Team

As a team, we are committed to providing the best client experience in the industry.

If you need to schedule an appointment or have any questions, we are here to help.


 

Darren Sternberg

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
(213) 243-4463

Darren began his career in finance in 2004, and joined our team in 2007. He is a graduate of California State University - Northridge with a degree in Business/Marketing. Darren works closely with each area of our practice overseeing the implementation, maintenance and auditing of investment and risk management planning strategies for our clients.

Darren is Series 7 and 66 securities licensed, as well as California State Life and Health Insurance licensed.

Living in a beach community outside Los Angeles with his wife Liz, in his free time Darren enjoys relaxing at the beach, golfing, cooking, and traveling.


Kimberly Rietfors, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL®

Director of Investment Services
(213) 243-7142

Kim started at Northwestern Mutual in 2003. With over 14 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, she oversees the operations department for our team. Kim also works closely with our clients assisting with portfolio rebalancing, distribution recommendations and a variety of other planning strategies.

Earning her Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Chapman University, Kim has also achieved her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designations/certifications in addition to California State Life and Health, as well as Series 6, 7 and 63 licensing.

Kim resides in Los Angeles with her husband Art. In their free time, they enjoy watching movies and playing tennis.

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation is conferred by The American College of Financial Services.


Jedd Lopez

Client Services Associate
(213) 243-7130 

 Jedd started at Northwestern Mutual in 2016, and joined the team in 2019. He is a graduate of Rider University with a degree in Finance/Business Administration. Jedd works directly with our clients to assist with scheduling meetings, maintaining accounts, and implementing any investment and risk management recommendations.

Jedd is Series 6 and 63 Securities licensed, as well as California State Life and Health Insurance licensed.

Outside the office, Jedd enjoys going to live music events, traveling, and visiting Disneyland with his friends.


Yisha Wang

Operations Associate
(213) 243-7007

Yisha graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She has since worked at two other investments firms before joining Northwestern Mutual in June 2019.  Her current role focuses on facilitating investment operations, including but not limited to portfolio and account management, asset movement execution, and some aspects of client business development.

Yisha is Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licensed, as well as California State Life and Health Insurance licensed.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend. In their free time, they enjoy relaxing at home, traveling, or spending time with their friends.

 

 

Michael A Waxberg, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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