The Skylight Showcase: New Hire of March/April 2022
April 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Skylight team. Read more about our new hire below!
Christopher Zehnal, Talent Acquisition and Financial Professional
Where are you from?
I am from Hudson and that’s where I grew up. I spent about 10 years away at college and then in various places, either overseas or in the south with the Air Force. I eventually moved back and raised my son in Hudson.
Why did you choose to work at Skylight?
After leaving the multi-line insurance world with State Farm, I had slowly been moving towards financial services. As an agency director with AIG Financial Network and a wholesaler with Guardian Life, I started to see the value in working with higher earning, professional clients. I then moved to a role in developing financial professionals with Western & Southern, and after 4 years, decided to take the plunge and move to a firm that truly provides holistic, financial strategies.
What causes or community services do you have a passion for?
I am actively involved with my church in two very specific areas, recovery and working with young people. I have seen the impact that substance abuse (and other addictions) has played in the lives of people close to me. Nowhere have I found a ministry that gives me an opportunity to get in the trenches with people and their struggles than in the area of recovery. I am also part of a group that works with international, college students to get to know them and welcome them to the US. Far too many international students never enter an American home. Our group hosts regular events that allow us to get to really know these young people.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably any movie with Charlton Heston in it. Omega Man, Ben-Hur, A Touch of Evil. You can’t go wrong with Chuck Heston.
If you could share a beer with any person throughout history, who would it be and why?
There are a lot of historical people I would love to sit down and talk with. But somebody to share a beer with is different. I would say my maternal grandfather. He died so young at 39 and I never met him. He was an amazing guy. He survived being shot in World War II, he was an accomplished athlete and a very successful businessman. But most importantly he was a great husband and father.
Thanks for sharing and welcome to Skylight Financial Group!