Our Team

Keith Dronen


Keith Dronen is the founder and managing member of Dronen Financial Services, LLC. Prior to founding Dronen Financial Services, LLC, Keith was a Financial Advisor at Smith Barney for 12 years. Before joining Smith Barney, he was a partner at a Chicago law firm concentrating in the area of civil litigation. Keith holds his  FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations through LPL Financial and is also annuity, health and life insurance licensed. Keith graduated from Northwestern University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law. He is the author of “Mirroring Other Insurance Clauses: Contribution by Equal Shares or Pro Rata by Limits?” Keith is active in many civic and philanthropic organizations including:

  • Director, Western Golf Association
  • Board Member, Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS)
  • Past President and Former Member, Wilmette District 39 Board of Education
  • Former Member, New Trier Township Disability Committee
  • Past President and Former Member, Community Review Committee (Education Research and Advisory Committee)
  • Past President, Chick Evans Scholar Alumni Association (Chicagoland Chapter)
  • Past Board Member, Autism Society of Illinois
  • Former Park District Basketball Coach
  • Former Reading Tutor, WITS, Chicago Public Schools

Keith and his wife, Ann, reside in the Chicago area with their three children.

Nick Dronen

Operations Manager

Nick joined Dronen Financial Services, LLC in May of 2017. His duties include day-to-day operations, customer service, and generating research and client portfolio reviews. Nick earned a BA in Economics at the University of Missouri. Nick resides in Chicago.

Michael Hansen

Administrative Assistant

Mike assists Dronen Financial Services, LLC with customer service. Mike graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance, Financial Planning and Services. Mike resides in Chicago.

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