Northwestern Mutual

Richard Worrell, CLU®, CLTC, CFP®

Learn how Richard's leadership experience in the military positioned him for success as a financial representative and managing partner at Northwestern Mutual.

Richard Worrell

During his three years in the military, Richard Worrell formed a foundation of excellence that would frame his career as a financial representative and a managing partner at Northwestern Mutual. As an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was responsible for conducting officer briefings, and he learned the value of knowledge, preparation, and confidence. Leveraging the skills gained in the military, Richard has emerged as a leader in the financial service industry and a force for good in the community.

In His Own Words

Making a Difference

I have the opportunity to make an impact on people’s lives by helping them achieve lifelong financial security. That means empowering them to make difficult decisions that they may not make without my guidance. I’ve been fortunate enough to help many people in my community protect their families’ futures.

I’m also proud to be part of a company with a culture of giving back. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to support causes that are important to me, including the Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy™ of North Carolina and Virginia. Northwestern Mutual has supported and recognized these efforts: My team and I were honored with Northwestern Mutual’s Community Impact Award in 2010, and I was named the Most Exceptional Volunteer in 2011.

Career Rewards/Challenges

I learned leadership by example. My father, who also served in the military, was a managing partner at Northwestern Mutual. I grew up around the organization, attending my first annual meeting when I was just seven. I always knew I wanted to be a part of Northwestern Mutual.

The military instilled confidence in me that helped me assume a leadership role in my career. By putting my training and knowledge to work, I was able to reach my goals. In 2012, I was named managing partner for the Carolinas and Georgia Northwestern Mutual network office.

For me, the transition to Northwestern Mutual from the military was natural. I was moving from an elite branch of the military to an elite financial services organization. Throughout my career, I’ve set the bar high; I never want to be mediocre. That’s why I put so much effort and preparation into every aspect of the job.

Career Advice

As you pursue your career, don’t worry about results. Go after your goal without hesitation. Grow your knowledge and expertise. During my transition from the military to a full-time role at Northwestern Mutual, I spent the long commute to reserve duty listening to training tapes over and over again. Repetition helped me master the knowledge so I could hit the ground running in my career.

Learn More About Richard Worrell

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