True Point Team
Many financial firms only focus on investment strategies. Others just on insurance. With True Point Financial Advisors, you'll partner with an expert team who will look at your financial big picture. Our integrated approach helps you build an achievable, flexible financial plan that is held up to the highest fiduciary standard.
Blake is a lifetime resident of Central Indiana. He is married to his wonderful wife, Amy, and they have 4 boys, Brock, Chase (twins), Ty and Cole. Blake and his family reside in Bargersville, Indiana. They are a very active family in the Center Grove Community.
As a former college athlete at Butler University (football), Blake enjoys working out, boating, going to Butler basketball games and most of all, enjoying time with his family at their lake home in the Cordry-Sweetwater community when they are not shuttling kids between various school and sport events.
Blake started with Northwestern Mutual as an intern while in college and has been fortunate to turn that opportunity into an amazing career over the past 20+ years. He is extremely passionate about continuing to grow and increase his knowledge as it relates to financial planning topics such as investments, taxes and insurance strategies to better serve his clients and community with regards to financial planning.
“I have the tremendous privilege and honor of helping guide individuals, families and businesses in their ultimate pursuit of financial security”. – Blake Hornsby
Bruce W Laughlin, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP® is the Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual, Fishers, Indiana office. Bruce has been with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company since 1988. As a Wealth Management Advisor, Bruce helps his clients with all aspects of financial planning. From individuals to business owners, Bruce has experience consulting on the many stages of life. For business owners, he works to listen to the client and provide alternatives to help them meet their goals. Being well versed in the different types of plans and options, Bruce brings his clients alternatives and advice drawing on his experience with other companies’ situations. Whether optimizing the plan for contributions, working to increase employee participation, or minimizing plan costs, Bruce helps the client come up with a solution that fits their needs.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the IUPUI Kelley School of Business and from the American College of Financial Services, he holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Retirement Income Certified Professional®, and Wealth Management Certified Professional®. He has passed multiple investment exams from FINRA including the SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 12, and 26.
Bruce played tennis at IUPUI and now has the pleasure to serve on the Board of IUPUI Athletics. He also serves on the Central Indiana Board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Bruce lives in Fishers, IN with his wife, Carolyn, and their dog, Indy. They have 3 grown children. Bruce enjoys all types of sports including the Colts, Pacers, IUPUI Jags, playing golf, running, and pickleball.
Eli J Hersberger, CFP®, CASL®, RICP® is a Financial Advisor in the Northwestern Mutual, Fishers, Indiana office. Eli has been with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company since 2008. As a Financial Advisor with the Wealth Management Company, EIi helps his clients with all aspects of financial planning. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Eli is held to a fiduciary standard. Eli is very detail oriented and looks for innovative ways to help clients prepare for the future.
Eli holds a Bachelor of Science in History Education from Manchester College and from the American College of Financial Services, he holds the designations of Chartered Advisor in Senior Living® and the Retirement Income Certified Professional®. He has passed multiple investment exams from FINRA including the SIE, Series 6, 7, and 63.
Eli lives in Pendleton, IN with his wife, Amanda, 5 children (all boys!) and 2 dogs. He enjoys Frisbee Golf, hosting fun gatherings with friends, gardening, and being a Dad.
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I learned early on the value of family and relationships. During my college years, I recognized my passion to care for people and began the educational journey to become a pastor. I graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in American Studies. And then, after three years of seminary on the west coast, I pastored and served in three churches. I also continued my education and completed all my coursework for a doctorate in church leadership.
I transitioned from vocational ministry in 2008 in order to care for people through my role at Northwestern Mutual. In the past fourteen years of serving my clients, I have been able to offer practical solutions for individual situations. My years of seminary training have uniquely positioned me to care for people, and I have built my financial training upon the solid values I learned.
