Meet The Anchor Team

Meet our great team of business advisors and experts in Chicago! We are serious about what we do, and have a lot of fun making an impact in our clients’ lives.

We are always on the lookout to grow our business advisory team, and here’s ten reasons why you should consider joining our team. If you are interested in applying as an Associate Advisor, click here.



Brad FarrisAs principal advisor, Brad Farris guides business owners through the pitfalls and joys of growing their business. Brad is a speaker and author, and also heads, an online business owner community. Brad is passionate about business and helping business owners find better ways to do things, make more money and enjoy life more. Find Brad on Linkedin, Google+ and Twitter.

Business & Non-Profit Advisor

Stacy French ReynoldsStacy French Reynolds brings a strong background in leadership and management to the Anchor Advisors team. She works with Anchor’s non-profit and business clients. She earned a master’s degree in managerial communication from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Find Stacy on LinkedIn.

Business Advisor

Karen HytrekAfter over a decade of working in senior-level corporate business operations and project management roles, Karen wanted to put her management and leadership know-how to work for small business owners. She offers honest perspective and the ability to understand the issues small businesses face, and then works collaboratively with business owners to implement solutions. Find Karen on LinkedIn.

Business Advisor

Lightning AtkinsonMr. “Lightning” Atkinson has operated several small business over the past ten years and brings a diverse background to the team and passion to each project he works on. When not working with small business owners, you’ll find him in the Andersonville neighborhood with his wife and two sons. Find Lightning on LinkedIn.

Business Advisor

Angela Jackson Anchor Advisors with light backgroundWith an educational background in Interior Design and an MBA, Angela is known for her energetic pursuits of new and creative ways to solve problems for business owners. Angela loves partnering with local businesses for greater success. She specializes in marketing strategies for boutique fitness and retail stores. Find Angela on LinkedIn.

Marketing Manager

Devan PerineDevan is our digital marketing expert and has been working with small businesses and creative organizations over the last eight years to help them build and improve their online marketing to generate more leads. She’s a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a degree in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management. Find Devan on LinkedIn.