Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 
 Jacob Underwood

Jacob Underwood

Managing Director
Office 920-435-7597 ext. 101

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After beginning his career in the Klinger Network Office of Toledo, Ohio, Jake grew as the most tenured Growth and Development Director at Northestern Mutual Green Bay. Jake is responsible for identifying high quality individuals in the community and introducing them to a career with Northwestern Mutual. Jake oversees all new Financial Representative and Advisor development across the District, and maintains individual Mentor relationships with Green Bay's associates, providing direction and coaching. Jake also focuses on developing new Leaders for the Fleisner Network Office.

While giving his time in a Leadership capacity, Jake also runs his own practice, exemplifying the diligence and hard work that goes into a successful career at Northwesern Mutual.

 
 David Mesa

David Mesa, CLTC®, B.S.

Field Director
Office 920-435-7597

After graduating from the College Internship Program himself, David became involved in College Financial Representative recruitment and development. David is now responsible for identifying high quality professionals in the community and introducing them to a career with Northwestern Mutual. David maintains a Mentor relationship with his full-time Financial Representatives and Advisors, providing direction and coaching.

While giving his time in a Leadership capacity, David also runs his own practice, exemplifying the diligence and hard work that goes into a successful career at Northwesern Mutual.

 
 Jacob D Schmahl

Jacob D Schmahl, RICP®, CLTC®, B.S.

Field Director
Office 920-435-7597

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After graduating from the College Internship Program himself, Jake grew as College Unit Director within the Bohannon Network Office, involved in College Financial Representative recruitment and development. Jake is now responsible for identifying high quality professionals in the Greater Green Bay community and introducing them to a career with Northwestern Mutual. Jake maintains a Mentor relationship with his full-time Financial Representatives and Advisors, providing direction and coaching.

While giving his time in a Leadership capacity, Jake also runs his own practice, exemplifying the diligence and hard work that goes into a successful career at Northwesern Mutual.

 
 Scott Michael Kuether

Scott Michael Kuether

College Unit Director
Office 920-435-7597

Scott started with Northwestern Mutual in February of 2015 as a college intern.  He was promoted to a full time representative in May of 2015.  Prior to joining the company Scott was a Marketing/Economics student at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where he received his degree.  Scott and his team work with their clients on wealth accumulation and insurance protection. They help their clients save and invest money efficiently while striving to protect them, their families, and/or businesses along the way through Northwestern Mutual's world class insurance.

When not in the office, Scott enjoys spending quality time with his family, his wife Brooke, and their Morkie Stella. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time on the course with clients and friends.

He also enjoys being in the outdoors which includes hunting, camping, and fishing. He holds season tickets for the Packers and is an avid Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks fan.

 
 Christopher K Knutson

Christopher K Knutson

Director of Development
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Office 920-739-1155

Chris Knutson joined Northwestern Mutual on April 1, 2001 as the first Shared Trainer in the company.  He worked with 3 General Agencies in Wisconsin; the Blevons Agency in Appleton, The Gruenstern Agency in Oshkosh and the Kosnick Agency in Madison. He did all the training of new Financial Reps and College Financial Reps coming into those territories for his first 10 years. In 2011, Chris joined the Blevons Agency in Appleton as their Director of Training and Development to conduct all aspects of training for 5 years.  In 2015, Chris transitioned into the Green Bay district office as the Director of Development. Currently he wears many hats in the Green Bay office as the Director of Operations, District Financial Liaison and the Director of Development to name a few. 

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