Christopher David Carlson, WMCP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Park Place Wealth Management

Financial security and peace of mind is often a major objective in each of our lives. Whether you are concerned for your own financial goals or those of your family or your business, Chris can help identify your needs and provide complementary solutions.  

Chris started his career at NM in 2007 as it offered a chance to do what he enjoys most in life: helping people. As the financial world becomes more complex, he takes pride in helping clients create financial plans that simplify their most important objectives.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to build long lasting relationships, and to serve our clients in all aspects of their financial lives. Whether in good, bad, or indifferent times, we will do everything in our power to help make sure you stay on track. Our team will make sure that your personalized plan is continually up to date to help you achieve your goals. Our clients have access to Northwestern Mutual’s world class financial products and services, in addition to many other brokered solutions. Our clients know we care about them deeply and we challenge each other when necessary.


The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

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