Derek J. DeSanto

Financial Advisor

Derek's Professional Story

Derek joined Northwestern Mutual in 2010 and has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security specific to them. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, he empowers his clients to make the most of every single day and plan for the important moments in their future. In addition to providing his clients with the expertise and guidance they desire, he uses a personalized digital experience to help his clients navigate their financial lives every day.

Derek was quickly identified as a leader within the Northwestern Mutual network. He now serves as Growth and Development Director for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre office. In this capacity, his role is to identify, develop and nurture talent while inspiring the next generation of financial planners.

In addition to balancing his practice and leadership role at Northwestern Mutual, Derek commits a great deal of time supporting non-profits through activism and fundraising. He regularly demonstrates awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand which provides assistance for children battling cancer. Derek is also a member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, NAIFA, and the Westmoreland Club

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MDRT Qualifying Member - 2017, 2018 and 2019

NEPA Business Journal Top 20 Under 40 in 2011

Do you enjoy working in a highly productive, fast-paced, value-driven environment? Are you interested in a career that allows you to set your own hours, choose your own clients, and have a positive impact on people's lives every single day? If so, consider a career as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative.

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Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Business Management The Pennsylvania State University

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