Chris and his team are committed to helping clients address the financial needs of their family, themselves or their business.  Clients have placed their trust in Chris and his team to help make their vision a reality, and they honor that trust as the foundation of their practice.  Chris and his team are committed to their clients' financial needs and together strive to earn your continued trust.  To accomplish this, Chris and his team provide quality guidance and innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products.  Through this they develop enduring relationships while always maintaining the highest level of respect and integrity.

When a client meets with Chris to discuss their future, their vision is on its way to becoming a reality.  Chris Pfanstiel takes the following steps to ensure this:

  • Educating You
  • Respecting your Assets
  • Solving your Problems
  • Monitoring your Progress
  • Keeping in touch

And most importantly, Chris's mission is to treat you with care, integrity and courtesy. Together as a team, they stand committed to providing the best service possible.  If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please don't hesitate to reach out to Chris or the team directly.


Nick Stonesifer

Director of Financial Security Support

Nick joined Northwestern Mutual in November of 2009. Since joining the Pittsburgh Agency, Nick has obtained his LAH, Series 7, Series 66, and Series 9/10 licenses. In addition, Nick has successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified Trainer for the Agency.   Nick is currently the Director of Financial Security Support for the Pittsburgh Agency. He leads the Centralized Financial Security Department (CFS) and facilitates Investment Training for newly registered FR’s. In addition to managing the CFS department, Nick is licensed as an agency back up compliance officer.

Through CFS, Nick helps train and guide FR’s to efficiently build integrated sales practices by embracing the planning process and incorporating investments.   Nick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a Minor in Applied Statistics.


Julia E Polack

Financial Security Support Associate

Christopher James Pfanstiel, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Wealth Management Advisor

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