Keith Van Dell
Keith J. Van Dell
Senior Financial Advisor
Areas of Focus
  • Wealth Management
  • Retirement
  • Asset Protection
  • Estates
  • Tax Strategies

Phone: 651.291.3628
Woodbury, MN »
710 Commerce Drive Ste. 140
Woodbury, MN 55125

Mobile: 651.226.6352
Fax: 651.291.3601


Having over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Keith Van Dell engages with clients who have the desire and passion to fully succeed financially. Preparing for retirement is his primary focus. Life can throw many hurdles along the way and preparing for this may seem tedious, unpredictable, and complicated at times. This is why working with an advisor possessing the experience and know-how to maneuver through those turbulent stretches is so important.

Working with individuals, families, executives and small business owners, Keith provides a clear path for his clients to follow. With the help of his team, Keith’s approach is to perform a thorough analysis and gain an understanding of each client’s unique financial position, relationships, family, motivations, business and beliefs.

Currently serving as a Senior Financial Advisor in North Star Resource Group’s St. Paul division, Keith maintains a national practice with clients in multiple states. With the support and resources provided by his practice management team, Keith is currently accepting new clients in all stages of their lives. While he primarily helps people in the age range of 45-70 prepare for and execute their retirement, Keith brings clarity to the next 30-40 years for all of his clients.

Specialties and Qualifications:

  • Retirement Income and Distribution Techniques
  • Retirement Accumulation Strategies
    - Traditional, Coverdale, and ROTH IRAs
    - 401K and 403Bs
    - Rollovers and annuities
  • Insurance Strategies
    - Life
    - Own Occupation Disability
    - Long-Term Care
  • Fee-Based Financial Plans
  • Estate Planning & Estate Reviews*
  • 529 Plans (Education Funding)
  • Capital Accumulation
    - Mutual Fund Portfolios
    - Asset Allocation
    - Investment Advisory Accounts
  • Trust Reviews
    - Analyze trust-owned life insurance policies
    - Assisting trustees in becoming better fiduciaries
  • Business Ownership
    - Exit Planning
    - Executive Benefits
    - Group Life, Health, Dental, Vision, HSA Plans
  • Investment/Asset Management
  • FINRA Series 7 & and 63 registrations

Before he began his financial advising business with North Star Resource Group in 1998, Keith’s career began in 1987 with Securian Financial Group, where he spent many years managing employee benefit plans like 401K, medical and group life policies for field advisors. While working as a field training advisor for Securian, Keith served on a team that opened new locations across the country, and trained many individuals on topics like life insurance, disability coverage, retirement products, along with technology and administrative services.

Personal Life

In addition to his established financial services career, Keith has spent the last 30 years being highly involved with his community, serving on non-profit boards, running charity events, and raising money for causes like cancer, employment displacement, youth sports and more. One of Keith’s favorite past times is coaching sports, having spent over 20 years coaching youth ice hockey in River Falls, Wisconsin. He served on the Board of the River Falls Hockey Association for six years, served a term as President and managed their golf tournament for 10 years.

Keith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhino’s Foundation, a cancer charity based in Western Wisconsin that provides cash donations to families affected by the illness. He served as President from 2013-2018. Keith was previously on the Board of Directors and Marketing Committee for daily-work.org, an organization in the Twin Cities that mentors job seekers by providing them with training and finding candidates sustainable job situations for them and their families. Keith currently resides in Wisconsin with his wife and the last of four daughters.

Keith is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC. 2298684/ 11-2018

Keith’s Support Team

Ben HarrisName: Ben Harris
Title: Practice Coordinator
Email: Ben.Harris@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 651.291.3622

Resource Team

Aside from the knowledge and experience you will receive from your advisor, North Star provides a team of experts within their specialties dedicated to helping your advisor choose well-suited products or services for you.

Brakke_Chase_2013_Web.jpgName: Chase Brakke
Title: National Disability Insurance Specialist
Phone: 612.617.6008 




Name: Chris Sitek
Vice President, Life Business Development
Phone: 612.617.6109




Name: Jeff Landt
Title: Vice President and Director of Investments
Phone: 612.617.6116





Name: Carrie Hancock
Title: Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
Phone: 612.617.6137




710 Commerce Drive Ste. 140
Woodbury, MN 55125