My Team

Ryan and his team are committed to, and pride themselves on, providing exceptional service.  If, at any time, you have a question, concern, or need, please let them know.  Ryan and his team are eager to promptly assist you.


Benjamin Joseph Portner, B.A., M.M.

Office 847-663-7000
Jennifer L Rusk

Jennifer L Rusk

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-663-7146

Jen joined Northwestern Mutual in July of 2010 and has been a part of Ryan’s team ever since. Jen graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She currently holds her Series 7, 6 and 63 Securities licenses and IL Life, Accident and Health Insurance License.

Jen may work with you to:

  • Obtain and prepare information for client meetings

  • Facilitate Investment and Insurance Operations requests

  • Participate in the design of Investment Proposals

  • Communicate underwriting updates and schedule Insurance medical exams

  • Process Securities transactions and loan requests


Ryan Bradley Edlefsen, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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