Alex Freund, CFP®, CLU®, CPA
Financial Advisor

Freund & Smith Advisors

My Team

We are dedicated to providing exceptional services to our clients. We appreciate the trust and confidence our clients place in us, and treat our clients as we would want to be treated ourselves.

Brogen Gabel

Brogen Gabel, CLU®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-663-7755

Brogen began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2011 as a Financial Representative and joined our team in 2013. Brogen serves as our Associate Wealth Management Advisor ensuring all investment client service needs are met in a successful and timely manner. He is also responsible for creating our personal financial analyses and investment proposals.

Brogen graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a Minor in Business Administration. He earned his Charted Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation in 2013 and holds the Series 6, 7, and 63 securities registrations as well as the Illinois Life and Health licenses.

Brogen lives in Wheaton with his wife and son. He enjoys playing golf as well as spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Dennen

Lisa Dennen

Director of Operations
Office 847-663-7741

Lisa started at Northwestern Mutual in 2011 and joined our team in 2014 as Director of Operations. Lisa keeps the office running smoothly and assists clients with their insurance service needs.

Lisa grew up in the northern suburbs and graduated from DePaul University. After teaching middle school for several years, she transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom and raising her children, before joining Northwestern Mutual.

Lisa loves spending time with her husband and twin boys of whom she is immensely proud! She also enjoys lending her voice in her husband's rock band singing harmonies and lead vocals.


Becky Antonoglu

Director of Client Relations and Marketing
Office 847-663-7742

Becky joined Northwestern Mutual in 2018 as Director of Marketing and Client Relations. Becky manages our marketing efforts and oversees client relations.

Becky grew up in Evanston and graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington. Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Becky worked in the financial industry for several years, then transitioned to working from home for an independent marketing/public relations firm while also raising her two children. 

Becky lives in Glenview with her husband and teenage son and daughter. She enjoys movies, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


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