Our Mission

At Hedeker Wealth we strive to create an investment plan for you and your family.  In conjunction with our affiliates, we can offer a complete wealth management platform encompassing investment management, tax and estate planning. 

Our success is in helping your family maximize their success.  See our Strategies.

Our Heritage

Hedeker is an independent, privately owned investment management firm founded in 2002. We are a focused, decentralized firm, which means our senior leaders stay closer to the details driving more nimble investment management decisions for our clients. Our intellectual and collaborative culture allows us to respond to change faster – and lead market trends.

We are constantly innovating and evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients. To find out more information watch Dean’s Story.

Key Team Members

Dean HedekerJD, CPA, RFC
Dean earned his JD from DePaul University College of Law. He was admitted to the Bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States District Courts, and the United States Tax Courts in 1981. He is currently a Fellow with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois CPA Society. Dean is also a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant as well as being a Registered Financial Consultant. Dean is a featured speaker for the National Association of Health Underwriters’, National Convention and the GE Financial Assurance National Convention.
Dean earned his JD from DePaul University College of Law. He was admitted to the Bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States District Courts, and the United States Tax Courts in 1981. He is currently a Fellow with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois CPA Society. Dean is also a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant as well as being a Registered Financial Consultant. Dean is a featured speaker for the National Association of Health Underwriters’, National Convention and the GE Financial Assurance National Convention.
Michael A. McClainCFA
Michael A. McClain, CFA is the Portfolio Manager and oversees the asset management department of the firm. Michael has over ten years of experience in fixed income, equity, currency and derivative markets. Prior to joining Hedeker, Michael worked at Asset Allocation and Management working on institutional portfolios with an AUM over $4 Billion. He was previously a Trader with Countrywide and an Analyst with Citigroup. Michael graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Michael is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.
Michael A. McClain, CFA is the Portfolio Manager and oversees the asset management department of the firm. Michael has over ten years of experience in fixed income, equity, currency and derivative markets. Prior to joining Hedeker, Michael worked at Asset Allocation and Management working on institutional portfolios with an AUM over $4 Billion. He was previously a Trader with Countrywide and an Analyst with Citigroup. Michael graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Michael is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Chicago.
Ryan Casaquite
Ryan R. Casaquite is the Senior Trader and Research Analyst for Hedeker Wealth LLC. Ryan has over 17 years of experience in convertibles, equites, derivatives, corporates, and rates. Prior to joining Hedeker, Ryan worked at BMO Capital Markets providing interest rate management solutions to regional and community banks. Previously, Ryan worked for Zazove Associates LLC where he was the Portfolio Manager for convertible arbitrage strategies and the Senior Trader for the overall firm. Before Zazove, Ryan was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Trader at Grace Brothers LLC, a convertible arbitrage hedge fund. Ryan graduated from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems.
Ryan R. Casaquite is the Senior Trader and Research Analyst for Hedeker Wealth LLC. Ryan has over 17 years of experience in convertibles, equites, derivatives, corporates, and rates. Prior to joining Hedeker, Ryan worked at BMO Capital Markets providing interest rate management solutions to regional and community banks. Previously, Ryan worked for Zazove Associates LLC where he was the Portfolio Manager for convertible arbitrage strategies and the Senior Trader for the overall firm. Before Zazove, Ryan was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Trader at Grace Brothers LLC, a convertible arbitrage hedge fund. Ryan graduated from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems.

Our Team

Sandra Hedeker
Director of Strategic Planning
Cristina Lazo
Director of Operations
Jeffrey Peters
Estate Planning Attorney and CPA
Julie Adkisson
Business Development Associate
Irene Booe
Administrative Assistant
Livia Stein
Administrative Assistant
Brian Sallivan
Operations and Compliance Associate

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