Management Team

Taking on a leadership role at Northwestern Mutual is an opportunity to make an even greater impact, to stretch your personal and professional potential, and foster life-long relationships.

"Before you are a leader, success is about growing yourself.  When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."  Everyone on our management team began their careers as Financial Representatives, and they each understand the responsibilities and dedication it takes to be successful in this industry.  As committed leaders in our financial network, they believe that a strong leadership infrastructure creates mutual success at Northwestern Mutual

 
 Thomas C Farnan IV

Thomas C Farnan IV

Managing Director
Office 518-271-5200

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A native of the Capital District, Tom currently resides in his hometown of Troy, NY. He is a 1993 graduate of LaSalle Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Siena College, Class of 1997.

Tom came to Northwestern Mutual with over 17 years of management experience in the automotive industry.In his dual role at Northwestern Mutual as both a Managing Director, as well as a Financial Advisor, he is able to combine his love of being a leader and working with a team, with his passion for inspiring financial security through his work with his clients.

He has been recognized and awarded within the company for the success of his financial planning business, as well as outside the company as a qualifier for the Million Dollar Round table; a global, independent association for the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals.

His successes speak to the high level of integrity and passion he brings to his work with his clients, as well as his ability to inspire and encourage other Financial Representatives to reach their potential.

 
 Chad Christopher Wildermuth

Chad Christopher Wildermuth

Field Director
Office 518-271-5200

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Chad holds a dual role at Northwestern Mutual as both a Financial Advisor as well as a part of the leadership team as a Field Director. He helps individuals achieve a more secure future for themselves, their families, and businesses by providing a wide range of products and services to address their needs and goals. In his role as Field Director, he is responsible for selectively recruiting and developing a cohesive unit of productive full-time financial representatives. He does this through coaching, developing the Northwestern Mutual culture, and conducting training.

 
 Steven Charles Hunt

Steven Charles Hunt

Field Director
Office 518-690-7712

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Steven came to Northwestern Mutual in 2012 as part of our nationally ranked Top Ten Internship program (Vault Guide, 2015). He started his business as a Financial Representative in 2013 after graduating from Sage College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Having worked his way through both High School and College, he learned firsthand the value of hard work and dedication. These experiences prepared him for comprehensive and focused service he offers his clients now. He also holds a role on our leadership team as a Field Director. In his role as Field Director, he is responsible for selectively recruiting and developing a cohesive unit of productive full-time financial representatives. He does this through coaching, developing the Northwestern Mutual culture, and conducting training.

 
 Michael Glenn Stopera

Michael Glenn Stopera

Field Director
Office 518-690-7931

Michael worked his way through both his undergraduate and Master’s program at Alfred University. He was a collegiate athlete, and Captain of the men’s basketball team – but spent his summers working and saving. He learned quickly the value of hard work and dedication, and also what it meant to be accountable and responsible. These skills and values enabled Michael to begin a successful business in financial planning with Northwestern Mutual soon after the completion of his MBA in 2012.

 
 Thomas J Grant

Thomas J Grant

Financial Advisor
Office 518-271-5200
Office 518-391-5191

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TJ was born and raised in the Capital Region. His interest in business and finance began early in his academic career with his involvement with SUNY Albany's A.B.L.E (Albany Business Leaders Emerging). While taking a marketing class, he was inspired by a presentation given by Northwestern Mutual staff. It touched on how this career not only offered autonomy, high earning potential, and opportunity for growth - but also offered the ability to make an incredible impact on the lives of clients.

He began his career at Northwestern Mutual immediately following the completion of his degree.

He enjoys snowboarding at Stratton Mountain, Mount Snow, and Gore Mountain. He is an avid golfer at the Edison Club, having been taught from an early age by his father. He is part of a large family, where he was the only boy with three sisters - something he says has prepared him well for any of life's challenges!

He is motivated by a strong committment to have a positive impact on the lives of his clients, and is inspired everyday by his friends and colleagues.

 
 Joshua M Lochner

Joshua M Lochner

Financial Representative
Office 518-271-5200

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Josh attended SUNY Albany and achieved his degree in 2012. Having worked his way through school, he learned firsthand the importance of self-discipline, accountability, and commitment. He began his career as a financial representative soon after graduating, and has found great satisfaction in having a positive impact on the lives of his clients and their ability to achieve their goals.

 
 Rory E Farnan

Rory E Farnan

Office Manager
rory.farnan@nm.com
Office 518-690-7963

As the Office Manager for NM-Troy, Rory oversees the Office Team & Staff, ensuring all facets of the District are running smoothly. Rory's duties include; Payroll, Human Resources, SET Team operations and office compliance.

Rory came to Northwestern Mutual in 2012 after roles in the automotive & media industries. Rory's initial role with Northwestern was as an Associate Financial Representative in the firm's Latham office.

A native of Menands, Rory is a graduate of Shaker High School, and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University at Albany. Rory resides in Troy with her husband Tom.

 
 Alyssa Christine Johnson

Alyssa Christine Johnson


alyssa.c.johnson@nm.com
Office 518-785-4141 ext 7980

 

Katrina M Baker


katrina.baker@nm.com
Office 518-785-4141

 

Tai E Stjohn


tai.stjohn@nm.com
Office 518-687-1223

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