Career Path to Northwestern Mutual

Matt Wilson was drawn to Northwestern Mutual by the genuine opportunity to help other people in a significant way, by helping to create financial security for his clients. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual in March 2013 after a fifteen year career in the sports and entertainment industry.  Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Education with a Sport Management Enterprise major and a minor in Marketing in 2002 from Bowling Green State University, gaining valuable experience through leadership of social organizations, internships, and practical work applications in the field of Sport Management as a young aspiring professional.  During the summer of 2002, Matt was awarded a full tuition graduate assistantship in the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport at Kent State University and began pursuing his graduate education that fall.  At the age of 23, Matt earned his Master of Arts in Sport Administration in 2004 from Kent State University, gaining valuable leadership experience and developing strong working relationships in a variety of environments both on and off campus throughout his two year graduate school experience.

After a six month post-graduate internship with The University of Akron Athletics Department, Matt began working for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (now IHeartMedia) in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2005 as an entry-level advertising Account Executive.  Matt built a successful advertising and marketing career by creating and developing valued long-term relationships with his clients during his six years with Clear Channel, and this success allowed him to advance to the next level in his career by becoming the Manager, Corporate Sales for the Cleveland Browns in March 2011.  Matt enjoyed continued success during his two years with the Cleveland Browns organization in this role, after ten years of service to the organization on the on-field marketing staff.  The opportunity to have more personal fulfillment and continuous intellectual stimulation enticed him to make the career transition into the financial services industry.  Matt was thrilled to find the opportunity to make a larger impact on his clients and his community through selfless service by helping to create financial security for his clients with Northwestern Mutual.

Continued Growth

Continuing to deliver on his commitment to help his clients achieve financial security, Matt Wilson earned his Life, Accident and Health Insurance license in 2013 and is a registered representative with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC (NMIS), attaining both the Series 6 and Series 63 registrations.  Matt is currently licensed to solicit in the states of Ohio, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, and Virginia.  Matt is continuously pursuing additional developmental and educational opportunities within the industry as his commitment to providing superior service for his clients locally and across the country.


Degree Major Institution
Master of Art Sport Administration Kent State University
Bachelor of Science Sport Management Enterprise/Marketing Bowling Green State University

Matthew Benjamin Wilson

Financial Representative


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