Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 
 Kate Kane

Kate Kane, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 413-748-8711

My Networks: LinkedIn

Contact direct line: 413-748-8711
 
Kate was a graduate of Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She joined Northwestern Mutual in 1986 as an Office Manger and worked her way up through the ranks and is currently the Managing Director for the Springfield Group.
 
For more information: http://katekane.nm.com/
 

 
 Nico J Santaniello

Nico J Santaniello

Growth and Development Director
Mobile 413-244-0259

My Networks: LinkedIn

As a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, I cultivate relationships with responsible, successful individuals and business owners who want guidance on how to achieve current financial success and how to protect and preserve assets over the long term. Whether the focus is family or business, I work with individuals to identify financial goals, suggest solutions to help them reach those goals, and show ways to implement them.  I am proud to be a graduate of Western New England University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance.

     
     

 
 Darren A. James

Darren A. James

College Unit Director
Office 413-748-8710

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

As a college unit director, Darren recruits and trains financial representative interns, mentoring interns as well as some representatives while still providing clients with the financial services solutions offered through Northwestern Mutual.

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

 
 Timothy J Steffen

Timothy J Steffen

Director of Recruitment and Development
timothy.steffen@nm.com
Office 413-748-6000

My Networks: LinkedIn

Contact direct line: 413-748-8770

For more information on career opportunities:  http://springfield-ma.nm.com.

Timothy J Steffen graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007.  As The Director of Recruiting and Development  he  is responsible for coordinating and managing all district network office recruiting efforts and oversees the Campus Recruiter, Caitlan Rice.

 

 

 
 Diane M Barnes

Diane M Barnes


diane.barnes@nm.com
Office 413-748-8733

Contact direct line: 413-748-8733

Diane Barnes joined Northwestern Mutual in 2006 after a enjoyable career with The Girl Scouts.  Diane has been a vital part of the team serving in several capacities.  She is thrilled to be in the current role of Director of Operations.

 

 
 Jennifer A Welsh

Jennifer A Welsh


jennifer.welsh@nm.com
Office 413-748-6000

 

Kaitlan Rice


kaitlan.rice@nm.com
Office 860-570-7400

Careers

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