You want a career, not just a job. You want your own practice, and the training to make it a success. You want to be independent, with access to the resources of a larger organization. You want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

If you’ve been thinking along these lines, a career with the Northwestern Mutual may be right for you. While our financial representatives are responsible for the success of their own independent practices, they can rely on the training, support, products and resources Northwestern Mutual provides to help clients achieve their financial security goals.

We expect a lot from our representatives, and we give a lot in return. We have developed an environment of mutual respect, where education, recognition, growth, and compensation are top priorities.

A career as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in La Jolla is as unique as you are. Why not see if you've got what it takes? If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly productive, value driven environment, please contact one of our recruiters below.

Kelly Thede
Director of Development

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kelly Thede received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 2006. She has been working for Northwestern Mutual since then. As Director of Development, Kelly works closely with the management team to oversee and implement specific growth strategies for the agency. She is a member of the UCLA Young Alumni Association and is involved with the Junior League of San Diego. Kelly and her husband, Garrett, reside in La Jolla with their sons, Tucker and Luke. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Thompson

Jenny was born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended UCSB and studied marine biology while competing on the track team. Her lifelong dream was to work at Sea World as an animal trainer, which she did from 2006-2014, where she performed in shows and taught people about conservation. After leaving Sea World to be a mom, she decided to use her excitement and energy in recruiting. Jenny joined Northwestern Mutual in early 2017 and now has a passion for finding the right candidate to join our team and make an impact on the community.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her daughter Sierra, playing sports, making cakes and being around animals.




Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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