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1001 Ogden Ave.
Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL

Financial Consultants
1717 North Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL


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Ray Giese works with students and adults to align their purpose, passions and paycheck to achieve financial freedom while realizing greater professional and personal satisfaction. His empathetic coaching style encourages people to fully develop their potential and direct it with a sense of purpose and passion.

Previously, Ray had a 30-year career as a vice president of sales, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and seamlessly engaged with a range of people, from the front-line employees to top executives.

Ray is a Highlands Certified Consultant, Certified Career Development Specialist and Certified Financial Planner. He has two master’s degrees — one in personal finance from Kansas State University and one from University of Illinois-Chicago — and a bachelor’s from Northeastern Illinois University. 

Outside of work, Ray enjoys spending time with family and friends, leisure travel (especially in his RV), golfing and giving back to the community.

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