Ronald E. Chandler

Portfolio Manager Ron Chandler

Ron has over 35 years of owner / executive experience across a wide variety of industries (automotive, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, service, food retail and finance) and disciplines (sales, engineering, program management, product development, operations and corporate management).

After his manufacturing business was sold in 1994, Ron established himself as a turnaround consultant working with troubled companies. Eventually “turnaround” became “improvement” and Ron found his calling: helping businesses and individuals make significant changes that positively impact their long-term horizons. After the birth of his oldest child, Ron moved into the financial industry in 2010 and bought Summit Investment Management, Ltd. in 2012 where he continues to work with clients looking to make improvements to their financial situations by restoring order and focusing on their individual quality of life issues. He has been a featured speaker at investment conferences across the country and volunteers his time teaching financial literacy to school age children and young adults.

Ron has earned an Associate Degree in Biology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio-Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in marketing and finance. He holds a Series 65 Securities License as well as State insurance licenses in Life and Health in the state of Wisconsin. He is also certified as a Lean Manufacturing Expert and a Six Sigma Black Belt and has co-authored a book on those subjects.

Ron is the proud recipient of the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Milwaukee Five Star Wealth Manager Award. You can view his entire Five Star Professional Profile on Milwaukee Magazine’s website.

Summit Investment Management, Ltd. (2012 – Present)

  • President

Chandler-Wiles Group, LLC (2002 – 2012)

  • Managing Partner

Bankruptcy Turnaround Management (1996 – 2001)

  • Consultant


  • M.B.A. (Marketing, Finance) – University of Detroit
  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering, Bio-Chemical Engineering) – University of Michigan