Independence Capital Financial Partners, LLC

Mike, James, & Andrew

Independence Capital Financial Partners, LLC (ICFP) is a financial firm with advisors specializing in financial planning, wealth management, and asset protection strategies. The partners of ICFP represent over 75 years of financial planning experience, of which, over a quarter of a century has been spent as a cohesive group. Our clients benefit from the collective wisdom built into our structure. Our extensive experience and insight, coupled with an independent, client centered approach to service, are the cornerstones of our organization.

A core belief of ICFP is that in light of all circumstances surrounding a client’s needs, we will make every effort to ascertain and to understand the uniqueness of their situation. This provides us the ability to earn trust and sustain partnerships with our clients now and for many years to come.

One of the advantages we have is our choice to associate with an independent broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research (CIR). Cambridge provides us a platform where we can put the interest of the client first, thereby allowing us to sit on the same side of the table as our clients. Cambridge has no proprietary products and does not underwrite securities, thus mitigating many of the conflicts of interest inherent in the financial services industry.


Meet Our Team

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, we continually seek knowledge in our industry to be best prepared to address the needs of our clients.

Click on each team member to learn more about their experience and designations.

Michael ConnorRegistered Principal, Founder and Partner

Designations: CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, AIF®

James W. LohseFounder and Partner

Designations: ChFC®, CASL®, AIF®

Andrew LohseFounder and Partner

Designations: CPA/PFS, CRPS®, AIF®

Karen FistlerChief Marketing Officer

Kathy DetienneOperations Coordinator

Kelly BeyerOperations Coordinator


Community Involvement

ICFP believes one element of stewardship is to continually find avenues where their unique abilities can benefit others throughout the community. To name a few, this is accomplished through the continued involvement in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and other local non-profits.

Blue CapCitizens For Persons With Development Disabilities

Blue Cap is an organization that is dedicated to serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities through community-based educational, therapeutic, vocational and residential opportunities. Located in Blue Island, Illinois, Blue Cap offers a wide array of services dedicated to achieving personal growth and dignity for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Chicago and over 30 suburban communities.

History of Blue Cap Citizens for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Loaves And FishesNaperville Food Pantry

We believe that food is a right and not a privilege. We provide healthy food options in a dignified and respectful manner. If you are facing an emergency, or need help in understanding the community assistance that might be available to you or your household, a representative can also help you regarding SNAP, LIHEAP, the Affordable Care Act, Health Assessments, Dental Screenings, Computer Classes, English Classes (ESL), Nutrition and Grocery Shopping, Job Search, and Medical Insurance.

Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry serves the Naperville area and all of DuPage County, Illinois, including: Aurora, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Roselle, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Woodridge.

History of Loaves and Fishes Naperville Food Pantry


About Cambridge Investment Research

We have chosen Cambridge Investment Research as our Broker Dealer because they share our core values of independence and professionalism. Through our relationship with Cambridge, we are free to act solely in your best interest, without bias and without pressure to promote a particular product or strategy. It is a model that differs from that of some of the larger institutions, whose financial representatives are accountable not just to their clients, but also to the parent company that employs them. Together, we focus on a common priority – you.