Associates

Our financial representatives are the face of our organization. They not only represent the Northwestern Mutual, but they also represent the best interests of their clients. We are proud of their accomplishments, share in their enthusiasm and drive, and help motivate them to achieve the highest level of excellence.

 
 Brian A Como

Brian A Como

Financial Representative
brian.como@nm.com

Financial success doesn't happen by chance. It has much more to do with choice. Transforming aspirations into actuality takes acumen, hard work, discipline and strategic financial planning.  When it comes to your financial goals, each decision you make and action you take will have a significant impact on your future financial circumstances. A good financial blueprint will lay out what you need to do today to achieve your goals tomorrow.

When it’s a matter of planning for the future, realizing the need to take greater control over your financial life is the first step. Choosing someone who has the ability and resources to best address those needs is the next.

As your Financial Representative, Brian Como will listen, clarify and help prioritize your goals and aspirations before developing a financial strategy designed to help you achieve your vision for the future.

Let Brian Como help you ensure your financial future is all you want it to be. 

(413) 748-8700

Brian.Como@nm.com

 
 Christopher M Watroba

Christopher M Watroba, CLU®

Field Director
christopher.watroba@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

(413) 748-6045
 

Christopher Watroba is a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual. The Network's mission is to develop enduring relationships with clients by providing expert guidance for a lifetime of financial security. He uses a four-step approach in working with his clients to understand complex financial issues, and how they can affect life goals — whether a client is working to achieve current financial success, or to protect and preserve assets over the long-term.

For additional information: http://www.christopherwatroba.com.

 
Christopher's Assistant:
 
Andrew Elish
 
Jennifer Roy
 
 

 
 Dana R Barrows

Dana R Barrows, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
dana.barrows@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

(413) 748-8724
 
Dana Barrows has been with Northwestern Mutual for over 30 years. Starting as a college intern, Dana has developed a financial services practice specializing in the areas of Estate and Business Planning.  Dana specializes in working with high net worth individuals and owners of closely held businesses in the areas of business continuity and estate planning. 

A majority of his business is joint work with other Financial Representatives throughout New England and beyond. He works closely with their clients and other professional advisiors to achieve the client's goals and objectives.

Dana continues to serve on a variety of professional and community Boards and is very active within the Northwestern Mutual's Financial Representative Association. 

Assoociate Financial Representative:

Valerie Ducey, CLU®
(413) 748-8724

 
 Darren Alexis James

Darren Alexis James

Financial Representative
darren.james@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

As a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual, Darren assesses the financial needs of each client to help them with saving strategies, and insurance decisions. Darren will help you plan for short-term and long-term goals, such as education expenses, retirement and overall saving strategies. Darren has extensive experience in working with professionals and families to ensure a solid financial plan is established and maintained to help build generational wealth and financial success.

Darren is a graudate of American International College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a secondary major of General Business. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual Darren was employed by Aramark Higher Education. In his six years at Aramark Darren had multiple roles, with his crowning role as The Food Service Director at The United State Coast Gaurd Academy.

 

Darren is a board member of:

Junior Acheivement of Western Ma

 

"It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you have it for." Robert Kiyosaki

 

 
 David Robert Bonomi

David Robert Bonomi, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®

Financial Representative
david.bonomi@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

1312 Memorial Ave.,
West Springfield, MA 01089
P: (413) -748-6494
F: (413)-748-6495
 
David R. Bonomi was raised in Milton, MA. He was taught at a very young age to save a portion of every dollar you earn. He remember's getting his pass book savings statement's and seeing the interest and principle grow over time. Seeing that money could be made while sleeping excited him and continues to do so now!
 
Upon graduating high school, Bonomi became a student at the University of Massachusetts/Isenberg School of Business in 1999. He then graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.  Through his senior year internship, he was introduced to Northwestern Mutual. This internship was the hardest thing he had ever taken on but the rewards continue to be worth the work.

 
 David Yousefzadeh

David Yousefzadeh, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor
david.yousefzadeh@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

O: (413) 772-0238
F: (413) 774-5217
 
David is a representative with Northwestern Mutual (NM). NM's mission is to develop enduring relationships with clients by providing expert guidance for a lifetime of financial security. David Yousefzadeh relies not only on his own knowledge and experience, but also on the expertise of a team of specialists available through Northwestern Mutual. Together, they can provide innovative solutions and professional direction to help clients accomplish their objectives. Please let David know how he might be able to help you realize your vision for the future. David is a graduate of Western New England College.
 
