My Team

Together, my team and I are committed to providing you and your family, friends and businesses with exceptional customer service and distinguished financial guidance. You can count on us to be here today, and with you each year going forward. Supporting and challenging you to be a better version of yourself every day.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please reach out to us. We look forward to working with you!

Naomi Ayalew

Naomi Ayalew

Financial Representative Assistant
Office 213-243-7000

A recent native to Kansas City, by way of Atlanta, Naomi Ayalew is an alumni of the University of Kansas with a degree in Biology and Business. She joined Northwestern Mutual in January of 2016 as a Financial Representative, and always had visions of moving her practice to “Sunny California”. While building her practice in Kansas, Naomi was not only looking for a long term career, but an opportunity to create more significant impact in people’s lives.

She and de Winter Stewart decided to put their heads together and create a business structure that would not only build her own practice with young successful individuals and families, but to also provide a second layer of financial guidance for generations to come.

In her spare time, Naomi enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and experiencing new cuisines.

Naomi coordinates the workflow for our growing practice and is an expert in advanced client services. She holds her Life, Health, Series 6 and Series 63 licenses.

Vicki Bauer

Vicki Bauer, CFP®, RICP®

Office 213-243-7000

Vicki joined Northwestern Mutual in 2013. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, she assists with the creation of financial plans, investment proposals and investment analysis.

Vicki graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses as well as a California State Life and Health License.

Egbert C Francisco

Egbert C Francisco, BBA

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 213-243-7000

Egbert Francisco joined Northwestern Mutual in 2016. He serves as the liaison for de Winter Stewart and our clients with Home Office underwriters in processing all insurance business from start to finish.  

His extensive experience working for an insurance company for several years has given him profound knowledge and understanding of the daily aspects with regard to underwriting and managing cases.


In his spare time, Egbert enjoys composing music and traveling.  A big foodie and loves discovering new places.


de Winter L Stewart, CFP®, CLTC®, MBA, ChFC®

Financial Advisor


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