Gordon P Gruenes, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®, CASL®

Wealth Management Advisor

My Business Partners

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

Kurt L. Kidder, J.D., ChFC<sup>®</sup>, AEP<sup>®</sup>

Kurt L. Kidder, J.D., ChFC®, AEP®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.

Kurt Kidder is the Director of Estate & Business Planning for Northwestern Mutual - Chicago. He is also one of the founding members of the Estate Strategies Group (ESG). ESG's focus is comprehensive, inter-disciplinary estate and business transition planning for wealthy clients and business owners. Kurt assists clients in clarifying their goals, auditing their existing planning, and then assembling a team of experts from different disciplines to design the appropriate combination of strategies to reach these goals.

Edward J. Koznarek Jr., CLU<sup>®</sup>, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Edward J. Koznarek Jr., CLU®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Ed provides expert investment and financial assistance to individuals and businesses. He assists people in quantifying their objectives and develops and implements financial solutions tailored to their goals.

Steven H. Domsky, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CASL<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Steven H. Domsky, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor

Steve and his team are a great resource for my clients who own and/or operate smaller businesses. Providing benefits to attract and retain employees is critical to the success of any business. He focuses his practice helping business owners that have between 1 – 50 employees by providing medical insurance, retirement plans, group disability, life and dental plans. We work closely with Steve to ensure a positive experience for our clients' employees, providing great customer service and tax efficient strategies.

Alap Balkrishna Patel, CFA<sup>®</sup>, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Alap Balkrishna Patel, CFA®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Al’s team is responsible for portfolio construction in the development and management of investment solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives. He also participates actively in the analysis, planning and development of solutions for our Financial Planning engagements.

Thomas J. Canale, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChSNC<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Thomas J. Canale, CFP®, CLU®, ChSNC®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor

Special Needs Planning

Planning for a dependent with special needs can be complicated. It is recommended that you work with a team of experts – including an attorney, a financial professional and a social service professional. As a key member to the special needs team, I provide solutions for families with special needs

Allan K Bell, CLU<sup>®</sup>

Allan K Bell, CLU®

Financial Advisor

Special Needs Planning

For the family of a person with special needs, financial planning is a necessity. A well-designed and executed special-needs plan can have a profound impact on your loved one’s quality of life and can help turn your dreams for his or her future into reality. A comprehensive plan can also help you avoid some common mistakes and oversights that could jeopardize the lifetime support of your loved one with special needs. With so much at stake, it’s vital to work with professionals who understand the complexities of  planning for a person with special needs.  In fact, getting advice from someone without this expertise may do more harm than good.


Bryce Alan Simon, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Bryce Alan Simon, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Disability Income Specialist
Our Disability Income Specialist assists individuals and businesses design a disability income insurance program for both individual and group needs.
Financial Representative
Wealth Management Advisor

Bryce is the Group Long Trerm Disability Income Specialist for Northwestern Mutual - Chicago. He works with business owners in evaluating what gaps exist in their current plans, educating them on the options available in the marketplace, and creating plans to fill in those gaps.

Christian Dill, CFA<sup>®</sup>, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Christian Dill, CFA®, CFP®

Financial Representative
Wealth Management Advisor

Chris Dill joined Northwestern Mutual in 1990. He has spent over 20 years working with his clients to develop Wealth Mamagement strategies to complement their planning.  In 2001 Northwestern Mutual-Chicago appointed Chris as the Associate Investment Specialist, later becoming the Senior Investment Specialist in 2002.


Christina I Collins, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CPWA<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>

Christina I Collins, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Financial Representative

Christina specializes in helping clients prepare for and transition into retirement.  She makes complicated informatio easy to understand.  Her aim is for her clients to enjoy retirement, not worry about income, and meet their legacy goals.

Christina was recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 100 Women Advisors for 2018.



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