Associates

Our financial representatives have an incredible opportunity to positively impact people’s lives - the lives of their clients, their families and those in their communities. They take this responsibility seriously and so do we. We provide them with the training and support they need to ensure their success, but we know it is their productive work ethic, strong relationship skills and professionalism that make them extraordinary.

 
 Cristin L Goetzka

Cristin L Goetzka

Director of Operations
cristin.goetzka@nm.com

Cristin joined Northwestern Mutual in fall of 2013. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She is fully licensed in life, health, and disability insurance. She is also a Registered Representative with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services holding her Series 6 and 63 FINRA registrations.

Cristin is responsible for handling questions related to our clients’ risk and investment portfolios, and addressing their investment needs and questions. Those items include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Planning Analysis

  • NMIS trades

  • Supply quotes – life, disability income, long term care

  • Schedule insurance exams

  • Provide policy/investment values

  • Expedite owner/beneficiary changes

  • Process changes to your billing methods

In her free time, Cristin enjoys sporting clay tournaments, gourmet cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband Adam and their two dogs, Derbie and Mumford.

 
 Kiara Strunk

Kiara Strunk

Recruiting Coordinator
kiara.strunk@nm.com

Kiara joined Northwestern Mutual in October of 2016. Kiara attended the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater to obtain a degree in Communications and Marketing. Kiara has a strong background in customer service and she is excited to take the role of helping the organization prosper and grow. 

Kiara is responsible for:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Updating client information
  • Welcoming referrals and networking opportunities
  • Coordinating clients and special events
  • Contracting and licensing process
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Technology updates

Kiara and her husband Jeremy have been married since January of 2016. They love spending time with family, friends and dog (Gigi), especially outdoors. In her free time Kiara enjoys playing softball and volleyball, as well as ice-fishing and shooting her bow. 

 
 Laura McManama

Laura McManama

Associate Financial Advisor
laura.mcmanama@nm.com

Laura joined Northwestern Mutual in May of 2014 as part of the internship program. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Upon graduation, she joined the team full-time. She is fully licensed in life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. She is also a Registered Representitive with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services holding her Series 6 and 63 FINRA registrations.

Laura is responsible for:

  • Assisting with meeting preparation
  • Scheduling insurance exams
  • Submitting insurance applications
  • Managing the underwriting process of pending applications
  • Preparing policies for delivery and requirement follow up
  • Processing service work request for current clients
    • Update Client Information
    • Expedite owner/beneficiary/policy changes
    • Premium payment questions

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her puppy, Little Miss Mae “Missy”. She also loves to travel and one day hopes to go to Rio de Janeiro. During the summer months, you can typically find Laura on the volleyball and tennis courts. Rain or shine, she’s always up for a good game!

 
 Nicole M Doty

Nicole M Doty


nicole.m.doty@nm.com

Nicole joined Northwestern Mutual in the summer of 2017. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Art from Cardinal Stritch University. She is fully licensed in life, health, and disability insurance. 

Nicole is responsible for:

  • Assisting with meeting preparation

  • Scheduling insurance exams

  • Submitting insurance applications

  • Managing the underwriting process of pending applications

  • Preparing policies for delivery and requirement follow up

  • Processing service work request for current clients

    • Update Client Information

    • Expedite owner/beneficiary/policy changes

    • Premium payment questions

 

In her free time Nicole enjoys hiking, hunting/fishing and just spending time outside. She also creates artwork (mainly oil paintings) and going to art festivals throughout the summer.

 
 Andrew Creighton Cesar

Andrew Creighton Cesar, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor
andrew.cesar@nm.com

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Andrew came to Northwestern Mutual through the internship program in 2012 as a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  As an intern, Andrew received the Power of 10 Award and was subsequently offered the opportunity to become a full-time financial representative—which he enthusiastically accepted. 

During Andrew’s first twelve months as a full-time representative, he qualified for top-quartile company benchmarks, including:  Pacemaker, Pacesetter First 40, Pacesetter Second 60, Pacesetter Award, Life Impact Award, Bronze Top 50, New Client Award, 100 Lives Club, Midwest Upper Crusade, and others.  In that same year, he also earned his Series 6 and 63 securities  and became certified in Long-Term Care.  In September 2013 Andrew was recruited into field leadership and earned the role of College Unit Director in January of 2014. Andrew has most recently earned the role of Field Director and completed his series 7 FINRA registration.

 
 Adam Scott Goetzka

Adam Scott Goetzka

Financial Representative
adam.goetzka@nm.com

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Adam came to Northwestern Mutual after managing a family business in Warrens, Wisconsin for six years. He graduated from Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and is licensed in Life, Health, and Long-term Care Insurance. Adam recently moved to the Watertown area with his wife, Cristin, to pursue his passion to help others achieve their financial goals, hopes, and dreams. Adam’s mission is to discuss what is important to his clients and their families and then create a financial plan to achieve those goals and dreams. He strives to have an ongoing relationship with all of his clients to support present and future lifestyles.

Some of his hobbies includes playing baseball, Frisbee golf, spending time with friends and family, and watching the Brewers and Packers bring glory to Wisconsin. In August 2014 Adam was recruited into the field leadership team.

