Office Profile

Who We Are

For over 40 years, the Financial Representatives of Northwestern Mutual - Downtown Los Angeles have been providing quality products and services to their clients. We service clients throughout Southern California and Nevada with offices in Downtown Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas. We provide our clients with financial guidance and world-class products and services that help families and businesses obtain financial security and success.

Northwestern Mutual's Downtown Los Angeles office and its affiliate district offices have over 140 Financial Representatives. In 2015, three of our financial representatives ranked among the top 10 in the Western Region. Northwestern Mutual in Downtown Los Angeles was recognized as the top network office in the Western Region.

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Northwestern Mutual opened the Downtown Los Angeles network office in California in 1961. Since then, our unwavering commitment to the Southern California market has endured several riots, earthquakes, and recessions. Today, we stand strong as one of the most successful Northwestern Mutual offices in the country.

The success of the office has stemmed from a combination of strong leadership, formal training and career/leadership development plans, a tradition of giving and service to the community. It also comes from shared values of integrity, accountability and growth.

A High Performance Driven Corporate Culture

  • Our financial representatives are recognized among the best in the nation, and consistently receive recognition for delivering financial plans that help their clients achieve their goals. Their clients reward them with their loyalty. Northwestern Mutual has a persistency rate of 96% for life insurance in-force, a key indicator of customer satisfaction.
  • Our year-round Top 10 internship program provides students in the Southern California and Nevada areas with an opportunity to test-drive and jump-start a career. On average, 1 out of 3 former interns becomes a full-time representative upon graduation.
  • For the past five years, our Downtown Los Angeles network office has been awarded the Northwestern Mutual Team Award, which recognizes superior leadership for new representative recruiting, development, and retention. Our retention rate for financial representatives is three times that of the industry.

Led by Managing Partner Matthew Plocher, our Downtown Los Angeles network office and its affiliate district offices have 140 financial advisors, representatives and specialists, and 40 college interns. They are supported by more than 50 staff members, who provide client service, training and development, marketing and administrative support.

District Network Offices:

John Edward Fobes II, ChFC®, CLU®

Managing Director

3883 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5995
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Juan S. Baron, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Managing Director

11111 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025-3337
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Shawn C Mackey, CLU®, ChFC®

Managing Director

18575 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92612-2552
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Josh Ryan Johnston

Managing Director

515 S Flower St Fl 34
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201
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Matthew Plocher, ChFC®, CLU®

Managing Partner

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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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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To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck