YOU are your client’s trusted advisor. Exemplar is YOUR trusted advisor.

We provide results-oriented solutions.

Build equity in your business with programs designed to meet the needs of your business model.


You’re an Advisor

You have the talent, let us give you the time.   Exemplar has the tools to help you serve more clients and  serve them better. Feel the impact of real support.

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You’re an RIA

Goals + Systems = Success
Retain your independence, experience true flexibility, and grow your AUM.

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You’re an Institution

Add value to your current customers. Build a profitable wealth management division without the investment  of the infrastructure by partnering with an industry professional.

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Your Success is our Success

Meet Our Team

Our team of handpicked professionals are committed to helping you stay focused on what truly matters.


As Founder and President of Exemplar Financial Network, Dave’s leadership stems from his core principals of community...

President of Total Clarity Wealth Management

Terry's vision was to build a firm and partner with like-minded advisors who shared the same values and high level of...

Vice President of Operations / CCO of Total Clarity Wealth Management

Jeanne Tackett is passionate about working with a team that recruits, supports and supervises the financial advisors at...

Executive Vice President

Jennifer Johnson believes that without a plan we are like a rudderless ship at sea. Whether it’s working with clients on...

Vice President, Business Development

Shaun Tessmer joined Exemplar in 2006 and is a valuable member of our leadership team. He has the unique ability to...

Vice President, Business Development

Devon Hubbard Tessmer is passionate about planning and organizing all of the training and education events offered to...

Wealth Advisor

Cameron is a Wealth Advisor in Exemplar’s Crystal Lake office, but plays a vital role on our leadership team. His...

Manager of Client Services

Samantha LeRette is passionate about assisting Exemplar’s clients and representatives with any task until full...

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Lauren Nikolić believes that life is about people and making connections, and she always enjoys interacting with people...

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