Sarah R Schneider
CEO; President, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services & VP - Distribution Services, Northwestern Mutual
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
phone 414-661-6405
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Sarah is a Fortune 100 executive and subsidiary CEO with expertise in insurance, banking and wealth management. She is an expert in operations, client experience transformation, and risk management. She is a digitally savvy leader, experienced in modernizing legacy systems as well as leveraging AI and data analytics.

Board Experience

Board Experience

Northwestern Mutual Investment Services (NMIS) April 2021 – present

  • Chair of the Board, President & CEO
  • Chair of the Audit Committee

Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) 2020 – present

  • Board member

Penfield Children’s Center, Milwaukee (nonprofit) 2019 – present

  • Vice Chair & Executive committee, HR committee

Professional Summary

President & CEO of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services (NMIS), a $230 billion broker-dealer with 1.4 million accounts.  Also head of Northwestern Mutual’s distribution services organization, responsible for compensation and shared services for over 20,000 advisors and field staff.  Leader of digital transformation.


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