Mr. Ertz is currently Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual – Northern Ohio, an organization that helps clients to achieve financial security. Mr. Ertz is responsible for the company’s sales and service operations for the Northern Ohio territory.
Mr. Ertz began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1984 as a Financial Representative Intern while attending the University of Kansas. After graduation, he transitioned to a full-time representative with the Kansas City Network Office. His leadership experience began with his promotion to Agency Supervisor and Field Director in Kansas City. Over the next six years Mr. Ertz’s team earned numerous awards and became one of the top producing field units in the country. He also took on the responsibilities of Assistant Managing Partner. In this role, Mr. Ertz was closely involved with training, representative and network office planning, and the day-to-day operations of the Kansas City Network Office.
A native of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Ertz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Personnel Administration and Management from the University of Kansas in 1988. Ertz holds the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College and has earned his Life & Health and Series 6, 7, 8, 63 and 66 licenses.
John resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his wife, Kimberly and their two children, Natalie and Charlie.