 
 Michael David Dean II

Michael David Dean II

Financial Advisor
michael.d.dean@nm.com

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Mike has a bachelor's in Business Administration from Maranatha Baptist University and took extensive coursework in finance, economics and statistics.  His first internship in finance was with the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee.  A combination of the state senate and assembly that appropriates the state budget. Mike worked on several key aspects involving itemizations of the state capital and governor's budgets in addition to comparisons of bonding alternatives and tax reform initiatives.  He is a young enterpreneur that recently sold his mid-size landscaping firm in Brookfield to pursue what he sees as his calling, a career in financial planning and helping others.

 

Mike grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin and married his college sweetheart, Jana, after graduation. He was recruited by several financial planning firms and chose Nowrthwestern Mutual not only because of their industry-leading products, but even more so due to the personal, holistic planning approach they take with each individual and their commitment to doing what is best for each client.

 

Mike lives in Waukesha with his wife Jana. They both love hunting and fishing in addition to playing softball and going for walks. Mike is passionate for his faith in Christ and does extensive volunteer work throughout the community such as coordinating local kid's clubs, local jail ministries and softball leagues.  Mike has also gone to Central Amercia and helped host baseball clinics for young, underprivileged youth throughout the Dominican Republic.

 
 Carla Haubenschild

Carla Haubenschild, CLTC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor
carla.haubenschild@nm.com

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Carla has worked with Northwestern Mutual since June 2008.  She currently works out of her office in her hometown of Fort Atkinson, WI, where she lives with her husband and their son, Blue.  She enjoys the work she does with Northwestern Mutual, especially making financial planning simple for her clients.  She focuses on building the best relationships with her clients because when you know what is important to your clients, it is easy to help guide them toward the right solutions. She holds both insurance and investment licenses and is committed to continued education. 

 
 Daniel A. Cole

Daniel A. Cole

Financial Representative
daniel.cole@nm.com

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Daniel Cole spent 13 years working for Benco Dental, one of the nation's largest family owned dental distributors. He loves the business of Dentistry and in 2016 decided to move that love of business into a financial planning practice at Northwestern Mutual. Daniel enjoys working with individuals, families and small business owners and he is especially passionate to work with members of the dental community in his role as Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual.

Daniel and his wife Laurie have been married for over 16 years and they have three children, Benjamin, Allyson, and Micah. In is free time, Daniel enjoys coaching youth athletics and spending time with his family. He is a die-hard University of Michigan fan and avid Detroit Lions fan as painful as that might be.   

 
 Kyle Cordle

Kyle Cordle

Financial Advisor
kyle.cordle@nm.com

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Kyle Cordle came to Northwestern Mutual in the summer of 2015 as an intern from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He graduated  in May of 2016 with a BBA in Finance, and began his full time career as a Northwestern Mutual Representative.  Kyle is extremely excited to help his clients accomplish their goals and life objectives and to have the opportunity to mentor and work in the internship program.  The internship has been the catalyst to his career and his future and he is eager to provide others with the same life changing experience.  Kyle loves working with young families, as he comes from a large family, as well as young professionals and tradesmen.  He seeks to help his clients take the necessary actions today in order to have the future that they envision for themselves and their families.   

In his free time; Kyle loves hunting, fishing, camping, cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, and playing softball.  Kyle is also very passionate about working in his community through his church and the church youth group of which he is on the leadership team.

 
 Brandon M Willis

Brandon M Willis

Financial Advisor
brandon.m.willis@nm.com

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Brandon grew up in West Allis, WI. Brandon was a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he studied Criminal Justice and played football. After college, Brandon worked as a Sales Representative for Beer Capitol Distributing. Brandon joined Northwestern Mutual in October 2016 and he is excited to utilize the passion and work ethic he learned from athletics to build life-long relationships with his clients.

 
 Sean Francis McGiverin

Sean Francis McGiverin

Financial Representative
sean.mcgiverin@nm.com

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Sean joined the NM team in the summer of 2016, during our internship program. While attending UW-Milwaukee and obtaining a Criminal Justice Degree, Sean stayed an active Representative. After graduating in the summer of 2017, Sean joined Northwestern Mutual full-time. Although, he currently lives in the Milwaukee area, he works out of the Delafield office and continues to have ties to his hometown of Sussex. Sean enjoys meeting new people and his main goal is always to build the best relationships with his clients to help them take the necessary actions today, to have the future they have always dreamed of! Sean is already certified in Life, Health and Long-term Care and working towards his Series 6 & 63.

Sean is best described as energetic and outgoing, someone who always strives to stay busy and meet new people. In his free-time he enjoys staying active; with his favorite sports being football, soccer and golf - he is always up to watch the Packers or try something new. 

 
 Hayley Lauren Kleppin

Hayley Lauren Kleppin

Financial Representative
hayley.l.kleppin@nm.com

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Hayley is from the Greater Milwaukee Area. She first realized her interest in the industry when she went to visit her first financial advisor at the age of sixteen.  It was not long after she realized how her customer service and consulting background would tie into this interest, thus beginning her career at Northwestern Mutual.  Hayley’s priority is making sure her clients are comfortable with the financial planning process and intends to make a positive impact on their lives. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé Andy who is an electrician.

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