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The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 
 Robert R Styrkowicz

Robert R Styrkowicz, CLU®

Managing Director
Office 630-723-5060

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Bob joined Northwestern Mutual in 1999, initially with The Scott Carr District Network Office in Schaumburg, IL. Utilizing the Granum Principles, Bob has averaged writing over 120 lives and 60 new clients per year over. He was named Rookie of the Year for the Harry Hoopis Network Office and Scott Carr District Network Office. Bob has obtained MDRT membership for ten years, (Qualifying Member 2005 - 2013,  Qualifying/Life Member 2014),  and also spent most of that time in various leadership roles including mentor, recruiting field director and most recently appointed Managing Director in Naperville, IL. Bob believes financial security is different for every person and it varies throughout life.  Bob looks at the process of achieving financial security as the peace of mind that comes from taking action today to provide for tomorrow.  He believes his role with his clients and reps is first, understanding their vision, and then making it come to life.  Bob is currently the Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual-Naperville and lives in Wheaton with his wife Kelly and three sons Russ, Ben, and Will. In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time with family/friends, golfing and fishing.

 
 Ryan J Kramer

Ryan J Kramer

Managing Partner
ryan.kramer@nm.com
Office 630-353-2320

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Ryan is from Forsyth, IL, near Decatur.  He graduated from     Illinois State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 1998.  He started with Northwestern Mutual Financial in 1997 through an internship his senior year and became a full-time Financial Representative in June of 1998. 

Ryan has received many industry awards, including Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Qualifying Member from 2003-2009, National Sales Achievement Award (NSAA) 2002, 2004, 2006 and National Quality Award (NQA) 2002, 2006-2010.  He was a finalist (#9) for the Mike Gish Memorial Award in 1999.   He finished in the top 100 of New Clients for the entire company multiple times, a perennial 100+ lives writer and +33QI qualifier. 

Ryan was the Network Office New Financial Representative of the Year in 1999, in the John Wright Agency.  He was a Top 10 (#7) College Unit Director and then became a Field Director for 3 years.    In October 2005, Ryan relocated to Cincinnati and joined RPS Financial Group as a Managing Director where he opened a scratch district office.  Ryan won the OARS award his first two years eligible in Cincinnati.  Ryan took over as Managing Director in Kansas City, Missouri in the spring of 2008.  In just over 4 years the office grew by over 65% in production and continually finished in the top 3 in the country in lives, new clients and premium.   In 2012, the Kansas City college program finished #3 in the country.  

Ryan was awarded the Ingram’s magazine’s 40 under 40 in Kansas City in 2012.  In October of 2012, Ryan relocated to Northwestern Mutual home office in Milwaukee taking on an Assistant Regional Director role.  In that role, he traveled around the country working with our Northwestern Mutual offices and preparing for his last role as Managing Partner.  On June 1st, 2015, Ryan assumed the role of Managing Partner in Downers Grove, IL, which serves the Chicago land area with offices in Chicago, Naperville, and Schaumburg. 

He enjoys many sports, exercising and has been involved with Children’s Mercy Hospital and a member of Church of the Resurrection.  Ryan recently relocated to Elmhurst, IL with his wife, Jennifer, his son Kasen and daughters Kinsley & Kadence.

 
 Lauren E Richgruber

Lauren E Richgruber

Director of Selection
lauren.richgruber@nm.com
Office 630-353-2300

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 James L Henneman Jr

James L Henneman Jr

Financial Advisor
Office 630-631-5490

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This year Jim is celebrating his 30th year with Northwestern Mutual. Jim joined Northwestern Mutual in 1984, he has serviced as a Financial Representative, Field Director, Managing Director, and Jim is currently servicing as a Financial Advisor.
 
Jim believes financial security is different for every person, and it varies throughout life. Jim looks at the process of achieving financial security as the peace of mind that comes from taking action today to provide for tomorrow. He believes his role with his clients is first, understanding their vision and then making helpful recommendations.
 
Jim has earned many awards throughout his career, including the National Sales Achievement Award 1990, and the National Quality Award, which he received 10 times (1986, 1988-1995, 2002).

 
 Marta Garland

Marta Garland

Executive Assistant
marta.garland@nm.com
Office 630-723-5074

 
 Catherine Plate

Catherine Plate

Sales Execution Team
catherine.plate@nm.com
Office 630-631-5483

 
 Lauren N Rusnak

Lauren N Rusnak

Campus Recruiter
lauren.rusnak@nm.com
Office 630-353-2318

 
 Alex L Wilkinson

Alex L Wilkinson

Recruiting Field Director
Office 630-723-5086

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 Jason E Frano

Jason E Frano

Field Director
Office 630-264-3188

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