I have been married to my wife, Paula, since we graduated from college together in 1995. I have two daughters, Hollis and Jillian. We live in Carmel, Indiana, where I am active in leading the young adult ministry at Cornerstone Bible Church, as well as serving on the board of the Carmel Girls Lacrosse Booster Club. I enjoy reading, watching basketball, and competing in sprint triathlons. Our family supports missionaries in Poland, Jamaica, and the horn of Africa (Ethiopia) as well as on the campus of Indiana State University.
Tom began his relationship with Northwestern Mutual as a college intern in 1982. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana University in 1983, he became a full-time advisor. Since then, Tom has become passionate about helping others reach their financial goals.
Tom is a founding member of True Point Financial Advisors. One of his interests is working with business owners in designing deferred compensation programs for key employees. Over 80% of Tom’s clients are business owners. Tom also specializes in assisting his clients with their investments in order to achieve their retirement goals. He takes pride in the fact that he has received the National Quality Award, which means that over 94% of his clients have kept their business with him over the last 38 years.
Tom and Nancy have been married for 30 years and live in Fishers. They have been members of Cornerstone Lutheran Church since 1992. Tom enjoys canoeing, hiking, boating, and visiting their three daughters in Florida and Maryland.
David W Pusateri, CLU®, CFP® is a founding partner of True Point Financial Advisors. Dave has been with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company since 2008. Dave works with clients to implement the agreed upon solutions and monitor progress.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter®, from the American College of Financial Services and from the CFP Board, he has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He has passed multiple investment exams from FINRA including the SIE, Series 6, 63, and 65.
Dave lives in Fishers, IN with his wife, Ellen. They have 3 grown children. Dave enjoys Boiler Basketball, biking, hiking, camping, road trips, and cooking.
Seth grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he excelled in athletic and academic pursuits. He is a proud Purdue alum who loves to cheer on his Boilermakers to victory.
For Seth, financial planning has long been a priority since the untimely passing of his mother, Karen, from breast cancer at a young age. He is passionate about helping other families protect themselves against similar devastating scenarios. During his career, he has served in many departments (sales, underwriting, operations, product development) and that unique background has prepared him to understand the complex dynamics of how to efficiently and effectively target his primary directives: operational efficiency, staff development and revenue growth.
Outside of work, Seth usually spends time with his wife, Jana, and son, Buck. Seth and Jana love to attend live music and sport events while most of his time with Buck is spent building Lego sets. He also can be found on local softball fields reliving his glory days and at disc golf courses trying to stay out of the water hazards. In the offseason, Seth is always looking for the next good book or movie!
You work hard for your money; your money should be working just as hard for you. Will heard this early in his professional life. He began his career at Northwestern before joining the True Point Financial team. He studied at the University of Indianapolis for six years. During that time, he earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Mathematics and his Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Outside of the classroom, he was a four-year athlete for the UIndy Men’s Soccer team and a two-year collegiate coach for the program.
Outside of his time assisting his clients, Will enjoys watching soccer matches, enjoying his time in downtown Indianapolis, and being active in the community. Will is an active member of the Columbia Club where he graduated from Columbia Community Impact Program, the leadership cohort the Club provides to its young professionals. Will also sits on the board of the Storytelling Arts of Indiana, supporting the arts and culture of the city and state.
Michael joined True Point Financial Advisors in 2022 after 20+ years in medical device sales, training, and consulting. He has successfully worked for and trained with many of the most respected medical device manufacturers in the world. His experience includes servicing, advising, and consulting with a variety of different leadership positions and industries. Those include hospital administrators, nursing teams, surgeons, higher education campuses, life science organizations, donor tissue banks, and surgery centers. His documented success demonstrates his empathy and passion for helping others.
Michael grew up in Michigan and has been a resident of Indiana since 2008. He is married to Lisa with a son, Braden, and daughter, Taylor. Michael and Lisa love socializing with friends, live music, and dining out. He enjoys helping coach his son and daughter in youth baseball, swimming, softball, and golf. He is also an avid golfer himself. Michael is a volunteer for the Westminster Neighborhood Services of Indianapolis whose mission is to strengthen youth and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.
Jon has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University with a Major in Sport Communication. Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Jon was in automobile sales and management, and worked on his family’s farm. Jon is an expert in financial plan construction, retirement distribution planning, and asset management.
