Ken Dryfhout, CFA, CFP®

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Financial Advisor and Co-Branch Manager
Benjamin F. Edwards - Wheaton, IL
400 S County Farm Rd
Ste 100
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-871-2673


Ken has spent 20 years in the financial services industry with experiences ranging from portfolio management to retail banking to executive leadership. Most recently, Ken served as the Vice President of Strategy & Growth at BCU where he served as Managing Director for the credit union’s wholly-owned RIA, BCU Wealth Advisors, LLC, while shepherding the enterprise strategic planning process. Ken’s new role at Benjamin F. Edwards provides him an opportunity to leverage his expertise for the benefit of our great team and clients. He looks forward to working collaboratively to achieve client goals, leveraging a planning-centric model that prioritizes a consistent, disciplined approach.

Education and Credentials

Ken graduated from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Information Systems. In 2007, Ken became a CFA® charterholder.


Ken and his wife Brenda live in Wheaton along with their four children. He enjoys being outdoors camping with his family, riding his bike or playing golf. Ken currently serves as a member of the Elder Board at Glen Ellyn Bible Church and on the Board of Trustees at Trinity Christian College.

What is a CFA? A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute, formerly the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR), that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas, such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management, and security analysis.

WHAT IS A CFP®? A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 6-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the U.S.