Dean Hedeker’s passion for helping others began within his own family as he assisted his parents with legal work, tax planning, and financial planning. Over 40 years later, Dean is a Registered Investment Advisor and Registered Financial Consultant who manages the wealth of more than 175 hard-working families. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Hedeker Wealth, which he began in 2002.
Believing that families, professionals, and entrepreneurs are best served by independent advisors, Dean and his team ensure their planning and guidance are aligned to support the client’s best interests.
Dean not only has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in wealth management, but he also has impressive credentials in taxation, accounting, and the law. Dean is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree and a J.D. degree (1981) – both with highest honors – from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Pennsylvania, and he is among an elite group of professionals nationwide who’ve earned the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, of which he has been a member since 1994. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Master Elite member of Ed Slott’s IRA Advisor Group.
He has co-authored and served as a contributing author for several books:
- Cut Your Tax in 2010 (And Preserve Your Legacy) (Co-Author)
- Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses (Contributing Author)
- Total Wealth Management: The Definitive Guide to Estate and Financial Planning (Co-Author)
- Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning (Contributing Author)
Dean believes the customized care and personal touch provided by the Hedeker Wealth team is the reason why his clients, their children, and their children’s children rely on the firm’s wealth management services. Dean is an authority on wealth management and has been featured on Newsradio 780’s Noon Business Hour, WGN Radio, WVON Radio, WLS Chicago and CBS2 Chicago. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, US News, Daily Herald, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, CNBC.
Outside of the office, Dean enjoys traveling and riding his bicycle.