Al was raised in a middle class, farming family, the youngest of nine siblings. Al's father started a grain-hauling business and invested in farmland which spurred his entrepreneurial passion. At the age of eighteen Al tragically lost his father to lung cancer and then his mother to brain cancer nine months later. Al then left to join the U.S. Navy where he served four years and left with letters of commendations. Having those life experiences as a young man and acquiring the discipline and fortitude from serving in the United States military, Al turned those experiences and pursued a career in the financial services industry. Al is the Founder of Longtin Family Companies a boutique financial consulting firm that was established in 1992. While Longtin Family Companies is headquartered in Illinois they serve ultra high net worth individuals, families and entrepreneurs across the United States.
Caren Longtin is The Director of First Impressions and simultaneously handles all of the finances at LFC. She brings a maternal touch, which is further enhanced by her outstanding caring knowledge that sets the tone for a great and exciting workplace at LFC.
Caren worked in the Institutional Sales Department at Kidder Peabody, a Wall Street Investment Banking firm, for ten years. While there she assisted in coordinating public and private initial and second offering road shows. She gained critical knowledge in what it takes to make a firm run thoroughly through enhanced relationship skills and emotional intelligence.
Caren and Alfred Longtin married in 1989. They have two wonderful children, David and Alicia, and although they are now empty-nesters, their home is still filled with loving family and friends. Caren is also an active member of Parkview Christian Church.
Alicia Longtin started working at Longtin Family Companies in 2013. While having worn many hats in her first years, she has settled into the role as Executive Assistant to the founder Al Longtin and recently received the title Vice President of Client Relations.
Alicia also has a track record of building strong relationships with executive decision makers and influencers. She prides herself in being relationship focused. Her natural curiosity to understand her client’s personal and business objectives helps in gaining immediate trust.
She was recently nominated and approved to be in the Vistage (CEO Pier Group of 2100+ worldwide) #2020 Beyond – a think tank group , for millennial leaders addressing complex decision making processes, skills to build a culture and a deeper understanding of company financials.
Outside of work, Alicia is actively involved in her alumni association for the collegiate fraternity Kappa Kappa Gamma and is the Co-President for the Chicago Loop Group Alumni Chapter. She is also apart of the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago. Alicia received her BA in Communications from Arizona State University.
Nathan Haynes attended Wheaton College in Illinois, where he majored in Business and Economics and graduated with honors. While at Wheaton, Nathan was also the captain of the basketball team, and demonstrated superior time management skills, which enabled him to balance his demanding academic and athletic career.
After graduating in 2014, Nathan was accepted into a highly selective Leadership Development Program (LDP) at one of Chicago’s premier middle market banks, MB Financial. While in the LDP program, Nathan learned important risk management principles and prized management skills, due to the program’s access to MB’s top executives and managers. These valuable skills are utilized continuously at LFC.
Nathan’s natural sense of curiosity and desire to learn serves him well at LFC, as he broadens his finance background, and strives to solve our client’s unique problems. He also highly values the relationship side of the business and enjoys meeting all of our clients and partners.
Nathan is a natural leader who demonstrates his resiliency, dependability, and critical thinking skills on a daily basis, which is evident through his superior academic and athletic accomplishments. Nathan also gives credit to his faith for significantly influencing his character, morals, and life and is an active member at Park Community Church. His hobbies include playing sports , fitness, and spending time with friends and family.
Bill Skoglund, CPA has been an instrumental part of Longtin Family Companies for eleven years. Bill has specialized in income and estate tax planning for high net worth individuals and closely held family businesses for the past forty years. In the course of that time Bill has worked on estate planning strategies for individuals with net worth’s ranging from $10 million to $ 1 billion. He was the principle tax advisor to W. Clement Stone and his family from 1972 to Mrs. Stone’s death in 2004. He has had significant experience with charitable private foundations, split interest trusts, qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, administration of trusts and estates.
Bill graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in accounting and history. He played football for the Irish and was a member of the 1966 National Championship Team. He graduated from Fenwick High School and was awarded the Tony Lawless Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award his senior year.
For relaxation you can find Bill boating and fishing. He and his lovely wife, Michelle, enjoy traveling. His biggest delight is visiting with his with his seven children and eight grandchildren.