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

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NEPA Business Journal Top 20 Under 40 in 2011


Currently, our team is growing and we are looking for more individuals to impact our community. We have opportunities for those looking to make a change from what they are currently doing in the workforce or those who join us through our vibrant internship program that really pays off.

Join our program and you'll build a foundation for your own client base and a successful practice while helping people reach their financial goals—and you'll get paid to do it.

Learn more about our internship program and our career program at Northwestern Mutual.

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