Northwestern Mutual Grand Rapids is one of Michigan's largest financial services firms, having been a part of the fabric of communities like Grand Rapids for 150 years. In addition to providing a wide variety of world-class financial products, services, and expertise, our local Financial Representatives are residents who understand and share the values and ideals of the communities they serve. They know the local environment in which companies operate and what it takes to succeed. They also are a conduit to Network advisors and specialists nationwide, broadening the insight they use to help you prepare for your future. 

As Managing Partner, Mitch Glover leads our West Michigan offices in guiding individuals, families, and businesses to a secure financial future. We operate not on insurance or investments alone, but rather bringing them together into one whole picture. With almost100 financial representatives and their teams and offices in Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Portage, Grand Haven and Traverse City, we are uniquely positioned as a leading financial planning firm in West Michigan.

At Northwestern Mutual, the process involves risk management, wealth accumulation and wealth preservation and distribution. Risk management helps to ensure clients are prepared to weather life's storms. Wealth accumulation is structured to make the most of client's money and help them achieve their goals. This leads into wealth preservation, which is designed to deliver financial security and guide the transition of wealth into predictable income in retirement and legacy planning.

What's our office culture like? Take a look.


Leading with Confidence

The Grand Rapids office of Northwestern Mutual honors its mission by operating according to a set of core values: Passion, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence.

Our clients have over $18 billion in total insurance in force and over 83,000 policies. We are a values-driven, inclusive culture that demands exceptional performance and celebrates our successes.

Expert Guidance

We help our clients build and execute a financial plan focused on achieving their most important goals and dreams at every stage of their lives. As the cornerstone of our clients' financial security, our entire organization delivers integrity, excellence, and collaboration to each relationship.


Industry Experience

Under the leadership of Mitchell B. Glover, Managing Partner since 2007, our associates and staff set a standard of excellence not only for Northwestern Mutual, but for the financial services industry. Our Financial Representatives, Advisors, and Specialists are consistently regarded as being among the most highly qualified in the business. They bring to the table some of the industry's leading products, as well as a high level of professional expertise - with the educational degrees and designations to prove it. In fact, our focus on professional designations in 2013 helped us to achieve the highest level of recognition in the Professional Growth Achievement Award in Lifelong Learning in 2014. We continue to promote continued education, as we seek to be the most credentialed field force in the nation.


Community Focus

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Chilldhood Cancer Research is Northwestern Mutual's corporate philanthropic partner, and our Network Office is a proud supporter of its efforts. In 2015, we held various fundraisers, including lemonade stands, golf outing, dress down days, and more. Together, our West Michigan offices raised over $15,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand. This donation will provide over seven weeks of ground-breaking research in the race to cure pediatric cancer. Our goal for 2016 is $30,000!

Click here to make your donation to Alex's Lemonade as part of our effort.

With over 8,000 volunteer hours in 2015, our offices place a big emphasis on the impact we're leaving on not just our clients, but our community, too. Our West Michigan Financial Representatives have been instrumental in charities such as the Lone Survivor Foundation. Community impact drives our legacy.



Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
“The Power of a Game Plan”

Northwestern Mutual hosted a speaker series with Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO. Forbes and Schlifske shared their perspectives on the economy, the financial markets, and the importance of having a sound financial game plan in place regardless of market conditions. The event was part of a three day, seven-city tour and saw over 2,500 attendees. The Grand Rapids event, which took place at the Frederik J. Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, had over 400 in attendance.

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Mitchell B Glover

Managing Partner

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 21 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition

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Good News for Our Clients

In 2018, we expect to again lead the industry in total dividends paid to our clients. Read more.

Northwestern Mutual Expects to Lead Industry In Dividends

Everyone loves dividends. So do we. Our 2017 total life insurance dividend payout is expected to be double our nearest competitor. Learn more.

Northwestern Mutual’s Awards & Accolades

We win a lot of awards. Some things you’d expect. Others might surprise you. Take a look.


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