Career Changers

Changing careers does not have to be a daunting proposition. With the support of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators, and military personnel have two things in common…they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as Financial Representatives with Northwestern Mutual.
Characteristics of a successful career changer:
·         Tremendous work ethic
·         Passion for helping people
·         Resilience
·         Coachability
·         Desire to be a leader
A career as a Financial Representative can give you the independence you are looking for, while having the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual available to you. Please take a moment to check out first hand reflections from individuals who have transitioned from many types of careers into successful Northwestern Mutual Financial representatives.

Meet several of our successful career changers:

Jay Luedtke | Financial Advisor
262.255.1970 ext. 207 |

Jay joined Northwestern Mutual as a career changer, and was introduced to the career by his wife, Jennifer Luedtke, Financial Representative and Corey R. Fleisner, CLU®, ChFC®, Managing Director. In his search for the ideal career, Jay realized he wanted control of his professional life and a strong desire to impact the community financially. Since joining Northwestern Mutual, Jay has established himself among the best Financial Representatives nationally, achieving the Pacesetter 40, Second 60, Bronze Award, Silver Top 50 and Gold Top 50. Recently, he has qualified for prestigeous Lives Leaders Summit and Million Dollar Round Table.

Mark Riebesehl | Financial Advisor
262.255.1970 ext. 210 |
Mark joined Northwestern Mutual in August 2013 as a career changer and was introduced to Northwestern Mutual by a mutual friend of Corey R Fleisner, CLU®, ChFC®. Prior to joining the office, Mark was in a sales and consulting role in the financial industry. Mark was attracted to the financial advisor role for the impact he can make in a clients life, and for the opportunity to build a significant practice tailored by his own vision. Mark has earned significant accolades in his early career including the Pacesetter 40 and Pacesetter Second 60, and Silver Awards.
James Fleurimond | Financial Advisor | College Unit Director
262.255.1970 ext. 235 |
James joined Northwestern Mutual in January 2014 as a career changer and was introduced to Northwestern Mutual by Managing Director, Corey R Fleisner, CLU®, ChFC®. James was working in a managerial role prior to joining the office. The unique career opportunities and training/development at Northwestern Mutual attracted James to the company.


Kyle Gostomski | Director of Professional Selection and Recruiting
262-255-1970 ext. 252 |

Kyle's main focus is to select candidates for our Financial Representative position.

Kyle helps candidates to discover if a career with Northwestern Mutual is the best fit for them at this point in their lives by relationship building, networking and helping them discover their ideal career. As a Financial Representative, you have rewards and opportunities of self-employment, making a positive impact on people’s lives and virtually unlimited earning potential.

Our intern program provides real life experience as a financial representative in a hands-on environment. Our Interns develop their personal and professional skills while challenging themselves to succeed and become confident in their abilities throughout the duration of the program.
To discover more about a career or internship at Northwestern Mutual please call me today!


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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