Stapleton has more than 15 years’ experience providing tax compliance, tax planning and consulting services to corporations, partnerships and individuals. He earned degrees in both accounting and business administration from University of Illinois Springfield and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, Stapleton also holds the Series 7 and 66 Financial Industry Authority designations.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Stapleton supports numerous community initiatives and currently serves as the treasurer for the Old State Capital Blues and BBQ event.