Stanley “Stan” Pantowich is the co-founder of TAG Associates, an independent, privately owned wealth management firm offering investment management and family office services to individuals, families, endowments, and foundations with more than $8 billion in assets for over 110 clients. Mr. Pantowich founded the firm in 1983 to offer a more effective and personalized way to serve the family office, with the principle of always putting clients first and providing a service free of the conflicts that so often exist elsewhere in the industry.
Prior to founding TAG Associates, Mr. Pantowich spent 20 years with Arthur Young and Company (now EY), where he became a Senior Partner. In 2005, he was honored with the inaugural Private Asset Management Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his pioneering work in the field of family wealth management.
Mr. Pantowich has served as a Director of the Alpine Capital Bank and Berkshire Bank for the last 30 years. He is also an active patron and member of the Jewish community, and he credits his loving “blue-collar” parents for engendering a charitable ethos in him. He spent about 25 years in various capacities with The New Jewish Home, ultimately becoming Chairman. He was a trustee of the American Jewish Committee, The Foundation for Jewish Culture, and The U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
Mr. Pantowich graduated with a major in accounting from his state college, the University of Illinois, and later graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
He married his college sweetheart, Marcey, 60 years ago and shortly thereafter welcomed a daughter, Robin, and son, John. Mr. Pantowich maintains that the real bonus of having children was the grandchildren that were eventually born. Samantha, Jessica, and Arielle, are the joys of his life and his “highest honor” has been his Grandpa of the Year award. Today, after 60 years in business, he is retired and spends much of his time reading and studying Jewish history.