Mike has devoted his career to strategic wealth management and financial planning. Mike’s approach draws on over twenty years of personal experience and the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. Mike focuses on building long-term relationships based on trust, knowledge and commitment.

Mike has been with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor since 1990, after graduating from Iowa State University. In the years since he has built a wealth management team that continues to achieve Northwestern Mutual’s highest honors.  

Investment & Annuity Specialist

Among the 100+ advisors within the Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland network, Mike is a specialist in the investment and annuity space. He works with several high net worth clients on their investments for the long term.

Mike has earned the following industry designations:

Chartered Life Underwriter

The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU® , helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU®  designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Chartered Financial Consultant

The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC® ) designation focuses on the comprehensive financial planning process as an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation; to identify and establish specific financial goals; and to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. The ChFC®  program provides financial services professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients.

Bartenhagen team


  • Received his degree in 1990 from Iowa State University


Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Awards and Recognition

  • National Sales Achievement Award
  • American Healthcare Association National Quality Award
  • Million Dollar Round Table:
    • Top of the Table Member
    • Court of the Table Member
    • Qualifying Member
  • Community Service Award, Hephzibah Children’s Association

Michael E Bartenhagen, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor

Envision Financial


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