Career Paths

Career development depends upon a number of factors including personal drive, commitment, capabilities, skills, and experience. Northwestern Mutual supports our financial representatives’ progress by offering areas of specialization and opportunities for leadership training. Our financial representatives are responsible for the path their careers take, and we are responsible for providing them with ample opportunities for growth.

Specialization - The opportunity to specialize in market niches such as disability income, long-term care, annuities and investments. Representatives may also choose to become financial advisors of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC or wealth management advisors of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®.
 
Leadership - The opportunity for career advancement through the recruitment, development and retention of fellow representatives by opening new offices, strengthening existing ones, and supplying the overall structure and support to maintain and grow Northwestern Mutual. A Representative can maintain his/her own practice while helping other representatives build new ones. Leadership opportunities include, but are not limited to:
 
Leadership through Education, Achievement & Development Program (L.E.A.D.): Provides access to an exclusive training curriculum that will help Representatives develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role within their network office.
 
 

College Unit Director (CUD): Leads a group of energized college interns.

Read more about our top-rated internship program.

Michael Ruzek is the College Unit Director for the District Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

michael.ruzek@nm.com

301 N Broadway St Ste 201

De Pere WI 54115

920-435-7597

 

 

 

Jacob UnderwoodField Director (FD): Assists in the recruitment and selection process in order to build a cohesive unit of productive full-time financial representatives.
 
Jacob Underwood is the Field Recruiting Director for the District Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

jacob.underwood@nmfn.com

301 N Broadway St Ste 201

De Pere WI, 54115

920-435-7597

 

 

Dante PizzutiManaging Director (MD): Takes on the unique challenge of balancing personal production and managing a district network office.

 
Dante Pizzuti, CLU®, CLTC is the Managing Director for the District Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

dante.pizzuti@nmfn.com

301 N Broadway St Ste 201

De Pere WI, 54115

920-435-7597

 

 

Managing Partner (MP): Creates a vision and is responsible for the overall success of a network office.

 
Debra Blevons, CLTC is the Managing Partner for the Network Office in Appleton, Wisconsin.

debra.blevons@nmfn.com

4620 North Ballard  Road
Appleton, WI 54913
920-739-1155

Internships

As a financial representative intern, you'll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

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Looking for a supportive team atmosphere that will provide guidance and mentorship? Do you not just want an internship, but one where you can truly make an impact on others? Need one that works around your school schedule?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 21 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition

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To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck