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Steven J. Carpenter, Co-Founder

Steven J. Carpenter, Co-Founder

Investment Advisor Representative

Steven is a Michigan native and earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from Walsh college (2006); a master's degree in Economics from University of Detroit Mercy (2010); and a MBA from Michigan State University (2015). He has taught micro and macroeconomics at Oakland Community College since 2012, and  Economics in Sports Management and microeconomics at Northwood University since 2016.

In 2016, prior to becoming a partner with CFG, he established DesignWise Financial Group to follow his passion of teaching, coaching, and mentoring individuals in the complex world of finance.

Steven, his wife Suzanne, and their three children live in the Southeast Michigan area.  In his time away from clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, church, golf, swimming, biking, basketball, softball, and traveling.