MILWAUKEE, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual today announced it has been honored as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" in the United States by IDG's Computerworld. This is the 9th consecutive year Northwestern Mutual has been named in the top 100 – ranking 55th among large-sized companies (5000 or more employees), up from 63rd in 2013. 

"Our IT team plays a critical role in delivering consistent value to our more than four million policyowners. This recognition speaks to our team's dedication and talents in driving Northwestern Mutual's commitment to innovation," said Karl Gouverneur, Northwestern Mutual vice president and chief technology officer.

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. The rankings also analyze diversity, career development, and employee training and retention. 

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With more than $217 billion in assets, $26 billion in revenues and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.2 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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