Office Profile

Who We Are

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago is a financial planning firm providing expert guidance to help clients manage financial risk and achieve financial security.  A network office of Northwestern Mutual, we provide career and internship opportunities to individuals who are committed to growing a successful financial service practice. You bring your vision and we provide the support.

How We Compare

A Rich Heritage

Northwestern Mutual opened the Chicago office in Illinois in 1872, our unwavering commitment to the Chicago market has endured the great Chicago fire, the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, two world wars, and numerous recessions.

A Legacy of Leadership

In recent history, the Northwestern Mutual - Chicago network office has been a leader in the financial service industry. Al Granum, who headed the agency from 1963 to 1986, literally wrote the book on building a clientele. His advice has been put into practice by corporations all over the world. Bill Beckley, who led the Chicago office from 1986 to 1995 helped establish and integrate investments into the client experience. John McTigue, the office's leader from 1995 to 2015, pioneered long-term full-picture financial planning and developed a culture of integrated financial planning.

Today we stand strong as one of the most successful Northwestern Mutual offices in the country.

The success of the office has stemmed from a combination of strong leadership, formal training and career/leadership development plans, a tradition of giving and service to the community.  It also comes from shared values of integrity, accountability and growth.

A Culture of Innovation and Excellence

  • Our financial professionals are recognized among the best in the nation and consistently receive recognition for delivering financial plans that help their clients achieve their goals.  Their clients reward them with their loyalty.  Northwestern Mutual has a persistency rate of 96% for life insurance in-force, a key indicator of customer satisfaction.
  • Our year-round Top 10 internship program provides students in the Chicago area with an opportunity to grow as a young professional and empowers them to take control of their financial future. 
  • Our Chicago network office has been awarded the Northwestern Mutual Team Award which recognizes superior leadership for new representative recruiting, development and retention. Our retention rate for financial representatives is three times that of the industry.
  • In 2016, the Chicago Tribune named us a Top Workplace.  For six consecutive years, Crain’s Chicago Business named Northwestern Mutual - Chicago (formerly the McTigue Financial Group) one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago[ii]
  • The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has recognized our firm with 30 Northwestern Mutual Foundation Community Service and Community Impact Awards for our hands-on involvement in bettering our communities. This is more than any other Northwestern Mutual network office.

Led by Managing Partner Corey McQuade, our Chicago network office has over 150 financial advisors, representatives and specialists and 35 college interns.  They are supported by more than 100 staff members who provide client service, training and development, marketing and administrative support.

Where We Are
Our professional associates work within the network office or within one of our four district offices located throught the greater Chicagolabd area.

Network Office

Andrew J Higney, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Chief Development Officer
One North Wacker, Suite 4600
Chicago, IL 60606-2841


District Offices

Toby Eng, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
District Director

Michael J. Stahl, CLU®
District Director
Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Downtown
One North Wacker, Suite 4600
Chicago, IL 60606-2841

James Stinson, CLU®, CFP®
Managing Director
Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in Northbrook
650 Dundee Rd, Suite 450
Northbrook, IL 60062-2700

Thomas Canale, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Managing Director
Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in Rosemont
8600 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 420N
Chicago, IL 60631-3579

Chad McQuade, CLU®
Managing Director
Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in Oak Brook
2015 Spring Rd, Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1870

At the heart of what we do is a relentless commitment to doing what is right for our clients, our financial professionals and staff, and our community. If this sounds like the right firm culture for you, we invite you to contact one of our team members today.

- To learn more about building a financial service practice, visit our Career or Internship pages.
- To learn more about our financial representatives, visit our Associates page.  
- To learn more about our philanthropic passions, visit our Community Involvement page.
- To learn more about our the people and events, visit our News and Events page.


[ii] Crain’s Chicago Business (2009-2014)

Corey D McQuade, CLU®

Managing Partner


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

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