Brandon Krone

Financial Advisor


Brandon Krone works with individuals and families who are seeking comprehensive financial guidance for any stage of life.

Brandon didn’t grow up in a proactive family, so when the unknowns of life hit, they weren’t prepared financially to deal with the hardships that came their way. Brandon learned what can happen when you’re not prepared, and he decided to commit his life to helping people live their lives with clarity and relief.

As an advisor, Brandon wants to be a resource for people’s financial questions, whether they are just starting to make a more substantial income or they have been earning without a strategy for decades.

Trust and honesty are very important to Brandon, even when it’s uncomfortable. He wants everyone’s financial strategy to work for their current situation and future ambitions, so when something is off, he is quick to point it out. He will help his clients make necessary changes, and then develop a financial strategy to help them reach their long-term goals.

Brandon runs an independent practice, without any propitiatory requirement to sell a specific product. Because of this, Brandon strives to ensure his clients’ needs and interests are at the forefront of his guidance, and he will be there through all of life’s big moments—good or bad.

Brandon’s goal is to guide as many people as possible on their way to financial security. Each day, he seeks to provide his clients with the comfort of knowing they have a resource in him as well as North Star Resource Group.

If you are a pharmacist, engineer, business owner, or farmer and want to discuss developing your personal and business financial strategy, send Brandon an email at to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.


  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 Registered
  • Life & Health Insurance Licensed
  • Disability, Accident, Property and Casualty Insurance Licensed

More about Brandon

Brandon grew up on every edge of the United States from Kodiak, Alaska, to New Jersey to Florida to Minnesota, but he spent most time in Minnesota, graduating from the University of Minnesota in business.

While at the University of Minnesota, Brandon was a NCAA qualifying wrestler, and wrestling still plays a large role in his life. He worked as a technique coach of the Anoka wrestling team for two years. He also helped develop the Wrestlers in Business Network Minnesota chapter and currently co-chairs their Young Professionals Committee. Additionally, he runs wrestling camps and programs and continues to wrestle himself often.

Brandon also enjoys cooking in a fine dining style, spending most of his free time hosting friends and family for dinner. He loves spending time with his huskies and being outside on anything that moves fast. He likes traveling and experiencing new things, and he’s always excited to discuss great destinations with potential clients.

Personal accomplishments or affiliations

  • Gates Millennium Scholar, provided to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area.
  • Co-chair of the Wrestlers in Business Minnesota Young Professionals Committee
  • Division 1 NCAA Qualifier
  • Big Ten Placewinner


  • Business owner solutions
  • Comprehensive financial planning
  • Debt management
  • Investments
  • Life insurance
  • Risk management
  • Wealth management

North Star resource team

Chase Brakke, DIA, DIF, CEPA®
Chase Brakke, DIA, DIF, CEPA®

Vice President of Disability Insurance and Property and Casualty

Chris Sitek, CLTC®, CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, REBC®
Chris Sitek, CLTC®, CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, REBC®

Vice President Life and Long-Term Care

Heather Scharnberg
Heather Scharnberg

Director of Employee Benefits

Jeff Landt, CFA, CFP®
Jeff Landt, CFA, CFP®

Vice President and Director of Investments

Max Stowe, LUTCF®
Max Stowe, LUTCF®

Financial Planning Specialist

Nik Karsseboom, CPA*
Nik Karsseboom, CPA*

Tax Director*


    Austin, Texas

    2801 Via Fortuna
    Suite 450
    Austin, TX 78746



    2701 University Ave SE
    Minneapolis, MN, 55414


    Brandon is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.

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