Chad M. McQuade, J.D., CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor


1893 Wealth Management

Meet Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

 
Chad M. McQuade

Chad M. McQuade, J.D., CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 630-368-3122

After graduating from law school, Chad worked as an immigration attorney for a year. While he enjoyed helping people, he realized he wanted a career that would allow for more flexibility, so he began his career in real estate. Chad enjoyed the sales side of real estate but wanted more of a challenge.

Deciding to change course once again, he asked his twin brother Corey, a Northwestern Mutual Managing Partner, about opportunities within the company he had spoken highly of for years. Already a Northwestern Mutual client, Chad became the Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual–Chicago, growing the office from 40 agents to 120 agents. Now, Chad fully enjoys his rewarding career, which provides ample opportunity to truly impact people's lives.

 
Chad S Lewis

Chad S Lewis

Director of Investments and Planning
Office 630-368-3100

Born and raised in Colorado, Chad was always an active kid. He spent most of his free time (when he wasn't on a basketball court or a football field) in the mountains dreaming about what might lurk behind the trees. It's this imagination and curiosity that sparked his passion for financial planning.

When he was 10, his parents gave him shares of Disney stock. He would dream about what movie they were making, what amusement park ride they were building, or about who's new home they were invading. Always trying to bridge the gap between dreams and reality, Chad focused on the share price to build his next adventure. When it went up, someone enjoyed their summer blockbuster. When it went down, the Magic Kingdom shut down for temporary repairs. Chad used this Disney stock to start his first financial planning practice.

As one of 12 people from across the country selected into a year-long financial representative career development program, Chad had the opportunity to learn from some of the country's best and brightest financial experts. After growing a practice in Northern California and starting a new firm in Boulder, CO, Chad saw the value in teaming. For three years, he helped build and grow the office's investment team.

In 2017, Chad made the tough decision to move from the Bay area to Chicago. That turned out to be the best decision of his life. After partnering with Chad McQuade and the Oak Brook office, he's had the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the greater Chicago community and continues to foster his dreams daily. Chad and his partner Eric can enjoy experiencing Chicago's vast culinary scene, traveling to places new and old, and the Denver Broncos!

 
Richelle Graff

Richelle Graff

Policyowner Service Coordinator
Office 630-368-3100

Richelle was born and raised in Illinois and was an active kid, constantly competing with her older brothers. As a kid, Richelle cherished time with her family, from their yearly trips to Florida to their evening family dinners. Nowadays you can find Richelle enjoying long walks with her two dogs Murphy and Hudson and spending time with her three kids. She takes that same family relationship ideals she grew up with and utilizes it today with her family and clients.

Richelle has been working with Chad McQuade for seven years now. She handles all scheduling and insurance operations. Richelle has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from St. Xavier University. Richelle's favorite part of Financial Planning is being a part of families' lives and impacting their financial future.

 
Adam Tortelli

Adam Tortelli

Planning Associate
Office 630-368-3100

Adam was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a big Italian family. Adam is the youngest of 5! At a young age, Adam was drawn to basketball. If his parents were ever looking for Adam, they knew he would be down the street practicing his jump shot. Adam graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati with a degree in Finance. 

Adam held financial planning and risk management roles at Key Bank and Goldman Sachs before joining Chad McQuade's team at Northwestern Mutual. Adam is very excited to use the knowledge he has attained through his studies and prior experience to help impact our client's lives and find the missing puzzle piece for our client's journey to financial freedom.

 
Michele Labadessa

Michele Labadessa, MBA

Operations Associate
Office 630-368-3100

Mike was born in a small suburb outside Chicago to a family of Italian immigrants. He was taught that hard work can get you anywhere you wanted to go in life at a young age. Mike is an avid sports fan which began at a very young age. If there was a game on TV, you could catch Mike watching that game. Mike went to Elmhurst University, earning his bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics. He later earned his MBA from DePaul University.

Mike spent seven years at Northern Trust in many different operations and leadership roles within the alternative asset division. Mike joined Chad McQuade's team in February 2021 as an Operations Manager. Mike's favorite part about the Financial Planning industry is hearing the impact that we can make on people's lives.

 
 

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