My Team

When you became my client, you placed your trust in me to help make your vision a reality. I honor that trust with the help of my expert support staff. Together, we make a strong commitment to customer service.

If at any time you have a question, concern or need, please let us know.

Francisco Moreno

Francisco Moreno

Financial Representative
Mobile 323-490-5774

Francisco joined Northwestern Mutual in 2019. Francisco attended UC Santa Barbara and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Francisco chose this career to have the opportunity to help families achieve financial independence along with building long-lasting meaningful relationships.

Francisco holds CA Life and Health Insurance Licenses as well as SIE, Series 6 and 63 Securities Licenses.

Francisco is a Southern California native and resides in Van Nuys. He enjoys watching sports as well as trying new foods.

Larry Stevenson

Larry Stevenson

Director of Investments

Larry has over 25 years of Financial Planning and Investment experience.  He joined Northwestern Mutual in Woodland Hills in 2010, after several years working with retail brokerage and fee based advisory clients.  Larry brings his experience in Retirement Income Planning and with many investment products and services, including mutual funds, equities, fixed income and annuities.   


Larry holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, holds CA Life and Health Insurance Licenses and Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 Securities Licenses.


Larry is a Southern California native and resides in Wood Ranch, CA with his wife, Nicole, and their children.  He enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors with the family and their dogs.

John Alexander Gardner

John Alexander Gardner

Director of Financial Planning

John joined Maribel’s team in May 2019.  As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, John works with Maribel to create individualized plans and strategies using Northwestern Mutual’s propriety planning software, Planning Experience (PX).  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pepperdine University, his insurance license in the state of California as well as his Series 7 and 66.


Prior to joining Maribel’s team, John was a college intern with Northwestern Mutual for 1 year.  Being born and raised in California, he loves surfing, skiing, computer games and being with family and friends in his spare time.

Jessica J Putman

Jessica J Putman

Director of Insurance Services

Jessica was born in Fillmore, California and now resides in Bakersfield. She is a graduate of West High School and is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University. Jessica is studying Accounting with a concentration of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. Jessica chose this major because she loves numbers and puzzles and thought it would be a great fit for her. In her spare time, Jessica attends church, travels and spends time with her family. In addition to that, she loves to read and support the Children of Love foundation. Also, Jessica enjoys watching football and cheering for the Packers, but she cheers for other teams as well. Jessica loves to travel and is currently planning for an upcoming trip to Romania this summer. When asked why she likes working for Northwestern Mutual, she states “I enjoy working for Northwestern Mutual because I believe in their philosophy. What’s best for the client is best for us.”

Maribel Benitez Zisch

Maribel Benitez Zisch, ChFC®

Financial Advisor


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