Our Team

Left to right, top row: Brett Agnew, Kevin Rinow, Kristin Bartlow
Bottom row: Michelle Ross, Adrienne Conrad and Joann O'Shea

When you become a client of our team, you place your trust in us to help make your plans a reality. Kristin will honor your trust with the help of colleagues and expert team members; together, we are dedicated to providing top-tier client service.

To schedule an initial appointment, please contact Adrienne Conrad at 925-296-5412.

Kevin Rinow

Kevin Rinow, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®, ChFC®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 925-296-5413

Growing up in a single parent home exposed Kevin early on to some of life's tougher realities. With an aim to help families avoid a similar fate, Kevin has devoted his career to financial services. He was drawn to Northwestern Mutual in 2012 because of the comprehensive planning and client centered culture that exists. 

Kevin joined the Bartlow Slone team 2015, and works directly with clients as an advisor. He believes in the power of continuing education for the betterment of himself and his clients and has obtained his CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™) Certification and CLU®, RICP®, and ChFC® designations.  

Kevin is a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate and he currently resides in Walnut Creek with his wife, Maggie, and three daughters, Emma Molly, and Charlotte.

How can I help you? Questions about the financial plan and recommendations.

Brett Agnew

Brett Agnew

Director of Investment Operations
Office 925-296-5416

Brett leads the investment operations effort and helps with client on-boarding.  Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Brett worked with four regional investment banks based in San Francisco focusing on supporting their trading desks.  Brett holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California Chico and is Series 7, 63 and CA Life & Health licensed.  Brett lives in Clayton and is married to Elise and they have two children, Ronan and Mikayla.  His favorite pastime is spending time with his family traveling and coaching youth sports.

How can I help you? Investment related questions.

Michelle L Ross

Michelle L Ross

Director of Investment Management
Office 925-296-5162

Michelle is our team's Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst. She joined us after nearly a decade long career performing equity research and analysis in New York. Formally with UBS, Oppenheimer and First State Investments, she specialized in Consumer Discretionary and REIT sector securities. Michelle most recently took a break from working to raise her young family. She resides in Moraga with her husband Joshua and two children, Colette and Asher.

Joann Maria O' Shea

Joann Maria O' Shea

Director of Insurance Services
Office 925-296-5408

Joann runs the team's insurance operations.  She has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2016. Joann graduated from Galway-Mayo Institute of Ireland with a BA in Business Studies. Her insurance career started in the area of Property and Casualty. She has obtained her life, health and long term care license. She is married to Chris and they have two sons, Aidan and Liam. In her free time Joann enjoys walking her dog, playing the guitar and travelling.

How can I help you? Insurance related inquires and account management.

Adrienne Conrad

Adrienne Conrad

Executive Assistant
Office 925-296-5412

Adrienne joined the Bartlow Team in early 2020 as an Executive Assistant to Kristin. Before taking a career break to raise her children, Adrienne worked in project management and marketing. She holds a bachelor's degree from UCLA. Adrienne lives in Moraga with her husband Mike and their four boys: Ryder, Quinn, Logan and Baron. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, watching her boys play sports and spending time with family.


Kristin Adelson Bartlow, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®, ChFC®, WMCP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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