Manuel specializes in helping executives and corporate clients create financial security for themselves, their families, and businesses. He leverages the expertise of The MassMutual Chicago Network of Specialists to ensure they receive innovative recommendations in managing their risks, accumulating sufficient assets for retirement, and providing solutions for all areas of their employee benefit needs. In Manuel’s role as Partner he is also responsible for the selection and development of Associates and Managing Associates within the firm.
He has over ten years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, serving in management and executive leadership roles since 2007. Previously, Manuel served as Chief Growth Officer and Managing Director with Northwestern Mutual in Chicago and the western suburban market. He was responsible for the operational management and strategic direction of the Effner Financial Group as it related to recruitment and selection, training and development, financial representative practice management, and leadership development. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Manuel served as Agency Manager at COUNTRY Financial in Chicago and the Chicago North Shore market. In addition to general agency management, his focus was financial representative growth and brand development in Chicago. During Manuel’s 8 year career at COUNTRY Financial, he was recognized with the prestigious “All-American” award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.
At the forefront of Manuel’s personal life are his wife, Samantha, and two children, Ava and Atlas. They live in Munster, Indiana, where they share a passion for community involvement. They are involved in helping youth and families, through their work with the Center for Economic Progress, Feed My Starving Children, Faith Church, Posse Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Manuel is a member of the NAIFA Chicago Region, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Union League Club of Chicago, Metropolitan Club and the City Club of Chicago.
Area(s) of Focus
- Insurance Strategies
- Investment Strategies