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Following Our Passion

So you can chase what matters most to you.

Every one of our partners comes from a different segment of the industry. This experience enables us to create sound financial solutions that take every angle of your situation into consideration, all while remaining focused on the aspects that matter most to you. With this approach, we strive to eliminate any confusion and doubt you have about your future, paving the path to a new life where your goals and needs are the number one priority.

Our company philosophy is based on doing what’s right for you as a guiding principle.  We strive to set ourselves apart by delivering recommendations solely meant to benefit you. Driven by a desire to make a genuine difference in people’s lives, every member of our team has chosen this career because we believe well-managed money leads to a more abundant and fulfilling life.

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Charlie Hoffmann

Chief Executive Officer, AIF® | MBA

Charlie has been in the financial services business for over 26 years. From his days as an analyst in the pharmaceutical industry to his current responsibilities helping our clients achieve their dreams, he has been steadfast in his vision of helping people effectively manage their money. He understands that while his clients know how to make money, his responsibility is to help them make their money work for them.

As one of our financial advisors, Charlie brings hands-on knowledge of what it means to be a small business owner to FourFront Advisors. Prior to co-founding FFA, he co-founded a pharmaceutical marketing research firm that he later sold to a Fortune 500 company.

Certifications and Education

  • Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative for Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Advisor. 
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®).
  • FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 and 66 securities registrations.
  • Holds life, health, and annuity insurance licenses.
  • Master’s degree in finance from Drexel University with a concentration in investments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fun Facts

  • Backpacked in the Himalayas
  • Words to live by: “Enjoy every sandwich”
  • His wife Laurie says he can fix anything, often calling him “MacGyver.”
  • Most unusual thing in his office: Mt. St. Helen’s ash.
  • Ben and Lexi think it’s cool their parents met on their first day of MBA school at Drexel.
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Jim Butler

Director of Financial Planning, CFP® | AIF®

After working for two large financial services companies   Jim decided to go smaller and independent to be more in line with his clients’ interests.  Videre Wealth  Management was born  (as an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm) in the summer of 2000.  . As  Videre approached its  20th birthday,  Jim  kept singing one of his favorite quotes, “The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” - Harry Truman. That lead him to a new era of learning and other like-minded  financial professionals. The result:  a new firm - FourFront Advisors.

Certifications and Education 

  • Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Advisor.
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®).
  • FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65.
  • Holds life, health and annuity insurance licenses. .
  • Bachelors of Business in accounting and finance from Western Illinois University.

Fun Facts

  • He proposed to his lovely bride on a ski slope.
  • Jim and Charlie cycled two centuries together back when the Livestrong Foundation organized rides in major cities.
  • He took ballroom dance lessons for two years.
  • He has read every Harry Potter book and watched all the movies - twice.
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Grace Butler

Finance Manager

Grace joined her husband (Jim) at Videre Wealth Management, Inc., in the spring of 2000 to help build the business and better serve their clients. Her focus was on managing the accounting and finance functions for the office, including corporate taxes, payroll, accounts payable and receivables.

Certifications and Education

  • Bachelors of Science in hotel, restaurant and travel administration from the
  • University of Mass in Amherst.

Fun Facts

  • Grace’s maiden name is Soprano, she is from NJ and her late father’s middle name is Tony!
  • Some of her favorite holiday foods are homemade pasta and stuffed vinegar peppers.
  • She loves country music and has been known to wear her ‘Western’ boots around the house.
  • Grace has naturally curly hair but you couldn’t tell by her hair style. She says, “way too hard to take care of” much to her husband’s dismay.

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