Management Team

Kevin Miller credits the success of the Pittsburgh Network Office to the strong leadership provided by his Coaching Team.

 

 
Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Managing Partner
kevin.e.miller@nm.com
412-288-2360

Kevin joined Northwestern Mutual in 1990 as a Financial Representative after graduating from Saint Francis University.  As he grew his own practice he also began introducing others to the career with his role as College Unit Director and eventually Field Director.  In 2004, Kevin moved to Milwaukee to join the corporate office as an assistant regional director.  While in Milwaukee Kevin worked on leadership development and helping College Unit Directors and Field Directors grow in their roles.  Kevin returned to Pittsburgh in 2007 when he was appointed managing partner.

 
Craig Fiedler

Craig Fiedler

Managing Director
412-858-7111

Craig Fiedler is a graduate of Penn State University.  After graduation he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1994.  Craig became part of the leadership team in 2001 as a managing director.  Craig is a two-time member of the 100 Lives club (2003 & 2006) and a five-time recipient of the OARS award (2002-03, 2007-08, 2010-12), which recognized excellence in personal production in addition to successful coaching relationships.  He has been a qualifying member of MDRT (1997, 2000-2013) as well as received the Life Impact award (2000-2012).

Craig lives in Fox Chapel with wife, Alyce, their four children, Henry, Caroline, Grace and Lilley and dog, Teddy.  In his spare time, Craig enjoys hunting, golfing and the occasional celebratory cigar. 

 
Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas, CLTC

Managing Director

Jamie Thomas is a West Virginia graduate and joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996.  Jamie became a Managing Director in 2005.  He joined the 100 lives club in 2003 and 2013 and is a 5-time qualifying member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (2003, 2005, 2009-2010, 2012-2013).  In 2008, Jamie was given the OARS award for outstanding performance in personal production as well as management.  He has also received the DA growth award in 2007-2010 for the permanent dedication to the development of his team.

Jamie grew up in Murrysville and lives in Cranberry with his wife Laura and their 2 children, Chase & Natalie.  Fishing and hunting at his camp are just two ways Jamie stays true to his WVU college days. He also enjoys water sports, golf and being activity involved with Chase & Natalie’s activities.

 

 
Ryan McKenna

Ryan McKenna

Managing Director
412-288-2305

Ryan McKenna received his Bachelor of Science from Miami University and joined Northwestern Mutual upon graduation in 2005. In 2008, he took on his first leadership role as a College Unit Director.  Ryan continued on the leadership path by becoming a Field Director in 2010.  His mission is to coach and challenge his colleagues and clients to achieve the goals they set out for themselves.

Ryan lives in Aspinwall with his wife, Erin, daughter, Charlotte, and two dogs, Teddy and Roscoe.  In his free time, Ryan is active in supporting several non profits and charities,as well as working on his golf game. 

 
Buddy Zoracki

Buddy Zoracki

Managing Director
724-626-1010

Buddy has worked for Northwestern Mutual for the past 30 years. During that time, he led the Connellsville District Network Office to become one of the leading agencies for the Class I and Class II District Agent categories. Buddy "developed the Connellsville District Office to consist of professionals of integrity who are dedicated to the financial successes of their clients."

 
Peggy McCarthy Havenar

Peggy McCarthy Havenar

Chief Development Officer
412-288-2324

Peggy McCarthy Havenar joined Northwestern Mutual in November 1998. She started her career in the Scott Carr, DNO in Schaumburg IL as Director of Recruitment. After seven years and a variety of accomplishments with the Hoopis Financial Group and The Carr Group, Peggy went to the Home Office in October 2005. As a Field Resource Consultant, Peggy worked with Leadership Teams throughout the country, helping them with their recruiting, training, internship program, new representative development and leadership development. Peggy then transitioned back to the field, with the Pittsburgh Network Office in 2008. Since being in Pittsburgh Peggy has grown their college program from #57 on the Goal Post to #16. She does a variety of things focused on growth and development of new financial representatives.

As of January 2011 Peggy has become the Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual- Pittsburgh, harboring responsibilities for the recruiting, training and development systems for our under five year representatives.

