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Key Retirement Solutions

Here at Key Retirement Solutions, we aim to provide you with fair policies, reliable advice, and a sense of security to help your family live well and thrive!

Meet the Illinois Team

MANAGEMENT

Matthew Ruddick

President

My name is Matt. I grew up in a rural farm town in Illinois. I have 2 daughters, Matty and Laney, and one son Maximus. My wife Keri and I love to spend time with our families. I played baseball growing up and in college. I got a degree in Economic Finance and Business Management at Rockford College. I came into the insurance business because this is where I felt like I could help the most people while using my economics degree. I started Key Retirement Solutions because it gives me the ability to serve my clients at the highest level possible!

(815) 414-1350

Samantha Katchen

Chief Operations Officer

My name is Samantha Katchen. I’m originally from Fox River Grove and I just recently bought a house in Elgin, where I live with my husky Maya.  My family and I are very close, which consists of my Mom and Dad, my two younger sisters, and my grandparents! After I graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia I decided to get into the insurance industry.  I’ve been able to help so many people in so many different situations, by finding a solution that best fits their needs. I am extremely passionate about my clients and giving them the customer service they deserve.  I believe in doing the right thing, and always having my client’s best interest first, no matter what!

 

(224) 234-1714

Brad Raschke

Executive Vice President

(325) 203-6946

Allyson Katchen

Marketing Director

My name is Allyson. I grew up in Fox River Grove, IL with my parents, Pam and Rob, and my two sisters, Samantha and Maddy. I went to Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina where I studied Business and Marketing. I’ve always had a passion for creativity and I’m able to express that through our Marketing efforts here at KRS. My favorite project we are working on in the Marketing Department is our Client For Life Program. It’s incredible to see all the lives we are able to positively impact by doing what we do!

(309) 531-7971

Brandon Dailey

Regional Sales Manager

(847) 754-5880

Christopher Jones

Unit Sales Manager

Hello! My name is Christopher Jones. I was born in Chicago and grew up most of my life in Lisle, IL with my brother and my mother. I attended the University of Illinois on a full-ride scholarship for track and field and then fell into the insurance field, which I have been in for almost 20 years. I have worked with retirees almost my whole professional career and I have always been dedicated to providing excellent service to my clients and making sure they are in a better position after meeting with them. I am also very passionate about helping other agents maximize their potential in their insurance careers.

(630) 429-8187

Ryan Dolph

Unit Sales Manager

(708) 224-6551

Stephanie Burling

Unit Sales Manager

(732) 425-6151

Keri Ruddick

Administrative Assistant

 

 

(847) 344-3660

PARTNERS

James Brayton

Partner

(630) 463-8863

Ben Strickland

Partner

Hi, I’m Benjamin Strickland, originally from Fort Worth, Texas. After high school, I went to college at Oklahoma Panhandle State University to study animal science. My grandparents developed some health problems, so I left school early to help them operate our family farm.

After work at the farm settled down, I started selling insurance, and it soon became a full-time career. The agency I worked at in Texas closed, so I moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to my sister, Kate, and start my agency. I partnered with Key Retirement Solutions in 2022, and I can now help people in every situation by finding programs that benefit them and their families. I believe in doing the right thing and always putting my client’s best interests first. No matter what.

(817) 874-1757

Jeorge Holmes

Partner

Jeorge grew up in Elgin, Illinois and was the youngest of six children who attended St. Mary’s Grade School and St. Edward High School where he excelled in sports and theater and achieved All-Conference and All-State status in basketball.  

His father was a successful businessman and taught him at an early age about customer service and servant leadership. Jeorge has humbly served as an ordained minister for the past 35+ years leading two churches and serving as an Associate Pastor. He also is a Certified Leadership Coach to Pastors and Business Leaders. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Judson University and a Master’s degree from Vanguard University. 

For the past eight years, Jeorge has built a strong clientele in the Insurance industry pursuing strategies that work for each client that gives them peace of mind and security in retirement. Jeorge has been married for 37 years to his wife Toni and they have two adult children (Austin, 32 / Jasmin, 27). He is also a grandpa to his first granddaughter MacKenzie. Jeorge also sings professionally and enjoys spending time with his family, and good friends, working out, staying healthy, and playing racquetball. He loves to inspire people through leadership in his faith, marriage, family, business, and life.

(630) 542-5090

Johnna Billingsley

Partner

Joy Daly

Partner

(312) 391-6391

Brenda Zaragoza

Partner

(708) 513-6462

Zac Maa

Partner

(847)-660-4942

Paul Vogt

Partner

(815) 501-5375

Penny Ruddick

Partner

(815) 414-1734

Sean Sayers

Partner

Marie Johnson

Partner

(630) 253-8862

Chad Heeren

Partner

(906) 458-4805

Caleb Graybeal

Partner

Hi, my name is Caleb Graybeal and I’m from LeRoy, IL. I grew up in a small town which allowed me to be very active in different sports, as well as other programs my school offered. I also spent a lot of time traveling the country with my family as a racecar driver. These experiences taught me a number of different skills like working together, giving my best effort, and the importance of building strong relationships. In 2016, I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing-Sales. While in school, I had a variety of sales internships, but ultimately found a career within the insurance industry. I have worked in the insurance industry as an agent for 7 years now and have loved every minute of it. During this time, I really found a passion for life insurance and understand the importance of being properly covered in every facet of your life. I love helping people and want to be there for them in any way I can. Whether it’s having coverage for everyday life or protection when the unexpected happens, I’m here to help.

(309) 531-7971

SEE FOR YOURSELF!

It’s a great experience with how this company does business, trustworthy and quick response if you have any questions.

– Anonymous

Great Experience

Kristie! Thank you so much for making this so easy for me! You were the most helpful out of all the companies I contacted and I’m glad I did business with you guys. I will contact you if I have any questions. By the way awesome signature I wish I could sign like that. Have a great day.

– Mark V.

The Most Helpful

Wow! I didn’t expect to hear back from you until next week. Talk about customer service! Thanks so much.

– Monique I.

WOW!

Kristie, the pleasure is all mine. I enjoy talking to you. Thank you so much for always going above and beyond. You are a true blessing. Enjoy the rest of your day.

– Elizabeth A. E&E Concrete

Goes Above & Beyond

I am very satisfied with the service I received, the service is amazing I am very satisfied with this company. I would highly recommend him.

– Daphne Snipes

Very Satisfied

Brian Godfrey is pleasant, approachable, and knowledgeable about the subject matter.

– Jeremy Ziegler

Great Agent!

2000 S Batavia Ave., Ste 350 Geneva, IL 60134

136 West Grand Ave., Ste 249 Beloit, WI 53511

1090 South Gilbert Rd., Ste 213 Gilbert, AZ 85296

871 Coronado Center Dr, Suite 200 Henderson NV, 89052

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area.
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