Network of Specialists

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

Ed McGill, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, AEP<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>

Ed McGill, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®, RICP®

Ed prides himself on developing and maintaining client relationships and providing you with guided execution to help realize your goals. He is passionate about being your advocate and has a team-based planning approach. Along with his expertise in wealth accumulation, asset and income protection, retirement solutions and personal planning analysis, Ed also has a specialty in retirement distribution planning. He has been the guest speaker at the National Wealth Management Conference and National Retirement Conference.

Ed has volunteered for over 15 years as a coach for numerous youth basketball, baseball and football teams. He is an active volunteer for his church, Lutheran Church of Hope. He is a member of the Financial Planners Association, the United Way of Central Iowa Tocqueville Society and Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Ed and his wife, Dawn, live in West Des Moines with their three children, Turner, Carson and Blake.

Ed graduated with a degree from Drake University's College of Business and Public Administration and has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP ®) certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU ®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), CharteredAdvisor for Senior Living (CASL®) as well as his Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP ®) as well as his Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designations.

Wealth Management Advisor

Herb Foedisch, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>

Herb Foedisch, CFP®, CLU®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.
Wealth Management Advisor
Jeffrey P. Peterson, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Jeffrey P. Peterson, CLU®, ChFC®

My mission as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative is to help you discern your current financial position and your future financial goals. Along with a Network of Specialists, I provide innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. I work hard to develop enduring relationships with my clients.

John H Cross

John H Cross

Employee Benefit Specialist
Our Employee Benefit Specialist prepares a comprehensive analysis of a client’s employee benefits program, and then designs a program to meet the unique needs of that company.
Scott Sparks, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>

Scott Sparks, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Scott has been challenging clients to plan for financial security for over 25 years. Early in his career he established himself as a leader in both his firm and the industry by cultivating relationships based upon integrity, knowledge and commitment. Over the years he has developed an elite team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and a wide array of skills and talents, all with the goal of delivering the best possible service. Throughout his career, he has rested on the strong support of his high school sweetheart, Holli. Scott and Holli have two sons, Taven and Tanner, who have grown to exemplify the qualities of their parents: hard work, and passion.

Thomas G. Lipscomb III, CLU<sup>®</sup>

Thomas G. Lipscomb III, CLU®


Tom Lipscomb has been a financial representative since 1985.

Mission Statement

As a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative, Tom Lipscomb looks first to understand your vision for the future. It says a lot about you. And like you, your vision is unique. So is Tom's approach to helping you shape it and attain it.

Tom Lipscomb is committed to providing clients with innovative, relevant solutions for their personal and business needs. He develops enduring relationships with clients based on integrity and excellent service.


Christopher Welton, MBA, CFA®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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