Alan L Nero
Senior Financial Representative

The Hender & Nero Financial Group

My Team

With my colleague Tim Hender, we are committed to helping our clients. Whether they are concerned for their own financial needs, or those of their family or business. We do not do it alone, here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Timothy Hender, CFP®, CLU, CLTC
Wealth Management Advisor


Tim Hender has devoted his career to risk management. Tim worked for 20 years in the equity options business. Freshman year of college, Tim started as a clerk with a firm called Botta Capital Management. Shortly after college graduation, he worked his way up to a role as Managing Director for the firm's New York City location. While in New York City trading, Tim was also responsible for managing a team of 15+ market makers.  

After 911, Tim decided to return to his hometown of Chicago. He ran his own successful trading firm on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange for 9 years, called TMY Trading, LLC. A disciplined approach to investing and risk management, is what has always contributed to his success.

The second half of Tim's career has been devoted to working as a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual. The mission of his team is to help successful people create peace of mind, by delivering personalized wealth management solutions. He engages his clients in courageous and passionate conversation to help them achieve their personal, professional and financial goals. 

Luke Andrew Baschnagel

Luke Andrew Baschnagel

Associate Financial Representative
Mobile 312-672-2821

Luke started with Northwestern Mutual as a college intern in the summer 2009 while attending Ohio State University.  At Ohio State, Luke studied Finance and graduated in 2010 with Cum Laude honors.  Upon graduation, Luke continued his career at Northwestern Mutual as a full-time Financial Representative.

In February of 2012, Luke joined forces with Tim and Alan. He is the point man for creating personal financial plans for each of our clients. Luke oversees our investment operations and is here to help with any of your investment needs.

Luke continually makes an effort to expand his knowledge base. He has passed the following exams: Life/Health, Series 6, Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65. He also holds his CIMA® (Certified Investment Management Analyst) certification.

Luke was born in Glenview and currently resides in Chicago. When he's not in the office, he enjoys working out, the outdoors, and watching sports with friends.

Lori Tanaka

Lori Tanaka

Associate Financial Representative
Office 847-663-7078

Lori graduated on Dean's List from the University of Chicago with a degree in Human Development.  She continued her academic career at the University of New Haven, where she earned her Master's Degree in Sports Management while coaching their women's basketball team.

Lori eventually left the athletics realm and joined Northwestern Mutual in May of 2011.  She started in a department that offered support to new financial representatives, consequently working with both Tim and Luke in their early months in the business.  In June of 2013 Lori left her role as the Director of New Representative Support, to join Tim and Alan's team as their Associate Financial Representative. Lori handles all underwriting questions, service requests and scheduling for the team.

Alana Hender

Alana Hender

Marketing Coordinator
Office 847-663-7000

Alana is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire. There she recieved her Bachelors in Health and Human Services and an Associates degree in Applied Business Management. 

She started her career working for Northwestern Mutual in New York City, as their college recruiter.  She spent a lot of time on college campuses talking to young adults about potential careers with Northwestern Mutual.  She eventually worked her way up to Head of Recruiting and Training.  It was there that she acquired a love for this business and industry.

After taking a break to raise her three kids, she is back at it, this time concentrating on marketing and customer service for the team. In her spare time, Alana likes to cook, be on a sunny beach and spend time with Tim, the kids, and their two dogs.


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