Associates

Our financial representatives are the face of our organization. They not only represent Northwestern Mutual, but they also represent the best interests of their clients. We are proud of their accomplishments, share in their enthusiasm and drive, and help motivate them to achieve the highest level of excellence.

 
 Benjamin George Pipala

Benjamin George Pipala

Financial Advisor
ben.pipala@nm.com

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 Darek Macanowicz

Darek Macanowicz

Financial Representative
darek.macanowicz@nm.com

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 Gary L Franzen

Gary L Franzen

Financial Representative
gary.franzen@nm.com

 
 Joseph G Guin

Joseph G Guin, AWMA®


joseph.guin@nm.com

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Joe has over 22 years of experience in wealth management services.  Since joining Northwestern Mutual in December of 1999, Joe has achieved great success.

  • Joe was the Central Region and Company leader in the Bronze (2000), Silver (2001), Gold (2002), and Platinum (2003) Categories.
  • He is an Eleven-time Forum qualifier (2000-2006, 2009-2013) and has been in the company’s top 20. He is also part of the prestigious Pathfinder Group.
  • In addition to growing his district network office, Joe has recently started the Pathfinder Academy. The Academy teaches reps how to build out a balanced practice model.
  • Joe is passionate about giving back; he’s been Chairman of the Investment Products and Services Field Committee and is currently serving his third term as a board member of the Financial Representative Association.

Joe graduated in 1988 from Millikin University with a finance degree.  Joe is married to Catherine and they have seven children: Joshua, Henry, Will, Madison, Conor, Alyssa, and Sydney. 

 
 Kevin B Londos

Kevin B Londos

Financial Representative
kevin.londos@nm.com

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 L. Peter Leone II

L. Peter Leone II, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, REBC®, RICP®


pete.leone@nm.com

Pete has been representing Northwestern Mutual since 1990.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  He was a Captain in the United States Army from 1984-1997.

Among his many achievements, he holds awards and recognition which include:

  • Million Dollar Round Table, Life Member (2011-2014)
  • NAIFA Advisors Quality Award Recipient (2011-2013)
  • National Sales Achievement Award Recipient (1994, 1998-1999, 2004)
  • Attracting Quality Associates Award Recipient
  • National Quality Award Recipient (1994, 1997-2010)

He enjoys being actively involved in Lacrosse America (Coach, 2005-present), Warriors Lacrosse (Coach, 2009-present) and Libertyville High School JV Lacrosse (Asst Coach, 2012-present).

Pete resides in Green Oaks with his wife, Amara and their children Peter and Clark.

 
 Michael S Butz

Michael S Butz

Financial Representative
mike.butz@nm.com

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Mike Butz is originally from Milwaukee, WI and attended Marquette University. He was contracted with Northwestern Mutual in June of 2001 and his client base is founded through his Franternal organization and college network of alumni.

 
 Steven S Kopala

Steven S Kopala

Financial Representative
steven.kopala@nm.com

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