Walsh College

Richard Foytek, CFA

Richard Foytek, CFA

Clinical Faculty, Finance & Economics


Private Wealth Manager, Creative Planning, Inc.


(517) 974-5316 



Areas of Expertise

Portfolio management

Investment Strategy

Behavioral Finance

Equity and fixed income securities



Rick Foytek has worked in the financial services industry for more than 18 years, spending the majority of his career managing investment portfolios for successful families and organizations.  He also has several years of expertise researching and analyzing investments.

During his career, Prof. Foytek has held the positions of trust analyst, investment analyst, portfolio manager, financial advisor, senior investment strategist, and chief investment officer. He has worked for regional banks, accounting firms, and investment counseling firms

He has authored monthly investment and economic commentary for the entire client base for several of his employers. Prof. Foytek has also written a monthly column in the Lansing State Journal, as well as written quarterly investment commentary, monthly economic reports, and blogs. He has done recorded and live reports and shows on both radio and TV. He was featured as a guest host on the Rick Bloom Show on AM 1400 WDTK, and has appeared on WXYZ Channel 7 news as a financial markets expert.

Prof. Foytek has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute. The CFA designation is globally recognized and attests to a charterholder’s success in a rigorous and comprehensive study program in the field of investment management and research analysis.

MBA, Michigan State University

BBA, Walsh College


Member, CFA Society of Detroit

Member, CFA Institute