Office Profile




Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland – River North is home to a strong team of leaders with high expectations of themselves and each other.

We place great importance on the strength, consistency, confidence and efficiency of our practice–while also having fun and giving back to the communities we serve.

Your financial plan is your roadmap to achieving your greatest goals. It takes a strong foundation and consistent action to implement and manage that plan as time goes on. 

Life never stands still. It evolves, changes direction, and sets up new possibilities. That means your approach to financial security cannot be static either; because as your life changes, so do your needs and goals.

With a combined 70 years of experience, our team has learned that everyone has a different vision of what financial security looks like.

We welcome and acknowledge that by taking a personalized planning approach with every client and their situation. This allows us to propose and implement a holistic plan that takes into account what you are currently engaged in, where your blind spots may be, and how to take the steps towards connecting you to your ultimate financial vision.

Using our comprehensive plan will enable you to achieve what you are planning towards for the future, and help secure yourself for the unexpected as well. 

We team with you to help simplify this process and make sure you are given the right advice along the way.Together, we create a plan to make you feel confident about your goals and achieving them.




Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland - River North is always looking for qualified additions to our agency. Our Financial Representatives and Advisors work to provide the most professional holistic financial planing, while continuously keeping the clients' best interest at heart; never wavering from the rich legacy and strong fundamentals on which Northwestern Mutual was built over 160 years ago. Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland was named by The Chicago Tribune as one of the top 100 workplaces in 2017. Our agency has a positive culture, considerable flexibility, and we place high importance on work-life balance. If this career is something that peaks your interest, contact our career center to learn more. 







Join our Top Ten inernship program and seize the opportunity to get hands on experience in the financial planning industry. Northwestern Mutual's internship program was raked #4 overall accross all industries on the Vault's Top 50 Internships for 2017, and is the only company to be recognized in the top 10, for 21 straight years. 

We also rank #2 in career development and #10 for positive culture, flexibility, and work-life balance.

If you are interested in learning more about financial planning, sales, insurance and investments, and looking to broaden your professional network and sharpen your skills at a Fortune 100 company, learn more about this program. 



Network Office:

Ryan J Kramer, CLF®, ChFC®, CLU®

Managing Partner

1901 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5462
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Trent L Mausser

Trent L Mausser

Managing Director


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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