My Team

My team is committed to providing all of our clients exceptional customer service. Please contact us immediately if you have any questions or requests. We will work hard to address your needs without delay.



Anca Curescu

Operations Manager
Office 847-291-7619

Anca graduated from DePaul University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Science Education. After graduating college, Anca started her career teaching elementary students advance math and reading skills and then continued to teach cognitive skills to adults with learning disabilities. Anca joined Northwestern Mutual January 2015 and received her license in life insurance and health insurance shortly after.

Anca enjoys spending her weekend mornings playing tennis with her husband and researching new technologies to implement into our business.


Suzana Simic

Director of New Financial Representative Development
Office 847-291-5000

Suzana graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree.  After graduating from college, Suzana started her career in the education industry as an admissions advisor.  From there, she made her way into educational leadership and assisted graduates with securing employment.  Through her career in education, Suzana learned the value of active listening, positive assumptive language and leading by example.  Suzana joined Northwestern Mutual in February 2017.  Suzana’s responsibilities include, developing, coaching and training new financial representatives in order to help them get off to a fast start in their careers.


Jeffrey Kim

Client Service Associate
Office 847-291-4814

Jeff graduated from DePaul University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Management. He manages the day to day operations.  Since getting married in March 2017, Jeff loves to travel with his wife, Bethany and explore new places and restaurants.  He is an avid fan of professional sports and loves watching the Cubs and Blackhawks.


Michelle Otte

Marketing Assistant
Office 847-291-3477

Michelle graduated in 2015 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Criminal Justice.  Michelle spent her first year at Northwestern Mutual coaching new Financial Representatives through their first two years in the financial business. Michelle obtained her insurance license in 2016. Her responsibilities include client service, marketing, and business development. Michelle also spends her time coaching youth cheerleading in her community.


Stacy M White

Director of Recruitment and Selection
Office 847-291-5664

Stacy White was named the Director of Recruitment & Selection at Northwestern Mutual in August 2017.  As the Director of Recruitment & Selection, Ms. White is responsible for being the “Brand Ambassador,” responsible for all growth and recruitment efforts of our Northbrook Firm.  Ms. White works in a leadership capacity closely with the Managing Director, to build quality relationships both externally, in the community, and internally among office personnel. Ms. White’s primary emphasis is to promote the company’s career opportunity, partner with strategic alliances & community leaders and develop Centers of Influence. 

Ms. White serves on the Board of Directors for Act-So for the NAACP, Youth Conservation Corps Board of Directors and Fuller Center for Housing-Hero Project Lake County.  She is also a member of NAAAHR and NBMBA.


James Thomas Stinson, CLU®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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