Career Changers

Changing careers doesn’t have to be a daunting proposition. With the support of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators, and military personnel have two things in common … they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual.

A career as a financial representative can give you the independence you are looking for, while having the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual available to you.

Jim McManus - Financial Advisor

James L McManusJim McManus, CFP®, ChFC®, MBA, was the definition of a serial entrepreneur. Being a business owner from the age of 20, the thought of developing his own financial services practice came naturally.  Jim’s experience leading different organizations across a variety of sales and service organizations allowed him to quickly put himself in the shoes of the market he’s currently serving, the business owners and professionals in the Charlotte, North Carolina community. 

Putting himself through the Certified Financial Planner curriculum and successfully passing the rigorous national CFP® exam prior to coming into the profession, gave Jim the formal training in financial services to couple with his 20 years of business ownership and development.  This combination affords Jim the instant credibility with his clients and prospective clients.  

Jim was, and is, a client of Wealth Management Advisor Jennie Derby, prior to joining the Northwestern Mutual team.  “I strive to be an advocate for my clients in working with them to ensure their financial future.  Being a client before joining the organization makes a very compelling case for my belief in Northwestern Mutual.”

 Whitney R Davis

Whitney R Davis

Recruiting Coordinator
Office 704-365-2014

6235 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211

 Abby Grainger

Abby Grainger

Director of Selection
Office 336-725-0159

My Networks: LinkedIn

290 Charlois Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27103

 Claire W Bray

Claire W Bray

Executive Director of Recruitment
Mobile 864-414-2253

501 E McBee Ave Greenville, SC 29601-2942

 Erin Michalewicz

Erin Michalewicz

Director of Recruitment and Development
Mobile 843-806-9359

235 Magrath Darby Blvd, Suite 120, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

 Jennifer Marlowe

Jennifer Marlowe

Mobile 727-744-0352

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

4 Vanderbilt Park Dr, Suite 350, Asheville, NC 28803

 Justin Matthew Williams

Justin Matthew Williams

Office 803-254-0133
Mobile 803-381-8382

1901 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29201


Kaitlyn E Gates

Director of Campus Selection
Office 704-365-2014

6235 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211


Oladele M Ohonme
Office 704-365-2014


As a financial representative intern, you'll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

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