My Team

Christina Collins takes customer service very seriously including her staff. Together, they are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of their clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.


 
Barb H Esker

Barb H Esker

Associate Private Wealth Advisor
Office 312-641-8950

How I Can Help You

I support the team by providing a range of key functions, including tax-loss harvesting analysis, rebalancing analysis, assistance with 401(k) and IRA rollovers, and the processing of securities orders and other requests. In addition, I answer client questions regarding their existing accounts and the opening of new investment accounts.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

I have worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2002, I was with Firstar Trust Co. and RBC Dain Rauscher. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in social work, and I am securities registered and licensed in life and health insurance.

Getting to Know Me

I live in downtown Chicago with my husband and our dog, Biscuit. In my free time, I enjoy getting together with friends and traveling, especially to Mexico when it is cold in Chicago.

 
Jessica Sibilia

Jessica Sibilia

Marketing Manager
Office 312-641-8950

How I Can Help You

I support Christina’s marketing initiatives and assist with the training of new team members.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

I joined Northwestern Mutual in 2018 and bring an extensive background in digital design, client relations, and marketing. I hold a professional credential as a Digital Marketing Professional with the American Marketing Association, and I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with a diploma in Digital Design.

Getting to Know Me

I reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Outside the office, I love being outdoors, hiking, camping, and kayaking with my husband, Andy. I also enjoy sketching, fashion illustrating and designing digital fashion prints.

 

Andy Zenuni

Associate Private Wealth Advisor
Office 312-641-8900

How I can Help You

I assist Christina with organizing information obtained from client meetings and provide support to the rest of the team with rebalancing analysis, assistance with 401(k) and IRA rollovers, and processing securities orders and other requests.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

I have worked in the financial industry for over six years. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, I was with JPMorgan Chase. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in Economics and studied accounting at DePaul University in Chicago. I am securities registered and licensed in life and health insurance.

Getting to Know me

I live in downtown Chicago but also spend a good portion of my weekends in Wisconsin. I make the most out of every season by being out by the lake in the summer and skiing in the winter.

 
Alex Garber

Alex Garber

Associate Private Wealth Advisor
Office 312-641-8900

How I Can Help You

I support the team by providing a range of key functions, including tax-loss harvesting analysis, rebalancing analysis, assistance with 401(k) and IRA rollovers, and the processing of securities orders and other requests. In addition, I answer client questions regarding their existing accounts and the opening of new investment accounts.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

I have worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, I worked at Fifth Third Bank and MB Financial Bank as a private client portfolio manager. I am a graduate of the North Park University and DePaul University, with a master’s degree in finance.

Getting to Know Me

I live in Park Ridge, Illinois. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, exercising, and just about any outdoor activity.

 
Izabela Zarek

Izabela Zarek

Associate Financial Representative
Office 312-641-8900

How I Can Help You

I specialize in a variety of client service responsibilities, including scheduling appointments and assisting with new client onboarding.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

I have a background in client relations and a degree in Actuarial Science from Saint Xavier University.  I joined Northwestern Mutual in 2022. 

Getting to Know Me

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and traveling to new places. My hobbies include photography and videography, specifically capturing beautiful moments and places in nature.

 
Nur S Ashrafi

Nur S Ashrafi

Associate Private Wealth Advisor
Office 312-641-8950

How I Can Help You

I assist Christina with all preparation and information needed for client meetings. In addition, I am responsible for generating investment, retirement and education reports; processing securities orders and other requests; and assisting with 401(k) and IRA rollovers. I also work with clients to answer questions about their existing accounts and the opening of new investment accounts.

What Makes Me Knowledgeable

Before I joined Northwestern Mutual in 2003, I worked for George Kinder Financial Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in biology, and I am securities registered and licensed in life and health insurance.

Getting to Know Me

In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my wife and two teenage daughters. We often cook dinner together, and this summer we tried our hand at gardening and beautifying our outdoor space.

 
Christina I Collins

Christina I Collins, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Private Wealth Advisor

 

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