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.

 
Daniel J Schiffman, CLU<sup>®</sup>, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Daniel J Schiffman, CLU®, CFP®, CLTC®

Life Insurance Specialist
Our Life Insurance Specialist guides individuals and businesses in the effective uses of life insurance to help manage risk and achieve a variety of financial security objectives.

Dan Schiffman, a native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, joined Northwestern Mutual in 1998 after completing his studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for Political Science and The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford, England.

In his years with the firm he has served as a Financial Representative, Field Director, and Financial Advisor, and is currently the Maryland office's Life Insurance Specialist. He has qualified for many industry awards including Million Dollar Round Table, Court of the Table, Lives Leaders Summit, and the Northwestern Mutual Forum, and has also been honored with the NAIFA Quality Award, and Northwestern Mutual’s Community Service Award.

In his role as Wealth Management Advisor, Dan works with executives, closely-held business owners, attorneys, accountants, and medical and dental professionals.  Additionally, he works with institutional and corporate organizations.  Dan especially enjoys the opportunity to impact his clients by helping them bring passion, purpose, and partnership to those who care enough to provide long-term financial security for themselves, their families, their businesses and their communities. 

Dan has a passion for giving back to the community and is involved with many charities.  He is chairman of the Special Gifts Committee and a member of the Order of the Good Samaritan with Frederick Memorial Hospital.  Dan is also a board member for Brook Lane and The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.  He is a member of the Carroll Creek Rotary, and a trustee for the B’nai Abraham Synagogue and Frederick Chamber of Commerce. He was a board member for the Advocates for Homeless Families and was a former president of the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County.

Dan resides in Middletown, Maryland with his family.  In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, soccer, creative writing, reading American and world history, and community service.

 
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Howard "Buddy" D. Goldman III, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

Long Term Care Specialist
Our Long Term Care Specialist helps individual and corporate clients understand their long-term care needs and designs solutions tailored to their unique situation.

            Buddy is originally from Baltimore and joined Northwestern Mutual in 1985 as a Financial Representative. Buddy graduated from Tufts University in 1977 with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Degree majoring in computer science and applied mathematics.  Before he began his career with the company, Buddy worked as an engineer on a nuclear weapons program and in the corporate world in international marketing.

            Currently Buddy serves as a Wealth Management Advisor, focusing his practice on estate and business planning, executive benefit planning, wealth management, personal planning, and employee benefits.  He has earned his ChFC®, CLU® and AEP® designations. Throughout the years, Buddy has achieved a high level of success, qualifying for Million Dollar Round Table (1989-2013), Top of the Table (2012-2013), and the Northwestern Mutual Forum (2007, 2009-2012) many times. Buddy is energized by helping individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.

            In the past, Buddy has served as president of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council and is currently an active member. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife Abbey and their two sons - Casey and Zachary. He has a passion for travel, great wine, and enjoys golfing and skiing.

 
R. Todd Grandy, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

R. Todd Grandy, CLU®, ChFC®

Disability Income Specialist
Our Disability Income Specialist assists individuals and businesses design a disability income insurance program for both individual and group needs.

Todd is a Native of Chicago and joined Northwestern Mutual in 1989 after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History at Ole Miss.

In his years with the company he has served as a College Unit Director, a Field Director, and is currently a Wealth Management Advisor and our local Disability Specialist as well as our Estate and Business Planning Specialist.

            Todd has earned his CLU® and his ChFC®.  He has also qualified for Million Dollar Round table (2003-2013) several times over the course of his career.  In 1989, he won the Mitchell Agency Rookie of the Year Award and has been recognized twice as one of the top three disability insurance producers in the company (2011-12). Additionally in his career, he has served as a board member for the Society of Financial Service Professionals and he is a three-time committee member of Northwestern Mutual’s Financial Representative Association Individual Disability Insurance Committee. 

In his role, Todd is passionate about working with his clients to help them and their families achieve financial security. He works primarily with closely held businesses, medical professionals, attorneys, CPAs, other corporate executives, and families with estate planning needs.

            Todd married his wife Stacey in 1991 and they currently reside in Ruxton, MD with their three children; Libby, Stratton, and Owen. He has a passion for being with his family and being active. As a former competitive swimmer and triathalete, he lives by the words “you gotta wanna.” As Todd says, “one either has to be crazy or just a bit off to want to get in cold water at 5am, swim for hours, quickly change, hop on a bike, ride for another two hours, hop off the bike, and run for an hour. Our financial business and estate planning business requires the same perseverance as it is just not easy to succeed. Our business requires focus and dedication and ‘ya gotta wanna’ succeed.” 

 
Stacey Nicole Solomon

Stacey Nicole Solomon

Annuity Specialist
Our Annuity Specialist provides expertise in helping clients create an approach for financial security in retirement utilizing both wealth accumulation and retirement income strategies.

Stacey Solomon joined Northwestern Mutual in June 2010.  After completing her B.S. in Business Administration from Susquehanna University Stacey worked in the mortgage banking field for several years before joining Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor. Stacey currently holds the distinction of being the firm’s local Annuity Specialist. In addition to serving her clients as a Financial Representative, Stacey also serves her fellow Representatives through her role as a Field Director which allows her the opportunity to lead and develop other Northwestern Mutual Representatives. Stacey has earned many accolades during her time with Northwestern Mutual and continues to hone her skills by participating in a National Women in Leadership Study Group.

 

As a Financial Representative, Stacey enjoys working with successful women to help them achieve their financial goals. Stacey is passionate about empowering women to take control of their finances and also enjoys mentoring and developing other female Financial Representatives. She specializes in working with business owners, professionals, and their families. Stacey is committed to providing peace of mind and helping to provide  financial security  to all of her clients through holistic planning.

 

Stacey gives back through her involvement with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and spends time fundraising on their behalf each year. Stacey resides in Hunt Valley, Maryland and enjoys trail running and spending time with her daughter, Olivia.

 

Brent Seward, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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