About Vilicus Financial Associates

We're proud to be Thrivent financial professionals. We provide personalized financial guidance to people at all stages of life. At Thrivent, we view money not as a goal, but as a tool — one that can afford you a life rich in meaning and gratitude. We believe humanity thrives when individuals make the most of all they've been given. We're here to help you do just that.
Jason Eden

Jason Eden

FIC

Jason has been with Thrivent since 2013. He specializes in retirement planning. Throughout his service, he has focused his career on helping clients with retirement, managing assets while exploring tax efficiencies and developing estate plans that support the people and organizations clients care about most. He has served his local church for more than 15 years and enjoys raising his four children with his wife, Joanna.

Title

Financial Consultant

State(s) Licensed
AL, AZ, CO, FL, IL, IN, MI, TN, TX, WI,
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/jason-eden
Phone
224-698-1515
    Joel Eggerding

    Joel Eggerding

    CFP®

    Joel establishes and maintains an ongoing financial relationship with his clients to help them reach their financial goals. He specializes in helping people be more secure in areas of retirement income planning, investment management and protecting loved ones against the impact of long-term care, death, and disability. He also is our key team member responsible for small business solutions and public employes, with an emphasis on public school teachers. Joel enjoys family time with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons.

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    State(s) Licensed
    FL, IL, IN, MO, TX,
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/joel-eggerding
    Phone
    630-310-6713
      Matt Gruszkowski

      Matt Gruszkowski

      Matt’s goal is to help clients put their financial plans in motion to support their lifelong dreams,while protecting the people and causes they care about most. Looking at where clients are today and driven by their goals and values, Matt will draw on his industry expertise to help clients map out a path to a more secure financial future. He has focused his career on simplifying clients’ financial journey to retirement by expertly managing investments, ensuring proper asset allocation, and the vital safeguard of life insurance to protect client’s legacy. He spends his time as a volunteer leader at YoungLife Homer Glen, on the golf course, and with family and friends.

      Title

      Financial Advisor

      State(s) Licensed
      AZ, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, TN, TX, WI,
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/matt-gruszkowski
      Phone
      708-890-4562
        Maciej Kielbasinski

        Maciej Kielbasinski

        MBA

        Maciej specializes in investment management, analysis, and account maintenance. His association with Thrivent began with an Action Team benefiting a Uganda mission trip, which he was a part of. Soon after, he became a client of Thrivent. Two years later, Maciej was recruited to Thrivent by his advisor friend! He helps clients to be wise with money and live generously through creating and enforcing good money habits. He and his wife, Wioleta, and son, Przemek, are volunteer leaders in St Peter Lutheran Church Schaumburg and Emilia Plater Polish School in Streamwood. Volunteering in their community is very important to his family. In any extra time, Maciek enjoys running, riding his bike and snowboarding.

        Title

        Associate Financial Advisor

        State(s) Licensed
        IL,
        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/maciej-kielbasinski
        Phone
        847-773-5187
          Linda (Lin) Wahlen

          Linda (Lin) Wahlen

          Lin provides administrative and systems support to our team, including coordinating financial advisor calendars with our team appointment schedulers, Lynn & Stacy. She also handles client service requests such as account inquiries and updates and is our team event coordinator.  Lin aims to elevate our member experience by displaying Jesus to clients and focusing on client relations. Outside of work, Lin enjoys playing games and creating adventures with family and friends.

          Title

          Office Professional

          Location

          Bloomingdale

          Phone
          224-259-0009 , x2
          Fax

          877-200-8331