Career Paths

Our Financial Representatives exemplify character, quality and diversity, and along with our staff and management team enthusiastically embrace the recruitment process and how it contributes to the growth and development of our community.

We know that building your own business is difficult without help. The Northwestern Mutual management team in Louisiana and Mississippi is committed to building a cohesive unit of productive full-time financial representatives.

Supporting the development of our financial representatives helps strengthen Northwestern Mutual. We provide continuous opportunities for advancement through specialization and leadership training. Everyone's career path is unique, so our independent financial representatives control the choices they make to help direct and furthur their careers.


Career Paths

Career development depends upon a number of factors including personal drive, commitment, capabilities, skills, and experience. Northwestern Mutual's offices in Louisiana and Mississippi support our financial representatives’ progress by offering areas of specialization and opportunities for leadership training. Our Financial Representatives are responsible for the path their careers take, and we provide them with ample opportunities for growth.

Specialization - The opportunity to specialize in market niches such as disability income, long-term care, annuities and investments. Representatives may also choose to become financial advisors or wealth management advisors of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®.

Leadership - The opportunity for career advancement through the recruitment, development and retention of fellow representatives by opening new offices, strengthening existing ones, and supplying the overall structure and support to maintain and grow Northwestern Mutual. A Financial Representative can maintain his/her own practice while helping other representatives build new ones. Leadership opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership through Education, Achievement & Development Program (L.E.A.D.): Provides access to an exclusive training curriculum that will help Financial Representatives develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role within their network office.
  • College Unit Director (CUD): Leads a group of energized college interns.
  • Field Director (FD): Assists in the recruitment and selection process in order to build a cohesive unit of productive full-time Financial Representatives.
  • Managing Director (MD): Takes on the unique challenge of balancing personal production and managing a district network office.
  • Managing Partner (MP): Creates a vision and is responsible for the overall success of a network office.

 

 
 Melissa M Overholt

Melissa M Overholt

Campus Recruiter
melissa.overholt@nm.com
Office 504-831-8146

Melissa is our campus recruiter for the New Orleans area.

 
 Michael G Bazile

Michael G Bazile

Recruiter
michael.bazile@nm.com
Office 985-246-5857

My Networks: LinkedIn

Michael is our recruiter for the Northshore area.

 
 Katherine E Dantin

Katherine E Dantin

Recruiter
katherine.dantin@nm.com
Office 225-408-4573

My Networks: LinkedIn

Katherine is our recruiter for the Baton Rouge office.

 
 Abigail O Payne

Abigail O Payne

Recruiter
abigail.o.payne@nm.com
Office 337-769-1893

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

Abigail is our recruiter for the Lafayette office.

 
 Sarah R Rainwater

Sarah R Rainwater

Recruiter
sarah.rainwater@nm.com
Office 337-437-7826

Sarah is our recruiter for the Lake Charles office.

 
 Alexandra Genevieve Gagnier

Alexandra Genevieve Gagnier


alexandra.gagnier@nm.com
Office 504-620-4818

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

Alexandra is our recruiter for the New Orleans area.

 

Ciara Bloemer

Recruiting Coordinator
ciara.bloemer@nm.com
Office 504-831-8146

Ciara is the recruiting coordinator for the New Orleans Office.

 
 Zachary Alexander Grossenbacher

Zachary Alexander Grossenbacher

Recruiter
zack.grossenbacher@nm.com
Office 504-831-8146

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

Zack Grossenbacher is the recruiter in the Jackson/Ridgeland area in MS.

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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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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