Meet Skylight Intern Chad Aerni


Chad Aerni

College: John Carroll University

From: Stongsville, Ohio

Why did you want to intern at Skylight?

Skylight Financial Group gives young professionals the ability to learn first hand what it is like to be a Financial Planner. I have heard many good things about Skylight, one of which was how they train new planners. I thought that being an intern here would help me get the training I need to become a successful Financial Planner.

Tell us something you are really good at?

I consider myself a really good skier. I used to ski competitively growing up and it's one of my favourite hobbies.     

A fun fact about you:

As a senior at St. Ignatius High School I won the 2011 State Championship in football. I was second on the team in total tackles with 136 on the season.

Your favourite place to hang out in Cleveland or Columbus:

I enjoy hanging out around the Ohio City/Tremont Area. It’s a place with a lot of culture and offers some of the best places to eat in Cleveland. I would recommend any restaurant in these two areas.     

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In the winter I enjoy skiing with my family in Ellicottville, NY. In the summer I enjoy playing golf with my siblings and my dad, and going on Lake Erie to go boating. We are a pretty competitive family and enjoy one-upping each other. 

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

When I was skiing out west my siblings and I hiked to the top of Big Sky Mountain in Montana, and skied down. It was very exhilarating, and the view from the top of the mountain was surreal.   

Who would you most like to meet – alive or dead?

I would like to meet Warren Buffet. He is a person who has been very successful, and I think meeting him and having a conversation would very beneficial.  

Where do you want to be 10 years from now?

I would like to be a creditable financial planner, hopefully living in the Cleveland area.  

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