James J. Kratochvil
Financial Advisor

Flywheel Financial

My Team

Our team is here to help you spend your life living, not worrying about your finances. Our skills and abilities shine through with our professional desinations, our 40 years of combined industry experience, and our relationships we have developed with our clients.

Theses are our promises to you:

1) You will be heard

2) You will be surrounded by a knowledgable team

3) You will be part of a family

Dian Ladd

Dian Ladd

Director of Operations and Client Service
Office 815-459-7493

Dian began her career with Northwestern Mutual in August of 2011. She holds an Associates degree from Harper College. As the Director of Operations and Client Service, Dian oversees new business and account implementation, client account servicing needs, and underwriting.

Dian resides in Cary with her daugher, Taryn. During her free time, she enjoys crafting, playing games, working out and watching the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

Kim Luhman

Kim Luhman, ChFC®, CLU®

Director of Strategic Development
Mobile 847-663-7029

Kim began her career with Northwestern Mutual in December of 2011. She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisonsin-Madison. Kim serves in her role as a planning liaison, client experience strategiest, and oversees new strategy and growth initiatives.

Kim resides in Lindenhurst with her husband Adam and their English bulldog named Pickles. During her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Mary Marsalla

Mary Marsalla

Director of Client Relations and Marketing
Office 815-459-7493

Mary was introduced to Northwestern Mutual in February of 2018. She holds an Associates degree from Harper College and has been in the customer service industry for over 30 years. As the Director of Client Relations and Marketing, Mary manages the team's appointments, marketing, and event planing.

Mary resides in Woodstock with her husband, Dave; her two children, Ava and Sonny; and their dog Luna. Outside of work, Mary enjoys attending her kid's sporting events, camping with family and friends, movies, and all things DIY.


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