I graduated from the Amsterdam School of Business with a B.S. in International Business. A Dutch native married to an American, I have lived and worked in both the Netherlands and the United States.

I spent the first part of my professional life in Europe managing large client relationships in both the Telecommunications and Flexible Employment industries. While working in the Netherlands, I served clients around the globe and had the fortune of working with clients and colleagues from many different nationalities.

I was first introduced to Northwestern Mutual when my wife and I became clients in 2004 after we moved back to the US. I joined my wife's family's transportation business, where I succeeded in growing sales considerably. While in the family business, I worked closely to ensure adequate insurance coverage while managing costs. It was there that I realized I was far more drawn to the financial security aspects of running the family business, including insurance, investments and estate planning, than the business itself. When I mentioned to my own Northwestern Mutual Advisor (and friend) that I was interested in moving into the financial services industry, the friend said, "You’ve got to come to Northwestern Mutual."

I joined Northwestern Mutual in March 2006. I was awarded the CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter®) designation in 2009, ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant®) designation in 2010 and CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM) certificate in 2012, AEP® (Accredited Estate Planner) in 2016, RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) in 2016 and the MSFS (Master of Science in Financial Services - with a concentration in Retirement Planning) in 2019.

Harold H Philipsen, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®, AEP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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