Justin has been helping his clients plan for their futures since 2006. Educating people and helping them on their journey to financial independence is what led Justin to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. His dedication to his clients has allowed him to be recognized as part of the Top 2% of all Insurance and Financial Planning professionals in the world in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table association.

The topic of Financial Planning can cause tremendous anxiety for people who aren't sure where to start. It can cause similar anxiety for people who've started, but aren't sure what their next steps are. Justin and his team believe the financial planning process is the path to feeling liberated and secure through knowledge about where your money goes and how it grows. His drive to help his clients build holistic financial plans is what brought him to Northwestern Mutual. Justin and his team collaborate with their clients every day and use world-class solutions to help them protect and build the most important things in their financial lives.



Degree / Certification



Bachelor: BA

Finance and Portfolio Management

University of Nebraska - Omaha 2003-2007


Awards and Achievements

2018 - Pathfinder, Northwestern Mutual

2015-2018 - Life Impact Award, Northwestern Mutual

2012, 2013, 2015, 2018 - Top 100 Lives Leader, Northwestern Mutual

2011-2018 - Sapphire Star Club, Northwestern Mutual

2014, 2015, 2017 - Career Advisor of the Year, Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska

2016 NAIFA Quality Award - Financial Advising and Investments

Series 6, 7, 63 - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

2009, 2010,  2012, 2013, & 2015 - Top 100 New Client Leader, Northwestern Mutual

2011 & 2012 - Annuity Leader, Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska

2011, 2012 - New FR IPS Leader, Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska

2008 - Rookie of the Year, Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska

2008 - New FR of the Year, Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2012-2020

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2014, 2016

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


National Sales Achievement Award 2009-2010

Award recognizing performance

Justin D Wanek

Justin D Wanek, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor


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