Stephen Kurka CLU®, RICP®

Financial Strategist

Steve is a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a degree in Business. He began his current career in 2009, after a successful 18 year ownership of a retail golf business.

Steve holds FINRA Series 7, 66, and 24 registrations as well as life and health insurance licenses. Steve also holds Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)  and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designations from the American College of Financial Services. Steve is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients. His practice focuses on retirement planning for individuals and business owners and the complementary protections of life insurance and long term care.

A lifelong resident of Mount Prospect, Steve serves as the Park District’s President of the Board of Commissioners.  He and his wife, Linda, enjoy traveling to the smaller cities around the country and spending time with their two Pugs, Vivian and VanDyke.


The RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional® ) designation is sought by financial services sales professionals whose focus includes clients planning for their retirement income. The designation’s required curriculum is administered by The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, which is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The mark RICP® is the property of The American College and may be used only by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for this designation. Complaints about a designee can be made by email at or by calling 888-263-7265. To verify a designee, visit