The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.
Peter Striano III
Peter F. Striano lll, joined Northwestern Mutual in 1992 as the agency’s first college agent. He signed his full-time contract after a successful college career in December of 1993. He has held the titles of College Agent, Special Agent, College Unit Director, Field Director, Managing Director and was appointed to Managing Partner in January of 2008.
The Striano Financial Group began with two District Offices and 51 Financial Representatives and a near negative under five year fact sheet. As of today, they have six District Offices in addition to the Network Office, 135 plus Financial Representatives with 30 Directors, and their under five FYC’s have consistently been in the Top 10.
The Striano Financial Group has won numerous management awards for delivering quality service to their policy holders. They have won the growth award and achievement award every year they have been eligible- which has amounted to the last five years, each being in category 1. Pete and his team consistently beat their recruiting targets each year by achieving 50% in five and 100% in ten.
Pete is married to Aline, who he met while in college at The Florida Atlantic University. They have two beautiful children; a son Peter Alex Striano lV and a newly adopted daughter Sarah Striano, who recently turned 1. Pete is very active in local community activities, as well as charities. Pete’s philosophy is to find humor in everything in life and there is nothing funnier than a typical day as a Managing Partner.
Executive Director of Recruitment
Ashely began her career with Northwestern Mutual, as an Associate Financial Representative in 2012 Ashely is responsible for the recruiting and selection in the Network Office, as well as overseeing seven District Offices. At the network office Ashely works actively and strategically with her management team to keep their rapidly growing office organized and focused on their yearly recruiting goals. She takes true pride in getting to know her fellow Recruiters, Financial Representatives and their growing practice.
Ashely graduated from The Florida State University in 2008, with her Bachelors in Social Work. In her free time she enjoys participating in local charity events, stair climbing with the American Lung Association, and boating. She looks forward to continuing her growth at The Striano Financial Group and making her office a continuous leader in everything they do. She is truly grateful that she is able to call Northwestern Mutual her home and extend family.
Tim Snow serves as the District Director of the Network Office, in Boca Raton.
Tim Snow began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2005. Tim accepted an offer to lead a team in the Network Office as a Field Director. Tim was later given the opportunity to open an office in Coconut Creek and then Ft. Lauderdale. In January 2015, Tim came back to the Network Office to lead a strong team, as District Director.
Brad Mitchell currently serves as the District Director of the Network Office.
Brad began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1991. Brad started his career under Managing Partner Chuck McIntyre, in Boca Raton. In 2002 he accepting the position of Field Director. In 2011, Brad, accepted a position as District Director in the Network Office with Pete Striano, Managing Partner.
Recruiting Field Director
Michael "Mick" Celli currently serves as the Recruiting Field Director in the Network Office.
Mick Celli, joined Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative in 2011. Mick has been in the Financial Services Industry since 2002. Prior to joing the financial services industry in 2002, Mick playes four seasons of professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves. In January 2013, Mick joined the Management Team as a College Unit Director. He took his passion for athletics and worked with student athletes looking for growth in an internship role. His real life experience on and off the playing field makes him a great mentor to young aspiring entrepreneurs. Currently, Mick works as a Recruiting Field Director, under the mentorship of Pete Striano, Managing Partner and Brad Mitchell, District Director. Mick holds the CLTC designation and requirements for Financial Advisor.
Linda Buccilli, currently serves as a Recruiting Field Director in the Network Office. Linda was born and raised in South Florida. She is a proud mother of two sons. Her favorite thing to do is cook and spend time at the beach.
Additionally, Linda earned the Certified in Long Term Care Designation and has been with Northwestern Mutual for five years.
Director of Network Office Supervision
Michelle Stevens currently serves as the Director of Network Office Supervision.
Michelle Stevens, began her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2002 as an Associate Financial Representative. Since then, she has held the titles of NMIS Operations Manager and Assistant Director of Network Office Supervision. In 2008 Michelle was appointed to Director of Network Office Supervision with The Striano Financial Group. Michelle has been working in the Financial Industry for nearly 30 years. Michelle’s satisfaction comes from our strong culture of always acting in the best interest of our customers. Michelle and her knowledge are an amazing asset to The Striano Financial Group.
Director of Operations
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Associate Director of Network Office Supervision
Mike Enlow currently serves as Associate Director of Network Office Supervision.
Mike has been with Northwestern Mutual for six years. During his tenure he has held the roles od NMIS Operstions, Director of Training, Recruiting and most recently Assistant Director of Network Office Supervision. Mike graduated from Florida Atlnatic University with a defree in Finance. He also holds the CLU® designation. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Mike worked for Citigroup as a Client Financial Analyst.
Chief Financial Officer
Glenn Black serves as the Managing Director in the Ft. Myers district network office.
Glenn started his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1986 as a Financial Representative, after ten years he was appointed to Managing Director in February of 1996. Glenn is passionate about his community, helping one person, one family and one business at a time to meet their financial goals. He also is passionate about developing individuals in a career with Northwestern Mutual. He loves working and managing a dynamic team in The Glenn Black Group.
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Jordan Laser serves as the the Managing Director in the Aventura District Office.
Jordan Laser is the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual, Laser Financial Group located in Aventura, Florida. Jordan started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a College Intern in San Jose, California. After completing the internship program as a Top Intern, Jordan transferred his practice to his hometown where he started his full time career as a Financial Representative in 1998. As a follow up to a successful decade in the Financial Services Industry where Jordan worked with some of the most affluent people in the South Florida Marketplace, he decided to shift his Individual practice and opened the Laser Financial Group with Northwestern Mutual in spring of 2011.
Bill McKernan serves as the Managing Director in the West Palm Beach Network Office
Bill McKernan joined Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative in June 2002. In 2006, while continuing to run his personal business, Bill moved into the role of a Field Director, where he mentored a group of talented professionals. Bill became the Managing Director of his own office, The McKernan Financial Group, located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach in 2012. He is joined by his wife, Brooke McKernan, who began her career as a College Intern, along with 20 other advisors/representatives whom work out of his office.
John Prece currenly serves as the Managing Director of the Ft. Lauderdale District Office.
John Ruhl serves as the Managing Director in the North Boca Raton District Office.
John Ruhl has been an asset to Northwestern Mutual since he joined as a Financial Representative in 2000 and he quickly distinguished himself as a very successful member of the office’s sales force. In his personal practice, he earned numerous honors, including qualifying for the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable.
John entered management quickly and was appointed as a College Unit Director in 2002. He led a very successful internship program and as a result was later named Field Director in 2004. John advanced to the position of Managing Director in 2008 and he hopes to grow his office to one of the top Northwestern Mutual Offices in the country. In his role as Managing Director, he is responsible for recruiting, training and developing new representatives, as well as the day to day operations of the office. John has been very successful at balancing his personal practice with his management responsibilities.
Mark Warner serves as the Managing Director for the Palm Beach Gardens District Office.
Mark joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996 after a career with the United States Navy. Mark is a Wealth Management Advisor and has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He began mentoring newer Financial Representatives as a Field Director in 1999. In 2009, Mark's Field Unit was named the top unit in Northwestern Mutual's southern region. In January 2012, Mark was appointed as the Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual District Network Office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Mark graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and served seven years after graduation on active duty as a Nuclear Trained Surface Warfare Officer. He is a Desert Storm veteran. Mark also earned a Master's degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2003.
Mark and his wife Kim currently reside in Jupiter and together have four children, Andrew, Jack, Jordan, and Reagan.