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We invite you to look around and learn about our firm culture, our philanthropic passions and the people and events that are making headlines for Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in Rosemont. For daily updates, like us on Facebook and follow us onTwitter @NMChi1872 and @CanaleFinancial

Gatherings and Goodwill

Team Rosemont Holiday Cheer to Share, Give and Receive

NM Chicago Rosemont District Holidays 2019The holiday season found us sharing the spirit of the season with others by purchasing gifts on our Giving Tree for Little Friends, a non-profit that empowers children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and thrive in their communities.

We also enjoyed workplace fun from our Secret Santa gift exchange to office decorating contest (congrats to Megan Anton with Kathy McDonald's team) and our annual holiday party. 




Making Headlines

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Fosters Friendly Competition at Office Olympics

Competitive spirits were on display, high fives shared, and awards presented at the annual day of fun. Under the direction of Molly Martin, director of recruitment and selection, and the unofficial chief fun officer, the day’s events included: a water balloon toss, rock paper scissor, Spoon and egg race, puzzle challenges and trivia questions.

When the competition concluded, it was Bryce Simon, Wealth Management Advisor, Brianna Stachorek, Associate Financial Representative and Hanna Grichanek, Advisor who won the coveted gold medal. 

Chicago Tribune Names Northwestern Mutual - Chicago a Top Workplace, Again

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A strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there and the feeling that everyone is in it together, all contributed to Northwestern Mutual – Chicago being named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2019. This is the fourth year we achieved this honor, based on an engagement survey of our financial professionals.


Northwestern Mutual-Chicago in Rosemont Celebrates Bring Your Child to Work Day

Kids enjoy a day at their parents officeAs a company that helps provide financial security, we know the importance of teaching children about money and planning for tomorrow but equally important is teaching them to be compassionate and charitable.

The day’s agenda included an introduction to careers at Northwestern Mutual. The kids turned their focus to community service and created encouraging and uplifting hand-made cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids and raised $125 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. A bonus was them creating a handprint piece of art to hang in our new office space. Of course, treats were part of the day too!


All In - Celebrating Accomplishments and Learning New Things

Another year, another great Northwestern Mutual annual meeting at our corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.  Proud to have our leadership team on stage as we were recognized for our leadership in developing advisors who embrace our full-picture financial planning approach. For our team members, our college advisors and career advisors it was a time for growth, inspiration and fun. 





Northwestern Mutual-Chicago in Rosemont Expands and Opens New Office Location

Tom Canale cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Rosemont financial planning officeTo better serve a growing base of clients and provide a career opportunity that offers a sense of purpose our office has moved to Rosemont. The new office at 9550 W. Higgins, Suite 450, provides additional space to add to the growing team in 2019.

Our Managing Director Tom Canale tapped the region in 2004 when he opened a district office in the O’Hare area with six financial professionals. By remaining true to the values of integrity, growth, accountability and impact, under Canale’s leadership, the district has grown to a team of 53 financial professionals.

Northwestern Mutual – Chicago Tees Off Fore Childhood Cancer Research

The 5th annual golf outing and dinner auction raised more than $159,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

We're grateful to our financial professionals who played in the tournament, attended the dinner and participated in the auctions, our generous sponsors, and associates who planned and volunteered planning and working at the event. The money raised will fund research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Learn more about our childhood cancer program and community involvement

Celebrating Black History Month with our Northwestern Mutual ASCEND Family

Led by Rosemont financial advisor Allan Bell, Growth and Development Director, ASCEND celebrated their second annual brunch in February.  Focused on growth, excellence and delivering financial security to all our Chicago communities, the group meets to share stories and celebrate success.

ASCEND is comprised of a cross-section of NM-Chicago African American professionals including financial advisors, administrative services, compliance and talent acquisition.

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Advisor Named to Chicago's Notable Financial Advisor List 

Top Wealth Management Advisor in ChicagoOur Rosemont Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor Thomas Canale has been named by Crain's Chicago Business as one of "Chicago's Notable Financial Advisor for 2018.The list profiles senior-level financial advisors in the Chicagoland area who have made a significant contribution to the financial industry over the last year.

Congratulations to Tom (center) and his team members Christopher Silva, Megan Lepman, Becky Wachholz and Hanna Grichanik.




More Than Crunching the Numbers

Growing the next generation of financial advisors is a passion of our Managing Director Tom Canale.In the office you can find him mentoring, coaching and leading his team. Outside the office, he shares his professional experience with career changers and financial professionals who are participating in the CFP® Certificate Program at the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Read more in this feature story.



Campus Recruiter Amanda SchiffAmanda Schiff
Campus Recruiter

Amanda was named Campus Recruiter in 2020. She joined our team in 2017 as an Office Administrator and was named Internship Coordinator in 2019. In her new role, she will provide college students and recent graduates with an opportunity to get a hands-on learning experience as they discover a career with impact and purpose. We’re looking forward to her deepening our relationships with select colleges through active recruitment and selection of top-tier, motivated college students.




Thomas J. Canale, CFP™, ChSNC®, ChFC®, CLU®
Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor

An established thought leader, Tom recently was featured in Money. com   and the Dollar Scholar personal finance newsletter for young professionals. He has also appeared in:



Megan Lepman CFPMegan Lepman, CFP™
Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Canale Financial Group


What sets us apart is a continuous commitment to acting in our clients’ best interest along with a commitment to professional growth. We congratulate Megan for achieving the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2019.



Jack Wambach, CFP™, CLU®
Financial Advisor

For the second time, Jack has been inducted into the elite Northwestern Mutual Forum group. This is an exclusive achievement earned by only the top 5% of Northwestern Mutual’s industry-leading financial advisors. We’re proud of his commitment and drive to help families and businesses plan for and achieve financial security.



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