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Get to know our management team.


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Dan Rivers

CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL

Managing Partner


As Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual-Louisville, it is my mission to "grow leaders" who are courageous in their personal and professional growth. In so doing, we will continue to be one of the fastest growing financial planning firms in our industry, enabling us to continue to better serve our clients by...  

As Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual-Louisville, it is my mission to "grow leaders" who are courageous in their personal and professional growth. In so doing, we will continue to be one of the fastest growing financial planning firms in our industry, enabling us to continue to better serve our clients by promoting financial education, financial discipline, and strategic decision making. For over thirty years I have been involved in the financial planning industry. My entire career has been spent in various endeavors with Northwestern Mutual. My current focus is expanding our organization both in size and in new markets.  


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Michael D Bush

CLU, ChFC, RICP

Managing Director


Michael Bush is the Managing Director of the Hurstbourne district office in Louisville, KY. An alumnus of St. Xavier High School and Bellarmine University, Michael is committed to serving the Louisville community and its residents. He is not only passionate about helping families and businesses with their financial...  

Michael Bush is the Managing Director of the Hurstbourne district office in Louisville, KY. An alumnus of St. Xavier High School and Bellarmine University, Michael is committed to serving the Louisville community and its residents. He is not only passionate about helping families and businesses with their financial planning needs but also growing and developing other financial advisors to meet the needs of the community. Michael and his wife Suzanne reside in Anchorage with their two children. Both are former collegiate athletes and remain actively involved with their schools, sports, and overall fitness. In addition, they enjoy giving back to their community through numerous community organizations and programs.  


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Christian Schnabel

RICP, MBA

Managing Director


Christian Schnabel is the Managing Director in our Lexington KY office. Christian loves being a resource to his clients and to the team of financial advisors in his office. Whether it's connecting personally or professionally, Christian believes that we are more successful as a team. He oversees the development...  

Christian Schnabel is the Managing Director in our Lexington KY office. Christian loves being a resource to his clients and to the team of financial advisors in his office. Whether it's connecting personally or professionally, Christian believes that we are more successful as a team. He oversees the development and hiring of financial advisors in the area in addition to providing financial planning for families and business owners. While Christian has a long career in finance, he began his leadership role and financial planning practice at Northwestern Mutual in 2013. He holds his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from Wake Forest. Christian and his wife Elizabeth has two sons who are actively involved in Lacrosse and other activities around town.  


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Joshua E Miller

CLU

Managing Director


Josh Miller is the Managing Director of the Evansville IN district office. While beginning his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2006, Josh's experience with the company goes much farther back when his father held the same leadership role in the organization. Josh prides himself on creating a inclusive culture...  

Josh Miller is the Managing Director of the Evansville IN district office. While beginning his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2006, Josh's experience with the company goes much farther back when his father held the same leadership role in the organization. Josh prides himself on creating a inclusive culture for financial representatives and advisors to thrive. Josh is married with three children. When not at the office supporting his team, he enjoys spending time on the golf course, traveling, outdoor activities and boating with the family.  


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Chris Brice

Chief Development Officer


Chris Brice leads our advisor development program insuring new and current financial representatives receive the support and education to build meaningful financial advisory practices. Chris received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duke University before pursuing a career in education and later sales/account...  

Chris Brice leads our advisor development program insuring new and current financial representatives receive the support and education to build meaningful financial advisory practices. Chris received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duke University before pursuing a career in education and later sales/account management. Chris began his career at Northwestern Mutual as the Chief Marketing Officer and in 2015 accepted the role of Chief Development Officer. With their two children off to college, Chris and his wife Sarah remain actively involved in the community through various volunteer and leadership roles.  


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Meg Gatti

Chief Marketing Officer


Meg Gatti serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and works with the financial advisors within Northwestern Mutual to ensure the individual and families we work with receive the best experience possible. Meg believes financial planning should feel liberating, not anxiety ridden and as such she works to make sure...  

Meg Gatti serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and works with the financial advisors within Northwestern Mutual to ensure the individual and families we work with receive the best experience possible. Meg believes financial planning should feel liberating, not anxiety ridden and as such she works to make sure others know the positive impacts financial planning can bring to people.  


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Adam Ellis

Managing Director


Adam Ellis is the Managing Director in Bowling Green, KY. Adam Ellis has lived in Kentucky his entire life, growing up in Russell Springs, KY. He attended college at the University of Louisville, finishing up his collegiate and football career at Eastern Kentucky University. Adam joined Northwestern Mutual in...  

Adam Ellis is the Managing Director in Bowling Green, KY. Adam Ellis has lived in Kentucky his entire life, growing up in Russell Springs, KY. He attended college at the University of Louisville, finishing up his collegiate and football career at Eastern Kentucky University. Adam joined Northwestern Mutual in 2007 and have been helping families across Kentucky ever since. One of Adam's greatest passions is giving back and helping people. He enjoys spending time with family, helping out in the community, and all outdoor activities. Adam and his wife, Whitney are proud parents of three children- Landri, Livy, and Huck. As a family they love spending weekends together in the community and traveling as much as possible.  


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