Marty Schmidt, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor


Cranbrook Financial

Plan Now for Your Future

Cranbrook Financial was built to be a premier financial services firm for our clients. We create an exciting future by attracting high income, high net worth business owners, physicians, and executives, who can benefit greatly from our unique planning process, proprietary Northwestern Mutual insurance products, and attentive service.  Our team is committed to the core values of honesty, integrity, caring and trust in all of their interactions.

Let Marty Schmidt help you ensure your financial future is all you want it to be.

Mission Statement

"At Cranbrook Financial, our mission is to help you gain clarity to achieve your most amazing financial future.  We will become advocates of your vision, helping to organize your financial life and identify the necessary actions to make your vision a reality.  As your financial partner, we will walk down your path together, taking on both the challenges and opportunities that are inevitable in this changing world."


"Top Docs" Event and Sponsorship

Marty and team sponsored and attended the ‘Top Docs’ event at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit, MI again this year.  This event congratulated 174 physicians who were named 2016 “Top Docs” in the southeast Michigan region, according to the 17th annual "Top Docs" survey released by Hour Detroit Magazine. We want to express our appreciation to these physicians for their dedication as they provide leading-edge medicine and compassionate care to patients.

Forgotten Harvest

Marty and his team volunteered at Forgotten Harvest located in Oak Park, MI.   Here they focus on two big problems; fighting hunger and the unnecessary waste of food. We felt  very strongly that we were making an immediate impact as most of the food we helped prepare will be eaten within 24 hours. 

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Marty was fortunate to take part in delivering a grant awarded to Dr. Carl Koschmann, MD at the University of  Michigan.  Northwestern Mutual, through it's nonprofit partner Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will support Dr. Koschmann's research for therapy for pediatric glioblastoma.  He was one of eight researchers selected for grants by Northwestern Mutual nationwide. 

In June of 2013, Marty, Robin and Steve gathered with some of their colleagues to help give back to the community. They volunteered with Cheeriodicals for Children's Hospital of Michigan. Cheeriodicals is an organization that accepts donations and volunteers to help put together boxes filled with goodies, and then donate the Cheeriodical boxes to the recipient.  240 big green boxes were donated to the Children's Hospital of Michigan from Northwestern Mutual. We were thrilled to be part of this great organization.

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