Articles by Year: 2019

7 Essential Career Fair Tips for College Students

September 19, 2019

Career fairs are so much more than an opportunity to shake a few hands and bring home some free pens—it is the first step towards a promising career after graduating. To help you make the most of the events coming…

The Story of Dan Lauletta

September 4, 2019

Over 30 years ago, Dan Lauletta joined the financial services industry with a single goal in mind—to be a force for good in the world and support those who need it the most. This goal has led Dan to a…

Skylight Showcase: New Hires of August 2019

August 30, 2019

In this month’s lineup, we are introducing Celia Hague from Hampton Bays, New York, and Elyria native Gayle Motyka! Learn more about the two below. Celia Hague, Operations Assistant, Cleveland Why did you choose to work at Skylight? I graduated…

Living with Autism: Advocate and Loving Mother Theresa Sweeney Shares Story of Her Son, Noah

August 19, 2019

Earlier this summer, Partner & Special Care Planner Brian Marino had the opportunity to attend the National Autism Conference in Cleveland, hosted by non-profit Milestones Autism Resources. The Milestones Autism Conference is one of the country’s largest gatherings for educators,…

The Story of Doug Rechtine

August 1, 2019

Lifelong Toledo resident Douglas Rechtine has been in the financial services industry for more than 3 decades—but his journey to career success was no small feat. His professional prowess and personal story go hand and hand with his passion for…

Heerdegen Triumphs Over Alzheimer’s at Inaugural Rowing to Remember Event

July 29, 2019

To say that it has been a challenging year for Financial Planner Chris Heerdegen would be an understatement. For Chris, 2019 marks the first year without his father, Richard Heerdegen. Richard passed away on October 31st, 2018 after a long,…

Intern Showcase: Meet Tim and Merritt

July 18, 2019

Last but certainly not least in our 2019 summer intern showcase series are two gentlemen from our Cleveland office, Tim Vanderhoof and Merritt Brewer. Learn all about them below! Tim Vanderhoof – Lorain, Ohio What college do you currently attend?…

In the Spotlight: Meet Katina Duran

July 10, 2019

For more than two decades, Toledo native Katina Duran has been on a mission to exceed personal expectations while also giving back to those who need it the most. We sat down with Katina to put her professional career and…

Cleveland Fisher House Facility Opens to Veterans in Need

July 8, 2019

Last month, former military personnel Keven Prather and Mike Connole had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. The Fisher House program supports veterans receiving treatment at the Cleveland VA medical center by…

Intern Showcase: Meet Jackson, Zach, and Greg

July 3, 2019

Get to know summer interns Jackson Taylor, Zach Hoban, and Greg Margevicius below! Jackson Taylor – Silver Lake, Ohio What college do you currently attend? Why did you choose to go there? I go to Ohio University. I chose OU…

Networking for Dummies: 7 Tips from Skylight’s Scott Trent

July 1, 2019

The old expression “you only have one chance at a first impression” can rattle any aspiring business professional, especially those in the financial services industry. Sure, a nifty business card and a strong handshake can help, but how do you…

Intern Showcase: Meet Will, Clay, and Andrew

June 19, 2019

Next up on Skylight’s summer intern showcase are Will Sergio, Clayton Brady, and Andrew Smigelski. Stay tuned to meet the rest of the team in the following weeks! William Sergio – Grove City, Ohio What college do you currently attend?…