About Advisors Resource


We strive to bring our Agents the best solutions in the areas of retirement income planning, estate planning, deferred compensation, and charitable giving strategies. We emphasize integrity as we secure solutions for our customers and look to all carriers for answers to complex planning strategies. We stress that we are a wholesale insurance distributor and not a retail outlet for consumers as we feel that would be competing against our core client base.


To be the top resource for financial advisors and insurance professionals.



Tim Mastel
Tim MastelPrincipal

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Tim began his career in the financial services industry over 20 years ago as a Registered Representative with Prudential. His career lead him to Allianz Life in a wholesaler capacity which allowed him to better understand what producers need
Dave Wohlwend
Dave WohlwendCLU, ChFC/Principal

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Dave has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. He understands what a marketing organization must provide in order to result in true growth in the field, which lead to joining Advisors Resource LLC with Tim Mastel in


Drew Dvorak
Drew DvorakVice President of Sales
Click To Email | 763-390-8098
Drew Dvorak is the Vice President of Sales with Advisors Resource. He got his start in the annuity and life
Joel Caruth
Joel CaruthVice President of Sales
Click To Email | 763-287-0204
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Joel spent the majority of that time at the number one FIA
Andrew Bakken
Andrew BakkenDirector of Marketing

Click To Email | 763-390-8094
Andrew started in the financial industry in 2001 working as a financial advisor with Waddell and Reed. He has
Nicole Sandstrom
Nicole SandstromOffice Manager

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Nicole Sandstrom joined Advisors Resource, LLC in 2008 after deciding to pursue working on the brokerage
Stephanie Vetter
Stephanie VetterSr. Case Manager

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Stephanie Vetter is the Sr. Case Manager…


Manager: Thomas Vilardo
Email: tom@AdvisorsRes.com
Phone: (847) 707-2573

Thomas J. Vilardo is a specialist in the design and implementation of advanced planning strategies for families of significant wealth, entrepreneurs and professionals. For most of these clients, this involves working with their advisors to establish, fund and leverage multi-generational wealth strategies, frequently in tandem with philanthropic techniques.

With more than 25 years of financial services industry experience, Tom specializes in estate, wealth, charitable, business succession and executive compensation planning for ultra-high net worth families, business owners, and senior executives with estates ranging from $7 million to $2 billion. Tom has extensive experience providing planning expertise to financial advisors and planners, CPAs, attorneys, family offices and other financial institutions.

Previous Experience:

Sales Vice President, Highland Capital Brokerage

Number 1 producing SVP in the country each of the last 14 years. Responsible for providing advanced insurance & planning strategies, point-of-sale support to advisors with HNW & UNHW clients.

Sales Vice President, Benefit Brokerage

Specializing in wealth management and wealth transfer strategies for high net worth clients in tandem with legal and accounting advisors.

Education: Illinois State University, BS Degree, Finance, FINRA Series 6, 24, 63 licenses

Case Manager: Jill Hayes
Email: jill@AdvisorsRes.com
Phone: (224) 888-8046
Jill Hayes has been with Advisors Resource for four years with over 20 years industry experience.
Director of Marketing: Kris Hoffmann
Email: kris@AdvisorsRes.com
Phone: (224) 888-8046

Kris Hoffmann has been with Advisors Resource for four years with over 20 years industry experience.