Meet the Staff

Michael B. Kline, CLU, LUTCF
President – MBK Financial Services, Ltd.

Michael Kline has been practicing in the financial services business, as a licensed broker, for over 37 years. He's been successful in assisting his clients in obtaining their retirement, college funding, estate planning, and financial planning goals; obtaining the highest standards in the industry by being recognized as an elite member of the MDRT's "Top of the Table", National Life Group's elite "Diamond Club", and Fidelity Investment's Top Producer awards.
Mike has also been a financial Radio Host for over 25 years; serving as a guest, and most notably, as the Co-Host of the long- running, "The Real Money Show".
Mike received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland’s Business School in 1986. Mike received his CLU designation from the American College in 2001. While studying at the University of Maryland, Mike participated on the Power Lifting Team, competing at the tournament level. Mike also attended Duquesne University; in the early 80's where he played NCAA football as a Defensive End/Linebacker.
Mike served a distinguished career in the U.S. Army (USAR) for 10 years (1986-1996) as a Commissioned Officer; a Commander and as a Staff Officer. Some of the positions he held included Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander of a Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU). Mike was decorated with distinguished medals such as the US Army Commendation Medal, and the US Army Achievement Medal.
Mike resides in Hinsdale, Illinois with his fiancée', Veronica. Mike has been a resident of Hinsdale since 1996. Mike and Veronica also enjoy their 2nd home (Winter home) in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mike's son Austin is a former NCAA collegiate baseball player, and his daughter Courtney is a former NCAA collegiate softball player. 

Carl Calandra - Insurance Producer
Carl Calandra has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 40 years. Carl brings experience from the Banking profession; beginning his career with Continental Bank-Chicago and eventually becoming the President of CJC Financial Group-Oakbrook, Illinois, where he obtained financing and lease options for his clientele. Carl is insurance licensed in Illinois.

Veronica Williams - Insurance Producer
Veronica Williams recently joined the firm. She comes with over 10 years in the Insurance industry; recently serving Dupage County as a Financial Counselor, and a Health Navigator.
Veronica will be serving our client's Insurance needs.
Veronica's son serves in the US Army; and her daughter is a Paralegal in the state of Maryland.
Veronica resides in Hinsdale, Illinois.



Susan Nelson - Financial Assistant
Susan Nelson has been assisting in the financial service business with MBK Financial Services, Ltd. since 2011.  As a Financial Assistant, she supports in an administrative capacity, maintaining high standards in customer service.
Prior to joining MBK Financial Services, Ltd., Susan worked for Northwestern Mutual, Mass Mutual Insurance and The National Life Group; with a total of almost 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
Susan received her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1982.
She spends her personal time with her family; spending her weekends with her 3 Grandsons.
Susan resides in Hinsdale, Illinois with her husband; where they raised their four children.