Marlin started his career as an intern with Northwestern Mutual in Pleasanton California in January 2010. After a successful internship, he became a full time Financial Representative in June of 2010, and a Financial Advisor in 2017. 

After 6 years in Pleasanton, working his way up to Field Director, he was offered the Growth and Development Director role in San Francisco California.

He built a team from the ground up to 10 advisors in 2017 and was ranked in the top 10 of all Growth and Development Directors nationwide.

Marlin and his team help individuals, families and closely held businesses strategically plan within the areas of life and disability income insurance, investments, retirement and college planning.

Marlin is a native of the East Bay Area and graduated from the California State University, East Bay in 2010 with degrees in Finance and Economics. He grew up in San Leandro California where he married his High School sweetheart Ali in 2014. In their free time, they enjoy traveling internationally and playing with their son Lincoln who was born in 2018.

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2010.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Finance & Economics Califorinia State University, East Bay

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2018-2019

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Marlin Mitchell Adams

Marlin Mitchell Adams, CLTC®

Financial Advisor


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