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 Leadership Team

Matthew Ruddick


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

Brad married his wife, Hailey, in March 2020. Their son, Declan Mac, was born in March 2021, and they currently live in Geneva, Illinois.

A Texan by birth, Brad graduated from Howard Payne University with a BA in US History in December 2012. During his senior year, a 3-year “Ron Paul rabbit hole” eventually led him to the Infinite Banking Concept in 2015.

In the middle of a budding career at a stockholding, IUL-focused insurance company, the truths of IBC and the potential of dividend-paying whole life convicted Brad. He left his job to pursue practicing IBC with his clients.

After completing the NNI’s Practitioner program, James Neathery graciously took Brad under his wing and mentored him, just as Nelson Nash mentored James.

Brad’s pursuit of truth, love of people, and faith in Christ inform his interactions and relationships with his clients. Relationships and education come first. Doing business together is a natural result of friendships.



(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 can 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 can positively impact by doing what we do!

(847) 513-4941

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

Carrie Masure

Recruiting Director - Gilbert

I grew up in the Chicagoland area and over the past nine years have enjoyed living in Arizona. My amazing husband Wes and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2023.  We enjoy family dinners and traveling with our three wonderful boys: Wesley, Zachary, and Treś.

Professional Background:

I’ve worked in the Finance and Insurance Industry representing some of the country’s top companies in a variety of roles for over 20 years.  I like to say Insurance is in my blood!  

Personal Business Philosophy:

I feel a personal responsibility to educate people on the four areas that could adversely impact their retirement journey.  I am powered by integrity and vow to keep my client’s best interest at the forefront of any recommendation I make.

(602) 618-4058

Nick Derouin

Unit Sales Manager

My name is Nick Derouin. I’ve been married for 23 years to my wife Sarah. We have 3 children.  Madyson received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is applying to Medical School. Reagan is a Senior  at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Ryder just finished his freshman year of college at Chandler-Gilbert CC in AZ.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, volunteering at Church, and coaching travel Baseball. I have been helping people with their retirement needs since 2007 in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Building relationships with families is the best part of my work life. I am here to help!

(414) 315-8122

Nadine Kaakouche

Branch Sales Manager - Gilbert

Personal Background

  • I’ve lived in Gilbert, AZ since 1994
  • Additional languages spoke: Arabic
  • My fiancé is currently in the Navy and stationed in HI
  • Professional background
  • Licensed in the following state(s) AZ, OH, TX, MD, HI, MI, MN, NV, NM, AK
  • I started my career in retirement planning in 2019
  • Investment Advisor Representative
  • Previous work experience includes: I managed a dental practice for over 12 years

Personal Business Philosophy

I’m dedicated to helping my clients protect their financial security as they prepare for retirement. I hold myself to the highest level of personal and professional integrity and promise only to recommend insurance product solutions that are in my client’s best interests.

(480) 516-6812

Brian Godfrey

Unit Sales Manager

My name is Brian. I grew up in Bucks County, PA. I learned at a young age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree and worked as a pharmacist. Never in a million years did I think I’d stumble into the insurance industry, but you can’t always predict where or when you’ll discover what you’re meant to do in life.

I became passionate about helping Seniors navigate retirement. It’s very rewarding to help people make wise decisions. My parents raised me to be trustworthy, reliable, efficient, attentive, and responsive. 

I’m blessed to be married to my beautiful bride, Lyn. We moved to Maryland around 2010 when the opportunity to relocate was offered by my employer. We both love living near water so the decision was easy.

In my free time, I enjoy boating, reading, playing the guitar, and walking in the park with Lyn and our best furry friend Mambo. We oversee operations at a local Community Supported Garden where we grow and deliver fresh vegetables to the community every week during the warmer months. 

(443) 900-4534

Andres Sanchez

Branch Sales Manager

Personal business philosophy

“Take care of others and life will take care of you ” Protecting my clients’ financial stability as they get ready for retirement is something I’m enthusiastic about doing for them. I endeavor to recommend strategic plans that are in my clients’ best interests.

Personal Background
Born in Colombia, and I have been a local in Henderson for 8 years.
I cherish spending time with my two kids Isabella 17 and Marcus 10. as well as my wife Bere.
Professional Background
I have been in the insurance and financial industry for 18 years.
obtained my life and health license in 2005. Series 6 and 63 in 2018 and 2019.
I currently possess the following Designations: Financial Advisor, CLTC® (Certification in Long-Term Care) and RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) and currently pursuing my ChFC® (Charter Financial Consultant) Designation.


