Meet Skylight’s Bronze, Silver, and Gold Associates of 2019


February 3, 2020

The centerpiece of Skylight’s annual awards banquet are its most prestigious awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Associates of the Year. These 3 recognitions shine a light on the outstanding achievements of our top financial planners who have gone above and beyond to grow their practice, support the firm, and become leaders within their communities. Here are our top performers of 2019 and what they had to say:

Bronze Associate of the Year

Tom Gallagher, one of the leaders of the Regal Financial Team out of Solon, Ohio, had the honor of receiving the Bronze Associate of the Year award. Tom has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is recognized by his peers as a true leader, a team player, and a mentor to others. In a statement about what this award means to him, Tom had this to say:

“I am very grateful and humbled by receiving this prestigious award. Thank you to my team at Regal Financial and Skylight for their unwavering support. Congratulations to all that received recognition for their production in 2019. Ultimately, our successes will not be judged by awards, but rather the good we have done for our clients and their families.”

Sliver Associate of the Year

Longtime leader and veteran planner Jonathan Goldston received the Silver Associate of the Year award. Known for a ceaseless commitment to his practice and his philanthropic efforts with Skylight’s Holiday Toy Drive, Jonathan continues to inspire those around him to be the best they can be. 

“I find it incredibly humbling to receive this honor, especially in-light of all the incredible talent throughout our company” said Jonathan. “This award is the culmination of hard work by my support staff Michelle Arch and Meg Granitto, as well as many associates who entrusted me to work with their valued clients. As with everything that makes Skylight a great company, my success is found through the sum of the work of many. I would like to thank each and every person who gave their time to assist me throughout the year. I am beyond grateful to be recognized and look forward to seeing the future growth of this firm.”

Gold Associate of the Year: Chris Reinke

Receiving Skylight’s highest honor, the Gold Associate of the Year award, is financial planner Chris Reinke. Chris has been in the industry for almost 15 years and in 2019 lead the firm in life insurance and disability income insurance production. His performance continues to shatter expectations, adding to his long track record of expertise and professionalism.

“Skylight’s awards banquet was a truly outstanding event and I was honored to be recognized at it. First, I would like to thank Paul Fox and Mike Connole for their leadership and dedication to our respective businesses throughout the year. It is a privilege to be part of one of Ohio’s leading financial planning firms.  I was very grateful to be honored this year. I am most grateful to my staff and clients, without whom, this would not have been possible. My wife Carrie and I always look forward to this event, re-connecting with old friends we might not have seen in a while, and we look forward to next year’s festivities!”

Congratulations gentlemen! Be sure to check out the full photo album from the awards banquet.