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Leaders of Influence – Wealth Managers: Northwestern Mutual Boasts Impactful Career Opportunities

The Northwestern Mutual offices in Los Angeles County are part of an ever-expanding workplace haven for the entrepreneurial financial services professional. Not only has Northwestern Mutual consistently maintained the highest financial strength ratings awarded to U.S. life insurers by all four of the major ratings agencies(1), it is also one of the top five independent broker dealers in the United States(2). This corporate strength combined with the cutting-edge training and resources of Northwestern Mutual’s Los Angeles County offices provides the ideal infrastructure in which financial services professionals can thrive.

Even during a time when many companies have had to decrease their workforce, Northwestern Mutual is strong, and the Los Angeles network offices represent some of the fastest-growing in the company. Locations in Downtown Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and Manhattan Beach continue to seek new talent for impactful career opportunities across the firm. While the discipline to build lasting success and the ability to form strong and enduring relationships with clients are prerequisites for the financial advisor career, financial services experience is not, thanks to a rigorous on-the-job training program.

“What energizes me most about what we have accomplished in our communities is the impact we have had on people, both as it relates to our clients we serve, as well as the jobs we have been able to create in our local economy with the growth of our firm,” said Juan Baron, Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of West Los Angeles.

In the financial advisor career, the ability to be your own boss, backed by a Fortune 500 company, with support from seasoned experts, award-winning training, significant income potential and the ability to give back are some of the attributes that make it attractive.

Financial advisor Hayley Dickson, one of this year’s Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders of Influence, says of the career, ““After a decade of climbing the corporate entertainment ladder, I found myself jaded and unfulfilled in my position as an SVP. Now, I get to make a difference in my clients’ lives each day, and I’m waking up excited to go in the office.”

Over the past three years, Northwestern Mutual’s Los Angeles County offices have undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation that represents the cutting edge of employee and client experience. Each renovated space features an espresso bar, a state-of-the art client experience center, stunning views, and high-tech conference rooms.

James Verzino is the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles, located at 515 S. Flower St. Fl. 34; Los Angeles, CA 90071. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities in the Downtown Los Angeles office, he can be reached at [email protected].

Juan Baron is the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual West Los Angeles, located at 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 1100; Los Angeles, CA 90025. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities in the West Los Angeles office, he can be reached at [email protected].

Josh Johnston is the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual Manhattan Beach, located at 1230 Rosecrans Ave. Ste. 100; Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities in the Manhattan Beach office, he can be reached [email protected].

1.Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, as of the most recent review and report by each rating agency. Ratings as of: 09/19 (Moody’s Investors Service), 05/19 (A.M. Best Company), 10/19 (Fitch Ratings), 12/19 (S&P Global Ratings). Ratings are subject to change.

2.Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews, May 2019.

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