McKenna Stephens
McKenna L. Stephens, CFP®, CLTC
Financial Advisor

Phone: 480.712.7285
Scottsdale, AZ »
6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 290
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
San Diego, CA »
9370 Sky Park Court
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92123

Fax: 480.712.4847


McKenna Stephens is a financial advisor and has been working with North Star since 2004. Her clients extend across the United States, although she is based in the Scottsdale area. In 2018, McKenna and her associates set the foundation for North Star Resource Group – Scottsdale as a boutique, client-centric, integrity-driven, comprehensive wealth management practice to cater to the needs of high income and high net worth clients.

McKenna has over a decade of experience helping with the financial needs of medical professionals and families whose income, debt and priorities require a specific strategy to reach their long-term objectives and wealth management goals. She has the experience and skill set required to develop a financial strategy unique to each of her clients. Her philosophy is to provide clients with the necessary tools to make sound financial decisions. Through the development of long-term relationships with her clients, her goal is to assist individuals and businesses in identifying their needs for asset protection, wealth accumulation, practice solutions and retirement funding.

Throughout her life, McKenna has seen the devastating effects that poor financial planning can have on a family. She is passionate about being able to provide a sense of security to her clients, that they are prepared for all of life’s ups and downs. She works closely with her associates in the Scottsdale Office, Stephanie Tsang and Ali Rizvi, and together they spoke to many different organizations in the Southwest. Organizations they have been invited to speak to include:

  • University of Arizona Residency and Fellowship Programs
  • University of California – San Diego
  • AT Still University
  • Midwestern University
  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

McKenna is FINRA Series 7 and 66 registered. She is also a Certified Financial Planner professional, in which advisors are obliged to uphold the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence as outlined in CFP Board’s Code of Ethics. Along with fellow advisors Todd Bramson and Stephanie Tsang, McKenna co-wrote Financial Planning for Women, published in 2008, providing case studies on actual situations she has encountered.

Born in Connecticut, McKenna has lived in Arizona since 1985 where she attended Arizona State University for both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Business Administration. She is active in her community and is an active board member for Esperanca, an organization that provides health, hope and healing to the poorest communities both in Phoenix as well as in South America and Africa. She also is the treasurer of the Redfield Elementary School PTA. She currently resides in Scottsdale with her husband, Mark, and her two children, Kaia and Nash.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling whenever possible.

McKenna, Stephanie and Ali are registered representative and investment advisor representatives of CRI Securities LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.

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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.

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Vice President, Disability Insurance and Property and Casualty Operations
612.617.6008 | chase.brakke@northstarfinancial.com




Chris Sitek

Vice President, Life Insurance and Long-Term Care
612.617.6109 | chris.sitek@northstarfinancial.com



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Vice President and Director of Investments
612.617.6116 | jeff.landt@northstarfinancial.com



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Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
612.617.6137 | carrie.hancock@northstarfinancial.com



6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 290
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

San Diego

9370 Sky Park Court
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92123