Brent Shunk, CFP®, CLU®, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor

Shunk Financial Group


Brent Shunk CFP®, CLU®, CLTC® is a Wealth Management Advisor who began his career with Northwestern Mutual in January of 1987. With industry-wide experience, Brent was appointed to Managing Director in July 2000 before returning to full-time production in April of 2013. As Brent puts it, “We simply have so much to offer our clients in helping them interpret their financial situations, I just had to devote more time to it.”

During his time at Northwestern Mutual, he has earned numerous industry awards, including Life Member of The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Brent believes in being proactive, putting first things first and beginning with the end in mind. These core beliefs help him provide comprehensive financial planning to help all reach financial security. Creating detailed plans with his team and seeing the success they derive over time, drives him to continue his efforts in the community. Some of Brent’s fondest memories are the conversations had and the relationships built with his clients, as many have grown into not only clients, but life-long friends. He enjoys, “helping clients discover what is possible,” which is the mission for Brent’s new DBA name of Shunk Financial Group. 

Brent grew up in rural Carmago, IL, where he learned the value of a good work-ethic. Today, he resides in Rochester, IL, with his wife, Susan. Brent and Susan love to stay active with tennis, hiking, travel, playing cards, dancing, attending bible study and continue to honor date night each week. They have three children, Abby, Austin and Alec and SIX grandchildren; Lucy, Landon, Malichi, Juliana, Ivy and Lyla.


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