Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 Grant Campbell Frieling

Grant Campbell Frieling, CLU®

Managing Director
Office 781-664-1280

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Grant Frieling grew up in Wayland Massachusetts, and has been an active member of his community throughout his life.  His father has been part of the Northwestern Mutual family for over 25 years, and his mother has been an active member in the Wayland Public school system.  Grant has three younger sisters (Carly, Casey and Taylor).  He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and married Gretchen in 2010.  Grant and Gretchen now live in Downtown Boston with their 1 year old daughter, Madison.

Grant started his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2007 as a college intern.  During his internship, he was the #9 intern in the country.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame he started full time with the Wellesley Group and finished his first year ranked #5 in the Mike Gish Award.  As a new financial representative, Grant had a fast start achieving both Pacesetter 40 and 60 in the first year.  Since then, he has qualified for both MDRT in 2013 and Lives Leader Summit numerous times.  In 2014, he became the Managing Director of both the Braintree and Southborough offices and enjoys leading other Financial Representatives to reach their potential.

Outside of work, Grant and his family have been very active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  They participate in the Diabetes Walk in Boston and their team, Team Cure, has raised over $1,000,000 over the past 10 years for diabetes research.

 Michael P. Ryan

Michael P. Ryan, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Field Director
Office 781-664-1255

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Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in 2005 and started at Northwestern Mutual as an intern during his senior year through the Top Ten Internship Program.Mike is Financial Representative and College Unit Director with The South Shore Group. Mike coaches and develops new Financial Representatives as well as maintains the day to day operations of his own practice. Mike has his Massachusetts Life Accident & Health licenses as well as his FINRA Series 6, 63 and 7 licenses. He also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College in 2011. Mike lives in Charlestown with his wife Erin and their two kids.

 Thomas Allan Farmer

Thomas Allan Farmer, CFP®, MBA

College Unit Director
Office 781-664-1206

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Tom is currently living in Sagamore Beach, MA with his wife Liz and daughter Abigail. Outside of work Tom enjoys giving coaching, attending church, working out, traveling, and spending time with family.

 Carly Frieling

Carly Frieling

College Unit Director
Office 781-431-4703

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 Scott Hymovitz

Scott Hymovitz, CLF®

Chief Development Officer
Office 781-237-7070

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In 1994, Scott became the Chief Operating Officer for The Wellesley Group.  In March of 2011, Scott was appointed Chief Development Officer for The Wellesley Group. The Chief Development officer is the Managing Partner’s partner in leading growth within and across the organization. Scott collaborates with the Managing Partner on leadership development activities such as developing infrastructure and systems for coaching, mentoring, and development of frontline leaders.  His responsibilities also include the development of Financial Representatives less than 5 years in the business.

Scott attended the University of Massachusetts and went on to obtain his MBA from Suffolk University. He is married to Janice and enjoys hockey, golf and spending time with family and friends.


Sarah E Adams
Office 781-664-1210
Fax 781-664-1212

Director of Operations


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