To learn about his specialties, visit davidyousefzadeh.nm.com

 
 Donald A. Mitchell

Donald A. Mitchell

Financial Representative
donald.mitchell@nm.com

As a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual, I strive to cultivate relationships with successful individuals, families, and business owners who want guidance on how to achieve current financial success and how to protect and preserve assets over the long term. Calling oneself a professional doesn't really make one a professional. Professionalism is defined not only by the measure of one's experience, education and accreditation, but by one's character and professional standard of practice in supporting clients as a trusted financial expert.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual I spent over two years as the VP of Facilities and Projects at The YMCA of Greater Springfield. I graduated from American International College with a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration and management.

Through personal commitment, professional associations, accreditations and continuing education, I have worked hard to establish a reputation as a respected professional and to gain the trust of clients. I am currently an active member of Rick’s Place, a facility that provides support to grieving children and their families.

 
 J G Belisle

J G Belisle

Financial Representative
jean.belisle@nm.com

(413) 748-8720
 
Jean graduated from A.I.C. in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.  He started with Northwestern Mutual in 1976.  Jean is proud to mark his 35th year this fall.  Jean worked as an accountant for 2 years as well.  Jean spent 26 years in the Army, most of which was in the US Army Reserves, retiring in 1996 as a Major.

Jean loves seeing people and telling them the Northwestern Mutual story and helping them identify financial needs and showing them ways to address those needs.  Jean lives in Hampden MA and has 2 grown children.

For more information on Jean:  http://jeanbelisle.nmfn.com/

 
 James P Spinelli

James P Spinelli, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Representative
jim.spinelli@nm.com

(413) 748-8751
 

Jim feels that before he can speak intelligently about the services that might be appropriate for you and your family, he needs to get to know you. And, before you can feel comfortable sharing your goals and dreams, you need to get to know him.  He has been representing Northwestern Mutual since 1969 and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jim works with business owners regarding employee benefits and business insurance needs.  In addition, he works with personal needs.

For more informaton: http://jimspinelli.nm.com/

 
 Jamie L Campbell

Jamie L Campbell

Financial Advisor
jamie.campbell@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

As a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, I will help you plan for short-term and long-term goals, such as education expenses, retirement and the recommended investments to match each of your goals. I rely not only on my own knowledge and experience, but also on the expertise of a team of specialists. Together, we can provide innovative solutions and professional direction to help you accomplish your objectives and create a successful financial future.

 

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual I was a Financial Representative at Fidelity Investments in West Hartford, Connecticut. I also previously worked at Charles Schwab in West Hartford, Connecticut as a Financial Consultant. I graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

 

I am an active member of the following organizations:
The Association for Community Living: Finance and Event Planning Committee
Springfield Chamber: Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Association: Planning Committee
Square One: Planning Committee: Annual Tea Party
Board Member of the Forest Park Zoo
Resident Financial Advisor for Lioness Magazine

 
 John H Joyce

John H Joyce, CLU®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor
john.joyce@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

 
(413) 748-8744
 
To learn about John's specialties, visit his website at http://www.johnjoyce-nm.com/
 
John joined Northwestern Mutual in 1994.  He is a Wealth Management Advisor.  He understands complex financial issues, and how they can affect life goals. By working closely with clients to fully understand their situation, John looks to build a relationship that will serve their needs over time.
 
John enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid golfer.  John is heavily involved in the community, taking part in many charitable organizations including the Make a Wish Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament.  In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth soccer and lacrosse teams.
 
Lori Elek - Director of Insurance Services
(413) 748-8746
 

 
 John L Gilfoil

John L Gilfoil, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, LUTCF

Financial Advisor
john.gilfoil@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

(413) 748-8740
 

In 1979 John was laid off as a fork lift operator.  He had one more semester of college to get his degree in Marketing.  He signed up for a sales internship with Northwestern Mutual and never left.  My career profile testing told me to be a funeral director, a teacher or stand up comedian.  My career with NM has taken bits and pieces of all three.

To learn about John's specialties visit: www.johngilfoil.com.

