Helping Extend Your Success

Welcome to the website for Northwestern Mutual in Vernon Hills. Most success stories result from years of hard work, and individuals and businesses that make it are justified in feeling pride in their accomplishments. In an unpredictable world, however, it is prudent to wonder whether today’s success will be sufficient to meet the needs of tomorrow. Pride becomes a fading memory for those who look back to find that all of the hard work just wasn’t enough.

The professionals at Northwestern Mutual are dedicated to helping ensure that the sweet glow of success never fades. Led by Managing Director Jeff Sons, the Financial Representatives of Northwestern Mutual's Vernon Hills office work closely with clients to assess their current financial situation as well as expected needs and future dreams. Next they formulate targeted solutions that might include investments, insurance or any of a number of financial products or services. Finally, the Financial Representatives of Northwestern Mutual in Vernon Hills remain in touch to provide additional recommendations as shifting circumstances warrant.

Review this site to learn more about Northwestern Mutual in Vernon Hills, its mission, and the people who make it happen.

Looking for a career that puts you in control?

Are you ready for a career that lets you choose your clients, your area of expertise, your work style and hours, and even – depending on how hard you choose to work – your compensation? If so, Northwestern Mutual in Vernon Hills may be the right place for you.

To learn more about a career as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual's Vernon Hills office and find your path to success, call Ashley Wellman at (847) 573-6831 or email her at

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Steve Forbes on “Rebuilding, Reviving and Learning
From the Great Recession”

Northwestern Mutual hosted an event at the Standard Club with Steve Forbes which focused on insights of the key lessons learned in the Great Recession, and how to rebuild and revive the economy. The event was part of a six-city tour and saw more than 3,000 attendees in total.

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Jeffrey W Sons, CLTC®, CLU®, ChFC®

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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Largest Dividend Payout In Company History

In 2019, we expect the largest dividend payout for life and disability income insurance policyowners in company history. Read more.

If You Live For It, We’ll Help You Plan For It.

See what our version of financial planning looks like. Read now.


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