My Mission

Bringing clarity to complexity to help others achieve their full potential.


Do you hear that? That little voice inside us all that tells you don't worry about it. You can do that tomorrow. Most of us put things off from time to time, but giving into procrastination can really hurt us, particularly when it comes to planning for your future.

If you feel you're dragging your feet because you don't know what to do about your finances or are worried of making the wrong financial decision, I'd like to help. I can help you understand what you need to do to help protect your family and prepare for a financially secure future.

Expert Guidance and Innovative Solutions

As a member of Northwestern Mutual, I have access to some of the most specialized financial expertise in the country and am able to provide you with high quality risk management and investment solutions.

Helping my clients to achieve financial security with an appropriate mix of expert guidance and innovative product solutions is a very personal matter. My commitment to you is to call on the full capabilities of the network, drawing upon my own skills and the expertise of qualified specialists to help you meet your personal financial and business goals.

Along the way, my hope is that we establish a trusting relationship, one that will endure and grow as your life changes and your financial needs evolve.

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The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

Chad Esslinger, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor


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