Management Team

A Tradition of Growing Leaders from Within

Taking on a leadership role at Northwestern Mutual is an opportunity to make an even greater impact, to stretch your personal and professional potential, and foster life-long relationships.

"Before you are a leader, success is about growing yourself.  When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."  Everyone on our management team began their careers as Financial Representatives, and they each understand the responsibilities and dedication it takes to be successful in this industry.  As committed leaders in our financial network, they believe that a strong leadership infrastructure creates mutual success at Northwestern Mutual.


 Mitchell C Beer

Mitchell C Beer

Managing Partner
Office 818-887-9191

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Mitchell Beer grew up most of his life in the state of New Jersey, where he began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1989. Mitchell began his career as a Financial Representative right after graduating from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey). Mitchell successfully built his financial service practice and in 1994 he began his leadership path as a College Unit Director for the internship program. Since then Mitchell has held every position on the management track. After his college unit team took second place company honors in 1996, Mitchell was then appointed to Field Director. His field director team won top honors in its category in the company as well. 

In 1998 Mitchell was appointed a Managing Director, an opportunity which offered him the chance to run his own district office, while continuing to work with his clients. Mitchell's seven years as Managing Director stand out as an experience that put the final polish on his career and prepared him for the Managing Partner position. Through his financial representative career, Mitchell Beer earned nine National Quality Awards, qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table six times, won the Network's Growth Award five times, and took home three Network OARS awards. In 2006, Mitchell was appointed the Managing Partner for Northwestern Mutual.

Mitchell is married to Carolyn Beer and they have 3 children; Peter, Jillian and Jesse.

 Janice Siv Brodin

Janice Siv Brodin, CLF®

Development Officer
Office 818-610-7034

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Janice Brodin joined the Northwestern Mutual team in Newport Beach, CA in 2008 while attending Long Beach State University.  Janice started as the recruiting coordinator and quickly worked her way up to become the Director of Recruitment and Selection.  In early 2014, Janice moved to LA and became the Director of Selection for the Encino District Office of the Beer Network. In 2016, Janice was promoted to the Chief Recruiting Officer to oversee the recruitment and selection stratagies for the Wooldands Hills, Bakersfield, and Santa Monica locations. Today, Janice is the Development Officer of the Beer Network Agency.  Janice oversees all recruitment and development of our new financial representatives.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, taking spin classes, and interior decorating.

 Jason H Shapiro

Jason H Shapiro, CLTC

District Director
Office 818-610-7066
Mobile 818-203-9437

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Jason Shapiro is the District Director in our Woodland Hills location. Jason joined Northwestern as a Financial Representative in 2008 after holding a successful career in the mortgage business and owning his own music marketing company. Jason, being interested in growth, quickly began on his path to management as a Recruiting Field Director. After excelling in these positions, Jason was appointed the Managing Director of the Encino office in October of 2011, after only three years with the company. Today, Jason is the District Director for the Beer Network Agency. His vision is to help clients work towards financial freedom and the ability to transfer wealth to future generations.

Jason currently resides in West Hills, California with his wife Felicia. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Jordyn and Kayla.

 Anthony Duane Congdon

Anthony Duane Congdon, CLTC®

Managing Director
Office 661-321-9172

My Networks: LinkedIn

BAKERSFIELD - Tony Congdon’s career with Northwestern Mutual began in February of 2005, when he was referred to the company by another Financial Representative, Paul Sheldon. Success as a Financial Representative came quickly for Tony, and his decision to join Northwestern Mutual seemed to be a perfect fit for a long term career. Tony began the management track as a College Unit Director, where he was responsible for working with College Financial Representatives in the internship program and teaching them how to become successful in the career as well. After accomplishing the task of managing his own career and guiding the younger Financial Representatives, Tony was appointed the Managing Director of the Bakersfield office. Tony has been an astounding Financial Representative for his clients and his work has been recognized by Northwestern Mutual and honored with numerous awards.  He currently resides in Bakersfield with his wife Jennifer and his six children.

 Devin J Salinas

Devin J Salinas

Managing Director
Office 424-433-6010

My Networks: LinkedIn


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