Network of Specialists

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

Benjamin R. Levy, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Benjamin R. Levy, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Ben started his career with Northwestern Mutual while he was still attending the University of Pittsburgh as a College Financial Representative. He graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. Ben is committed to continuing his education and professional development. Ben holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Duquesne University and holds his Series 7, 6, 65 and 63 Securities registration. He is also life and health licensed. Ben specializes in working with physicians, executives and business owners. Ben is currently sought out to speak to physician groups across the country.

Edward M Gallagher III, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>

Edward M Gallagher III, CFP®, CLTC®, RICP®

Annuity Specialist
Our Annuity Specialist provides expertise in helping clients create an approach for financial security in retirement utilizing both wealth accumulation and retirement income strategies.
Wealth Management Advisor

Ed has over 31 years experience in the financial services industry.   He is focused on Private Client Services for professionals, business owners, executives and high net-worth individuals.  These services include family security, asset modeling, retirement planning and income distribution strategies, estate tax planning, charitable giving and education planning.  Before joining the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a Specialist in 2002, Ed spent almost 20 years at a Private Family Office practice.

H Edwin Haller IV, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

H Edwin Haller IV, CLU®, ChFC®

Disability Income Specialist
Our Disability Income Specialist assists individuals and businesses design a disability income insurance program for both individual and group needs.
Financial Advisor

Ed Haller is the Disability Income Specialist for the Pittsburgh Network Office of Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for his personal financial services business. Ed graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. degree in Business Administration. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual directly out of college.

Ed also recently received his CLU® designation. The CLU® designation is one of the highest levels of study in the life insurance profession. It helps Ed to provide a wider array of solutions for his clients' personal needs, including income replacement, estate analysis, and wealth transfer. He takes great pride in providing a higher level of service to his clients.

Ed is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and currently resides in the Squirrel Hill area. In his spare time, Ed enjoys playing golf and squash, wakeboarding, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He is also heavily involved in the community.

John C Carlos

John C Carlos

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.
Wealth Management Advisor

John is a member of a select group of advisors who are affiliated with Northwestern Mutual known as the Estate Strategies Group.  As a member of the Estate Strategies Group, John is permitted to provide fee based planning services to business owners and families.    John first became affiliated with Northwestern Mutual in 1999 when he became the Director of Estate and Business Planning for the Pittsburgh office. 

Prior to being affiliated with Northwestern Mutual, John practiced law for 10 years with two large Pittsburgh Law Firms.  As a practicing lawyer he concentrated in the areas of Estate and Business Planning.  Prior to practicing law, John worked with the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Company as a tax advisor to individuals and closely held businesses. 

John is a featured speaker for professional organizations on topics of Estate, and Business Planning. John served on a panel of advisors at Northwestern Mutual’s annual meeting of its Fee Based Planners discussing the services that he provides to business owners. John has been a guest on the national television show “Fox on Money” to discuss charitable planning and on local radio shows to discuss tax law changes and estate planning. 

Maxwell Cahn, CFP<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Maxwell Cahn, CFP®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor

Max graduated from Robert Morris University, with a degree in Business Management.  Prior to his graduation, Max began as a College Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual, and later transitioned to a full time role within the Pittsburgh Office.  As a Financial Advisor, Max works directly with his clients to help ensure their needs are met and their assets are protected.  Max does this by helping individuals and businesses identify their financial needs and focus on solutions that can help make those needs and goals a reality.  Max currently holds his Series 6,7,63, 65, and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) certification.  He is sincerely committed to continued education in order to best serve his clients.

Mitchell D Letwin, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Mitchell D Letwin, CLTC®

Long Term Care Specialist
Our Long Term Care Specialist helps individual and corporate clients understand their long-term care needs and designs solutions tailored to their unique situation.
Wealth Management Advisor
Mitchell Letwin is the Long Term Care Specialist for the Northwestern Mutual Pittsburgh.  He works with small-to-medium sized business owners, individuals in the medical and judicial industries, and those who are responsible for their economic security to help them build a sound financial future. Mitchell Letwin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Business. He came to Northwestern Mutual through a career change after being in the business market for 20 years.

Mitchell currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Rhonda, and children, Rachel and Ryan. In his spare time, Mitchell enjoys playing golf and raquetball, and watching movies. He is a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Sebastian D Becerra

Sebastian D Becerra

Financial Advisor

Sebastian Becerra joined Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative in December of 2011. Since joining Northwestern Mutual, Sebastian's main goal has always been to help his clients attain financial security for their families and businesses. He has been consistently committed to providing expert guidance and innovative solutions as his clients make some of the most important planning decisions in their lives.  Sebastian has always been dedicated to helping his clients prepare for the best and worst case scenarios, while creating a long-term relationship based on quality service and integrity.

As well as working directly with his clients, Sebastian is a Growth and Development Director (Field Director) for the Pittsburgh Network Office.  He is responsible for developing and leading a team of full time Financial Representatives; assisting their career growth as well as helping them keep a healthy balance with the personal life has brought him a great deal of professional happiness.


Veronique Carolyne Anderson

Financial Representative


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