Clare Bruder

Clare Bruder

Director of Marketing
Office 212-867-8989

Clare Bruder graduated from Georgetown University as an Economics major. Prior to joining Mike Mullarney's team, Clare enjoyed a career as an Investment Banker, specializing in corporate finance for the international mining industry. She worked in this capacity for nearly 20 years -- first as a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank and subsequently as a Corporate Finance Vice President in the Investment Banking subsidiary of Prudential Life Insurance.

Clare has worked as a member of Mike Mullarney's team for the past 18 years. As his Director of Marketing, she focuses on expanding awareness of the team's unique capabilities.  Mike's team is a highly regarded resource for attorneys, advisors, and other centers of influence, as well as Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives with clients and prospects in the High Net Worth Market.  She recently received her designation for Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).

Clare assists Mike with Estate Planning Seminars. The seminars provide insights into how affluent families can optimize wealth transfer by addressing:

  • The issue of an individual with a sizable estate tax
  • Wealthy individuals who want to transfer assets without paying gift or estate tax
  • Clients or prospects who are either short of cash to pay six figure premiums or want to avoid paying gift tax on such premiums
  • The client who needs flexibility within their estate plan
  • The client who does not have the liquidity available to fund his or her estate plan and wants to avoid selling assets
  • Individuals who want to benefit a charity or family foundation

Please contact Clare if you would be interested in learning more about one of our Seminars, at (212) 867-8326 or

Laura Giobbi

Laura Giobbi

Office 212-867-8474

Laura Giobbi, an Associate Financial Representative, has over 30 years of experience with Northwestern Mutual. She was the Administrative Assistant on some of the first major corporate insurance cases completed by Northwestern Mutual. Prior to joining Mike's team in February of 2003, Laura chose to spend a few years in the not-for-profit industry helping female entrepreneurs establish their businesses. She is a very proud mother of one and grandmother of three. She and her husband Frank live in Darien, Connecticut and Stuart Florida.

Laura is semi-retired.  She is responsibile for additional support, when needed, to Michael and his staff.

Molly Elizabeth Nagy

Molly Elizabeth Nagy

Office 212-433-1182

Molly graduated from Fordham University in 1998, Summa Cum Laude and received top honors in Accounting. While attending Fordham she was an intern for Mike Mullarney.  After graduation, Molly worked for Ernst & Young for two years.   In November 2000, she returned to Mike’s office as a full time employee.

Molly is an Associate Wealth Management Advisor and Director-Advanced Financial Planning with Michael Mullarney . She also holds the following designations, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®  ), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®  ), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) and Charter Advisor For Senior Living (CASL).

Philomena Daly Billman

Philomena Daly Billman

Associate Financial Representative
Office 212-867-8989

Phia Billman, an Associate Financial Representative, has over 30 years of experience with Northwestern Mutual. Phia holds licenses in both Life Insurance 6 and Life Insurance 63. 

Born in and raised in Ireland, Phia is married and currently lives on Long Island. She enjoys golfing and walking her dogs in her spare time.


Michael J. Mullarney

Michael J. Mullarney, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, AEP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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