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This is an exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago. We're strong, innovative and growing. And we want you to grow with us.

As a Northwestern Mutual financial representative, you'll build lasting relationships with your clients and help them achieve their financial goals. And you'll help solidify your own future, too. This career offers flexibility at a company where hard work is valued and rewarded. Our financial representatives receive comprehensive learning and development, and ongoing support to build thriving careers as independent business people.

Our award-winning training program will help you:

  • Get off to a fast start and maintain high performance over time.
  • Grow and develop over your career through learning paths designed to guide you along the way.
  • Pursue advanced professional designations and certifications with financial support.

Why Northwestern Mutual?

Our representatives exemplify strength of character, compassion for others, and the confidence that comes from making a difference in the lives of their clients. Along with our network office staff and management team, our representatives have enthusiastically embraced the recruitment process, understanding how it contributes to the diversity, growth and development of our community.

Our focus on doing right by our clients, as well as our employees, field force, and community, has earned us premiere national recognition including:

Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago Recognized as a 2019 Chicago Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune

We are proud to be recognized as a 2019 Chicago Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune, a testament to the winning culture we have in our firm. If you're interested in a high-impact, rewarding career with one of the top places to work in the Chicagoland area, let's talk!

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Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Chief Development Officer


Catherine LaPlante Guin serves as the Chief Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago and Co-Managing Director of the West Loop District office. She has been in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, 17 of which have been spent with Northwestern Mutual.

Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and resides on the North Shore with her husband Joe and their children. She serves on the Neuroscience Leadership Board of Rush University and Hospital, and is active with the Loyola Academy Rowing Parents’ Alumni Association. Through her work at Northwestern Mutual, she is also a supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and their efforts to cure childhood cancer.

Rachel Methling

Rachel Methling

Director of Recruitment and Selection


Rachel serves as the Development Officer/ Director of Recruitment and Selection for our North Shore and West Loop offices, and is accompanied by Amy Rauscher, Director of Recruitment and Selection. She has a background in recruiting and relationship building, and is passionate about meeting new individuals, hearing their story, and advising them into appropriate opportunities.

Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved back home to Chicago to begin her professional recruiting career.

Rachel resides in downtown Chicago and enjoys taking workout classes, trying new restaurants, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family and friends.


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

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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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