Eugene Shkolnikov grew up in the former Soviet Union. He came to the United States at age 17.
Eugene graduated from Brooklyn College in 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Business Management and Finance degree. He began
his wealth management practice immediately after graduation. During the 18 years of his career, Eugene established himself
as someone who specializes in estate, pension, and business planning.
Awards and recognition:
Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member 2014-2017
Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2005-2013
National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors Member
NAIFA Quality Award Recipient 2011, 2013-2015, 2017
Northwestern Mutual Forum 2012, 2014, 2017
Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award 2013
Eugene is a board member of
Kings Bay Y Community Center, where he actively supports different charitable projects. In 2011 Eugene helped to
renovate the Kings Bay Y Library, that is now named after him. In 2013, he helped to create Kings Bay Y Leadership Program.
Eugene also was the first sponsor and founder of the RAOA Russian American Officers Association sponsorship program. To learn
more about Eugene’s charitable efforts, please visit our
Michael Shafir grew up in Ukraine. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College in 2000. In 2005, he joined Northwestern Mutual. During his career, Michael has worked extensively on advancing his education and refining his expertise.
His advanced degrees and designations include:
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Retirement Income Certified Professional
Chartered Financial Consultant
Chartered Life Underwriter
Chartered Advisor for Senior Living
Certification in Long Term Care
Michael specializes in areas of business planning such as: retirement solutions, employee benefits, retention and exit planning strategies. Michael consults with his individual clients’ questions of risk management, investments, retirement distribution, Social Security claiming, Medicare insurance, long-term care and estate strategies.
Michael enjoys spending his spare time with his family. He is regularly involved in the Kings Bay Y and iMishpacha community organizations in Brooklyn, NY, where he volunteers to benefit his community.
Iryna has over 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry. She spent 9 of those years working for the Bank
of Ukraine. Iryna earned two degrees from L’viv Polytechnic University: a BA in Applied Math and a BA in Finance and
Credit. She began her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2006 and holds a New York Life and Health license. She is fluent
in Ukrainian and Russian. Iryna likes to read, travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Her primary focus is assisting both day to day financial planning process and insurance operations.
Khrystyna grew up in Ukraine. She graduated from L’viv National University and earned Master of International Relations degree.
Khrystyna started her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2018 as an Executive Assistant. She speaks fluent Ukrainian,
English and Russian. In her free time, Khrystyna enjoys traveling, taking pictures and playing the piano.
Khrystyna, assists with day to day operations and the financial planning process.
Aleksandr Romanenko was born in former Soviet Union. Graduated York college in 2014 and earned his Bachelors of Business Administration. Aleksandr spent 2 years at JP Morgan Chase as a Relationship Banker. In 2018, Aleksandr joined Northwestern Mutual as a Service Advisor/Financial Advisor and will be assisting clients to succeed in their current financial stages as well as putting new clients on the path to succeeding in their financial goals.
Aleksandr is an avid New York team sports lover (good luck changing his mind) and enjoys playing a pick up game at any local gym.