Marty Schmidt, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
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."


We have one of the best teams around

The Financial Times has recognized Cranbrook Financial as one of the top financial advisors in the country. Many thanks to our hardworking team and our incredible clients. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Financial Times Top Advisors of 2020
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"Top Docs" Event and Sponsorship

Marty and team have sponsored and attended the "Top Docs" event at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit, MI several times. This event congratulates physicians who were named “Top Docs” in the southeast Michigan region, according to the annual 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.

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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.

Community engagement photo

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Cranbrook Financial has been a consistent supporter of Alex's Lemonade Stand (ALSF), which contributes to childhood cancer research. 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 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. 

Community engagement photo


Marty and his team 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 children hospitalized for cancer treatment. 240 big green boxes were donated to the Children's Hospital of Michigan from Northwestern Mutual. We are thrilled to be part of this great organization.

Community engagement photo

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The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

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