Office Profile

Meet Our Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright, John is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the company. John’s passion is attracting, developing and growing the next generation of leaders. 

With the main office located in the heart of Buckhead and districts across the state, Northwestern Mutual has been active since 1885 and helps clients live life differently by creating full picture financial plans, combining investments to build wealth with world class insurance products to protect wealth.   Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright has over 35 billion of life insurance inforce granting the office the privilege of being among the most successful in the country.  With John Wright at the helm, we have experienced 188% total growth in production.

John’s passion is leadership development.  He knows the company’s most valuable resource is its people.  John fervently pours into his team providing them the opportunity and resources to help them grow and develop both inside and outside of Northwestern Mutual.  Advisors and staff of Goodwin, Wright are regularly invited to serve on national advisement committees such as Forum Advisory Committee, Supervision Advisory Committee and serve as Executive Members of the NM Financial Representatives Association. He has developed innovative programming to empower employees, drive collaboration and create an abundance mindset.

After a lucrative sales and management track at Northwestern Mutual, John became the Managing Partner of the Goodwin, Wright office at the age of 35.  He began his career with Northwestern Mutual as a College Intern while he was a student athlete at the University of Illinois. He was the Captain of Illinois’ football team, a First Team Academic All-American and the 7th all-time leading receiver his senior year.  John graduated cum laude with a degree in Communications.  

John and his family are proud to have called Atlanta home for more than 12 years.  He and his wife Laura have been married 22 years and have 4 daughters Julia, Joanna, Faith, and Elle. His daughters continue to shape John’s worldview, which is evident through his commitment to leaving community better than he found it and to growing a firm that is representative of the market in which Goodwin, Wright serves.  This includes total growth of over 600% in advisors from African American, women and Hispanic communities.

John’s family is a constant reminder of the significance of Northwestern Mutual, which is helping to secure the financial future of families, and most importantly - to Spend Your Life Living.


To positively impact and influence lives and lifestyles.”

– John Wright’s Mission Statement



Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM) (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC), Milwaukee, WI (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), a subsidiary of NM, and federal savings bank.

John William Wright is a General Agent of NM and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, (long-term care insurance) a subsidiary of NM and a Registered Representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and member FINRA ( and SIPC ( Managing Partners are not in legal partnership with each other, NM or its subsidiaries. John William Wright II, General Agent, the Northwestern Mutual – Buckhead has Financial Representatives that are primarily licensed in Georgia.  

This Network Office has been active since 1885.

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