM). Brookstone has ranked in the Top 50 Fastest-Growing RIAs in Financial Advisor magazine's Top RIA list for the past 3 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Northwestern University where he completed the Business Institutions Program, the Undergraduate Leadership Program, and was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society. Dean received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Susan Buol

Financial Advising Assistant
Joined: 2017

Katherine McGlynn

Administrative Assistant
Joined: 2015

Mark D. Perkins

Vice President
Joined: 2000

Mark Perkins has extensive advanced training as an estate planning counselor and is adept in the areas of living trusts, dynasty trusts, living wills, power of attorney documents, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, minor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, family limited partnerships and family foundations. Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Elmhurst College with a double major in Urban Studies and Business Administration. At Elmhurst College, he was on the Debate Team, the Student Senate, President of the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, and played on the College Football Team. Mark earned his Juris Doctor degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. During law school he was a member of the Student Senate and Moot Court Team. Mark is a member of the Illinois/Wisconsin Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is also a member of the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) and is a past Chair of both the DCBA Tax Committee and the DCBA Estate Planning Committee.

Deanna Transon

Financial Advising Assistant
Joined: 2013

Andy Andersen

Financial Advisor
Joined: 2015

Andy Andersen joined Prizm Financial Advisors on February 2, 2015, as an associate and financial advisor. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2007, where he was also a Chick Evans Scholar. Beginning his career at AXA Advisors, Andy became a junior partner for the largest asset management team in Illinois where he established the foundation of his financial advisory knowledge. He gained invaluable experience on the institutional side of the financial services industry while he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York as a Regional Consultant covering Manhattan and Long Island.

Sharon Stone

Human Resources & Accounting
Joined: 2007