Northwestern Mutual expands east coast footprint

November 17, 2021

Zach Walker, a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, has relocated from Colorado Springs, CO to Myrtle Beach, SC to serve the Grand Strand of South Carolina. Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg, and Walker is the first Northwestern Mutual advisor to serve Myrtle Beach and surrounding communities.

Walker began his career in Colorado Springs as a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual five years ago. Prior to his time with the company, he spent four years in the Air Force based in Colorado Springs and Wichita Falls, Texas. Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Walker graduated from the Air Force Academy and earned a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

“We are excited to be expanding our South Carolina footprint, and Zach is eager to serve new clients in the Grand Stand and support the community,” said Chrys Kanos, managing director of Northwestern Mutual – Charleston. “Zach enjoys helping his clients protect and build their wealth, while also protecting their income and preparing for any unexpected setbacks.”

With district offices in Greenville, Charleston and Columbia, Northwestern Mutual has approximately 150 financial advisors, representatives and support staff in South Carolina. For the last four years, Northwestern Mutual has been named a Top Workplaces in South Carolina, an annual list based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by partner Energage, LLC.

To contact Walker, he can be reached at 972-977-4720 and


About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2021.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

The Greenville, Columbia and Charleston offices are separate General Agencies of Northwestern Mutual. Financial Representatives are independent contractors who are compensated by commissions and fees.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), and its subsidiaries, including Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC), Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), a registered investment adviser, broker-dealer, and member FINRA and SIPC, and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) a federal savings bank. NM and its subsidiaries are in Milwaukee, WI.