Derek Foster

Financial Advisor

Helping Create Your Financial Plan

Being a financial advisor allows me to meet new people every day, which is the best part of my job. My true passion lies within making a positive impact through bringing individuals clarity and peace of mind. Making my clients’ goals my priority helps ensure that I see them through life changes and give them the service they deserve through creating a holistic financial plan. I give clients the awareness and opportunity to feel secure in their specific financial situation through education and encouraging intelligent consideration. The first step of tailoring a financial plan around what is important to individuals is deeply listening to my client’s goals and bringing new information to the table. I put myself in their shoes and consider what I would want from their perspective.


I graduated from UNL in 2014. As a key takeaway from being a member of the Husker football team, I realized how important community was and that it was my goal to impact people in a positive way. This led me to Northwestern Mutual in August 2015, where I immediately began seeing the effects of the impact I can make on others’ lives. I enjoy working with open-minded, forward-thinking, goal-oriented individuals who are focused on bettering their lives. I love seeing intelligent people who are like-minded take action to commit to their best possible future. I hold my series 6 and 63 licenses. I firmly believe further education is a must for supplying my clients with smart solutions. I am always thankful to work with my outstanding team, which enables me to give optimal service.  


I am outdoorsman at heart and enjoy fishing, hunting, and getting out on the lake. I am also an avid golfer and dog lover. Taking trips with my family to our Cabo vacation home is always a fantastic time. They still live in Elm Creek, Nebraska, where I return often.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual, my team and I provide you with a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed. And when it comes to implementing solutions, the full capabilities of Northwestern Mutual are leveraged to provide you with exclusive access to a comprehensive variety of products and services.

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Good News for Our Clients

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