My Team

As a Wealth Management Advisor for Northwestern Mutual, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Our team comes from various backgrounds and offers a variety of complementing skills. Together, we provide a well-rounded and effective approach to meet all of our client's needs.

What can our team do for you? Please see below for who to contact to help you best.

 
Katie A Larson

Katie A Larson

Director of Insurance Services
Office 630-353-2319

Katie is an expert on the insurance process for both new and existing clients. Katie's diligence and attention to detail place her in a key role on the team in not only providing all insurance service operations, but also acting as a key liaison with clients at all points of the planning process. Katie is the primary point of contact in coordinating the team, as well as collaborating with clients on information gathering for implementation of recommendations. Katie began her career with Northwestern Mutual in November of 2015 having since completed her life, health and LTC licensures. Katie’s extensive background in healthcare services prior to Northwestern Mutual provides her the foundation for creating a strong relationship with clients.

Katie graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology and then continued her education by completing her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on policies from Capella University.  Katie currently resides in Wheaton, IL and enjoys travelling, cheering for the Chicago Cubs, golfing, and a great book.

How can Katie help you?

  • Point person for communication for the team
  • Online account access and NM Connect integration
  • Generation of insurance proposals
  • Questions on paperwork and client onboarding on all insurance related implementation
  • Service requests including beneficiary change, account changes, billing updates, and address changes
  • Underwriting for all insurance related accounts
 
Erik R Krueger

Erik R Krueger

Director of Financial Planning

Erik is the expert on the team for all planning proposals involved in creating a client's personalized financial plan. Additionally, Erik is the point person on the team for all investment operations.  After Kevin can listen and learn about a client's planning goals and provide direction Erik is responsible for analyzing the information and generating planning proposals. Erik has worked with Northwestern Mutual since January of 2013. He has worked with the Centralized Financial Services (CFS) Team during his entire time at Northwestern Mutual, acquiring his Series 7 & 66 along with his life and health insurance licenses. Erik, to continue to add value to the team, recently passed Level I of his CFA Exam. He started as an associate CFS member and is now the Director of the program. Erik's skill set around investment knowledge and the planning software within Northwestern Mutual make him a key member of the team and integral to helping create comprehensive financial plans as well as provide superior ongoing investment service.

Erik attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in May of 2012. He grew up in Plainfield, IL and recently moved to Elk Grove Village, IL. Some of Erik’s hobbies include golfing, working out, and reading. He’s a huge fan of Fighting Illini Basketball as well as the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls.

How can Erik help you?

  • Personal planning analysis
  • Analysis of investments
  • Generation of investment policy statements
  • Assistance with investment products
 
Alexis N Chase

Alexis N Chase, B.S.

Investment Operations Manager

Alexis is an expert on the investment new account onboarding process and provides a personalized client experience on new client accounts. Alexis assists clients during rollover communications with plan providers and is responsible for analyzing client account statements and new account documentation. She also works to bring over assets from former broker dealers and investment firms. Alexis brings a tremendous amount of experience and has worked with Northwestern Mutual for over 5 years. Her specialized experience allows her to provide a high level of efficiency to the new account onboarding process.  Alexis has her IL life and health license along with her Series 6 & 63 registrations and is committed to continued professional growth. 

Alexis graduated from North Central College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics. She now lives in the Chicagoland area.

How can Alexis help you?

  • Establish annuity policies
  • Annuity underwriting
  • Rollover communications with providers of qualified plans
  • Asset transfer process
  • New investment account onboarding and paperwork preparation
 

Brian Serio

Planning Associate
Mobile 630-770-4822

Brian, in conjunction with Erik through the Centralized Financial Services Department (CFS), serves our clients through the creation of financial planning analysis. Brian has worked at Northwestern Mutual since August of 2017. He has worked with the CFS team during his entire time at Northwestern Mutual with overlapping duties on the NMIS Services team assisting Alexis Chase with account onboarding. He currently is actively working towards his Series 7 & 66 investment licenses and holds his life and health insurance licenses. Brian's skill set around data analytics allows him to focus on the numbers and how they integrate into creating a comprehensive financial plan that represents each client's personal definition.

Brian attended Illinois State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Minor in Accounting. He currently resides in Naperville, IL and in his spare time enjoys all things sports.

How can Brian help you?

  • Personal planning analysis
  • Analysis of investments
  • Morningstar reporting
  • Assistance in investment account onboarding
 

Kevin R Earnest, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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