John Francis Baker, CFP®, CLU®

Financial Representative

My Team

Team photo

It takes a team to deliver a high level of service to each client, and John’s team aims to provide each individual with the confidence that their intentions have been understood and their needs are being addressed. John has two dedicated and ambitious team members, Michelle and Meredith.


Jeanine Bentley

Associate Financial Representative

Jeanine joined John's team in September 2013.  She graduated from Dominican University in 2010 with degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration.  Jeanine enjoys her time with family and friends, racing triathlons, teaching Irish Dance at the Bentley Academy, and traveling the world.

How can Jeanine help you:

  • Manage Calendar and Schedule appointments
  • Marketing, Client Events, and team volunteer program
  • Prepare Planning Presentations
  • Expedite policyowner requests
  • Process any address, name, and beneficiary changes
  • Process changes to billing and accounts
  • IL Life and Health Licensed
Michelle P Vanderwood

Michelle P Vanderwood

Associate Financial Representative

Michelle has been with Northwestern Mutual-Chicago since 2012 and joined John's team in March 2014. Michelle lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, and enjoys the many theatrical productions, concerts, restaurants, and other historical and cultural installations the city has to offer.

How Michelle can help you:

  • Coordinate medical exams
  • Complete insurance and investment paperwork
  • Process insurance applications and underwriting requests
  • Open and fund investment accounts
  • Service investment accounts
  • IL Life and Health Licensed
  • Series 6 and 63

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck