Before Todd Gindy can speak intelligently about the products and services that might be appropriate for you, he understands that you need to get to know him, and vice versa.
Before joining Northwestern Mutual in 1991, Todd spent a few years working for a securities brokerage. It wasn't a happy experience. All of his contact was over the phone, and very rarely did he ever meet his clients in person. He explains, “I wanted to stay involved and help people prepare for their financial well being over the course of their lives, not just sell products.”
For nearly 32 years with Northwestern Mutual, Todd Gindy has been able to find the connection that this early job couldn't provide.
“Today, my expertise includes Risk Management, Financial Planning and developing Retirement Solutions. Equally important, the work I do gives me the opportunity to have ongoing relationships with people, their families and their businesses".
Certifications and Designations
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®) certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients
RETIREMENT INCOME CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL®
The RICP® educational curricula is the most complete and comprehensive program available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income. The rigourous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning, a key focus area not fully covered in other professional designations program. From retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits and determing the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP® provides a wealth of professional information for advisors. Using the most current techniques, RICP®s identifty retirement income needs and objectives and evaluate a client's current situation relative to those goals. Individuals who earn the RICP® can provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement topics including income needs and objective, estate issues and other risks to the retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation.
Over the past 15 years, Todd Gindy has been a recipient of Northwestern Mutual's Forum, an award earned by only the top 5% of financial professionals nationally.
Todd is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
A native of Los Angeles, Todd, and his wife Beth, are the parents of two children. A colleague of Todd’s once told him, "One day all of your friends will be the parents of your kid’s friends.” “You know,” says Todd, “he was right!”
Now young adults, Jake and Emma are keeping Beth and Todd very busy. However, when they do allow him the time to give of himself, he actively participates in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The Builders of Jewish Education and Etta/Ohel.