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Leading with Confidence

Northwestern Mutual has 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. The focus always is on you.

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


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