Jeffrey W Schenkel, CFP®

Financial Representative

Network of Specialists

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.


Edward "Ted" Shanahan, MBA

Wealth Management Advisor

Ted Shanahan is a Wealth Management Advisor with Blueprint Financial Group, an investment and business consulting group operating within Northwestern Mutual. Ted helps businesses, individuals, and families with a variety of financial objectives ranging from Risk Management, Wealth Accumulation, Retirement Solutions, and Comprehensive Financial Planning.

Ted has been in the financial services industry since 1987 and has spent the last 24 years with Northwestern Mutual. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Ted worked with Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant in both Albuquerque, New Mexico and McLean, Virginia. He holds a double B.A. in Economics and Sociology from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, and a Masters of Business Administration from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, which he received after serving in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer.

Ted has attained a myriad of industry licenses, including the Series 7, 8, 24, 63, 66 as well as licenses in Life, Health and Annuities. He is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the American Association of Life Underwriters (AALU), the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). He earned the NAIFA Quality Award each year from 2012 through 2016, and he is ranked as one of the top 10 Wealth Management Advisors of the over 6500 advisors within Northwestern Mutual.

Ted lives in Reston, Virginia with his wife Brenda, a Dermatologist at Fair Oaks Skin Care, and has two adult children—a physician daughter living in Charlottesville, Virginia, and musician son living in Nashville, Tennessee. In Ted’s free time he enjoys tennis, skiing, and travel.

Nick Hammelman, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Nick Hammelman, CFP®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.

Nick has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1994. Nick's area of expertise is in business planning, where he assists organizations and businesses owners with executive benefits programs and risk management solutions. He holds a B.A. in Finance from James Madison University and received his Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. Nick holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Nick currently resides in Leesburg, VA, with his wife, Heather, and their three children.


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