Alex Freund, CFP®, CLU®, CPA
Financial Advisor

Freund & Smith Advisors


I began my career in public accounting as a CPA and joined Northwestern Mutual a few years later.

For more than 30 years, I have served as a trusted Financial Advisor to more than 500 families by providing structured and efficient solutions that accumulate wealth and prepare for unforeseen circumstances.  I enjoy helping people ensure their financial future is everything they want it to be, and the greatest value I provide my clients is creating financial security for their family and business.

Daily Herald - Freund Celebrates 30 Years with Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago


Certifications and Designations


Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA®)

Awards and Recognition

Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying / Life Member

Million Dollar Round Table Life Member

NAIFA Quality Award

Associations and Memberships

NAIFA - National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors


Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign



I live in Northbrook, Illinois, with my wife, Susan, and children, Ilana, Adam, and Jenna. When I am not helping clients achieve their goals, I enjoy exercise, golf, travel and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Cubs.

Family photo


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