The Skylight Showcase: New Hires of July 2020

Jack Coakley

July 29, 2020

This month, we are introducing the six latest additions to the team! Please join us in welcoming Tim Foster and James Cotton.

Tim Foster, Financial Professional, Cincinnati

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

Since high school, I’ve been interested in combining my skills in analytical data with connecting and building relationships. I started exploring opportunities in the financial services industry just to see what was out there. After talking with my parents, they put me in touch with their financial advisor who happened to work here at Skylight. He talked to me about Skylight’s philosophy with building client relationships and the culture within the company—after that conversation, it wasn’t a hard choice to come here!

What causes or community services do you have a passion for?

I play guitar and sing with my church worship band. I enjoy being able to share that music both with our church congregation and with others in the community when we play at events. I’ve volunteered at some soup kitchens and am looking to participate more in those events. I’ve also done some coaching with youth leagues, so I would like to get involved with something like that again as well.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

A few hobbies of mine are playing guitar, playing softball, and walking my dog.  I have a golden retriever named Penny Lane. I really enjoy taking her to the dog park and interacting with people there. I’ve been in the same softball league for about 10 years, so it’s always fun interacting with all those guys during the spring and summer and catching up on how they’ve been. As far as guitar goes, I’m a big fan of country music, so I gravitate to those twangy songs to play on my acoustic. 

I’m also a big fan of bourbon.  I enjoy going to the distilleries in Kentucky and trying new bourbons.

James Cotton, Financial Professional, Dublin

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose Skylight Financial Group because of its stellar reputation and the integrity of the staff. I’m truly excited to be a part of a team that will help me achieve my goals! 

What life achievement are you most proud of?

A life achievement that I’m most proud of is being selected in the NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. I was able to fulfill a childhood dream by becoming a professional athlete. 

What are some quotes you live by, and why?

One of my favorite quotes is, “The more people you help, the more you help yourself.”

Helping others has always been essential to me and I always seem to gain humility for my personal development.

Thanks for sharing everyone!