Office Profile

Originally from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Gary graduated in 1975 from Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont, with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Gary worked in the retail industry for a year in New York City, then entered the financial services industry with Phoenix Mutual Life/Phoenix Equity Planning Co., Inc., in Springfield, New Jersey.

After three years in sales, Gary began his management career in 1979. Two years later, he joined Northwestern Mutual in Springfield, New Jersey where his responsibilities included recruiting, training and developing new associates for the Stone office.

In 1983, Gary opened a new District Network Office in Fairfield, New Jersey, which within five years became the largest of over 250 District Network Offices in the Northwestern Mutual system.

Over the years, Gary has won many company and industry awards both as a successful salesman and a successful manager.

Gary was appointed Managing Partner in October 1991 in San Diego, California. The Bleakley network office, called The San Diego Group, is comprised of over 100 sales and technical professionals with offices in San Diego and Honolulu, Hawaii.


Gary and his wife, Laurie, reside in La Jolla, California. They have three children: Jennifer, Garrett and Timothy. They also have a granddaughter named Kylie and a grandson.

This Network Office has been active since 1952.

District Network Offices:

Thomas J Mc Tigue

Managing Director

900 Fort St Mall Ste 500
Honolulu, HI 96813-3721
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Garrett T Bleakley, CLU®, CFP®

Managing Director

4225 Executive Sq
La Jolla, CA 92037-9176
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Andrew David Rubin, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®, ChSNC®

Managing Director

1925 Palomar Oaks Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008-6526
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Garrett J Bleakley

Managing Partner

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