Adam Neubauer is a Wealth Management Advisor with the Goris Agency at Northwestern Mutual in Vernon Hills, IL. He joined Northwestern Mutual as an intern in 2000 and took a full-time contract in 2001 after discovering his passion for helping people plan for their future. Adam’s areas of expertise consist of: investment services, retirement & business planning, life, disability & long-term care insurance, annuities & education planning.
He has won numerous awards for his career production including the National Quality Award and #1 in his agency for calendar year 2017. Adam has qualified for The Northwestern Mutual Forum five times. Adam’s overall goal is the help people define, build and enjoy prosperous lives.
Adam has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table since 2003 and has reached both lifetime member and Top of the Table for the past several years. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Adam resides in Long Grove, IL with his wife Meredith, four children Emma, Lila, Noah & Jonah and three dogs Roxy, Max & Hava.
He enjoys spending time with family traveling across the country in his motorhome as well as playing golf, tennis, soccer and basketball.
Ken started his financial advisor career with R. W. Baird and Co., in 1985, joining Northwestern Mutual in 2003. Prior to his career as a Wealth Management Advisor, Ken practiced business law with his J.D. degree from Syracuse University. He felt the need for a career he was passionate about, which included helping people plan for their financial future. Those are the reasons he was drawn to Northwestern Mutual. Ken was confident that with his broad educational background, hard work, and his people skills, he could make a career change work. Ken focuses on building long-term relationships based on integrity, knowledge and commitment.
Along with his 1982 law degree, Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Risk and Insurance Management, from Michigan State University making him a lifelong passionate Spartan! He has been married to his wife, Rosalyn, since 1982. They have two adult daughters, Natalie and Laine and an adorable pup name Rubie. Ken is also the proud grandfather to Landon.
In his free time, Ken enjoys scuba diving, reading, Chicago theater, live music, golf and baseball. He is a current member, and past president, of the Executives Guild and Trustee of the Buffalo Grove Police Pension Board, for 12 years.
Danny joined our team in 2018. He has over 20 years of client service experience in the hospitality and management industry and was previously a General Manager. Danny is here to assist in providing a warm and inviting experience by helping the families and business we work with.
Danny is an Associate Wealth Management Advisor who holds his life, accident & health license, series 7 & 63 licenses. We are very delighted and fortunate to have him on our team. Should you have any questions or need assistance with your investment accounts please do not hesitate to reach out to Danny. Danny lives in Libertyville with his wife Mary and daughter Briella. When Danny is not working you will most definitely find him on the golf course.
Tracy joined our team in March, 2007. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Retail and Consumer Studies. Tracy has a high level of interest in customer service with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Her goals include being a critical part of the team that makes your experience with Northwestern Mutual the very best. Tracy holds her life, accident & health license and assists with our team’s day-to-day operations, scheduling appointments, client communication, marketing and client events among several other areas as well.
Tracy resides in Northbrook with her husband AJ, three daughters, twins Sammie & Maddie, and Zoey as well as her two dogs Myka & Sprocket. As a high school varsity tennis player, Tracy is very passionate about the sport and can often be found on the tennis court even in the unpredictable Chicago weather.
Daniel Mortell joined our team in 2019. He comes to us from the investment management side of the industry having spent the last 10 years representing both institutional and retail asset management firms. Daniel graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is also a CFA charterholder and member of the Chicago CFA Society and hold his life, accident and health license along with his Series 66 & 7.
Daniel lives in Glenview with his wife Ellen and two daughters, Madeline and Claire.
Michelle has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2010, specializing in insurance and client support. She enjoys providing a world class experience to clients through excellence in service. She is a graduate of Augustana College and currently lives in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with her son, Broderick.
Michelle handles submitting life, disability and long-term care insurance applications as well as annuities. She oversees the underwriting process, schedules medical exams and assists with policy owner service-related issues for Adam's practice. Michelle can help you in answering questions regarding insurance service billing accounts, current insurance values, along with other insurance related client service needs.
Hope has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2013 and serves as our Investment & Planning Operations Associate. In this role, Hope helps deliver financial security to our clients by developing personalized financial plans based on our client's specific goals. Hope is an Associate Wealth Management Advisor who holds her life, accident & health license, series 7 & 63 licenses.
We are very excited to have Hope on our team. Should you have any questions or need assistance with your investment accounts please do not hesitate to reach out to Hope. Hope has a degree in Political Science from Trinity College.
Prior to joining our team in 2017, Caroline was an Executive Assistant for 16 years which greatly prepared her for the role she has with our team today. Caroline delivers excellent client service and communication and pays great attention to detail. We are super thrilled to have Caroline part of our team.
Caroline holds her life, accident and health license. She studied Business Administration at Illinois State University and Operations Management and Supervision at DePaul University. Caroline resides in Des Plaines with her husband Paul and their two children Maeve and Patrick.
Drew joined Northwestern Mutual in January 2019. Prior to the start of his career with Northwestern Mutual, Drew was a Sales & Marketing Operations Manager for eight years.
Drew has his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Management from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is licensed in life, accident & health and holds his series 6, 63 and 7 investment licenses. Drew resides in Vernon Hills with his wife Julie and has two adult twin boys Dan & Scott.
Rosalyn, aka “Roz”, has been with our team since 2019. She is a retired Audiologist, with a M.A. from Michigan State University, where she met her husband, of 38 years, Ken. A scientist, at heart, her professional career includes working for hospitals, ENT and Ophthalmology practices, as well as Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Her past 8 years have been as a personal assistant to a busy mortgage broker, where she was able to expand her knowledge in a completely different field. Because she enjoys working, learning and contributing to a team environment, her addition to Northwestern Mutual has been a welcomed experience. Outside of work, her hobbies include cooking, birding, reading, vegetable gardening, walking, jewelry making, as well as spending time with the family she shares with Ken.
Christy has worked with us since 2014. She communicates with clients and schedules meetings. It is her pleasure to connect with clients and make sure they experience the care and attention to detail that their planning deserves.
Christy has a background in music entertainment and event planning, and a degree in English Literature. She is a singer and published author.