Brian has been in the financial services industry since 1983 and joined Northwestern Mutual in 2005.  As the Retirement Plan Specialist for Northwestern Mutual Indiana, Brian’s sole focus is working with plan sponsors and plan participants in the qualified retirement plan market.


Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Brian held executive positions as a retirement plan consultant with Deere & Company, OneAmerica Retirement Plan Services and Fifth Third Bank.


Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.  He holds the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) designation from the College for Financial Planning and the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.


He is a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.


  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2014

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


W Brian Drake, CRPS®

Retirement Planning Specialist

  • Office 317-215-8324
  • Office 888-320-4015

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