Brian G Petrando, CLU®

Financial Representative


30 Years with Northwestern Mutual

After graduating from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1987, Brian joined the
Northwestern family as a financial representative at the Northfield Office in Illinois. He saw a gusto in the company and personal opportunities to create a significant impact on the world using his tools of comprehensive planning.

He understood not everyone is a good planner but wanted to be there to help from start to end from those in need. For the next five years, Brian continued to build a personal practice with his clients and hone his skills with the company. His enthusiasm and charisma led to the undertaking of the responsibility of field director of the Northfield office in 1991.

As director, he was tasked with attracting and developing a new generation of financial advisors.
In 1996, Brian then chose to move his practice to Aurora, Illinois where he took residence as the acting field director for the newly qualified financial representatives there.

While in Aurora, Brian adopted a mentor-mindset among his representatives which later prompted his
evolution to Managing Director of the Aurora office, a position he would hold for the next twelve years.

During his stint as Managing Director, Brian was invited to join the prestigious Emerging Leaders
Program at Northwestern where he would engage and learn from the company’s best. The experience was quintessential to evolve Brian’s niche at Northwestern. Subsequently, the company recognized his leadership abilities and afforded him the opportunity to become Managing Partner at the Fort Worth office. In early 2010 Brian accepted the position and relocated with his wife and children to serve as Managing Partner. Regrettably, the position required Brian to step away from engaging hands-on in the field he spent twenty years
influencing and building.

Eight years later Brian made the decision to reallocate the entirety of his attention to providing
financial guidance in the community he has grown to hold dear as a financial advisor; and, he couldn’t be happier doing so.

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 1987.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Arts Business - Economics DePauw University

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