Management Team

 Chris Shouler

Chris Shouler

Managing Director
Office 516-454-5257

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Chris joined Northwestern Mutual in 1987 after graduating from C.W. Post University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.  Chris focuses on helping provide financial security through a holistic and personalized approach to each of his clients based on their specific needs specializing in Risk Management and Wealth Accumulation.

As Chris built and integrated his advisory practice, he also took on various leadership roles within the organization and was appointed Managing Director of the Farmingdale District Office in 2001.  As Managing Director, he balances his time working with his own clients on their personal financial planning as well as identifying and developing new advisors within the firm.

Chris, along with his office donate countless hours to various charities in the Long Island Community ranging from raisiing money to help find a cure of childhood cancer to cooking breakfast for the residents of Long Island's Ronald McDonald House.

In his personal time, Chris enjoys golfing, photography and spending Summers in Montauk, NY.  Chris resides in St. James, NY with his wife Kathy and their son, Ryan.


 Alex Felipe Klein

Alex Felipe Klein

Growth and Development Director
Office 516-454-5263

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Alex joined Northwestern Mutual after graduating from Stony Brook University in 2009 with a degree in Business and Economics.  Alex focuses on helping to provide financial security through a holistic and personalized approach to each of his clients based on their specific needs.  Providing them with sound financial advice, holistic and comprehensive financial planning, through innovative solutions and personal commitment.

Alex is a Growth & Development Director for the firm.  As a Growth & Development Director, he balances his time working with his own clients on their personal financial planning as well as helping the office recruit and develop new Financial Advisors.  Since joining Northwestern Mutual he has qualifed for Million Dollar Round Table several times.  He's also attended both the Leadership Academy and Fastrack Academy at Nothwestern Mutual's home office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Fastrack Academy is a company tradition that began in 1944.  To attend, Financial Advisors must meet production qualifications and have the approval of their Managing Partner.  Through its interactive forum, Fastrack Academy provides an impactful learning experience that inspires leading Financial Advisors to reach higher levels of productivity and professional growth.

During his free time, Alex enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife Brittany, daughter Kennedy and son Anderson.  They enjoy spending their weekends in Montauk, NY on the east end of Long Island.


 Jason Albano

Jason Albano

Field Director
Office 516-454-5252

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Jason joined Northwestern Mutual as a career changer in 2013 after spending 15 years working in the Hedge Fund industry.  Jason focuses on helping to provide financial security through a holistic and personalized approach to each of his clients based on their specific needs.  Jason's team specializes in pulling a thread through investment, insurance, tax and financial and estate planning ideas.

Jason is a Field Director in the firm.  As a Field Director, he balances his time working with his own cllients on their personal financial planning as well as helping the office recruit and develop new Financial Advisors.

During his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole and three daughters, Jennifer, Leah and Samantha.  Jason is on the Board of Directors of the Lindenhurst American Little League and coaches his daughter's travel softball teams.



 Marc B Eisenshtat

Marc B Eisenshtat

Field Director
Office 516-454-5256

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As a Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor, in all situations Marc will make those recommendations which he would do for himself and his family if faced with a similar situation.

By matching your needs with innovative solutions, utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products, Marc will do his best to help you protect and provide for those people you care about most.  Marc will work hard to build a relationship with you based on trust and integrity, always striving to provide you with the same level of ethical service that he would expect for himself.

Creating Financial Plans for Your Business and Family

For many business owners and busy professionals, there's little time left after career and family to deal with personal finances.  Unfortunately, being too busy can be costly.

Perhaps you've saved some money, bought some life insurance or invested in the market.  But have you taken the time to examine your current financial situation to ensure that you are on track to meet your long-term financial goals?

That's where Marc can help.  Whether you are concerned about your own financial situation or that of your family or your business, he can  help you identify your financial planning needs, and then address those needs by blending a wide range of insurance and investment products.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual, Marc and his team will provide you with a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed.  And when it comes to implementing solutions, the full capabilities of Northwestern Mutual are leveraged to provide you with exclusive access to a comprehensive variety of products and services.