John's Assistants:
 
Muriel Gilfoil
(413) 748-8470
 
 
 

 

Josh David Hurwitz


josh.hurwitz@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

As a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual Josh Hurwitz assesses the financial needs of each client to help them achieve a more secure future by understanding their needs and dreams. Josh will help you plan for short-term and long-term financial goals.

Josh went to Wesleyan University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received All-League Honors as a part of the Wesleyan Football Team.

Josh has extensive experience in client satisfaction and believes in the value of planning for your financial future. 

“If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?” Joe Namath

 
 Laurie Estes

Laurie Estes, CLU®, CASL®, CFP®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor
laurie.estes@nm.com

(413) 748-8774
 

Laurie has been with Northwestern Mutual nearly 15 years, after 20 years of service in the nonprofit sector.  As a Wealth Management Advisor having earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification , Laurie applies a holistic approach to create individual plans and coaches people to take steps toward reaching thier long-term financial goals.  Lauries's practice focuses on those planning for, or who are in retirement.

To learn about Laurie's specialties, visit her web site at www.laurieestes.com.

 
 Merrill Joseph Gagne

Merrill Joseph Gagne


m.gagne@nm.com

413-772-0238
Email Merrill: merrill.gagne@nm.com
 
As a Wealth Management  Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, Merrill develops relationships with doctors, pharmacists and independent business owners who want guidance on how to achieve current financial success and how to protect and preserve assets over the long term.  While his focus is on business owners, he also works with individuals to identify financial goals, suggest solutions to help them reach those goals, and show ways to implement them.  As a Field Director, he is also responsible for recruiting and mentoring full time financial representatives.
 
He is a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Economics.
 
For more informaiton:  http://www.merrillgagne.com
 
Merrill's Assistant:
 
Kathy Morton

 
 Michael A Gaudet

Michael A Gaudet

Financial Representative
michael.a.gaudet@nm.com

(413) 748-9739
 
Michael began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2002.  He is an avid hockey player focusing his fitness on five times a week hockey workouts; in addition he enjoys indoor rock climbing.  He received a B.A. in 1997 from Mass College of Liberal Arts.  He is a previous business owner.  Michael enjoys focusing on financial investment, life and health goals of his clients. 
 
To learn more about Michael:  http://michaelagaudet.nm.com/

 
 Nico J Santaniello

Nico J Santaniello

Financial Advisor
nico.santaniello@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

Direct line: 413-244-0259

nico.santaniello@nm.com

Nico joined Northwestern Mutual as an intern in May 2012 and converted to a full-time Financial Representative in May 2013.  A graduate of Western New England University Nico is thrilled to be able to use his knowledge to work with young professionals and business owners.

For more informaiton:  nicosantaniello.nm.com

 

Tia A Allen
Assistant
tia.allen@nm.com 
413-748-8733

 

 
 Robert J Roy Jr

Robert J Roy Jr


robert.roy@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

413-748-8702
 
After graduating from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors in Science, Rob joined the Northwestern Mutual team in 2006 as a Financial Representative. Rob works on building strong relationships with clients, and helping them achieve current financial success and protect and preserve their assets over the long term.
 
For information go to: http://www.robertroy-nm.com/

Robert's Assistant:

April Vight, Associate Financial Representative
april.vight@nm.com
413-748-8706

Garrick Legault, Associate Financial Representative
garrick.r.legault@nm.com
(413) 748-8702
 

 
 Sharon M Marshall

Sharon M Marshall

Financial Advisor
sharon.m.marshall@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

 
 Tad Malek

Tad Malek

Financial Representative
tad.malek@nm.com

(413) 748-8747
 
Tad joined Northwestern Mutual in 1975, and have been serving my policy owners for over 35 years, specializing in Personal Needs Analysis protecting assets and incomes from loss due to death and disability utilizing life insurance, disability income insurance, and long term care insurance.  I also offer supplemental retirement annuities through Northwestern Mutual Investment Services.
 
Tad has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Akron.  Tad has resided in Northampton, MA for the past 37 years.  He is married to wife Eugenie, who is on the Piano faculty of Mount Holyoke College.  He has two grown children, Diana
and Gillian, and one grandson, Teddy.
 
For more information on Tad: http://tadmalek.nmfn.com/

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