Staff

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

 
Michael J Von Drasek

Michael J Von Drasek

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 630-353-4133

Michael Von Drasek is an associate wealth management advisor for the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management practices of Kevin Olson, CLU ® & Mike Polan, CFP ®, CLU ®, ChFC ®. In this role, he is responsible for client reviews, customized financial planning, and assisting in the servicing of client’s investment accounts.

 

Prior to joining the Wealth Management practices of Olson & Polan in December of 2016, Michael started in the financial industry with Waddell & Reed in 2008, and then transitioned to a Lead Advisor with a boutique investment firm.  Before entering the financial industry, Michael was a PGA golf professional from 1995-2005 at the Village Links in Glen Ellyn and Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.  While he has a passion for the sport of golf, his career shift into financial services was a result of his desire to have a greater impact on the lives of others.  He enjoys guiding clients through the planning process in order to help them confidently retire and plan for their legacy.  His experience includes investment strategy, financial planning, and risk management.

 

Von Drasek grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs and graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, with a bachelor’s degree in business management.  He is series 7 & 66 registered and is life, health and variable insurance licensed.

 

He and his wife, Carrie, along with their two children, Sophie (9) and Myles (13) live in Wheaton.  He enjoys playing and teaching golf, watching sports, and spending time with his family.

 
Kathy A Sulko

Kathy A Sulko

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 630-353-2389

Kathy started with Northwestern Mutual Life in Cleveland, Ohio in 1981. Kathy joined Mike's team in August 2005. She is licensed for Investments, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Variable Contracts and Long Term Care.  She has her Series, 6, 63, and 7 and is currently working on an advanced designation. Kathy's role on the team is establishing investment accounts & servicing those client accounts. Kathy also conducts client investment reviews and provides excellent client support, when needed.

Kathy has been married to her husband Rich since 1990.   She has two children, a daughter Allison,  a pharmacist with Walgreens in New York and a son, Andrew, who is in High School.

In Kathy's spare time, she enjoys gardening and bicycling with her family. She visited Europe a few  years ago and considers that one of her most amazing experiences.

 
Sally Pawlak

Sally Pawlak

Office 630-353-2304

Sally works with investment clients and tailors their account to meet their personal investment needs.  She processes account changes and updates.  She also guides them in the set-up of their on-line accounts and aggregating their financial information.

Sally joined Northwestern Mutual in 2001. She is life, health & variable insurance licensed and is series 7, 9, 10 & 63 licensed.  She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  She has been working in the securities and advisory planning services since graduation. 

Sally and her husband, Mike live in Naperville, Illinois with their son, Jake, and their daughter, Jordan.

 
Phillip J Roberts

Phillip J Roberts

Director of Insurance Services
Office 630-353-2388

 

Phil is the initial point of contact for clients as it relates to insurance products including term & whole life, disability and long-term care.  He guides clients & answers questions throughout the application and underwriting process.

Phil has been with Northwestern Mutual for 10 years. During this time, he has served in different roles including financial representative & client relations director. He became a part of Mike's team in October 2014. He is life, health, annuity and long-term care licensed.

When Phil is not in the office, he likes to spend time with his wife Shannon, daughter Cambria and their dog, Frankie.  Music is a big part of his life as he enjoys all different kinds of genres, including writing music and playing guitar. Phil also enjoys mountain biking and being outdoors.

 
Janet C Green

Janet C Green

Director of Marketing
Office 630-353-2300

Janet joined Northwestern Mutual in February of 2008, specializing in marketing and research, as well as customer service. Janet joined Mike's team in June of 2009, and is responsible for scheduling client reviews, planning client events and providing client service.

Janet has a background in finance, having worked for many years at Borg Warner Financial Corporation. Prior to her employment with Northwestern Mutual, Janet owned her own successful business in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This experience gives her the added advantage of being in tune with the needs and concerns of the self-employed, as well as the importance of providing great customer service.

Janet is married with two daughters, and resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She enjoys golf, skiing, cheering for the Blackhawks, and getting away with her husband to their lake house in Michigan.

 

Michael E Polan, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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