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Richard T. Desmedt, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Consultant
Phone: (847) 621-0121 x12
Fax: (847) 621-0135

Richard graduated from Valparaiso University in 1983 and joined The Equitable in 1985. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Rich has been a dedicated member of the financial services industry since 1985 and has earned many awards through the years. They include the following:


  • Life Member of the industry standard Million Dollar Round Table
  • National Leaders Corps-1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002
  • Agent of the Year-1993, 1994
  • Legion of Honor-1994
  • President's Cabinet-1992, 1997, 1999, 2000
  • Centurion Award-1998, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Hall of Fame-2000
  • Hallmark I-2002
  • ESF Leader-2003
  • Superior Achievement Award-2004



To stay on top of his field, Rich regularly attends industry training and certification programs, which includes completing the curriculum and passing the exams for the



  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation through the American College in 1991
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation through the American College in 1997
  • NASD securities registrations: Series 6, 7, 22, 63, and 65.



Rich lives with his wife, Nancy, in West Chicago. They have three daughters, Alison, Rachel and Sarah.

Securities and investment advisory services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC(Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. Equitable Network, LLC does business in California as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in Utah as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in Puerto Rico as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals may transact business and/or respond to inquiries only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this web site is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer.

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