 
Ken Sinagra

Ken Sinagra

Recruiting Field Director
724-778-9082

Ken Sinagra joined Northwestern Mutual after graduating from John Carroll University in 2004. In 2006 Ken joined the leadership team as a College Unit Director and increased his impact on the organization as well as community when he took a Field Director contract in 2008. Ken achieved Pacesetter First 40 in his first six months with Northwestern Mutual. Since then he has continuous strived for high activity and joined the 100 lives club in 2009. 

Ken grew up in Brookline (Pittsburgh) and now lives in the Robinson area. He is an avid sports fan, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates. He also enjoys playing racquetball and watching a good movie.

 
Joseph Hoover

Joseph Hoover, FSS

Recruiting Field Director
908-781-9991

Joe Hoover has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2007.  He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Communications.  After one year he joined the management team as a College Unit Director and expanded his leadership duties in 2010 when he became a Field Director.  He is a member of the 100 Lives club (2010) and a qualified member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. (2010)   He is a devoted WVU sports fan and his wife’s name is Jess. 

 
Jon L Amodeo

Jon L Amodeo

Field Director
412-858-7126

 
Kevin Yeargers

Kevin Yeargers

Recruiting Field Director
412-201-6536

Kevin Yeargers is a graduate of Penn State University and joined Northwestern Mutual in 2004.  Kevin began working with our internship program in 2008 as a College Unit Director.  In January of this year he decided to increase his management impact by getting his Field Director contract.  Additionally, Kevin maintains a strong personal practice.  He was a  member of the 75 lives club 2009-2010 and qualified for the Million Dollar Roundtable in 2009 & 2010.  Kevin completed his first Tri-athalon last year in Washington, DC and you can find him on the golf course most weekends in the Spring and Summer.   

 
Michael Corcetti

Michael Corcetti

College Unit Director

 
Brandon Gilbert Fisher

Brandon Gilbert Fisher

College Unit Director
412-281-5540

 
Jesse Goodall

Jesse Goodall

College Unit Director
412-288-2362

Jesse graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and began his career at Northwestern Mutual soon after completing their internship program. His hard work and dedication earned him the Power of 10 award in the summer and fall of 2007 and recognition as a Top Ten college intern for the Eastern Region in 2006. As a College Unit Director, Jesse recruits, trains and develops a group of college students through one of the top internship programs in the country. In addition to his role at Northwestern Mutual, Jesse is the Head Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and is actively involved in many charitable organizations including Family House of Pittsburgh.

 
Chris Pfanstiel

Chris Pfanstiel, CLU®, ChFC®

College Unit Director
412-942-9809

 
Mikhail M Rasner

Mikhail M Rasner

College Unit Director
412-268-0757

 
Dawn Yeargers

Dawn Yeargers

Director of Recruitment and Selection
dawn.yeargers@nm.com
412-281-5540

Dawn Yeagers is a graduate of the University of Dayton.  Upon graduation, she joined Northwestern Mutual of Pittsburgh as an Executive Assistant to the previous Managing Partner.  Dawn then moved to Dallas, Texas where she was the Director of Recruitment for MetLife for 3 years.  Dawn came back to the Northwestern Mutual office in May of 2010 as the Director of Recruitment and Selection.  Dawn is part of multiple Pittsburgh Sports League teams along with other co-workers from the office.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

 
Maggie McBroom

Maggie McBroom

Recruiter
maggie.mcbroom@nm.com
412-281-5540

Maggie joined the Northwestern Mutual -Pittsburgh Network Office in August 2010 as a member of the Recruiting Team. Maggie is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Degree in Science and Technology/Marketing. After graduation, she interned at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a Management Trainee. She then worked for TEAM Enterprises as a Lead Brand Ambassador until 2010 when she joined the Northwestern Mutual. As a recruiter, Maggie is responsible for facilitating the process of attracting, selecting and retaining financial representatives for the Pittsburgh Network Office.

Born and raised in Derry, PA, Maggie now resides in the Mount Washington area of Pittsburgh.  

