John Francis Baker, CFP®, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor


John became a client of Northwestern Mutual before starting his career as an advisor.  His positive experience is what drives him to pay it forward with a comprehensive, transparent, and fiduciary level planning experience for his own clients.

Over the course of his career with Northwestern Mutual, John has held several leadership roles.  He is currently designated as the Life Insurance Specialist, assisting other advisors with complex insurance cases and generational planning concepts.  John has been recognized as a Northwestern Mutual Forum Advisor which is reflective of the quality of the planning he delivers to his clients.

John lives in River Forest, IL with his wife, Julie, and his daughters, Maura and Lucy.  They are devoted to their community and to organizations that support the education of youth in the Chicagoland area.  John is deeply involved with The Bloc Chicago, a boxing program which provides students a framework for mentoring, tutoring, exercise, and social support.  He also supports and volunteers with Chicago Jesuit Academy, the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  John loves being outdoors and supporting his alma maters: Fenwick High School and The University of Notre Dame.

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