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.

Raymond N Latiano, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CASL<sup>®</sup>, MSM

Raymond N Latiano, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, MSM

Wealth Management Advisor
Ray joined Northwestern Mutual in 1994 and brings proven management experience, personal energy, and a deep commitment to service to the Akron/Canton District Agency. Ray is committed to training and developing financial representatives to become successful business owners and leaders in the community as well as running his own practice. 
Ray specializes in wealth accumulation, personal financial planning, retirement distribution, and estate planning. When working with his clients, Ray is most passionate about helping them become crystal clear about their future dreams and then designing strategies and solutions in alignment with those needs. He recognizes that there is an abundance of information about financial planning available to his clients and consequently strives to be an expert resource for them.
Ray is passionate about giving back to the community.  He is a childhood cancer advocate supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Akron Children's Hospital.  In addition, Ray serves on the Management Advisory Board for the University of Akron. Ray and his wife, Lynn, reside in Jackson Township and enjoy golfing and traveling.
Brian Lee Aikens, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Brian Lee Aikens, CFP®, CLTC®

Brian joined Northwestern Mutual in 2011.  His mission is to build long-term relationships with my clients, which allows me to challenge them to make the personal, professional, and financial changes they would not have made without our relationship.  In addition, to being a financial advisor, Brian is a member of the Northwestern Mutual-Akron/Canton Leadership team.  As a member of the leadership team, Brian is responsible for recruiting and developing financial representatives.  Brian leads by example and coaches new financial representatives on building a successful business.
Brian graduated from Ohio University Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration.  He majored in Finance, Marketing, and concentrated in both Ohio Real Estate and Insurance.  Brian lives in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and enjoys being active in the community takes pride in providing sponsorship and support to the following area organizations:
  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Athletics 
  • The University of Akron Finance Advisory Board
  • Ohio University College of Business Mentoring Program
  • Ohio University Alumni Association
Christopher W Brown, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>

Christopher W Brown, ChFC®, CLU®

Annuity Specialist
Our Annuity Specialist provides expertise in helping clients create an approach for financial security in retirement utilizing both wealth accumulation and retirement income strategies.
John R Adams, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CASL<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>, CFP<sup>®</sup>

John R Adams, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CFP®

Life Insurance Specialist
Our Life Insurance Specialist guides individuals and businesses in the effective uses of life insurance to help manage risk and achieve a variety of financial security objectives.
Stanley E Shearer, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CASL<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>, AEP<sup>®</sup>

Stanley E Shearer, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®, AEP®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.

Ross W. Sommers

Financial Advisor


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