Office Profile

Northwestern Mutual--South Jersey is a member of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network serving a variety of clients in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey region.  Areas of specialization include personal and business needs analysis, investment and insurance, and assistance with employee and executive benefits. Through its Network affiliation, Northwestern Mutual South Jersey has access to a vast network of financial professionals, yielding a selection of service offerings that is virtually limitless.

Gary Shickora, Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual--South Jersey, joined Northwestern Mutual – the Philadelphia group as a financial representative in 2008.  He has received a number of Northwestern Mutual awards for production and client service, including the Pacesetter 40 and 60 awards in his first year with the company.  In subsequent years, he has earned top honors in the company, receiving awards in the bronze, silver, gold and platinum categories.“I love this new role as managing director where I get to introduce this great career to others and help them grow, build their practices, and themselves both professionally and personally,” said Mr. Shickora.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2008 Gary worked for Ryan Homes where he began his career in 2003 after graduating #1 in the Finance department at East Carolina University.  At Ryan Homes he started as a Supervisor and was quickly promoted to Project Manger.  He spent a short time in land acquisitions before going back into the field as a Sales and Marketing representative as a licensed real estate agent.  He spent 5+ years at Ryan Homes prior to joining Northwestern Mutual.

A native of Raritan, New Jersey, Mr. Shickora graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, playing basketball, working out when he finds time, and attending sporting events and concerts.  He is on the board of directors of his HOA and also volunteers for Delaware Valley Alzheimer, Students Run Philly Style, and Relay for Life. 

Gary M. Shickora, CLU®

Managing Director

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