Jon and his wife Abby live in Murray, Kentucky. They have two dogs, Cooper and Hogan, and one cat, Gary. Abby is a Doctor of Psychology at Murray Calloway County Hospital. In their free time, Jon and Abby enjoy spending time on the lake, on the golf course, supporting the Racers and the Boilermakers, and traveling with friends and family.
Autumn is client service specialist in our Greenwood, IN office. Autumn earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and joined Northwestern Mutual in 2014. She helps clients when they need assistance with their policies, accounts, or billing. She prepares for client meetings and serves as a first contact for many clients making her a well valued member of the team.
Autumn is married to her high school sweetheart, Zach, who is a police officer here in Indianapolis. Together they have three beautiful children, Harlow, Sadie & Huxley. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, working out, ice cream, traveling and all the time she can get with her family!
Cathy has over 20 years of experience at Northwestern Mutual and is life, health and long-term care licensed. She is the client relations specialist and helps clients when they need assistance with their policies, accounts, or billing. She prepares for client meetings and serves as a first contact for many clients making her a well valued member of the team.
At the office Cathy spreads joy to all her coworkers helping to improve the mood around the office by maintaining a constant supply of candy. When she is out of office, she enjoys reading, gardening, travel as well as spending time with her three children, her dogs, Gunner and Jelly, and furry four-legged grandchildren.
Nikki McKnight is an Insurance Operations Associate at True Point. She has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2014. Nikki works directly with clients through the application and underwriting process.
Nikki is a member of the Women’s Field Association of Northwestern Mutual and sits on the Zionsville Band Boosters Board of Directors. She lives in Zionsville, Indiana, with her husband, Dan. Nikki and Dan have 3 teenage children and spend most of their free time supporting their kids’ involvement in various band, percussion, and orchestra programs.
Roberta has served as an Associate Financial Representative since 2017. Her responsibilities include processing applications, underwriting operations and providing general customer service. Roberta is Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licensed. She is married to Chad, and they have four sons, Julian – 20, Ryland – 18, Brady – 15, and Maddox – 13. She enjoys serving at their church, cooking, spending time with family and friends and watching her boys play football!
Diane is the Client Scheduling Coordinator at True Point Financial Advisors. Diane serves as the point of contact for all scheduling. She manages the advisors’ calendars, along with serving as a client liaison, when clients need additional assistance. Diane has over 30 years of experience working in client management/supervision/office manager positions in nationwide companies.
She has 2 adult children: a son and a daughter. Her hobbies and interests include custom painting, floral/interior/landscape design, volunteering, helping people with disabilities and being a Direct Care provider in the state of Indiana.
As a member of True Point Financial, Susie serves as marketing and scheduling coordinator. In addition to directing clients to team members for insurance and investment related business, she is Life and Health Insurance licensed.
Susie earned a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College. Susie is married to Scott and together they have four children: one daughter and three sons. Her hobbies are traveling, outdoor activities, and raising her family.
Everett Laughlin is a financial planning analyst for True Point Financial. His role is primarily to create and maintain comprehensive financial plans using PX, Northwestern Mutual’s proprietary planning software, ensuring client’s plans are accurate and achievable. Everett also assists in both insurance and investment servicing.
Everett is the son of Bruce Laughlin, a Wealth Management Advisor at True Point Financial, and has been around and learning the business his whole life. He is also Life, Accident, and Health insurance licensed. Outside of work Everett is an avid sports fan and supports his local Indiana teams as well as the Cincinnati Reds and Bayern Munich. He also can be found playing video games or spending time with his friends.
Riley Pusateri is a data specialist for True Point Financial. Riley oversees the client relations manager for the team to maintain an accurate database. He is also responsible for event planning and invitations for Northwestern Mutual, helping clients stay connected and informed on company events and seminars.
Riley recently moved from North Carolina to Fishers and joined the team. In his free time, Riley enjoys playing ice hockey and golf as well as listening to music and playing video games.