Our Financial Planning Process

Whether you're just starting out, well on your way to living your dream or eagerly approaching retirement, make sure you're financially prepared to achieve a lifetime of goals.  Marc can help you reach them with a personalized financial plan.

Marc and his team will apply time-tested strategies, providing edcuation and expert advice to help you make decisions based on your priorities.  And as your circumstances and priorities changes over time, they'll work with you to revise your plan so you can meet each of life's challenges head on and celebrate your accomplishments along the way.



 Nicole Danielle Gallagher

Nicole Danielle Gallagher

College Unit Director
Office 516-454-5245

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Nicole joined Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative Intern in 2015 where she achieved "Intern of the Summer."  After graduating from Iona College with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, Nicole continued with the firm as a Financial Advisor.  Nicole's goal as a Financial Advisor is to identify her client's goals and put plans into place to help achieve them.  Northwestern Mutual's financial planning platform provides cllients with comprehensive financial advice based on their personal needs.


Nicole is the College Unit Direcor for the Farmingdale District Office.  As the College Unit Director, she focuses on working with her clients on their individual financial planning needs while also mentoring and developing the college interns.


During her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time with her mom, dad and younger sister, Courtney.  She has been part of competitive dance teams for the majority of her life and loves keeping in touch with fellow teammates.


 JoAnn Brand

JoAnn Brand

Director of Recruitment and Selection
Office 516-454-5259

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JoAnn joined Northwestern Mutual in October of 2007 as the Director of Recruitment and Selection.  In her role, she works along with the Leadership Team to grow and develop the Career Changers, Post Grads and Interns.

She currently resides on Long Island with her husband Scott and their three children, Chris, Nicole and Alyssa. She enjoys playing volleyball and traveling.



 Alexis Bryant

Alexis Bryant

Director of Campus Recruitment
Office 516-454-5242

Alexis joined Northwestern Mutual in 2017 as the Director of Campus Recruitment.  Her involvement includes helping people learn more about how an opportunity as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Intern or Post-Graduate can provide the rewards and opportunities of self-employment-flexibility, having a positive impact on people's lives and virtually unlimited earning potential.

In Alexis's free time, she enjoys traveling and going to the beach as well as spending time with her family and dog, Brooklyn.

 Cathi Cohen

Cathi Cohen

Director of Operations
Office 516-454-5260

Cathi has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2006 as Chris Shouler's Administrative Assistant/Office Manager.  Her duties include the daily operations of an Insurance/Investment District Agency and Sign-on/Tech Coordinator.  In addition, she is a Monitor/Proctor for New York State, who assists the Financial Advisor in Training and Continuing Education exams.


Cathi enjoys cats, baking for family and friends and spending time with her partner of 15 years, AJ.


 Veronica Castellino

Veronica Castellino

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 516-454-5274

Veronica joined Northwestern Mutual Farmingdale in March 2017 as Director of Marketing and Communications.  Her responsibilites include overseeing the implementation of digital marketing, campaigns and PR.  Veronica is also an intricate part of Northwestern Mutual Farmingdale's involvement within the Long Island community and the firm's commitment to community service.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband watching their three sons play hockey and soccer.  She is an avid reader and enjoys to travel.

 Kim M Welsh

Kim M Welsh

Associate Financial Representative
Office 516-454-5261

Kim joined the Northwestern Mutual Farmingdale team in December 2008 as the SET-team Coordinator (Sales Execution Team).  She is responsible for customer relations and acts as a liaison between the clients, agents and carriers as well as application preparation and processing.  She is also a facilitator of opening Investment Accounts.

Kim became an Associate Financial Representative in 2012 which allows her to better service our clients in the area of Risk Management and Investments.

Kim lives on Long Island with her husband and three children and enjoys traveling and country music fesitvals.


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