Northwestern Mutual names new HR exec

The new senior vice president is a veteran human resources leader

Northwestern Mutual names new HR exec

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Northwestern Mutual has announced the appointment of Don Robinson as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. In his new role, Robertson will lead the company’s human resources organization.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Robertson headed human resources at Apttus, a Silicon Valley start-up that provides software for mid-sized and enterprise companies. He has also served in HR leadership roles at Sutherland Global Services and start-up firm TrueCar. Robertson spent 14 years at Hewlett-Packard Corporation, where his last role was senior vice president of HR global technology and operations. In that role, he led a team of more than 300 HR professionals and was responsible for all HR-related matters for a global corporation with more than 100,000 employees.

“Don is a seasoned business leader who has delivered strong results at both digital and blue-chip companies,” said John Schlifske, chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual. “He understands the importance of the employee experience to our company strategy as we work to transform the financial planning experience for our clients.”

Robertson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University-Fresno.


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