James J. Kratochvil

Financial Representative


James Kratochvil joined the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in 1999 as a college intern and made an immediate impact by placing among the top two percent of his peers nationwide. He became a Financial Representative in 2000, College Unit Director in 2002 and was appointed Managing Director in 2004 for the Crystal Lake office.

James Kratochvil is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

NAIFA is a national nonprofit organization representing the interests of more than 70,000 insurance and financial advisors nationwide, through its federation of over 900 state and local associations. Founded in 1890, NAIFA is the nation's largest financial services membership association.

The mission of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 1999.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Economics Illinois State University

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2010-2012

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2014

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2004-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


National Sales Achievement Award 2010

Award recognizing performance


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