My Team

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

My Associates

 
John A Williams

John A Williams

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-573-6817

John joined Northwestern Mutual in 2005. He has earned the Northwestern Mutual Financial Planning Certificate and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) by the American College and is securities registered as well as licensed for Health, Life, Annuities and Long Term Care insurance. He brings over 10 years of insurance and financial services experience, as well as a rich background in business management gained from years of small business ownership.  John’s experience and his depth of knowledge is crucial to the comprehensive services we provide.

 
Edward B Ketchum

Edward B Ketchum

Director of Investment Services
Office 847-573-6837

Ted joined the team in May 2010 with nine years of experience in financial services with Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for all back office investment operations, as well as relationship management. Ted is active in the local community, serving as golf committee chairman for the GLMV Chamber of Commerce, head coach for his daughter’s soccer team, and singing in his church choir. Ted earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, and his M.B.A. from Michigan State University. He is securities registered and holds his Illinois Life and Health License.

How can Ted help you?

  • Complete mutual fund trades 
  • Enroll new retirement plan participants
  • Expedite all change requests regarding your account
  • Generate consolidated statement reports
  • Opening new accounts
  • Process account transfers and IRA rollovers
  • Provide account balances
  • Research mutual fund
  • Schedule appointments


 
Christine R Palmer

Christine R Palmer

Christine Palmer joined McGuire Financial Group in August 2016 after having worked in money managing as an assistant for four years. She was introduced to us on referral basis through one of her friends, who had also been working in our Vernon Hills office. Through always being very active in her community and working as the president and treasurer of Placing Paws of Illinois, a foster program for dogs, we have come to find that Christie knows of just about everyone in the Lake County area. Christie is also a die hard Cubs fan, married to her college sweetheart, and mother of two adult sons. 

How can Christie help you?

  • Oversees the underwriting process
  • Schedules medical exams
  • Assists with policy owner service related issues
  • Submits all applications for life, disability and long term care insurance
  • Helps clients with questions on insurance billing accounts, insurance values along with other insurance related client service needs
  • Prepares insurance reports for client meetings

 

 
Kathryn G Dieter

Kathryn G Dieter

Financial Planning Consultant
Office 847-663-7164

Katie Dieter has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2007 and serves as my Financial Planning Consultant.  In this role Katie helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals.  Katie also consults with me to provide investment product solutions as part of our long-term strategy which is consistent with the goals outlined in the plan.  Katie holds the Series 7, 63, 66, 9 & 10 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance.  Katie has degree in Sociology and a minor in Mathematics.

 

Sarah Frederick

Financial Planning Consultant
Office 847-663-7123

Sarah Rader has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2015 and serves as my Financial Planning Analyst.  In this role Sarah helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals. Sarah also consults with me to provide investment product solutions as part of our long-term strategy which is consistent with the goals outlined in the plan.  Sarah holds the Series 7, 63 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. Sarah has a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

 

George Charles Mc Guire, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor


McGuire Financial Group

 

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck