Our Qualifications

Prior to opening First Light, President Fred Dewald worked with individuals, businesses and municipalities as an advisor in Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management division.

In addition to First Light, Fred also holds a position as Finance Instructor at Lewis University where he teaches courses such as: Investment Analysis, Principals of Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance for Managers, Financing the Business Enterprise, Managerial Finance and Topics & Cases in Finance. He has earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis University, in Romeoville, Illinois. 

First Light is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all our clients. We believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with us is our ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. The personalized program that we can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more secure financial future.

We’re looking forward to using our experience to help you pursue your financial goals.