Office Profile

Who We Are

Northwestern Mutual – Chicago in Deerfield is a financial planning firm providing expert guidance to help clients manage financial risk and achieve financial security.  Since 1995, a district office of Northwestern Mutual - Chicago, we provide career and internship opportunities to individuals who are committed to growing a successful financial service practice. You bring your vision and we provide the support.

A Culture of Innovation and Excellence

  • Our financial professionals are recognized among the best in the nation and consistently receive recognition for delivering financial plans that help their clients achieve their goals.  Their clients reward them with their loyalty.  Northwestern Mutual has a persistency rate of 96% for life insurance in-force, a key indicator of customer satisfaction.
  • Our year-round Top 10 internship program[i] provides students in the Chicago area with an opportunity to test drive and jump start a career. On average, 1 out of 3 former interns becomes a full-time representative upon graduation.
  • Our Chicago network office has been awarded the Northwestern Mutual Team Award which recognizes superior leadership for new representative recruiting, development and retention. Our retention rate for financial representatives is three times that of the industry.
  • In 2018, the Chicago Tribune named us a Top Workplace for the second year in a row. For six consecutive years, Crain’s Chicago Business named Northwestern Mutual - Chicago (formerly the McTigue Financial Group) one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Chicago[ii]
  • The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has recognized our firm with 31 Northwestern Mutual Foundation Community Service and Community Impact Awards for our hands-on involvement in bettering our communities.

Led by Managing Director James Stinson, our Deerfield district office is part of the Northwestern Mutual - Chicago network office. Together we have over 150 financial advisors, representatives and specialists and 35 college interns.  They are supported by more than 100 staff members who provide client service, training and development, marketing and administrative support.

At the heart of what we do is a relentless commitment to doing what is right for our clients, our financial professionals and staff, and our community. If this sounds like the right firm culture for you, we invite you to contact one of our team members today.

- To learn more about building a financial planning practice, visit our Career or Internship pages.
- To learn more about our financial representatives, visit our Associates page.  
- To learn more about our philanthropic passions, visit our Community Involvement page.
- To learn more about our the people and events, visit our News and Events page.



James Thomas Stinson, CLU®, CFP®

Managing Director

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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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 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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