Craig Schedler, Venture Partner
Craig Schedler serves as a Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the company's corporate venture capital arm. Craig is responsible for managing NM’s strategic venture capital investments in financial technology, digital health, data
analytics and client experience.
Previously, Craig was a Director in the Corporate Strategy function at Northwestern Mutual. His team provided analysis on current competitive threats and opportunities, and how the strategic actions of those competitors affect NM.
Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Craig was a member of the healthcare investment banking team at B.C. Ziegler and Company executing both merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions.
Mark Batsiyan, Venture Partner
Mark Batsiyan is a Venture Partner with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Northwestern Mutual's corporate venture capital fund. Mark brings over a decade of innovation experience in the financial services industry. Prior to launching NM Future Ventures
in 2016, Mark served as the Head of Strategy at LearnVest, a leading digital financial advice company acquired by Northwestern Mutual in 2015.
Before joining LearnVest, Mark was a management consultant focused on financial services at Oliver Wyman and then worked in corporate strategy and development at TIAA. Mark holds a MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University.
Rebecca Porter, Vice President Corporate Strategy, Northwestern Mutual (Chairperson)
Jeb Bentley, Vice President Investment Strategy, Northwestern Mutual
Karl Gouverneur, VP Digital Workplace & Corporate Solutions, Northwestern Mutual
Christian Mitchell, President, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
Alexa von Tobel, Senior VP & Chief Innovation Officer Northwestern Mutual and CEO LearnVest