 
Alyssa Minichiello

Alyssa Minichiello

Recruiter
alyssa.minichiello@nm.com
412-281-5540

 
Laura Powell

Laura Powell

Recruiter
laura.powell@nm.com
412-858-7133

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Laura graduated from Grove City College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. Laura started her career with Northwestern Mutual as a Recruiter in the Eastern Division Office in Monroeville right after graduation. As a recruiter, Laura is responsible for facilitating the process of attracting, selecting and retaining financial representatives for the Pittsburgh Office. She is passionate about growing the Network Office alongside the Management Team and loves the city of Pittsburgh where she lives and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

 
Ashley Cheetham

Ashley Cheetham

Director of Campus Recruitment
ashley.cheetham@nm.com
412-281-5540

Ashley Cheetham graduated from West Virginia University in 2008 with her B.A. in Communication Studies. After graduation she spent two years in New York City where she worked in professional staffing as well as advertising and event planning. She moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and began working as the Campus Recruiter in December 2010. As the Campus Recruiter for Northwestern Mutual in Pittsburgh, she helps college students learn more about our Top Ten Internship program. Through campus recruitment she gives students the opportunity to learn how our internship can provide them with real life hands on experience within the financial services industry. 

 
Andrea Eshenbaugh

Andrea Eshenbaugh

Director of Training
andrea.eshenbaugh@nm.com
412-281-5540

Andrea Eshenbaugh joined Northwestern Mutual in July 2011 as the Director of Training.  She has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Ohio University, as well as a Masters of Science in Business Education from Robert Morris University.  Previously an Associate Financial Representative from 2004-2006 in the Pittsburgh office, Andrea went on to teach high school business and computers in the greater Pittsburgh area until re-joining Northwestern Mutual in 2011.   Andrea manages our full-time training program, internship program, and other continuing education meetings within the agency.  In addition, she works closely with the Recruiting and Development teams to coach & mentor representatives and make the transition into a Financial Representative role successful for all candidates. 

 
Brandi Cheetham

Brandi Cheetham

Training Coordinator
brandi.cheetham@nm.com
412-281-5540

 
Brian Froehlich

Brian Froehlich

Chief Operating Officer
brian.froehlich@nm.com
412-281-5540

Brian joined the Pittsbugh agency in November 0f 2009. After a eight year career in Retail Banking he spent several years with a South Hills investment firm as Director of Operations where obtained his 6, 63, 7 and 65 Securities Licenses.

Since joining the Pittsburgh Agency Brian has grown and developed the network office's program providing  sales support to 23 Financial Representatives at various levels, in addition to overseeing the network office's Northwestern Mutual Investment Services Operations Department. .  Brian has obtained his Series 9 and 10 Licenses and is the agency’s back up compliance officer. 

 

Kristen Kasse

Technology Coach
kristen.kasse@nm.com
412-201-6520

 

Kristen joined Northwestern Mutual in November of 2002. She has had numerous roles during her career at Northwestern Mutual. She was our Recruiting Coordinator, Managing Partner Executive Assistant, Office Move Project Manager and is now currently the Director of Operations.

Kristen has her BSBA from Robert Morris University and her Masters of Science in Organizational Studies from Robert Morris University.

Kristen lives in Peters Township with her husband Geoff, their son Kyle and dog Kasey. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and being an active member of the Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club where she serves on the Silent Auction Committee.

 

Jerry Sciulli

Director of Network Office Supervision
jerry.sciulli@nm.com
412-281-5540

Jerry Sciulli a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996.  He has been the Director of Network Office Supervision since the compliance/supervision program began.  Jerry was also one of the original members of the DNOS Advisory Committee.  Jerry currently holds his Series 7, 9, 10, 51, 63, and 66.  Jerry resides in Shaler with his daughter Isabella.

 

Karen Anderson

Executive Assistant
karen.r.anderson@nm.com
412-281-5540

Karen Anderson has been working with Managing Partner, Kevin Miller, as his Executive Assistant since April of 2009.  Prior to working with Kevin, she worked as a Sales Assistant for a Financial Representative.  In addition to handling the daily operations of Kevin's office, Karen also enjoys planning events and meetings for the agency and working closely with the Recruiting team.   Karen is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and lives in the North Hills with her husband, David and their dog, Barrett.  

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