Office Profile

160… 10… 1.

Three numbers that set Northwestern Mutual - Naples/Estero Group apart from the rest of the financial services industry.

160 years and counting.

When you make the decision to work with Northwestern Mutual, you are getting 160 years of experience and expertise that have been passed down from some great financial minds.

We have weathered the powerful storms of history and have made it through to see the light of day, time and time again. When you work with us, you can rest assured that we can help get you through just about anything that steps foot in your way. We have seen it all.

Over 10 nationalities under one roof.

One aspect that that doesn’t just set us apart from the financial services industry, but Northwestern Mutual offices as a whole, is the number of nationalities within the walls of our office.

Our team is made up of incredibly talented individuals whose nationalities & backgrounds include -- The United States, Pakistan, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haití, Colombia, México, Jamaica and Peru.

When you make the decision to work with Northwestern Mutual - Naples/Estero Group, you truly are receiving a diverse set of knowledge.

Led by 1 exceptional leader.

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

– Robin S. Sharma

The success of a team can be directly attributed to the high quality of the leadership that heads that team. While the Naples/Estero Group is packed full of great talent, they are led by an exceptional leader in Chris Pownall.

Chris Pownall is the first one to the battlefield every single day. Why? Well, he is on a mission that can’t wait -- make Northwestern Mutual’s South Florida Group a top financial planning firm in the nation.

It’s a dream he doesn’t take lightly and one that he fully plans to achieve. Because of this, Chris lives a simple and deliberate life -- wake up, workout, punch in a shift, go home, spend time with family. Repeat.

As one of Northwestern Mutual’s Managing Directors, Chris is constantly working to uphold and even exceed his reputation for excellence.

He has signed over 50 new financial advisors and has coached each of them closely as they have launched their careers -- many of which have gone on to have impressive and fulfilling legacies in the financial industry.

His coaching style is straightforward -- put first things first, second things never. In other words, focus on the one thing you need to do every single day to kill it in the workplace, and hammer away at that one thing until you become a master at your craft.

Christopher J Pownall

Christopher J Pownall

Managing Director

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