S. Mark Haywood II is a Financial Advisor and Field Director with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. After joining Northwestern in 2012, Mark built his practice with the mission to help clients become “better today than [they] were yesterday.” He accomplishes his mission through a three-tiered platform to INSURE against things going wrong, INVEST for when things go right, and INSULATE assets everywhere in-between.  Given his extensive knowledge and top-ten production in the Houston network office, Mark was a featured speaker at the 2016 African-American Affinity Summit hosted in Tampa, FL in collaboration with the Conference of African-American Financial Service Professionals (CAAFP).  He was also a featured speaker and panelist at Northwestern Mutual's 2017 Southern Regional Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mark is a proud alumnus of Cornell University where he double-majored, and received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Bachelors of Arts in Africana Studies in 2004.  During his tenure at Cornell, Mark joined the Kappa Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. where he served as President.  Upon graduation, Mark went on to start his career in the finance sector at The Boeing Company, as a financial analyst supporting the International Space Station.  During that time, Mark went on to acquire his Masters of Science in Finance at the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 2009.  As of 2015, Mark also acquired his Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Grace School of Theology based in The Woodlands, TX.  Mark is a proud member of God's Household of Faith Church, where he serves as Executive Pastor.  In addition to his ministerial duties, Mark also serves as Chaplain of the Eta Rho Sigma alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in North Houston / Huntsville.

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2012.


Degree Major Institution
Master of Science Finance University of Houston - Clear Lake, TX
Bachelor of Arts Economics Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

Awards and Recognition


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2015-2016

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry

S Mark Haywood II, MSF

Financial Advisor


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