A Financial Career in Service of Others
Owner and founder
Golden Tree Wealth Partners, LLC
Erik Cascio and his brother, Vincent, come from humble Bridgeport beginnings. They were raised there by their single mother, Guadalupe. After she and Erik’s adoptive father, James Cascio, married during his teenage years, the family uprooted to suburban Crystal Lake. It was there that Erik realized his low income, inner city education would require him to work three times as hard to catch up to his new peers.
Seeing his family struggle financially, he would go on to seek ways to make a difference with families experiencing the same struggle. This desire along with his perseverance and tenacity have allowed him the privilege of becoming an established name in the financial services industry. He counts on over 12 years’ experience in helping families and business owners from all levels via his roles with some of the top fortune 100 financial institutions in the country.
Erik eventually founded a financial services company that provides solutions such as retirement plans, tax efficient strategies and risk management for individuals and businesses. He has developed a platform that offers transparency planning and can include affiliated experts from many different related fields such as real estate, tax planning and preferred attorneys.
Erik attended the business program at DePaul University and plays an important role as an alumni and mentor for future graduates.
He also volunteers with and raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sits on the Executive Board of Directors for A Boy and His Dream Foundation, and volunteers and mentors young undergraduates to continue a path of success.
In his personal time Erik enjoys traveling to other countries and cultures as he is always seeking personal growth and knowledge.
Words of wisdom: “Success is not a destination, it is a constant adventure and it should be continuous.”