We are always striving to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. I hope you will feel confident contacting all members of my team with your questions, concerns or requests. They are dedicated to providing exceptional client service and will respond to your inquiry promptly.
A near native of Colorado, Armen moved to Littleton from Chicago when he was three years old. He attended Columbine High School and The University of Colorado - Boulder.
Armen began college studying civil engineering, but transferred into the Leeds School of Business during his sophomore year after the passing of his father. Looking for direction and purpose in life, he joined Northwestern Mutual's highly acclaimed internship program in 1998. Conversations about planning for the unforeseen - including protecting the ones you may leave behind, began to influence how he wanted to build his career.
Armen graduated with a B.S. in Business, and a double degree in finance and marketing, choosing to continue his career with Northwestern Mutual as a full time financial representative. He currently holds active Series 7, 26, 63, & 66 licenses, a Colorado Life & Health insurance producer’s license, and the CLU® designation from the American College. In 2012, he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual Denver Tech Center office.
Professionally, Armen’s passion is twofold: First, to help clients realize their potential by partnering with them as they pursue their future financial goals; and second, to develop a team of advisors and associates into a thriving network of compassionate and highly-competent professionals who share his commitment to our community, our clients, and our families.
Armen lives in Denver with his wife Jameela and their two sons, Nico & Dominic. His commitment to his clients and his office is significant, but family is at the core of every endeavor. He travels frequently, learning and speaking at various conferences around the country, and is very active in working with Northwestern Mutual’s leadership team in shaping the future of the company. Resolute in his pursuit of overall health and fitness, Armen always makes time to work out, but will spend nearly every evening and weekend with his family.
Armen’s focus is to enrich the client experience through heartfelt conversations and ongoing accountability, focusing on:
- Business Development
- Client Engagement
- Financial Planning
- Wealth Management Solutions
Shawn is a long-time friend and colleague of Armen for over 18 years. She began working with Armen shortly after he became an advisor with Northwestern Mutual. To this day they are continuously striving to grow and develop their client's financial lives, and our team. Shawn makes sure our clients and our team feel respected, supported and empowered. She has always had the ability to thrive as an operations leader in a busy environment, but also loves developing and building into others.
Shawn grew up in Wichita, Kansas; and graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence in 1998 with a degree in Business. Upon finishing college, she moved out to Colorado to enjoy a landscape that is more than just flat, the beautiful Colorado Mountains. Shawn holds her Colorado Life & Health insurance producer license, and in 2016 earned her CLF® designation from the American College. She lives in Parker with her husband Ryan and their two daughters McKayla and Emma. Time spent outside the office is dedicated to watching her children thrive in their activities and encouraging them every day to be better than the day before. She enjoys hunkering down with a great book and most of all spending quality time with her family and friends. Travel is her passion and is looking forward to doing more of that in the future.
Matthew and Armen have been friends for over 20 years, having met their freshman year in college at The University of Colorado, Boulder. He came to work for Armen in 2008 after four years of cultivating his own client services practice - on what was initially supposed to be a short-term basis. All these years later, they are still striving to create the ultimate client experience with each family and business they have the privilege of working with. Matthew’s 15 years of industry experience and 11+ years with Northwestern Mutual has taught him that above all else, people need a plan that they can feel confident about; and a team that helps them drive toward future success.
Matthew holds active Series 7, 63, & 66 licenses, as well as a Colorado Life & Health insurance producer’s license; and in 2014 he earned his CLU® designation from the American College. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Business - majoring in Finance, and minoring in International Business from the University of Colorado. He currently lives in Thornton with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Wyatt and Liam. Time outside the office is usually spent with family, heavily encumbered by kids’ activities. With no real love for things like jogging or yoga, most of Matthew’s physical activity comes from running frantically from one commitment to another. A life-long learner and lover of people, he rarely finds himself doing things alone. If time permits, he may try to read a little or catch a football game on TV, but social interaction is where he finds his true respite.
Matt’s focus is to enrich the client experience through planning and problem solving, involving:
- Client Engagement
- Financial Planning
- Wealth Management Solutions
- Implementation Strategies
Michael L. Thompson started his financial services career at Merrill Lynch in 2004 and was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Award winner in 2007. From Merrill Lynch Michael moved on to US Bank as a Financial Consultant and received a Pinnacle Award in 2007 for his exceptional work advising clients with their investment needs. Michael spent 9 years at Charles Schwab in the Fixed Income Department where he held multiple roles including being a manager on the Fixed Income Advisor Services Team.
Michael holds active Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as a Colorado Life & Health Insurance producer’s license. In addition to Michael’s professional experience he has a master’s degree from the University of Denver. When Michael is not helping clients, you will find him spending time with his family and coaching his daughter Sky who is nationally ranked in the high jump in both USATF and AAU Track and Field.
Michael’s focus is to help guide clients’ investment portfolios through client engagement, wealth management solutions strategies and implementation strategies.
Originally from Boston, Chris brings over 20 years’ experience in corporate branding, business strategy, and financial management. As an Advisor, his background includes working with successful professionals including C-Suite executives and business owners to develop innovative business solutions. His unique approach to financial planning draws upon his qualitative/quantitative skill sets honed over the course of his creative and business career.
Chris sees across the right brain left brain divide to create unique financial plans that envision possibilities and enhance our clients’ lifestyle choices. He’s passionate about getting to know your individual stories, interests, and goals, which he then synthesizes into personalized financial plans. Chris has earned two Master’s degrees, one in finance from California State University Fullerton and the other in communication design from Rhode Island School of Design. He holds active Series 7, 63, & 66 licenses, as well as a Colorado Life & Health insurance producer’s license.
Chris’ focus is to oversee the financial planning process during the initial stages of our client relationship while supporting the overall experience of our existing clientele.
Chris lives in Highlands Ranch and in his free time, enjoys learning jazz guitar, skiing Colorado’s peaks, and horseback riding throughout the front range.
Barb joined Northwestern Mutual in October 2016 with over 25 years experience in the 403b/401k Group Retirement business. Barb comes from a service oriented background where she strived to help non-profit organizations with their retirement needs. She graduated from the University of Texas - Dallas and currently holds active Series 6, Colorado Life & Health, and Long Term Care Licenses.
Originally from Minnesota, Barb has been in our beautiful state of Colorado for 20 years. She has two incredible children, Connor and Catie, who keep her busy with their never ending sports schedules. When not watching football, baseball, or soccer, her family enjoys skiing, hiking, and trips to the mountains.
Jocelyn Delgado was born and raised in Brighton, Colorado. During her adolescence, Jocelyn’s parental influence fostered two of her strongest motivators: the connectedness that can only come from service to one’s community, and the security and freedom produced by an intentionally-developed plan. Fueled by these forces, she attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska where she combined her fascination with the mind, behavior, and communication in the studies of Psychology and English. Her career started out in the realm of non-profit/public service, first as a House Leader at a L’Arche community in the United Kingdom, and then as an Executive Assistant in affordable housing program management and development. Jocelyn’s niche lies in striving to provide creative thought, nurturing support, detailed attention, and clear communication through every team and client interaction.
Outside of the office, Jocelyn can be found enjoying all the things that make our world beautiful: she sings with the Colorado Choir, volunteers at Denver Fashion week, regularly hosts and attends friend and family gatherings, and delights in exploring differing cultures and ways of life.