My Team

As a Financial Representative for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

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Kinzie Olechnovics

Kinzie Olechnovics

Director of Marketing


Kinzie, our Director of Marketing, joined Northwestern Mutual in May 2017 after graduating from Iowa State University. She has received her BA in Marketing and Management. She also holds her Iowa Life and Health Insurnce Licenses.

As the leader of our marketing and client relations efforts, Kinzie is focused on:

  • Building strong client relationships
  • Strategic marketing planning
  • Managing client communications
  • Driving our social media strategy

Kinzie currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with her boyfriend, Ty. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing disc golf, cooking, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones.

Megan O'Neal

Megan O'Neal

Director of Insurance Operations
Office 515-697-4660

Megan joined Northwestern Mutual in 2011 after graduating from Iowa State University with a BA in Marketing. She manages our insurance operations as an Associate Financial Representative and holds her Iowa Life and Health Insurance license.

As Director of Insurance Operations and Services and as an Associate Financial Representative, Megan can assist clients with their insurance needs including:

  • Payments, applications, underwriting process, etc.


  • All aspects of sales support to Jeff Byrn


  • A liaison between the home office, financial representative, and clients

Megan currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with her husband Tristan and their daughter Ainsley. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with close family and friends, learning the ropes of woodworking from her father, as well as cheering on her Iowa State Cyclones.

Luke Mengwasser

Luke Mengwasser

Director of Investments and Planning
Office 515-697-4684

Luke joined Northwestern Mutual in August 2017 and manages our Planning & Investment Operations as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He also holds his Life, Health, Series 6, 7 & 63 Licenses.

As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor and the Director of Planning & Investments, Luke is focused on:

  • Asset Management 
  • Tax-Strategies
  • Building Financial Plans
  • Meeting the needs of our clients

Luke currently lives in Urbandale, Iowa with his wife Ashley. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and traveling.


Jeff Byrn, CLU®

District Director


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