Management Team

Meet the Warner Financial Group Management Team:

 Mark Warner

Mark Warner, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Managing Director
Office 561-630-6300

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Mark joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996 after a career with the United States Navy. Mark is a Wealth Management Advisor and has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He began mentoring newer Financial Representatives as a Field Director in 1999. In 2009, Mark's Field Unit was named the top unit in Northwestern Mutual's southern region. In January 2012, Mark was appointed as the Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual District Network Office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

Mark graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and served seven years after graduation on active duty as a Nuclear Trained Surface Warfare Officer.  He is a Desert Storm veteran. Mark also earned a Master's degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2003.

Mark and his wife Kim currently reside in Jupiter and together have four children, Andrew, Jack, Jordan, and Reagan.

 Kyle Edward Knapp

Kyle Edward Knapp, RICP®, CLTC®

Growth and Development Director
Office 561-284-8053
Fax 561-624-6363
Mobile 407-722-1288

Kyle was introduced to Northwestern Mutual at a young age, as he has been a policy owner since the age of seven. Growing up in South Florida, Kyle chose to attend the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Kyle made the decision to join Northwestern Mutual in July 2011 because of the opportunity to positively impact the lives of his clients and the desire to run his own practice. Kyle’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead him to achieve many awards including Pacesetter 40 (2012), Bronze Award (2012), Silver Award (2013), Leading 2nd Year Representative of the Striano Agency (2013), and New Financial Representative of the Year with the Warner Financial Group (2012).

Kyle, his wife Gina, and their children Jordan and Bella currently reside in Palm City. Kyle is an active member of the Kiwanis Club, and serves as the President of Network Professionals Inc. He believes that he can achieve his desire to make a positive impact on the community by continuing to recruit and develop new Financial Representatives as part of the Warner Financial Group.

 Dundee Gouin

Dundee Gouin

Growth and Development Director
Office 561-284-8059

Dundee was introduced to Northwestern Mutual by a Financial Advisor who encouraged him to explore the career opportunity. He ultimately decided to join Northwestern Mutual because the values of integrity and always putting people first aligned with his own. He enjoys the reward of helping clients to achieve their financial goals and mentoring college students through the offices’ Top 10 Internship program.


Dundee is a Haitian native who relocated to Florida in 2001. He studied Business at MacMurray University in Jacksonville, Illinois and continued his education at Palm Beach State College. Dundee currently resides in West Palm Beach with his wife Rebecca and their two children.


Dundee is an active board member for the Salvation Army, while also serving at his local church. During his free time, Dundee enjoys spending time with his family, and remains active by playing football and soccer.

 R. Daniel Carlen

R. Daniel Carlen

Field Director
Office 561-284-8043

Dan, a South Florida native, resides in Stuart with his wife Heather and their children Kate, Jacob, and Victoria.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Dan built a start-up Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Ohio. Dan was never passionate about what he was doing there and wanted a career where he could help impact people's lives.

Dan began his career with Northwestern Mutual in April of 2009 and has since become a licensed Financial Advisor. Dan was confident that with hard work, people skills, and knowing enough prospects in the area, he could make this career change work. In December 2012 Dan joined the Warner Financial Group's Management Team as the College Unit Director with the goal of assisting in mentorship and recruitment of top talent for the company's Top 10 Internship Program. Since then, Dan has succesfully recruited both Intern and Full Time Advisors and has transitioned into the Field Director role.


 Jenn King

Jenn King, CLF®

College Unit Director
Office 561-284-8068
Mobile 772-559-9168

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Jenn works as a Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual, where she helps her clients to find relevance around what financial security means to them; helping to address risk management, wealth accumulation, and wealth preservation and distribution. Since joining the firm in 2013 she has completed her Chartered Leadership Fellow designation through the American College and currently holds a Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuities license in addition to the FINRA Series 6 and Series 63.

As a graduate of The University of Florida, Jenn is a passionate Gator fan who enjoys time with friends and family, reading, and other fitness related activities such as crossfit, yoga, and soccer. She remains active in the Palm Beach community through her volunteer work with Leadership Palm Beach County (Alumni 2016), the Young Professionals of Palm Beach North, Junior Achievement, and local events such as ArtiGras, the Honda Classic, and ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Jenn and her husband, Coleman reside in Palm Beach Gardens and love spending time at the beach with their yellow Labrador, Lily.

 Melanie Scherr

Melanie Scherr

Director of Recruitment
Office 561-284-8082

Melanie began her career with Northwestern Mutual in February of 2017. Her previous experience in both medical staffing and with the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce connected her to Northwestern Mutual and built the foundation for the role she leads today.


After receiving her degree in Social Science and Human Services with a concentration in Public Service in 2012, Melanie relocated to Palm Beach County from Ocean County, New Jersey. Over the past seven years, Melanie has built meaningful and lasting relationships through her employment opportunities and community involvement.


Melanie currently resides in Abacoa, Jupiter, is an active Leadership Palm Beach County Alumni, Palm Beach Gardens HEWman, and volunteers regularly with many local community non-profits. 

 Alisha Kelly

Alisha Kelly

Operations Associate
Office 561-630-6300

Office 561-284-8067

 Stephen Charles Kennedy

Stephen Charles Kennedy

Operations Associate
Office 561-284-8060

Stephen joined Northwestern Mutual in 2012 in Orlando and relocated to West Palm Beach in August 2014, transferring to the Warner Financial Group. Stephen grew up in Tampa and received his B.S. in Finance at Florida State University. Stephen chose to further his education by continuing to law school at St. Thomas University in Miami, passing the Florida bar in 2008. Stephen's law background has proven useful when handling client insurance and planning needs. His experience with tax, health, estate, and corporate law has helped to ensure that he is detailed, organized, and works well with different types of client backgrounds. Stephen currently holds the Florida Life, Health, and Variable Annuities license, in addition to the Series 6 and Series 63.

Stephen and his wife, Lisette live in downtown West Palm Beach with their daughter and boston terrier.


Debbie A Krudis

Office Manager
Office 561-284-8054


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