With the addition of Eckert and Agan, Allianz says it now has a committed specialist in each district to help support sales of the Allianz Retirement Pro Variable Annuity in the broker/dealer channel.
Joining current Wealth Management Consultants Jay Rosoff (Northeast), Ryan Hurley (West) and Mike Nicola (Central), Eckert will be responsible for the Southeast district and Agan for the Great Lakes district.
Eckert joins Allianz Life with more than 20 years of experience in wholesaling, sales management, and training/practice management at a variety of companies including Jackson National, MetLife, and SunLife. Most recently, Eckert was with Genworth Financial, where she led the Sales Development team in developing strategy and process for improving wholesaler and sales manager productivity. Prior to that, she worked in the Advanced Sales department at Lincoln Financial as an adviser and National Spokesperson. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and German from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Before joining Allianz Life, Agan was part of the AXA Distributors group, where he was responsible for the creation and development of the AXA Equitable Retirement Income Center. In this role, he trained and developed internal and external wholesalers in retirement related concepts as well as delivered retirement related presentations throughout the industry. Agan also spent several years at Nationwide Retirement Solutions in a variety of positions including Retirement Income Planning and Investment Advisory Consultant. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Wealth Management from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.