The Team

Our Mission

We manage the process that allows our clients to discover peace of mind.

We help successful people see possibilities that may have otherwise been unknown to them. My team and I are committed to helping you achieve a secure financial future by providing expert guidance and innovative, individualized solutions. We aim to leave each person better off than the first time we met by fostering relationships based on quality customer service and integrity. Because none of us can predict the future, we will help you plan for the best and worst case scenarios.

 
Diane D Sizemore

Diane D Sizemore

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 603-206-6026

Diane has been working in the insurance industry since 1994 and has been on our team since 1995.  As our Director of Insurance and Client Services, Diane is responsible for all aspects of underwriting and oversees the entire process through the approval of all insurance and annuity contracts.  Diane also serves as an Associate Financial Representative to Jeff. She is Life, Accident, and Health Licensed and has also obtained the securities Series 6 and 63 Licensing.She is the direct point of contact for all of your insurance needs while in underwriting.

How can Diane help?

  • She manages all insurance underwriting requirements and service requests 
  • She can take applications for insurance from clients
 
James Buckley

James Buckley, MSF

Office 603-206-6086

James began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2012, and joined the team in January 2014. Highly analytical by nature, James brings an exceptional level of investment expertise to our team. As our team's Associate Wealth Management Advisor, James oversees the practice's existing investment clients, existing 401k clients, and the processing of all new investment accounts. He also works directly with Jeff to design and analyze Strategic Plans for our fee-based planning clients.

From 2005 through 2011 James served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. James holds a B.S. in International Business and a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also Series 7, Series-66, and Life Insurance, Accident, and Health licensed.  

How James can help?

  • He performs portfolio and fund analysis and account rebalancing
  • He schedules regular reviews with investment and advisory clients
 
Tia A Theriaque

Tia A Theriaque

Executive Assistant
Office 603-206-6073

Tia is a career administrative professional with experience assisting key executives in a wide range of industries.  Tia joined Northwestern Mutual in 2016 and serves as Executive Assistant to Jeff Photiades. She manages Jeff’s calendar, coordinates meetings and conference calls with special advisors, attorneys, accountants and more. Tia is Life, Accident, and Health licensed. 

How can Tia help?

  • She can schedule a call or meeting with Jeff Photiades
  • She facilitates relationships and meetings with your other trusted advisors
 
R Bradley Alderfer

R Bradley Alderfer, J.D., CFP®, MSFS, CAP®, WMCP®

Office 603-206-6025
Mobile 603-661-1021

Brad's career with Northwestern Mutual began in 1995.  Brad brings 23 years of industry experience to the team.  His focus on our team is New Business and Lead Development and is responsible for new client introductions.  In addition, he is still actively involved in servicing clients with a strong team to assist him.

Brad holds a B.A., in Humanities from Michigan State University and a J.D., from DePaul University.  In addition, Brad holds many designations from The American College.

How can Brad help?

  • Favorable introductions to the ideal team member
  • Relationship management
 
Cara H Galli

Cara H Galli

Marketing Coordinator
Office 603-206-6054
Mobile 603-860-7457

Cara joined Northwestern Mutual in 2018. As our Marketing Associate, Cara will manage all aspects of marketing, including social media (Facebook and LinkedIn).  She will also maintain the Photiades team website, coordinate client interactions and plan special events.  Cara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

 
Henry Maddocks

Henry Maddocks

Investment Operations Associate
Office 603-206-6074

Henry has been working in the financial industry for nine years and is responsible for day to day investment operations such as trading, reports, rollovers and various other money movement and client onboarding.  Henry is Series 7, 63, and Life, Accident, and Health licensed.

How can Henry help?

  • He opens and processes all new investment accounts
  • He services all client investment accounts
  • He can assist with withdrawals, asset transfers, and account paperwork
 
Julie Rae Oleary

Julie Rae Oleary

Office 603-627-7608

Julie started her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2018 as a Client Service Associate. Julie is responsible for servicing our insurance clients, organization, electronic filing of documents and also assists the team when needed.  She is the direct point of contact for all your insurance needs.

 

Jeffrey T Photiades, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF®, CLTC®, CASL®
Wealth Management Advisor


Photiades & Associates

  • Office 603-206-6057
  • Fax 603-627-0721
 

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