During my junior year at college, I had my first of two internships in the financial services industry.  About halfway through the second internship, I realized that I wanted a career in the financial services industry.  I joined the Northwestern Mutual in April 2002, in our Network Office and moved to our current office in Branford in December 2002.  I continue to enjoy the challenge and satisfaction that comes from providing solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products to successful individuals, families and businesses. 

I hold the CLU® designation from the American College.

The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU®, helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Associations and Memberships

National Assocation of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Member of the Southeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut

The Lawrence and Memorial Benefactoral Society (LAMBS)

The Thames Club

Amity Club of New Haven


Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2002.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Arts Political Science Trinity College
CLU American College

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2013-2018

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 2011-2017

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2006-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance

Neil G Ballotte, CLU®
Financial Representative

Brown & Knapp


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