Management Team

Our strong management team is the foundation of our business. These individuals work hard to provide expert guidance and direction to our financial representatives in order to support their success as independent business owners.

 
 Garrett Brander

Garrett Brander

Managing Director
Office 319-351-5075

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Garrett Brander is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director of the Iowa City/Coralville Office.  He has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2011.  He is originally from Rockford, Illinois and now resides in Coralville, IA.  Garrett received his finance degree from the University of Iowa in 2011.

Garrett and his team of 4 pride themselves on developing and maintaining client relationships and providing clients with guided execution to help realize their goals. He is passionate about being his clients advocate and has a team-based planning approach. Garrett specializes in the areas of wealth accumulation, investment services, asset and income protection and retirement solutions.

Garrett currently serves as Vice President on the board for the Vast Network, an organization whose mission is to create and deliver success stories, to provide inspiration to others. He is also an active member of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, EPIC (Empowered Professionals of Iowa City), and the non-profit he supports, Second Shot.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, boating, golfing, and skiing. 

 
 Adam J Kaefring

Adam J Kaefring

Director of Investment Services
adam.kaefring@nm.com
Mobile 319-363-3527

 
 Bradley W Schooler

Bradley W Schooler

Field Director
Office 319-351-5075

Brad Schooler is a Growth and Development Director and a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.  He primarily works with young professionals in the medical marketplace, engineers, young families and small business owners. 

Brad is originally from Eldrige, IA and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Management in December 2012.  Brad started with Northwestern Mutual as an intern in March 2011 and converted full-time in February 2012.  In May of 2014, Brad became College Unit Director in the Coralville Office and was recently appointed as a Growth and Development Director.

Brad is passionate about developing relationships with clients and helping them achieve their financial goals.  Brad has a commitment to professonal development.  In January of 2015, Brad became a Financial Advisor.

 

 

 
 Emily Moseley Rhoades

Emily Moseley Rhoades

Director of Operations
emily.rhoades@nm.com
Office 319-351-5075

Emily Rhoades grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, the home of the “Jayhawks.”  In 2011, Emily graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Journalism, Strategic Communications and Marketing. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Emily served two years on the 2011 Teach for America Kansas City Corps as a second and third grade elementary teacher in inner-city Kansas City, Missouri where she earned her Master’s in Elementary Education, emphasis in Urban Development. 

Emily joined the Leawood, Kansas RPS Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual in 2013 as the Director of Campus Selection.  In her first year in this role, Emily helped lead her leadership and intern team to be recognized as the #1 Network Office in the company.  In her second year, Emily led her District Office from the #16 to the #2 District Office ranking in the company.  In 2015, Emily married her husband, Daniel, and they moved to Iowa City.  Emily became the Director of Operations in the Iowa City District Office in fall 2015. 

Emily is motivated by helping others help themselves.  In her role as Director of Operations, Emily gets the opportunity to help staff members, new advisors, and interns run efficient and effective practices while helping provide an exceptional client experience.

Emily and Daniel reside in North Liberty, IA with their golden retriever named Baron.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, tutoring developing readers, anything outdoors and cooking!   

 
 Jessica Boyle

Jessica Boyle, CLF®

Development Officer
Mobile 319-363-3527

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Jessica Boyle joined Northwestern Mutual in Cedar Rapids as a Campus Recruiter in 2010 and built the University of Iowa internship team to the #1 College Team by 2013. She served as the Director of Internship Development for 3 years prior to being appointed Development Officer. Jessica’s fulfillment comes from working with young professionals to identify their passion, connect it with a vision for their future, to ultimately live a life they never imagined.

Originally from the Cedar Rapids area,  Jessica is a member of Junior League of Cedar Rapids and attends Veritas Church.

Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys Cross Fit and is a cycling instructor at a local gym. She really enjoys traveling, specifically to her family's place at Lake of the Ozarks. When she finds down time she enjoys spending it with the people that make life worth living!

Northwestern Mutual Awards/Recognition:

Recruited #1 College Team 2013 , 2014, 2015 – of 300+ College Teams

Recruited Top Ten Intern 2014,2015

#1 District Office Internship Program – 2014 of 250+ District offices

Top Network Office Internship – 2014 of 70+ Network Offices

Recruiter of the Year Central Region – 2014

2015 Community Service Award – Dance Marathon

CLF Designation

 
 Jory C Helms

Jory C Helms

Field Director
Office 319-351-5075
Office 319-594-6260

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Jory Helms is a Financial Advisor and Growth and Development Director in the Iowa City/Coralville Office.  Jory has been with Northwestern Mutual since April of 2008, and previously spent 5 years at Wells Fargo Bank.  He is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and currently lives in Iowa City.  Jory received his degree from The University of Iowa in 2004, where he was also a member of the University of Iowa Football Team from 1999-2004.  He currently works primarily with Medical Professionals, Business Owners, Young and established families, and young professionals.

 

Jory prides himself on relating to, and building relationships with his clients.  Jory was disabled for 5 years after graduating from the University of Iowa, and received a Kidney transplant in 2011.  He knows what it’s like not to have a plan, and what the consequences are if you are not prepared.  He cares deeply for his clients and likes to make sure they are taken care of, and always up to date on what is going on.  He is fully committed to helping his clients achieve their financial goals.

 

He currently volunteers at Alexander Middle School in Iowa City, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Empowered Young Professionals of Iowa City (EPIC), and the Iowa Football Club.

 
 Taylor D Artz

Taylor D Artz

Financial Advisor
Office 319-351-5075

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