About Charles M. Meeder ...

Charles Meeder, CPA, CFP is a summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University and has operated his CPA and financial planning practice in the western suburbs of Chicago since 1990. Prior to that, after having served with the public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick, Mr. Meeder served as controller for a major Arizona real estate developer, as Chief Financial Officer for a Seattle Savings and Loan, and was affiliated with JMB Realty Corporation in Chicago. In 1990, Mr. Meeder founded "Charles Meeder & Associates", a CPA and financial planning practice with offices in Oak Brook and Naperville. In 2001, "Sound Asset Management, Inc." was formed to manage clients' investment accounts and became an investment advisor registered with the State of Illinois.

Based in Yorkville, Illinois, Sound Asset Management currently manages over $50,000,000 of investments for clients, and specializes in tax and financial planning services aimed at helping individuals and business owners maximize wealth to retire comfortably and as early as possible.

Charles M Meeder, CPA, CFP - Career Highlights

  • New Trier East High School, Winnetka, IL - Class of 1973
  • Arizona State University - Graduated #1 in the College of Business, which was the largest business school in the U.S. at the time.
  • Passed CPA Exam on first attempt
  • Staff Accountant at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) - One of the largest accounting firms in the US
  • Controller for AMCOR Investments, the largest real estate developer in the Southwest US in the 1980's
  • Chief Financial Officer for Family Savings & Loan - Five Branch Seattle S&L
  • Partnership Accountant - JMB Realty in Chicago - Largest developer in Chicago (developed Oak Brook Mall, Watertower Place, etc.)
  • Founded Charles Meeder & Associates, CPA's in Oak Brook, IL in 1990
  • Founded Sound Asset Management, Inc. in Yorkville, IL in 2001
  • Continues to stay up to date via numerous continuing education programs.


  • Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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