Theresa A. Harezlak
Theresa is a founding member of Cents of Self, an initiative that inspires, informs, and empowers women to pursue their best financial futures. She has been involved in the financial services industry since 1988. Prior to joining Savant, she spent 19 years with a local trust and investment group where she served as a vice president specializing in high net worth individuals and corporate retirement plans. She has experience in asset management, estate planning, corporate retirement plans, insurance, banking, and all aspects of the wealth management planning process.
Theresa earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Iowa. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), a graduate of the College of Financial Planning, and has received extensive training from Cannon Financial Institute’s Personal Trust and Employee Benefit Trust Schools.
Theresa is passionate about teaching and encouraging people to become active partners in their financial life. In addition to her work with Cents of Self, she teaches classes and seminars that focus on senior education, including tax issues, estate planning, preparing for life’s changing events, protecting yourself from financial abuse, and planning for lifelong care.
Theresa and her husband John have two sons. She was born and raised in Rockford and enjoys volunteering, entertaining friends, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family. She enjoys vacationing in Northern Wisconsin and spending time on the lake. She also enjoys Florida’s gulf coast and looks forward to spending more time there, visiting family and friends. She loves dogs and hopes to train her new dog, Champ, to be a comfort, companion dog as he matures.
When I was in college, my dad passed away from a sudden heart attack. I saw what an unexpected event could do to a family. It was then that I decided to become a financial advisor. Being at Savant allows me to provide sound financial advice, proven solutions and planning strategies, all done with the goal of increasing clarity, focus and most importantly, peace of mind.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.