John has been in the financial services industry since 1975.  He has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1981 in Syracuse, New York.  With the support of his seven staff members John helps business owners, professionals, and affluent families.  The planning process helps his clients clarify and simplify their financial goals so they are able to prioritize the tasks that they need to act on. John helps successful people achieve their retirement goals.

Since 2002, he is a Retirement Plan Specialist with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services. In that role he helps clients with creative plan design so they may keep more of what they earn. In 2007, John joined Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company as Wealth Management Advisor where he provides advice to clients about their investments and other financial matters.

John has served as President of both the Central N.Y. Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals and the Syracuse Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.  He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from both organizations.  John is also a past President of the NY State Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors.  John has served on the NYSE Series 6 Continuing Education Committee.  He formerly served on the Society of Financial Services Professionals Continuing Education Committee.



John did his undergraduate work at Middlebury College and has received both the Masters of Science in Financial Services and the Masters of Science in Management from the American College. 



Active in his community John has served as the volunteer Patrol Director of the Labrador Mt. Ski Patrol and formerly the CNY Region Director and member of the BOD of the Eastern Division NSP. He is currently a member of the Eastern Division NSP Finance Committee and serves on the National Investment Committee of NSP. He has been a Ski and Toboggan Instructor for over 25 years.  John is also the former Treasurer of the Onondaga Ski Club.           

John S Tuttle

John S Tuttle, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, MSM

Wealth Management Advisor


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