(973) 978-3404

Berenice Diaz

Branch Sales Manager

Personal business philosophy

I have a strong desire to assist others. My ability to assist my clients with planning and carrying out strategies throughout the retirement process is what I consider to be my greatest strength. Being bilingual in Spanish has also proven useful over the years for many of my clients.-

Personal Background
– Born in Mexico and I have lived in Las Vegas for over 27 years.
– I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Angel (18) and Jarvin (12), as well as my husband, Andres.
– My interests also include yoga, pilates, and exercise, as well as hiking and the outdoors.
Professional Background
I obtained my Series 66 (2016), Series 7 (2016), and SIE (2018) securities registrations, along with my Life and Health Licenses (2006). I also currently possess the following Designations: Financial and investment Advisor, CLTC® (Certification in Long-Term Care) and RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) and currently pursuing my ChFc® (Charter Financial Consultant) Designation

(702) 677-0188

Edmundo Thomas-Diez

Unit Sales Manager



(818) 212-1488

Wes Masure

Unit Sales Manager - Gilbert

Personal background

• Grew up in New Hampshire

• AZ resident since 2012

• Celebrating 25th Anniversary with wife Carrie

• Three sons Wesley, Zachary, and Tres. (“Doggie Daughter” Pixel)

• Auto racing enthusiast

Professional background

• 30 + years experience in the Insurance industry

• Licensed 50 states

• AHIP/ CMS certification – Center for Medicare Services

Personal business philosophy

I enjoy being able to utilize my experience to assist clients in creating a personalized retirement plan that provides the benefits and protection they need throughout their retirement years.


(602) 618-3246

Mike Thomas

Branch Sales Manager - Peoria

Personal Background
* I have lived in Surprise, AZ since 2018
* Happy married to my beautiful wife, Megan for 20 years.

We have 2 wonderful children, Dylan 19 & Emily 17. * In my spare time, I coach my daughters High School

& Club Softball teams

Professional Background
* Licensed in the following state(s), AZ, MO, KS,
* I started my career in retirement planning in 2012 * Prior to working in retirement planning, I was in the

Army for 15 years, including 2 deployments. Iraq in 2003-2004 & Afghanistan in 2011-2012.

Personal business philosophy
I’m dedicated to helping my clients protect their financial security as they prepare for retirement. I hold myself to the highest level of personal and professional integrity and promise only to recommend insurance product solutions that are in my client’s best interests

(816) 248-1100

Mike Peterson

Unit Sales Manager - Peoria

Personal Background:

  • My wife, Jill, is the best partner I could’ve imagined and we have two great boys. Easton, 22, attends ASU and Cam, 20, lives on his own while working.
  • We have lived in Glendale, AZ since October of 2014 after living in Sioux Falls, SD for 11 years and Missoula, MT for 5 years
  • Our faith is an integral part of our lives and we are currently mentoring an Afghan SIV refugee through Lutheran Social Services and loving it!

Professional Background:

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts from South Dakota State, Majoring in Economics
  • Started my career in financial services in 2002 and am currently insurance licensed in AZ and WA.
  • Education: B.A. in Economics from South Dakota State
  • Investment registrations earned: Series 7 and Series 66
  • Acquired my RICP® designation in 2022 

Personal Business Philosophy

I am committed to helping clients protect their financial security and build on their financial goals as they plan for retirement. Leading with integrity and communication I strive to be a trusted advisor by recognizing clients’ needs and priorities as they change over time.

(605) 951-7379

Stephen Polich

Branch Sales Manager - Tucson

Personal Business Philosophy
My business is based on close personal relationships. I equate the
relationship with my clients not merely as an investment advisor but as a
“personal financial coach” who provides comprehensive financial education
and management.

Licensed In
Financial Licensed in

Professional Background
2000 Began work in the Tax Planning and Preparation Industry
2014 Began work in the Insurance Industry
2020 Began work in the Financial Services Industry
Education: Master’s Degree in Accounting

Personal Background
Family: Married to Kathryn for 34 years, five children and three grandchildren
Community Involvement: American Legion, VFW
Military Service: United States Marine Corps 1984 – 1990

(623) 256-1912

Mario Camargo

Branch Sales Manager

(305) 766-8770

Veronica McGee

Unit Sales Manager - Tucson

Personal Background:
I’ve lived in Sahuarita, AZ, my whole life. I am a blessed mother to 4 handsome boys. My family
is active in the community with youth sports, and we are passionate about the outdoors.

Professional Background:
Licensed in Arizona
Licensed Insurance Agent since 2022
Previous work experience includes: Behavioral Health, In-Home Care, and Assisted Living

My Business Philosophy:
My goal is to offer solutions that meet your needs today and for the life of your retirement. I
believe in building a personal relationship with you as my client, so I can better understand your
goals for retirement and help you get there with confidence and peace of mind.


(520) 850-6567


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.


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

14050 N 83rd Ave Suite A270 Peoria, AZ 85381

3275 W Ina Rd. Suite 115 Tucson, AZ 85741

2125 Biscayne Blvd, Ste 315 Miami, FL 33137

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.
Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all your options